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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Can White House Correspondents’ Dinner Partiers Name a Single White House Correspondent?

By Kia Makarechi The White House Correspondents’ Dinner is a source of contention among Washington D.C. residents. On the one hand, it’s a celebrity magnet, attracting an exciting group of revelers to a town not normally known for glamorous residents. On [...]

Cecily Strong’s Trial by Fire at the White House Correspondents Dinner

By Dave Itzkoff Sitting in her tiny dressing room at “Saturday Night Live” on a Friday afternoon, Cecily Strong was trying to keep her mind off a big looming commitment. Not the impersonation of Marion Cotillard she was about to [...]