Tags: newsmax | gains | seat | white house | briefing room

Newsmax Gains Seat in White House Briefing Room

Image: Newsmax Gains Seat in White House Briefing Room
(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 30 Jun 2017 08:48 PM

Newsmax gained a designated seat in the White House briefing room along with several conservative news outlets in a new seating chart released on Friday, The Hill reported.

In addition to Newsmax, British newspaper The Daily Mail and Westwood One radio gained seats which they did not hold under the previous seating chart that was approved in 2015.

The seat of liberal-leaning outlet the Daily Beast has been moved back a row, according to the Washington Examiner.

The announcement was made in an email to the White House press corps Friday after a review by the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA). The changes will go into effect July 10.

WHCA president Jeff Mason of Reuters said the group's board weighed a number of considerations in making the changes.

"The board considered multiple criteria during this decision-making process, including regular briefing attendance and commitment to the White House beat — we did not want scarce real estate going unused," Mason stated.

"We also looked at news outlets' audiences, both in terms of reach and in terms of preserving (or in some cases adding) diversity in the briefing room. We took stock of the changing landscape of our industry," he added.

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
Newsfront
Newsmax gained a designated seat in the White House briefing room along with several conservative news outlets in a new seating chart released on Friday, The Hill reported.
newsmax, gains, seat, white house, briefing room
198
2017-48-30
Friday, 30 Jun 2017 08:48 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved