Charles Dharapak speaks to Newspaper Association of America about White House access

Associated Press photographer Charles Dharapak joined his colleague AP White House correspondent Julie Pace to address the Newspaper Association of America’s mediaXchange conference about the Obama administrations lack of access and transparency for journalists. The address was written about by the Associated Press and Poynter. Dharapak (DAR’-uh-pak) brought his experience as a seasoned photojournalist to warn those in the news industry, “Once we lose access, we’ll never get it back”. For more please see links below:

AP’s White House staff: Press losing presidential access as Obama officials close doors – Poynter
AP pushes bid for independent coverage of Obama – Associated Press
AP photographer hits White House: ‘Once we lose access, we’ll never get it back’ – Washington Examiner
If You Can’t Join ‘Em, Outshoot ‘Em: Dharapak, AP Take On White House Over Dalai Lama – BagNews Notes