First Web reporter to cover White House, Washington Post takes lead
Media outlets in the US have started preparing to cover the new Presidency. President elect Obama had harnessed the power of the internet and it has proved one of the key to his success. The Obama campaign has clearly indicated that the internet has been moving to the mainstream of political life in the US.
Realizing the growing importance of web based news and new administration's proclivity towards new medium media organizations are changing their strategy to cover White house.
The Washington Post will expand its crew of full-time White House correspondents from two to four to cover the incoming Obama Administration. That will also include the paper's first Web-based White House reporter.
Chris Cillizza, who writes at the popular page, "The Fix," will likely rename it "The White House Fix" and be based out of the White House beat.
Blogger Chris Cillizza will be The Washington Post first Web-based White House reporter. The paper is doubling its staff of full-time White House correspondents from two to four to "cover the incoming Obama Administration."
Following the presidential election, Managing Editor Phil Bennett said that the Internet has "become an integral part of our overall White House coverage and the leading edge of our breaking news coverage."
This appointment marks the first time that the Post has had a Web person as a "core" part of White House coverage.
Bennett added that Cillizza and reporters Anne Kornblut, Mike Shear and Michael Fletcher would replace the two current correspondents
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