Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The White House Beat

Covering the President
“The White House might be the seat of American and world power, but for the press, it can be a bugaboo of a beat: ‘All hype and spin.’ ‘Restrictive in every sense of the word.’ ‘Cramped and windowless.’ ‘Locked.’ 

“That’s how just four reporters described the job in Politico Magazine’s second annual survey of the White House press corps, with nearly 70 journalists weighing in on what it’s really like to on the presidential beat.”

—Politico Magazine, The Truth About Covering Obama,” May/June 2015 AP photo

Editorial Comment: When White House correspondents refer to their “beat,” they’re referring to their heads in repeated contact with the press room wall. 

PeezPix by Ted Pease 

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