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TV highlights: Watch Cecily Strong host the White House correspondents’ dinner on C-SPAN and CNN

(All times Eastern)Ah, Nerd Prom. Hosted by “SNL” cast member Cecily Strong, the “White House CorrespondentsAssociation Dinner” (C-SPAN at 6?p.m. and CNN at 7) looks to take a few jabs at the media and President Obama, who always comes armed with a stand-up set of his own.Read full article >>

#FREEAJSTAFF: Peter Greste to be honoured in the US

Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste will be honoured at the annual White House Correspondent Association Dinner.

WHCA President Says Obama Has Become 'A Heck Of A Lot Harder To Get On The Phone'

12 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Christi Parsons, president of the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA), has spent a long time covering President Obama. Beginning as a White House correspondent for the Chicago Tribune in 2008, Parsons has covered three presidential elections and has repeatedly fought for a more transparent White House. Show More Summary

Washington Celebrity-Gazing Now Too Important to Be Confined to Merely Two Days

Two years ago, I was marvelling at how the White House Correspondents' Association’s annual event had ballooned from a dinner to an entire weekend. (“The gigantic ethics violation that was once called the White House CorrespondentsAssociation Dinner, and is now known as White House CorrespondentsAssociation Dinner Weekend …”)... More »

Cecily Strong Isn’t Afraid to Roast Obama

Even Cecily Strong was shocked to learn that she’ll be hosting this year’s annual White House CorrespondentsAssociation (WHCA) dinner on Saturday. The SNL comedian first heard the news from her dad, and she didn’t believe him. She thought he was the one who had been invited. Show More Summary

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

“Fox & Friends” weekend anchor Tucker Carlson hasn’t been to the White House CorrespondentsAssociation 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. Show More Summary

White House CorrespondentsAssociation president: Obama’s now ‘a heck of a lot harder to get on the phone’

14 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

Christi Parsons, the White House correspondent for Tribune Publishing, interviews Barack Obama in this file photo from 2007. (AP Photo/Lawrence Jackson) When President Obama looks out at Washington’s most celebrity-filled audience Saturday night,...Show More Summary

Nerd Prom

This is a highly-recommended new documentary: Nerd Prom. “A reporter quits his job covering the White House CorrespondentsAssociation’s annual dinner to lift the lid on what really goes on behind the scenes during the biggest week in the world’s [...]

Days Before Hosting WHCA Dinner, SNL's Cecily Strong Gushes Over Obama

In a Variety magazine profile piece published days before Cecily Strong takes to the podium to emcee the White House Correspondents Association dinner, the Saturday Night Live player Cecily Strong gushed that President Obama is "an amazingly funny guy" and "maybe our funniest president."

‘SNL’ Performer Will Be the First Female Comedian to Perform at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Since 2009

One of the regulars on the NBC late-night staple “Saturday Night Live” will become the first comedienne to perform at the White House CorrespondentsAssociation dinner since Wanda Sykes in 2009. The Los Angeles Times reports that Cecily Strong will...

White House Press Corps Developing List Of Demands For More Access To The President

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

NEW YORK -- The White House Correspondents' Association is seeking more “meaningful and consistent” access to the president, among other demands to increase day-to-day transparency, according to a draft of proposed principles and practices...Show More Summary

White House Press Corps to members: ‘It’s time for us to band together…’

Amid a sense of increasing White House control over press coverage, the White House CorrespondentsAssociation has had enough. “It’s time for us to band together behind a comprehensive set of principles and practices we believe should...Show More Summary

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

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

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...Show More Summary

Here’s how to tick off the White House CorrespondentsAssociation

Want to make a bunch of top-flight White House reporters really mad? Here’s a handy how-to guide, courtesy of a tale involving  the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, The Atlantic magazine, a vodka company, and an Obama impersonator. It began with an e-mail from a Grey Goose publicist, boasting that the brand would be sponsoring two social […]

Washington Insider Arrives in Time for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

With the annual White House Correspondents Association dinner nearly upon us, WHC Insider, the Washington-based website that is all things WHCA, has launched a podcast series. The goal of Washington Insider, as it’s called, is “to show...Show More Summary

White House Correspondents' Dinner Buries The Lede -- Its Student Scholarships

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- What's the most important thing that happens at the annual White House CorrespondentsAssociation Dinner? Ask the people in charge, and they'll probably tell you it's the scholarships given to promising college students with money raised from the event. Show More Summary

GW, WHCA Team Up for New Scholarship

Marianna Sotomayor (Photo Credit: Rob Stewart/GW Today) The George Washington University announced on Tuesday that it will be teaming up with the White House Correspondents Association for a new scholarship, according to a press release. \"As...Show More Summary

Arianna Huffington Invites Bethany Mota, Nash Grier, Others To White House Correspondents’ Dinner

2 weeks agoWeb / Web Videos : Tubefilter

The annual White House CorrespondentsAssociation dinner is typically dominated by a guest list full of traditional Hollywood and media celebrities. But on April 25, 2015, several YouTube and digital stars like Bethany Mota and Nash...Show More Summary

Arianna Huffington picks ‘social stars’ as White House Correspondents’ dinner guests

By now, everyone knows that the annual White House CorrespondentsAssociation dinner means an invasion of celebrities of every list from A to D (is there even an E list? An F?). Since the imported glitterati first wormed their way into the Washington tradition, there have been moments when movie stars dominated and others when reality-TV […]

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