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AP pushes bid for independent coverage of Obama
Posted March 22nd, 2014

DONNA BRYSON, Associated Press

DENVER (AP) — The Associated Press is seeking to broaden independent news coverage of the White House under an administration that is hypersensitive about its image and which frequently bars the press from events involving President Barack Obama.

AP White House correspondent Julie Pace and chief White House photographer Charles Dharapak (DAR’-uh-pak) described the AP’s efforts Tuesday at the Newspaper Association of America’s mediaXchange 2014 convention in Denver. Those efforts include ongoing negotiations for greater access by photographers to events the White House deems private.

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