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We believe it is in the interest of transparency to have regular televised briefings. We aren't satisfied with the current situation and won't be until it changes.feedback
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Jun 26 2017
Jeff Mason has been quoted 43 times. The one recent article where Jeff Mason has been quoted is President's media strategy creating friction. Most recently, Jeff Mason was quoted as having said, “They're thinking over their press strategies and we don't see eye to eye on how to do that.”.
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Apr 11 2017

I was not looking for somebody who is going to roast the president in absentia; that's not fair and that's not the message we want to get across. I was looking for somebody who is funny and who is entertaining, because I want the dinner to be entertaining, but who can also speak to the message that the whole dinner is going to speak to: the importance of the free press.feedback

Apr 06 2017

Having Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein at the dinner exemplifies everything our event is about – celebrating the First Amendment and highlighting really good journalism.feedback

Mar 28 2017

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.feedback

Mar 28 2017

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.feedback

Mar 10 2017

There's always going to be some tension between the press and the White House that it covers. That's normal. We've had that under lots and lots of administrations. We're experiencing that now with the Trump administration, and we'll experience that with whoever succeeds President Trump.feedback

Mar 07 2017

We don't object to there being briefings like that that aren't always on camera.feedback

Feb 25 2017

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.feedback

Feb 24 2017

The WHCA board is protesting strongly against how today's gaggle is being handled by the White House.feedback

Feb 24 2017

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.feedback

Jan 16 2017

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.feedback

Jan 15 2017

We object strenuously to any move that would shield the president and his advisers from the scrutiny of an on-site White House press corps.feedback

Nov 16 2016

But the time to act on that promise is now. Pool reporters are in place in New York to cover the president-elect as he assembles his new administration. It is critical that they be allowed to do their jobs.feedback

Nov 10 2016

This decision could leave Americans blind about his whereabouts and well-being in the event of a national crisis. Not allowing a pool of journalists to travel with and cover the next president of the United States is unacceptable.feedback

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