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Statement on Briefings 6/23/17

Yesterday on behalf of the WHCA I had a meeting with Sean Spicer and Sarah Sanders to discuss the issue of White House briefings. We had a long exchange of views about the subject, and each side expressed its thoughts and concerns about the current situation. The meeting was a follow-up to advocacy that board members and others have done over the last few weeks.

The WHCA's position on this issue is clear: we believe strongly that Americans should be able to watch and listen to senior government officials face questions from an independent news media, in keeping with the principles of the First Amendment and the need for transparency at the highest levels of government.

As you all know, the WHCA Board represents a diverse set of interests inside the press corps, including journalists who need video and sound to tell Americans what the government is doing in their name. So it is also with that in mind that we have urged the White House not to replace on-camera briefings with "gaggles," not-for-broadcast question and answer sessions. Though they are useful and can play an important role in informing the press and the public, gaggles are not a substitute for the open back-and-forth between reporters and administration officials that regular televised briefings allow.

Sean and Sarah agreed to consider these positions, and the Board will follow up with them in the coming days. We are not satisfied with the current state-of-play, and we will work hard to change it. In the meantime, I have asked that reporters be able to use audio from all gaggles going forward. We will keep you posted as developments occur.

-- Jeff Mason. WHCA President

 

WHCA receives international Freedom Of Press Award in Germany 5/19/17

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Reporters in Trump White House scoop DW Freedom of Speech Award The president of the White House Correspondents' Association, Jeff Mason, has been given the 2017 DW Freedom of Speech Award. Mason said he hopes it will "shed light on the importance of press freedom around the world."

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WHCA statement on press briefings 5/12/17

White House briefings and press conferences provide substantive and symbolic opportunities for journalists to pose questions to officials at the highest levels of the U.S. government. That exercise, conducted in full view of our republic's citizens, is clearly in line with the spirit of the First Amendment. Doing away with briefings would reduce accountability, transparency, and the opportunity for Americans to see that, in the U.S. system, no political figure is above being questioned. The White House Correspondents' Association would object to any move that would threaten those constitutionally-protected principles.

-Jeff Mason, WHCA president

 

White House Correspondents win DW Freedom of Speech Award

May 3, 2017: The journalists of the White House Correspondents' Association have been awarded DW's 2017 Freedom of Speech Award. DW said the WHCA had established a new benchmark in holding US leadership accountable. Deutsche Welle announced the award Wednesday, saying the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) had maintained high standards in its reporting, despite facing allegations of "fake news" by the US president himself. "The White House Correspondents' Association is a guarantor for the control of those in power," DW Director General Peter Limbourg said. "We have complete trust in the democracy in the United States of America. This entails that we are reliant on a strong media." READ MORE ON DW.COM

WHCA statement on press briefings 5/12/17

White House briefings and press conferences provide substantive and symbolic opportunities for journalists to pose questions to officials at the highest levels of the U.S. government. That exercise, conducted in full view of our republic's citizens, is clearly in line with the spirit of the First Amendment. Doing away with briefings would reduce accountability, transparency, and the opportunity for Americans to see that, in the U.S. system, no political figure is above being questioned. The White House Correspondents' Association would object to any move that would threaten those constitutionally-protected principles.

-Jeff Mason, WHCA president

White House Correspondents' Association Announces 2017 Scholars

The White House Correspondents' Association is pleased to announce its 2017 scholarship winners in partnership with Columbia University, the George Washington University, Howard University, Northwestern University, Ohio University, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Maryland and the University of Missouri.

The 23 winners will be recognized at the association's annual dinner on April 29.

"We are thrilled to recognize these outstanding scholarship winners, who represent the future of our profession and illustrate the importance of fighting for First Amendment freedoms," said Jeff Mason, WHCA president and White House Correspondent for Reuters. "We look forward to celebrating them at the White House Correspondents' Dinner and watching them as they progress in their careers."

The scholarship winners are:

Columbia University

Riham Alkousaa of Damascus, Syria, is the recipient of a $5,000 tuition grant.

She is a Palestinian Syrian journalist who most recently worked in Berlin for Cicero, a monthly German magazine. She was previously a fellow at ARA (Associated Reporters Abroad) and has been published in USA Today, Global Post, and Alfanar Media. Following graduation from Damascus University in 2012, Riham worked for several Arab and Syrian media outlets such as Sham FM, Barakabits, Aliqtisadi and the SOS Children's Villages website. Riham earned a BA and a first Master's Degree in media and mass communications at Damascus University. She is attending Columbia's Journalism School for a second MA.

