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2020 RTCA Awards Announcement

The Radio Television Correspondents’ Association is proud to unveil our 2020 Award Winners. Please visit our special website at to find out the winners of the Joan S. Barone, David Bloom, Jerry Thompson, and Career Achievement Awards. The RTCA Executive Committee has also chosen to add a philanthropic aspect this year. We will be donating $5000…
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RTCA Executive Committee Meeting Announcement

Dear Members, The RTCA Executive Committee will be holding a meeting this Friday the 13th at an updated time of 12:00PM via Cisco Webex.  We hope that you will be able to join us. Thanks, Jason Donner Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association Chair

Capitol Press Chairs Send Letters to Speaker Pelosi and Leader McConnell Regarding COVID-19 Safety Precautions on Capitol Hill

Dear Radio-TV Gallery Members, The Chairs of all four Congressional press galleries sent letters today to Leader McConnell and Speaker Pelosi regarding COVID-19 safety precautions on Capitol Hill.  We also CC’d Leader Schumer, Senate Rules Committee Chairman Roy Blunt, Senate Rules Committee Ranking Member Amy Klobuchar, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. ======= October 6,…
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A Reminder about Safety Precautions on Capitol Hill

Dear Members,   We would like to remind everyone to take all safety precautions necessary when reporting on Capitol Hill during the COVID-19 pandemic as more of our colleagues return to cover the process of selecting the next Supreme Court justice.  The Executive Committee anticipates more reporters returning to work making corridors and hallways even more…
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Virtual RTCA Executive Committee Meeting Announcement

Dear Members,  The next RTCA Executive Committee meeting will be held virtually via Cisco Webex on Monday, September 14 at 12:30pm.   In this meeting we will be discussing an update to the association’s Constitution and Bylaws, which we plan to vote on in this upcoming December’s election. The Constitution and Bylaws were last updated in…
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2020 RTCA Awards Submission Announcement

Dear RTCA Members,  I’m happy to kick off the 2020 submission process for the Joan S. Barone, David Bloom and Jerry Thompson Memorial Awards.   Winners will be presented online in a special and exciting way to RTCA members this fall.  The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 18, 2020 at 5pm EDT, and submissions would…
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A Note Regarding the 2020 RTCA Dinner

Dear Members,  The Executive Committee of the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association has decided not to hold its annual dinner in 2020 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Although the committee wishes we could all gather and celebrate this past year, the health and safety of our members is our top priority.  However, awards will…
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A Message from the RTCA Regarding Health & Safety on Capitol Hill

Dear Members,  As the COVID-19 pandemic continues throughout the country, the Executive Committee would like to remind its members to take all safety precautions necessary when reporting on Capitol Hill.  The past few weeks have led to more reporters returning to work making corridors and hallways even more congested.   Two important things members of our…
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Statement on RNC Considering Closing Parts of National Convention to Press

The Executive Committee of Correspondents is highly concerned about the Republican National Committee considering closing parts of its upcoming convention to the press, including the session where delegates will vote to re-nominate President Trump. The First Amendment and a free press are vital to our democracy and it would be unacceptable to not allow open…
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A Message to RTCA Members Regarding Health and Safety on Capitol Hill

The Executive Committee of Correspondents, in light of Rep. Louie Gohmert’s COVID-19 infection this week, and the several other lawmakers and support staff who have tested positive during the pandemic, would like to remind RTCA members to follow all relevant health and safety guidance on Capitol Hill – including the new mandatory mask mandate from…
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