USA Today will not run any White House handout photos

You might have heard: More than a dozen news organizations protest the White House’s lack of press photographer access (Associated Press)

But did you know: Except in extraordinary circumstances, USA Today will not use the hand-picked photos taken by a White House staff photographer. The announcement builds on last week’s letter of protest from news organizations about their lack of access to the president. AP thinks of the White House photos as “visual press releases.”

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