About White House Watch

By Dan Froomkin
Special to washingtonpost.com
Friday, February 15, 2008; 9:00 AM

White House Watch is published every weekday, around mid-day. I spend mornings scouring the Internet for the most interesting White House-related items from newspapers, magazines, broadcast Web sites and blogs. Then I mull what I've collected, organize it, and generally add some observations of my own.

The "White House Watch Links," available in the strip atop my column, include the latest White House salary list, a map of the West Wing and a list of correspondents covering the White House for major news outlets. I've also made it easy to find sources for White House news, presidential approval polls and other related information.

Who is Dan Froomkin?

I've been writing this column, originally called White House Briefing, since January 2004.

I'm also deputy editor of NiemanWatchdog.org, a Web site devoted to encouraging watchdog and accountability journalism, hosted by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.

Before starting the column, I spent seven years at washingtonpost.com, beginning as a senior producer for politics and ending as second-in-command of the newsroom. Over a 22-year journalism career, I have worked at the Winston-Salem Journal, the Miami Herald and the Orange County Register. I was also a Michigan Journalism Fellow and editor of new media for Education Week.

I grew up in Washington.

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