President Barack Obama said his New Year’s resolution is to be nicer to the press.

“What is your New Year’s resolution?” CNN’s Brianna Keilar asked Friday during Obama’s final scheduled press conferences of the year.

“My New Year’s resolution is to be nicer to the White House press corps,” the president responded.

Obama New Years Resolution Nicer to Press

President Barack Obama smiles during his end-of-the-year news conference in the Brady Press Room at the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. Obama is scheduled to depart later for his home state of Hawaii for his annual Christmas vacation trip. (AP/Charles Dharapak)

The White House has been skewered in recent weeks and months over the lack of presidential access provided to photojournalists.

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