Press Pools

The term press pools is a reference to journalists working as a group, rather than in the traditional mode of competing with one another as reporters and employees of a particular news outlet. This occurs when a professional agency enlists journalists from several news organizations to share reporting content or location advantage. Reporters in the pool are expected to supply detailed notes and to file reports that are shared freely with all members of the pool who may not have been selected for inclusion at the event for coverage.

Press pools are sometimes the result of a government declaration in order to organize reporters and their newsgathering at a particular event or location. Press pools are also commonly used by public figures or large organizations such ...

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