White House Press Briefings: Politicized Information Gate Keeping
By Jerad McHenry
The White House is a unit of government isolated from scrutiny.
The President’s residence, as the seat of American executive power, exerts tremendous control over their media exposure. With no press call line readily listed, journalists must congregate in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House when the press secretary decides to give journalists the time of day.
Jerad McHenry is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying political science and journalism. He is the current media intern for a Wisconsin Tea Party net start up: the Founders Compass