Changes in the Daily White House Briefing

 

With the demise in trust of national news organizations, I now go directly to primary sources. I’ve been watching the Daily White House briefing (at least, the initial briefing). For the first time, they skyped in some local news organizations. Imagine if your own local news personality was one of those asking questions. It connects the administration to — and allowing a direct dialogue with — local cities, bypassing the national news. Brilliant.

Here’s the first question, from a Rhode Island news show on sanctuary cities:

The second Skype question, this one from Cleveland on how economic revival:

And then they took a question from talk radio(!) on federal lands:

And finally, a local newspaper publisher in Kentucky on coal policy:

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There are 20 comments.

  1. Member

    I caught this when he announced this policy in his first briefing and really liked it. Especially since it shows both the new administration’s understanding of new media and its desire to connect with all Americans. It is about time the white house had a little technical innovation like this. There is no reason not to when the technology is out there.

    +1 for pointing it out.

    • #1
    • February 1, 2017, at 5:52 PM PDT
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  2. Inactive

    Thanks for keeping us up to date on this. Very interesting.

    • #2
    • February 1, 2017, at 6:07 PM PDT
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  3. Inactive
    Wiley Post author

    I can’t wait till they Skype in Rush. But I want the cameras on the faces of the white house press corp.

    • #3
    • February 1, 2017, at 6:19 PM PDT
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  4. Member

    This is great news!

    • #4
    • February 1, 2017, at 6:28 PM PDT
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  5. Inactive
    Wiley Post author

    JustmeinAZ (View Comment):
    This is great news!

    Yeah, I’m hyped.

    • #5
    • February 1, 2017, at 6:29 PM PDT
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  6. Inactive

    Bring it Sean. Bring the high fast stuff hard and inside.

    • #6
    • February 1, 2017, at 7:15 PM PDT
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  7. Member

    Wow. Questions from America! What do we need the White House Press Corps for, anyway?

    • #7
    • February 1, 2017, at 9:05 PM PDT
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  8. Member

    I too keep watching the daily press briefings. So fun!

    • #8
    • February 2, 2017, at 3:52 AM PDT
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  9. Member

    It’s the only way to have a inkling of what’s happening. Anyone who doesn’t is at effect of the propaganda outlets.

    • #9
    • February 2, 2017, at 7:41 AM PDT
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  10. Member

    I’m watching the live stream right now…

    • #10
    • February 2, 2017, at 9:46 AM PDT
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  11. Inactive
    Wiley Post author

    CB Toder aka Mama Toad (View Comment):
    I’m watching the live stream right now.

    Yeah, the feed is live… looks like it is about to start.

    • #11
    • February 2, 2017, at 11:41 AM PDT
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  12. Member

    Wiley: For the first time, they skyped in some local news organizations.

    National news is strongly dominated by East Coast news outlets presenting the perspective of only one slice of the country, bringing in reporters from other parts of the nation really seems like a sea change in how national news gets reported. Media wise it is quite brilliant as well, now instead of questions being asked solely from reporters residing in parts of the nation that detest Trump we get questions from those places that actually support him.

    • #12
    • February 2, 2017, at 1:16 PM PDT
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  13. Member

    Thank you, @Wiley! I had no idea of the availability of these sessions.

    Now with this simple technical upgrade nationwide civic life is enhanced. Sean Spicer, also, is impressive: gift of gab, easy authority, knows his stuff. What a contrast to the last one . . . what was his name? That last one was forever looking down his nose, hiding his eyes, and lying through his teeth.

    • #13
    • February 2, 2017, at 4:40 PM PDT
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  14. Contributor

    Just to let folks know, I sent @wiley a message yesterday morning asking for some feedback before promoting it to the Main Feed.

    As I did hear back from him, I held off on promotion.

    • #14
    • February 2, 2017, at 9:23 PM PDT
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  15. Member

    Wiley (View Comment):
    I can’t wait till they Skype in Rush. But I want the cameras on the faces of the white house press corp.

    • #15
    • February 3, 2017, at 11:43 AM PDT
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  16. Thatcher

    The White House could run an essay contest for high school students, perhaps on the role of the press in a free society. The winner could win an opportunity to sit in the Skype seat and ask a question.

    • #16
    • February 3, 2017, at 12:04 PM PDT
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  17. Member

    Makes Obama look so old school. Bigly.

    • #17
    • February 3, 2017, at 1:07 PM PDT
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  18. Member

    Awww, he dodged the question on the federal land grab. Wah…

    Still, it’s good to see new faces from the heartland ask the questions.

    • #18
    • February 3, 2017, at 1:50 PM PDT
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  19. Inactive

    This is great.

    Although it does seem someone funny to hear them talk about this “new technology” and discover it’s Skype!

    • #19
    • February 3, 2017, at 2:59 PM PDT
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  20. Member

    Damocles (View Comment):
    This is great.

    Although it does seem someone funny to hear them talk about this “new technology” and discover it’s Skype!

    MAGA?

    • #20
    • February 3, 2017, at 3:46 PM PDT
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