The White House Correspondents’ Association recently made adjustments to the WH briefing seating chart.
Some news organizations moved closer to the podium and others got by the use of seat-sharing arrangements for others.
The calculus that goes into the assignments is part tenure, part audience and part commitment to the White House beat. News organizations that don’t show up every day will find another reporter sitting in its seat; miss enough briefings and the seat may be lost permanently.
The biggest changes to the new seat assignments?
The Hill, a Capitol Hill newspaper, moves up one row to the fourth row. Justin Sink, a former Hill reporter who now works for Bloomberg, was a frequent questioner at daily briefings. The New York Daily News moves back a row.
Newcomers Buzzfeed and Al Jazeera get partial seats through seat-sharing arrangements with Scripps-Howard News Service and the Chicago Sun-Times, respectively.
H/T USA Today