The George Washington University

Teniola Ayomide Ayoola of Bowie, Maryland, is the recipient of a $2,500 scholarship as part of a partnership between WHCA and GW, where she is a senior in the School of Media and Public Affairs. She grew up in Lagos, Nigeria before moving to the United States. An interest in global news led to a year-long internship with the BBC News in Washington DC where she helped cover the 2016 election. She's had a summer internship with the BBC Bureau in Lagos, Nigeria and participated in a short-term study abroad program on Globalization and the Media at the American University of Paris. She hopes to work with the Immigrant Justice Corps in New York.

Howard University

Anthony B. Brown, Jr., of Alexandria, Virginia, is the winner of the Harry S. McAlpin, Jr. Scholarship, a one-time award of $7,000. Brown, a junior, has experience in television, high fashion, celebrity interviews, photography, restaurant reviews and marketing. He has written for numerous publications, worked in public relations, volunteered in the area of educational counseling and worked at the Democratic National Convention. A docent at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Anthony also worked as a volunteer during the Flint water crisis.

Beryl C. Kessio of Harvest, Alabama, and Merdie Nzanga of Seattle, Washington, each are winners of a White House Correspondents' Association scholarship with a one-time award of $7,000. Beryl Kessio was born in Kenya and moved to Alabama with her family when she was five. She has native proficiency in Swahili and is the recipient of multiple awards and honors. Beryl has worked as a staff writer at the Morocco World News in Rabat, as a mentor with young girls, advocated for student mental health programs and volunteered at Martha's Table in DC. Merdie is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, gaining experience in research, writing, video editing, reporting and interviewing. Merdie is fluent in French, aspiring to be a foreign news correspondent. Merdie has visited the Democratic Republic of the Congo and hopes her work will help to dispel misconceptions about the African continent.

Northwestern University - Deborah Orin Scholarship

Nia Prater of Abington, Pennsylvania, and Maryam Salah of Tampa, Florida, are the winners of Deborah Orin Scholarship, named for the late White House correspondent and Washington bureau chief for the New York Post. Each will receive $5,000. Nia has reported on the 2017 inauguration, the Women's March, and President Trump's address to a joint session of Congress. Upon graduation, Nia hopes to report on national politics. She is currently an intern at Roll Call, conducting research and writing short political articles for online publication. Maryam has reported on Syrian conflicts, Chicago's Syrian refugee population and community perspectives on the 2016 political campaigns. She is currently based in the District of Columbia where her reporting focuses on immigration, national security and President Trump. She looks forward to a career as a long-form journalist.

Northwestern University

Alejandro (Alex) Ortiz of Romeoville, Illinois, is the recipient of a $5,000 WHCA tuition grant toward a post-graduate degree in the government and public affairs reporting track. Alex is interested in social justice and investigative reporting. Alex graduated with High Honors in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, making the Dean's List for four years. Alex has experience in sports broadcasting, reporting, editing, photography, video and social media platforms. He earned a Public Relations Certificate and is the recipient of multiple academic scholarships, awards and grants.

Ohio University

Megan Henry of Toledo, Ohio; Catherine (Cat) Hofacker of Fremont, Ohio; and Marisa Fernandez of Canton, Ohio, are each the recipient of a $4,000 scholarship.

Since freshman year Megan has been a stringer or staff member of Ohio's independent newspaper, The Post. Her peers voted her "Best Rookie of the Year" in 2014-15. This summer she will intern with the Columbus Dispatch. Megan is particularly interested in covering issues of higher education. Cat has worked for a variety of local media, including OU's Compass and Ohio Today publications. She interned at The Athens NEWS, a twice-weekly newspaper in Athens, Ohio. She is now the editor-in-chief of The New Political, a student-run digital publication that covers campus, local, state and national politics. Marisa is now a senior writer and editor of the culture section of The Post. She was instrumental in helping create the Scripps Hispanic Network, a professional organization for Hispanic students in communications and journalism. This summer she will intern in New York at CBS. In the future, Marisa hopes to cover foreign affairs and tech news.

