The Department of Justice announced it will hold an off-the-record meeting with news outlets this week to discuss how it deals with journalists who work with leakers.
For some reason, the Associated Press has decided not to attend. Maybe it has to do with the fact that everything THEY did was on-record with the DOJ. AP spokesperson Erin Madigan stated, “If it is not on the record, AP will not attend and instead will offer our views on how the regulations should be updated in an open letter.”
Seems like an appropriate response.
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UPDATE: In addition to the AP, the New York Times, Huffington Post, CNN, and FoxNews have all also declined to attend the off-record briefing due to its being off record. Among those planning to attend are the Wall Street Journal, Politico, and the Washington Post.