With a Twitter-savvy president and their own ailing media companies, Lloyd Grove finds the boys in the briefing room more depressed than ever.
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1. Record the article's date.
2. Define press corp.
A group of journalists and media correspondents stationed in the White House who cover events and announcements by the president..
3. Explain "filterless presidency".
When the White House can directly communicate messages to the public without going through a 3rd party media source.
4. Record the number of Obama's CURRENT social media followers -- Twitter & Facebook.
Twitter: 42.3 million Facebook: 39 million
5. In three sentences state the author's concern.
He is concerned that the role of the press corp is becoming almost nonexistent with the rapid increase in use of media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter. He feels that the president can now avoid talking about hard topics by placing less focus on press conferences. He believes that the voice of the president is becoming more and more accepted without being questioned.
6. In five sentences, provide your opinion. Use info from the article. Use this scale and provide a numeric score to reflect your opinion:
1 = Not at all concerned
2 = Somewhat concerned
3 = Concerned
4 = Very concerned
5 = Extremely concerned
I am a 1, or Not at all concerned. I feel like it is a good thing that the president is able to communicate directly with the public, because it doesn't allow for the media to twist his words into something else. It allows him to get his messages across in a way that is easiest for Americans to understand, because his words are not being taken out of context. I feel like the writer is exaggerating the issue. Times are changing, and Facebook, Twitter, and many other outlets for news and information are the way things are being done, and if he has a problem with it then he just has to learn to adapt like everyone else.