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Staged Presidential Photos, The Bell Tolls for Thee

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, June 1 2011

Remember the dust-up over staged photos of President Barack Obama taken after the president gave his statement on the death of Osama bin Laden? Resolved, Politico reports: A single designated pool photographer will snap ... Read More

Time to Retire Staged Presidential Photos?

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, May 4 2011

White House photo by Chuck Kennedy Widely-seen wire photographs of President Obama appearing to deliver his Sunday night statement on the death of Osama bin Laden might well have captured re-creations of the speech, ... Read More

White House and SF Chronicle Debate the Tape

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, April 29 2011

The San Francisco Chronicle reporters and its editor say that think that the Obama White House is overreacting to reporter Carla Marinucci pulling out a pocket video camera when a protest broke out during an Obama ... Read More

Phoning It In

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, July 16 2010

Perhaps there are some natural allies lurking in the White House press corps for the movement to get American better connected. Tagged on the bottom of Washington Post reporter Felicia Sonmez's filing from the ... Read More

On Kurds, Data, and the Press

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, July 15 2010

Evidence in support of the argument that the audience for open government data can, quite usefully, be the "mainstream media": an article in today's New York Times' on Americans profiting from Kurdish oil ... Read More

The Giant Blog in the White House

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, January 14 2010

I'll have a recap later of today's modernizing government summit, but this caught my eye. When nothing's happen in the White House press room, at least, the monitor basically becomes a giant RSS reader for the White ... Read More

"I Want to Be the Kingmaker"

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, October 9 2009

The Financial Times profiles's Andrew Breitbart, with a particular focus on where he sees his place in the political news universe: Clark Hoyt, the [New York Times'] public editor, wrote that ... Read More

Last Night's Press Conference: Obama Shuns Newspapers, Reporters Call "Audibles"

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, March 25 2009

If you dedicated an hour of your life last night to watching Obama's second presidential press conference, then you saw that the way the president ticked through the list of pre-selected reporters made it seem like he ... Read More