The White House's press office and the White House Correspondents' Association have come to an agreement over photographing President Obama during important announcements.
After the May 1 announcement of Osama bin Laden's death, a picture of Obama in what appeared to be mid-speech was given to the media. The staged photograph raised some questions amongst journalists who felt the President should be photographered in real time during such a speech.
According to The Washington Post, this won't happen again.
The new agreement allows for one designated news representative to take photographs during such occasions. These candid shots will then be distributed to all news organizations.
The Washington Post reports that New York Times photographer, Doug Millis stated, We've come to an excellent solution, and everyone is very pleased, said Mills, who negotiated on behalf of journalists with the White House press staff.
We will have still photos taken during the actual address by a news photographer.