McClatchy is joining the ranks of other news organizations who have refused to run photos released by the White House.
McClatchy Vice President for News/Washington Editor Anders Gyllenhaal announced the decision in an email to staffers on Tuesday. "The editors of McClatchy newspapers have agreed not to publish photography issued by the White House as part of a follow-up to concerns raised by news organizations over the administration’s increasingly stringent photo policies," he wrote, adding that the move "will not be a significant departure from current practices."
The move comes after journalists and Obama administration battled over limits on photo access last week. Thirty-eight news organizations signed a letter demanding greater access to President Obama, and reporters also raised the issue during a White House press briefing. USA Today and the Tacoma News Tribune announced similar decisions to not run White House photos earlier this week.