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 (SPA Adjunct and former White [...]
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 it for what it is: [...]
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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 Armenian genocide and White House [...]
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 minds?” And then comes your [...]
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 out of a mole hill." [...]
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 definitive statement of what White [...]