(WASHINGTON POST) WASHINGTON — White House journalists are creating an alternative system for distributing their media “pool” reports in response to the Obama administration’s involvement in approving and disapproving certain content in official reports.
A small group of reporters initiated an online forum this month in which they shared “pool” information among themselves, without White House involvement. The forum was set up by the White House Correspondents’ Association, which negotiates with the White House’s press staff over access for journalists.
Pool reports – those summaries of the president’s public appearances that go to the media at large – are filed by a rotating group of journalists whose work is intended to be free of content changes by the White House.
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