CJR: White House Press Corps Is Expendable

In the age of Facebook and Twitter, covering the White House from inside the press briefing room is more and more difficult. Things are getting so tough that the Daily Beast’s Lloyd Grove believes the White House press corps could be on its way out now that President Obama has “powerful interactive tools to communicate directly with the public.” Even the Columbia Journalism Review might not be sorry to see it go. “If Grove—and the White House press corps—want to make a case that something’s really at risk,” writes CJR’s Holly Yeager, “they need to do a better job in showing off some recent examples of White House reporting we really couldn’t do without.”