University of California, Berkeley

Sawsan Morrar of Sacramento, California, is the recipient of a $5,000 grant toward a post-graduate degree in the government and public affairs reporting track. Sawsan has been interested in public policy and its impact on diverse communities since covering the state capitol in Sacramento for the online publication, Capitol Weekly. She has since been a producer with Sacramento's NPR affiliate, Capital Public Radio and is currently freelancing, reporting on local politics and legislation. She also hosts youth workshops aimed at correcting misrepresentations of Muslim-Americans in the media.

University of Maryland

Becca King of Baltimore, Maryland, is representing the winners of the Frank Cormier scholarship, a $20,000 award that is divided among 4 students at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Becca is pursuing a double degree in broadcast journalism and government & politics. She works as a general production intern for WJLA-TV in Washington as well as production crew chief and director for Capitol News Service's Maryland Newsline. Among several awards for her work, one from the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognized a piece called "Growing Together" highlighting a local farm that employs adults with intellectual disabilities. Becca plans a career in broadcast news production.

University of Missouri

The following graduate students are each recipients of $3,000 grant to study in Washington for a semester: Adam Aton of Alpharetta, Georgia; Jinghong Chen of Tianjin, China; Brittany Crocker of Knoxville, Tennessee; Ye Han (Jasmine) of Suzhou, China; Kasia Kovacs of Mountain Grove, Missouri; Molly Olmstead of Gulf Shores, Alabama; Jill Ornitz of Trumbull, Connecticut; Kouichi Shirayanagi of San Mateo, California; Francisco Vara-Orta of San Antonio, Texas; Xuejiao Wang of Qinhuangdao, China.

Adam Aton works at the DC bureau of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch where he covers Missouri and Illinois congressional delegations and the impact of national events on the St. Louis region. He has worked as a producer for the Global Journalist radio program and covered the European Parliament in Brussels. He worked as an assistant city editor at the Columbia Missourian and is a Missouri School of Journalism Walter Williams Scholar.

Jinghong Chen spent a semester in Washington with Al Jazeera English where she worked for a social media-oriented program called "The Stream." She researched both national and international issues and helped cover the recent presidential election. She has previous experience working for The New York Times Chinese and Global Journalist.

Brittany Crocker participated in Missouri's Washington program in the fall of 2016, working in the Investigative Reporting workshop of NPR member station WAMU. She investigated and reported on prosecutorial misconduct in the District of Columbia. She is now a reporter for the Knoxville News Sentinel, part of the USA Today Network. Brittany has been a podcast host for NPR member station WUOT and reported on local government, crime and public safety for the Columbia Missourian.

Jasmine Han earned a Bachelor of Art degree in English from Sun Yat-sen University in China and a Master's Degree from the University of Missouri in 2016. She participated in Missouri's Washington program last fall at the Investigative Reporting Workshop. Her work included data analysis and an investigative story about a state environmental agency. She has been an assistant data analyst at the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR) based at the Missouri School of Journalism. Jasmine is now a data journalist at Bloomberg BNA.

Kasia Kovacs is a reporter at the International Business Times in New York. She covers the labor beat, breaking news and Donald Trump. Kasia received her Master's Degree in Journalism from Missouri this past December, emphasizing investigative reporting. She covered the Mizzou campus protests as a projects reporter for the Columbian Missourian and has written for Inside Higher Ed and The Kansas City Star.

Molly Olmstead expects to receive her Master's Degree in Journalism from Missouri this May, majoring in magazine journalism. She participated in Missouri's Washington program working at Slate Magazine, writing blog posts and assisting with various editorial tasks. While an undergrad at the University of Alabama and in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Molly wrote for several local newspapers and magazines.

Jill Ornitz is a DC-based public policy reporter who covers healthcare and financial policies. While participating in Missouri's Washington program, Jill worked for the Los Angeles Times Washington Bureau where she covered the presidential election and handled digital production responsibilities. Her work also appeared in other Tronc newspapers including the Chicago Tribune and Baltimore Sun. She has also reported for ABC News and CBS St. Louis Radio, KMOX.

