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Journalists, politicians mingle in ‘Nerd Prom’

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By |April 25th, 2015|Press, Television|Comments Off on Journalists, politicians mingle in ‘Nerd Prom’

‘I Love Washington, I Just Don’t Want to go to Dinner With it’

By Chris Ariens “Fox & Friends” weekend anchor Tucker Carlsonhasn’t been to the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner since 2006. He’s usually off hunting or fishing in far flung places. He won’t be going tomorrow night either. Why not? “I love the coziness of Washington…I love the fact you can get real information here. I [...]

By |April 24th, 2015|Online, Press|Comments Off on ‘I Love Washington, I Just Don’t Want to go to Dinner With it’

A cast of thousands: Even Walking Dead poised to party at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

By Jennifer Harper Heads up now, they're on the way. Donald Trump, Jane Fonda, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, Martha Stewart, U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and the cast of "The Walking Dead" are among the 2,600 guests bound for the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday night. The "WHCD" is that kind of event — [...]

By |April 24th, 2015|Online, Press, Print|Comments Off on A cast of thousands: Even Walking Dead poised to party at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

The Panic Over the D.C. Nerd Prom Is What Makes Washington Ridiculous

By Jason Zengerle This Saturday night, I will not be at the White House Correspondents' Dinner—that annual black-tie celebration (and self-celebration) of the political press corps that brings together Washington and Hollywood at the Hilton where Ronald Reagan was shot. I didn't go to the WHCD last year, nor did I go the year before that. [...]

By |April 24th, 2015|Online, Press|Comments Off on The Panic Over the D.C. Nerd Prom Is What Makes Washington Ridiculous

Celebs at White House Correspondents’ Dinner Can’t Name a Single White House Correspondent

By Sandra Sobieraj Westfall It's prom season for Washington D.C. VIPs. Saturday is the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, and celebrities who only play political powerhouses on TV – like Scandal's Kerry Washingtonand Madame Secretary's Téa Leoni – are descending on the nation's capital to rub elbows with the real thing. And even if most people [...]

By |April 24th, 2015|Online, Press|Comments Off on Celebs at White House Correspondents’ Dinner Can’t Name a Single White House Correspondent

Nerd Prom Is a Mess

By Patrick Gavin Everyone knows the White House Correspondents Association dinner is broken. What started off decades ago as a stately formal celebration of the best of presidential reporting has morphed into a four-day orgy of everything people outside the Beltway hate about life inside the Beltway—now it's not just one night of clubby backslapping, [...]

By |April 24th, 2015|Online, Press|Comments Off on Nerd Prom Is a Mess

White House Correspondents’ Dinner group pays boss more than it gives out in scholarships

By Eddie Scarry The director of the White House Correspondents' Association makes more than the association pays out in scholarships. The association, which runs the annual White House Correspondents' Dinner, paid its executive director more in 2013 than it gave out to aspiring journalists that year — continuing a pattern noted in a recent documentary [...]

By |April 23rd, 2015|Online, Press|Comments Off on White House Correspondents’ Dinner group pays boss more than it gives out in scholarships

White House Correspondents Dinner Preview: Hollywood to Mix with D.C. at ‘Nerd Prom’

By Ted Johnson This week a new podcast and video was launched called Washington Insider, billed as featuring content on “how money, power and celebrity drive politics and power in America’s capital city.” It’s no coincidence that the launch of the site — from producers Tammy Haddad, Simon Marks and Julianne Donofrio — comes the same [...]

By |April 23rd, 2015|Online, Press|Comments Off on White House Correspondents Dinner Preview: Hollywood to Mix with D.C. at ‘Nerd Prom’

White House Correspondents Association Spends More On Its Director’s Salary Than On Scholarships

By Ryan Grim WASHINGTON -- The nonprofit White House Correspondents Association spends more on its chief executive's salary than it does on program services, a new documentary reports. The film, "Nerd Prom: Inside Washington's Wildest Week," uses tax records to show that the association's executive director, Julia Whiston, earns $141,685 a year, while it spends [...]

By |April 22nd, 2015|Online|Comments Off on White House Correspondents Association Spends More On Its Director’s Salary Than On Scholarships

Correspondents’ dinner Q&A: Patrick Gavin

By Judy Kurtz The White House Correspondents’ Association dinner is just days away, so, while ITK gets our party shoes on, we figured we’d check in with some of the shindig’s veterans. As a former Capitol Hill reporter, Patrick Gavin made a living covering the glitz, glamour, and ins and outs of the correspondents’ dinner [...]

By |April 22nd, 2015|Online, Press, Print|Comments Off on Correspondents’ dinner Q&A: Patrick Gavin