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A great night at American University

We had a great time at American University last week, as the School of Public Affairs (SPA) screened "Nerd Prom: Inside Washington's Wildest Week." It was followed by a substantive panel discussion with Anita McBride, (SPA Executive in Residence and former Chief of Staff to First Lady Laura Bush), Richard Benedetto [...]

May 1st, 2015|

#NerdProm’s Top 7 Best Moments

Believe it or not, there was some glimmer of hope this year, some sense that perhaps things won't continue on a downward trajectory. 1.) The president finally accepted/recognized the dinner for what it is: A video posted by @nerdprom on Apr 27, 2015 at 8:46am PDT 2.) Celebrities started recognizing [...]

April 27th, 2015|

The People/TIME Magazine Swag Bag

Watch: Nerd Prom - The People/TIME Magazine Swag Bag from Life Is My Movie Entertainment on Vimeo.

April 27th, 2015|

#NerdProm’s Worst Moments

It's over. Another White House Correspondents' Week is in the can. Let's look back, shall we? Here are the worst things I saw last week: 1.) This tweet: This encompasses why I love the #whcd https://t.co/VWdBwKypuF — christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) April 26, 2015 2.) This reality: Only on Twitter can [...]

April 27th, 2015|

Washington’s worst night

Consider this hypothetical: You are a consultant. You do damage control. You work to improve the public image of clients who have nowhere to go but up. Your client shows up fresh off some image-tarnishing scandal. The public is disgusted. Your client asks, “How can I win back hearts and [...]

April 25th, 2015|

Washington’s “Nerd Prom” comes under protest

In advance of Saturday's White House Correspondents' Association's annual dinner, protestors confronted the event with signs calling on the Association to dole out more money in scholarships and for news organizations to spend less money on the week's lavish parties. Watch:

April 25th, 2015|

Is it “just a dinner?”

There are two schools of thought on the White House Corrrespondents' Association's annual dinner. The first maintains that it is a tacky self-celebration that sends the wrong message to Americans about the political and media elite in town. The second says, "Eh, its just a dinner. Don't make a mountain [...]

April 24th, 2015|

WHCA issues “Statement of Practice and Principles”

This morning, the White House Correspondents' Association, which throws the annual dinner each spring, released two documents (still in draft form): A "Statement of Practice and Principles" and "Practices and Principles of Coverage Access for Independent White House Press." They are serious and powerful documents and serve as a fairly [...]

April 22nd, 2015|