Kouichi Shirayanagi completed a Master's Degree at the Missouri School of Journalism in December, following fall participation in Missouri's Washington program as an intern at Reuters. He is now a reporter in New York for the commercial real estate portal Bisnow. Kouichi has also completed an internship with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Francisco Vara-Orta is presently in DC participating in Missouri's Washington program, working at Education Week as a general assignment reporter on data and investigative projects. Francisco has 15 years' prior experience in professional newsrooms and has published by the LA Times, Austin Business Journal, Houston Chronicle, Austin American-Statesman, San Antonio Express-News, Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, Nieman Storyboard, Education Week and Investigative Reporters and Editors.

Xuejiao Wang earned a Bachelor's Degree in English from Nanjing Tech University and a first Master's Degree in International Journalism at the Communication University of China. She moved to the US in 2015. Xuejiao is in DC as part of Missouri's Washington program where she works on a data-driven investigative project at the Investigative Reporting Workshop (IRW.) Her responsibilities include researching, data analysis, interviewing and data reporting.

For more information, contact Steve Thomma
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White House Correspondents' Association ANNOUNCES ENTERTAINER FOR THE 2017 DINNER
April 11, 2017

WASHINGTON - The White House Correspondents' Association is delighted to announce that Hasan Minhaj, a brilliant comedian and Senior Correspondent on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah," will be the entertainer at our annual dinner on Saturday, April 29, 2017.

"I am thrilled that Hasan will serve as our featured entertainer at this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner," said Jeff Mason, WHCA president and White House Correspondent for Reuters. "Hasan's smarts, big heart and passion for press freedom make him the perfect fit for our event, which will be focused on the First Amendment and the importance of a robust and independent media.

"The White House Correspondents' Dinner, which U.S. presidents have attended for decades, supports the work of the WHCA. Proceeds fund the organization and go toward scholarships and awards aimed at promoting aspiring journalists and recognizing excellence in the journalism profession.

"It is a tremendous honor to be a part of such a historic event even though the president has chosen not to attend this year. SAD! Now more than ever, it is vital that we honor the First Amendment and the freedom of the press," said Minhaj.

The WHCA represents the White House press corps in its dealings with the administration and advocates for journalists' ability to see and report on the president and his staff.

CONTACT For more information, please contact Jeff Mason at jeff.mason@thomsonreuters.com.

 

White House Correspondents’ Association Announces 2017 Award winners

Bob Woodward, Carl Bernstein to speak and present awards at White House Correspondents’ Dinner on April 29.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The White House Correspondents' Association is pleased to announce that Greg Jaffe of the Washington Post, Edward Isaac-Dovere of Politico, and David Fahrenthold of The Washington Post are the winners of our 2017 journalism awards.

The awards will be presented by journalism icons Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday, April 29 at the Washington Hilton. "The WHCA congratulates our award winners and looks forward to honoring them at our annual dinner, which will be a celebration of the First Amendment and good journalism," said Jeff Mason, WHCA president and White House Correspondent for Reuters. "No one is better suited to speak about the importance of a free and independent press than Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. We are delighted they accepted our invitation to present these prestigious awards."

The WHCA represents the White House press corps in its dealings with the administration and advocates for journalists' ability to see and report on the president and his staff. Here are the details of the awards:

Aldo Beckman Memorial Award Winner: Greg Jaffe of the Washington Post. Remarks from the judges: "Greg Jaffe of the Washington Post chronicled the waning days of the Obama presidency with stories focused on his speeches and policies that contrasted the realities of 2016 with the hopes of 2008. In reflecting on President Obama's major themes, Jaffe struck an elegiac note. He showed how profound the political divide has become with the starkly different reactions of two Americans to Obama's final State of the Union address. He probed the uneasiness lying beneath the administration's drone program. Above all, Jaffe wrote about why a president's words can have an enormous impact." The prize, for presidential news coverage, recognizes a correspondent who personifies the journalistic excellence as well as the personal qualities exemplified by Aldo Beckman, the award-winning correspondent of the Chicago Tribune and former WHCA president. It includes an award of $1,000.

Merriman Smith Award for outstanding White House coverage under deadline

Print Winner: Edward-Isaac Dovere of Politico. There was no winner in broadcast journalism this year.

The judges found that Dovere's March 21, 2016, coverage of the historic press conference of President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro demonstrated the importance of having reporters on the ground. His up-close narrative -- the final posted 90 minutes after the conference wrapped -- offered the context and insight that comes from knowing your material. Judges also appreciated the journalist's wry take in a year when humor was appreciated. The award was conceived in memory of the late Merriman Smith of United Press International, a White House correspondent for more than 30 years and to promote the excellence he brought to his profession. It includes an award of $2,500.

