Criticized for limiting access to president, White House shows off oval office photographers

The Obama administration has been widely praised for its embrace of social media, but journalists say that the move has led to a type of government-controlled media. The White House Correspondent’s Association and nearly forty news organizations from around the world penned a letter this week to the White House press secretary complaining about the administration’s tight control over media access — particularly in regards to photojournalism. In the jointly-signed letter, the White House’s limitations on when and where photographers can record the president’s activities are called “an arbitrary restraint and unwarranted interference on legitimate newsgathering activities,” adding that the administration is effectively “replacing…

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