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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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RTCA Virtual Executive Committee Meeting Friday, July 24

Dear Colleagues, The RTCA will hold a virtual Executive Committee meeting on Friday, July 24 at 11:00 a.m.  The meeting will be conducted using Cisco Webex. Members may also join by telephone. More information, including Meeting ID and Password, will be sent out on Thursday evening. Jason Donner Executive Committee of Correspondents Chair  Radio and Television Correspondents’…
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Virtual RTCA Executive Committee Meeting Announcement

Dear Colleagues, I would like to invite you next week to the first ever virtual meeting of the Radio and Television Correspondents’ Association. This will take place Friday, May 29 at 11:00. We will be using Cisco Webex software. Please install it in order for you to join the meeting. More information, including Meeting ID and…
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A letter to RTCA Members on Temporary Coverage Guidance Due to COVID-19

Dear Members, I am writing to inform you of temporary guidelines that will be forthcoming and enacted because of the COVID-19 pandemic that will affect newsgathering on Capitol Hill, starting with the Senate, which returns Monday. These temporary guidelines will admittedly take some time to get used to for all parties, but the safety of…
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A Message to RTCA Members Regarding Coronavirus Precautions on Capitol Hill

Dear Colleagues, I met with Senate leadership staff and the Senate Sergeant at Arms office Friday to discuss the Coronavirus and its effect on Capitol operations. They were concerned about media gaggles and both reporters and Senators safety as we all routinely stand in close proximity to each other. We agreed that all parties should…
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