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President Trump, Other Elected Officials Block ‘Disliked’ Twitter Followers

President Trump, Other Elected Officials Block ‘Disliked’ Twitter Followers

Can public officials block followers on social media platforms because they don’t like what they are hearing?

November 26, 2017 Access, Below the Fold, News Gathering
Jason Aldean

Country Music Association Backtracks on Reporter Ban At Awards Gala

November 3, 2017: Under Pressure, the Country Music Association Apologies For Attempting to Silence Reporters The Country Music Association first told reporters covering the annual awards event next week that questions about “the Las Vegas tragedy, gun rights, political affiliations or topics of the like” were to be avoided. The penalty: a “security escort” out of the event. The Association[Read More…]

November 3, 2017 Access, Censorship, Top Stories
The President’s Mar-A-Lago Retreat and Presidential Access

The President’s Mar-A-Lago Retreat and Presidential Access

Throughout history, U.S. Presidents have relied on private retreats to recharge during the trials of governing. George H.W. Bush had a “Summer White House” in Kennebunkport, Maine, FDR  built a “Little White House” in Warm Springs, Georgia, and Harry S. Truman had his own Florida “Little White House” before President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach. Mar-a-Lago, once the Marjorie Merriweather Post estate, is[Read More…]

October 9, 2017 Access, News Gathering
The End of White House Press Briefings?

The End of White House Press Briefings?

Truncated, often truculent, and now off-camera, White House Press Briefings no longer provide a link to the Administration’s thinking, so what’s their worth?

July 12, 2017 Access, Leaks, News Gathering
The Chilling Effect of Public Broadcasting Funding Cuts

The Chilling Effect of Public Broadcasting Funding Cuts

Does the government have a role to play in public broadcasting?

July 11, 2017 Access, News Gathering
Reporters Persona Non Grata at White House

Reporters Persona Non Grata at White House

Press blackouts began during the campaign of now-President Donald Trump and continue with overt exclusions and passing over reporter questions at target organizations.

May 17, 2017 Access, News Gathering
Are Media Blackouts the New Norm?

Are Media Blackouts the New Norm?

Gag orders or standard practice of administrations in transition?