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Expansion of RTCA voting rights

The Executive Committee of the Radio-Television Correspondents’ Galleries voted unanimously to expand its election voting rights to include credentialed members whose main responsibilities are technical in nature.  Providing full membership status to this group properly acknowledges their broadcast expertise in covering Capitol Hill and will give your Gallery enhanced perspective to improve and protect our…
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RTCA Announces Radio Personality Bobby Bones As Guest Emcee at the 73rd Annual RTCA Dinner

Dear RTCA members: The Radio & Television Correspondents’ Association is pleased to announce nationally-syndicated radio personality Bobby Bones will serve as guest emcee at the 73rd annual Congressional Correspondents Dinner set for October 25, 2017 at the National Building Museum. Bones’ weekday radio program, The Bobby Bones Show originates from iHeartMedia’s WSIX-FM in Nashville, Tennessee and is heard on…
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House Speaker Paul Ryan to Keynote 73rd Annual Congressional Correspondents Dinner

House Speaker Paul Ryan will deliver keynote remarks at the 73rd Annual Congressional Correspondents Dinner on October 25 at the National Building Museum. The Wisconsin Republican currently serves as the country’s 54th Speaker of the House and was the 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee. Ryan has represented Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district since 1999. 

Roy Wood, Jr., correspondent for “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” to headline RTCA Annual Dinner

Dear RTCA members: The Radio & Television Correspondents’ Association is pleased to announce Roy Wood, Jr., a correspondent for Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” as its headline entertainer at the 73rd annual Congressional Correspondents Dinner set for October 25, 2017 at the National Building Museum. Wood became part of “The Best F#@ing News Team” as a…
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RTCA 2017 Annual Award Competition: Barone, Bloom and Thompson Awards

Dear RTCA members, We are happy to kick off the 2017 submission process for the Joan S. Barone, David Bloom and Jerry Thompson awards. Winners will be announced at the 73rd annual Radio & Television Correspondents’ Association Dinner, set for October 25, 2017 at the National Building Museum. The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 29…
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Media Access on Capitol Hill

Your Executive Committee continues to pursue ways to protect and enhance our access to members of Congress at a time we frequently reach capacity in the hallways during active coverage of news.

We are compelled to write this letter because of two recent developments.  Within the last few weeks, staff with the Senate Rules Committee briefly banned hallway interviews with Senators, in part due to crowded corridors. 

Statement by the Radio-Television Correspondents’ Association Executive Committee

We as the executive committee members of the RTCA condemn in the strongest possible terms the Senate Rules Committee’s effort to limit press access. Restricting access in public spaces in the U.S. Capitol and Senate office buildings prevents the American public from hearing directly from their lawmakers. We are in discussions with the Senate Rules…
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73rd Annual Radio & Television Congressional Correspondents’ Dinner

The Radio & Television Correspondents’ Association is thrilled to announce the 73rd Annual Congressional Correspondents’ Dinner will occur at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. This year, with a new date in the fall, we are looking forward to honoring our distinguished colleagues and celebrating an extraordinary year in…
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Radio & Television Correspondents’ Association (RTCA)

The Radio-Television Correspondents Association is the major organization of broadcast journalists who report on the U.S. Congress in Washington, D.C. comprised of radio and television broadcasters from every part of the world.