Do Presidential Press Briefings Matter Anymore?

William S. Bike
3 min readMar 13

Surprisingly, the answer is yes

Reporters at the ready at a press briefing. (Photo courtesy US Dept. of State.)

By William S. Bike

With news bombarding both the public and reporters from more sources than ever, do press briefings by the president’s press secretary matter anymore? President Donald Trump didn’t think they did, so he pretty much eliminated them. President Joe Biden is old school, so he reinstated…

William S. Bike

Author of "Winning Political Campaigns," a how-to book on all aspects of political campaigning, and commentator on history and baseball.