Malveaux: Media coordination helps when covering White House

October 11, 2005

October 11, 2005 — Suzanne Malveaux, White House correspondent for CNN, spoke to students and other members of the Kennedy School community about her experiences covering the Bush administration.

While unable to speak with complete candor about the inner workings of the administration, Malveaux — who has covered the Bush White House for four years and who covered the last nine months of the Clinton White House — offered a discerning look into the contrasts between these presidents’ relationships with the press.

Malveaux discussed coordinating with other members of the media to ask critical questions during press conferences, a collaboration she said is highly beneficial, despite the administration’s relative openness toward the press in its second term.