What do White House correspondents really think of their jobs?

BY Hari Sreenivasan  May 4, 2014 at 5:02 PM EST
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 20: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during the daily press briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House August 20, 2012 in Washington, DC. Obama made a surprised visit to the briefing and answered questions from the White House press corps. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama speaks during a daily press briefing in August 20, 2012 in Washington, DC. POLITICO magazine has released a survey of over 60 Capitol reporters gain insight on their experiences covering the White House. Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images

According to a survey of White House press corps members released by POLITICO magazine, news correspondents would like to see changes to the reporting process, including improvements to access and the way press conferences are held.

One member polled asked for “More candor, less talking points. Spread the questioning around.”

To learn more about the survey, and gain some insight on Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, I spoke with POLITICO’s deputy editor, Blake Houndshell via Google+ Hangout.

Read the full results of the survey here.