Edgar A. Poe Award Winner: David Fahrenthold of The Washington Post. Remarks from the judges: "David Fahrenthold took the simple question of whether Donald Trump is the philanthropist he claims to be and told a story that showed more about the candidate's character than any campaign debate or rallies could ever do. His work was steady, thorough and factual -- and a display of investigative reporting at its best. His creative use of crowd-sourced information that he continued to gather made the story richer and showed the American people were paying attention." The prize of $2,500 is funded by the WHCA and the New Orleans Times-Picayune honor of their distinguished correspondent Edgar A. Poe. Mr. Poe is a former WHCA president.

Honorable Mentions:

CBS' 48 Hours

Remarks from the judges: "At a time when the American people were divided and raw over the gun debate, 48 Hours' 'Bringing A Nation Together' took on this polarizing subject and made headway in showing its audience a path forward. It was stunningly shot and produced and demonstrated that long-form television journalism is very much alive and important. It shows what television can do when time, focus and care are brought to bear on an emotional and searing issue and counters the narrative that the only thing media can do is divide and report through the most superficial of lenses."

International Consortium of Journalists and Center for Public Integrity - Panama Papers

Remarks from the judges: "Breathtaking in its scope, this project set a standard for international journalistic cooperation. We can only hope that the future brings more efforts like this."

CONTACT For more information, please contact Jeff Mason at jeff.mason@thomsonreuters.com.

April 3 , 2017 STATEMENT: Announcing the new WHCA executive director

Dear WHCA members,

I am pleased to share with you today that the White House Correspondents' Association has hired a new executive director to succeed Julia Whiston, who is stepping down in May after two decades of stellar service. After conducting a nationwide search, fielding over 100 applications and conducting interviews with more than 10 candidates, we are happy to announce that Steve Thomma, former White House Correspondent and former Politics and Government Editor at McClatchy, will be taking over as executive director of the WHCA next month. Like Julie, Steve will report to the WHCA board and help us carry out our mission of pushing for press access at the White House, administering our student scholarship and mentorship program, and planning our annual dinner.

Steve is uniquely qualified for this role. Having served both as a board member and as board president, he is intimately familiar with the work of the White House press corps and our association. He is an award-winning journalist, having received the Gerald R. Ford Foundation's Prize for Distinguished Reporting in 2010 and the Aldo Beckman Memorial Award in 2000. You would be hard-pressed to find someone more passionate about what we do.

Steve has a wealth of ideas about how to help the association move forward and is eager to support the board and our membership in as many ways as he can. He will start in the WHCA office this week, shadowing and assisting Julie as she helps to plan her final White House Correspondents' Dinner as executive director. I will have more to say about her phenomenal contributions to the association in the coming weeks. For now, please join me in welcoming Steve to this role and let us know if you have any questions.

-Jeff Mason, WHCA president

 

March 28, 2017 STATEMENT

Dear members,

The White House informed the White House Correspondents' Association this evening that White House staff will not be attending this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner out of "solidarity" with President Trump, who has previously announced that he would skip the event. The WHCA board regrets this decision very much. We have worked hard to build a constructive relationship with the Trump White House and believe strongly that this goal is possible even with the natural tension between the press and administrations that is a hallmark of a healthy republic. We made clear in our meeting tonight that President Trump, Vice President Pence, and White House staff continue to be welcome to join us at this dinner. Only the White House can speak to the signal it wants to send with this decision. But our signal is clear: We will celebrate the First Amendment on April 29 and look forward to acknowledging the important work of our terrific members and awarding scholarships to students who represent the next generation of our profession.

Best,
Jeff Mason, WHCA president

FEBRUARY 25, 2017 STATEMENT

Subject: WHCA statement on the 2017 White House Correspondents' dinner

The White House Correspondents' Association looks forward to having its annual dinner on April 29. The WHCA takes note of President Donald Trump's announcement on Twitter that he does not plan to attend the dinner, which has been and will continue to be a celebration of the First Amendment and the important role played by an independent news media in a healthy republic. We look forward to shining a spotlight at the dinner on some of the best political journalism of the past year and recognizing the promising students who represent the next generation of our profession.

