The Press: Slemp vs. Correspondents

Washington correspondents are a specialized group whose profession is not without its public responsibilities. To them public officials say more than can be judiciously printed in order that what is printed may not lead the public astray. They must keep faith with the public and with men in official places. This is expressed in an official code of ethics formulated by the White House Correspondents' Association. Under it semiweekly press conferences with the President have been conducted, with the Association acting as judge of what persons shall be admitted to those conferences.

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