September 22, 2014
DENVER (AP) - Associated Press journalists told a news industry meeting that the AP will keep fighting for independent news coverage of a secretive White House.
AP White House reporter Julie Pace and photographer Charles Dharapak described the challenges facing journalists covering President Barack Obama at a Newspaper Association of America convention in Denver Tuesday.
They told industry executives that the White House bars reporters' access to many events, then releases its own photos via social media - something Dharapak calls "visual press releases."
He says news organizations must push back when offered handouts.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.