-Jeff Mason, WHCA president

FEBRUARY 24, 2017 STATEMENT

The WHCA board is protesting strongly against how today's gaggle is being handled by the White House. We encourage the organizations that were allowed in to share the material with others in the press corps who were not. The board will be discussing this further with White House staff.

-Jeff Mason, WHCA President

FEBRUARY 2, 2017 STATEMENT

Subject: Note to members about this year's WHCA dinner

To our members: We've received some queries about the 2017 White House Correspondents' Dinner, which will be the first since the new administration took office. The White House Correspondents' Association will hold its annual dinner on April 29 at the Washington Hilton. This year, as we do every year, we will celebrate the First Amendment and the role an independent press plays in a healthy republic. We will also reward some of the finest political reporting of the past year while using our scholarship program to highlight and support up-and-coming journalists who are the future of our profession. In the meantime, the WHCA will pursue its core mission of advocating for journalists' ability to ask questions of government officials, push for transparency from the presidency, and help Americans hold the powerful to account. This is a responsibility that we have taken seriously for more than 100 years and will continue to uphold.

-Jeff Mason, WHCA president

JANUARY 15, 2017 STATEMENT

Subject: WHCA statement on meeting with Sean Spicer

On behalf of the White House Correspondents' Association, I met with incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer today. We had a constructive, nearly 2-hour meeting. We discussed his interest in increasing participation in White House briefings when President-elect Donald Trump takes office. That has sparked his team to consider moving daily briefings out of the White House's James S. Brady Press Briefing Room to a larger facility on the White House complex.

The White House Correspondents' Association has always advocated for increasing access and transparency for the benefit of all news outlets and the public.

I emphasized the importance of the White House press briefing room and noted that it is open to all journalists who seek access now.

I made clear that the WHCA would view it as unacceptable if the incoming administration sought to move White House reporters out of the press work space behind the press briefing room. Access in the West Wing to senior administration officials, including the press secretary, is critical to transparency and to journalists' ability to do their jobs.

Sean agreed to discuss any additional changes that the incoming administration considers with the WHCA ahead of time.

Sean expressed concern that journalists adhere to a high level of decorum at press briefings and press conferences. I made clear that the WHCA would object, always, to a reporter being thrown out of a briefing or press conference.

The WHCA looks forward to having a constructive relationship with the president-elect's press team and to standing up for the rights of a free press to report vigorously on the new administration.

-Jeff Mason, WHCA president

 

JANUARY 11, 2017 - White House Correspondents' Association JOURNALISM AWARDS

The White House Correspondents' Association is presenting three major journalism awards at the annual dinner on April 29, 2017, to recognize distinguished reporting. The awards are among the most prestigious in our field. Prizes range from $1,000 to $2,500. You are encouraged to review your 2016 reporting and consider entering the competition. The three contests are open to print and broadcast journalists.

The Merriman Smith Award ($2,500) recognizes presidential news coverage under deadline pressure, with separate awards for print and broadcast journalists. Broadcast tapes also may be submitted with scripts.

The Aldo Beckman Award ($1,000) recognizes repeated excellence in White House coverage, with a single award for either a print or broadcast journalist. Entries may be in the form of clippings, original material, wire copy printouts, photocopies or broadcast scripts. Online entries must be original Web content. Broadcast tapes also may be submitted with scripts.

The Edgar A. Poe Award ($2,500) recognizes excellence in coverage of news of national or regional significance, with a single award for either a print or broadcast journalist. Entries may be in the form of clippings, original material, wire copy printouts, photocopies or online entries. Broadcast tapes also may be submitted. Online entries must be original Web content.

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WHCA™ OFFICERS 2017-2018

PRESIDENT: MARGARET TALEV, BLOOMBERG

VICE PRESIDENT: OLIVIER KNOX, YAHOO NEWS

SECRETARY: JON DECKER, FOX NEWS

TREASURER: JULIE PACE, ASSOCIATED PRESS

WHCA™ Board Members 2017-2018

ZEKE MILLER, TIME, NEW MEDIA SEAT

ALICIA JENNINGS, NBC NEWS, TELEVISION SEAT

JONATHAN KARL, ABC NEWS, AT-LARGE

DOUG MILLS, NEW YORK TIMES

TODD GILLMAN, DALLAS MORNING NEWS

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STEVEN THOMMA

 

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