Journalists to Trump: Don’t shut us out.

trump-donald-faceFifteen journalist organizations have collectively sent a letter to Mr. Trump urging him to keep in place the traditions governing news media access to the presidency. The letter says, in part, that the groups hope they can “work with you to perpetuate one of this nation’s great strengths: our freedom of the press.” One of the key aspects of those traditions, says the letter, is the press pool: “The role of the press pool is critically important to our country, whose citizens depend on and deserve to know what the president is doing. This isn’t about access for the press itself, it’s about access for Americans in diverse communities across the country. . . We respectfully ask you to instill a spirit of openness and transparency in your administration in many ways, but first and foremost, via the press pool.”