Gawker Media posting White House pool reports online.
White House reporting
Former CBC host didn't comment.
The practice is "not intended to increase candor.”
Won't commit to having officials speak on the record, though.
Josh Earnest notes release of visitor data.
Issue predates Obama, but not by much, Plante says.
Administration ;ooks for another route around the media.
A step forward?
Not "just a meeting of niceties and platitudes," David Boardman said.
Replies to concerns about photographer access
Understanding differences between photojournalists and White House Press photographers
President's job is "fundamentally public in nature."