Obama White House photos limited by access policies

Dahmen, Nicole Smith; Coyle, Erin K.
October 2017
Newspaper Research Journal;Fall2017, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p439
Academic Journal
Through surveys and in-depth interviews with members of the White House News Photographers Association, this study indicates that visual journalists understand the value of the watchdog role and that current White House practices interfere with this critical function. Limiting news media access and attempting to control the visual narrative undermines the ability of the press to perform the watchdog function that is critical for democratic self-governance.


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