The briefings, even under the Bush White House, started with Reuters or the Associated Press and then proceeded to organizations like ABC, CBS, and NBC. Thats’ all done with.
From the Washington Examiner:
President Trump’s White House sent a clear message to major media outlets on Monday: You don’t matter as much anymore.
The White House for years has deferred to newswires and major TV networks, all of whom are represented in the first row of the White House briefing room, for the first several questions at the daily briefing. But on Monday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer called on very different group of reporters.
He first called on the New York Post. Then, the Christian Broadcasting Network. That was followed by Univision and Fox Business.
Spicer then took a question from Urban Radio Network, and then finally the Associated Press, which up until now has usually gotten the first question.