Tuesday, December 31, 2013 1:20 pm
AP seeks access to new NYC mayor's swearing-in
The Associated Press
De Blasio is to be sworn in by State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday at his Brooklyn home.
The ceremony will be streamed on NYC.gov. The transition team also plans to release photos.
The AP has a policy against using handout images unless they are of significant news value and shot in areas that the press doesn't expect to have access to. The de Blasio team says past mayors have restricted access to such ceremonies, so there is precedent.
AP Senior Managing Editor Michael Oreskes says access to media should be provided. He notes that streaming the event means it isn't private at all.