Changes are coming to the White House press room
With the naming of Sean Spicer as White House press secretary, Donald Trump has selected a Republican Party insider and communications veteran.
But that doesn’t mean it will be business as usual for the press corps that covers the next administration.
Trump’s unconventional, sometimes hostile, relationship with the news media and his penchant for communicating through unfiltered Twitter posts threaten to upend a decades-old Washington tradition that relies almost entirely on protocol. The result, reporters and editors say, could be a loss of transparency that would hinder the press’ role as a conduit for information to the people.