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Presidents and the Press

The story of the White House cannot be told without discussing the relationship between the president and the press. From printed newspapers to the 24-hour television news cycle, methods of news delivery have greatly changed over time as technological advancements transformed the way people connect with the president and the White House. The press even altered the physical space of the White House, prompting the building of a dedicated press briefing room in the West Wing. The press is a cornerstone of American democracy and White House history. Explore the relationship between presidents, the press, and the White House.