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Afflicting the comfortable no longer in vogue?

There’s a saying that a free press’s key mission is to “comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.”

At the risk of sounding like a whiny baby who never got invited to one of these gigs, allow me now to say that the Washington Correspondents Dinner is a disgrace to the high-minded mission that the D.C. 408 more words

National News

SBS journalist sacked over tweets

Another journalist who has fallen prey to Twitter. Read the article and then answer the following questions:

SBS presenter Scott McIntyre sacked over ‘inappropriate’ Anzac Day tweets… 60 more words

Social Media

Obama Has Fun At The Expense Of Friends, Foes At White House Correspondent's Dinner [WATCH]

WASHINGTON (AP) — A presidential election just getting into gear provided President Barack Obama plenty of new material to work with on the night he describes as Washington celebrating itself. 616 more words

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20 Things I've Learnt So Far!

Hello again,
It’s been a little while since I have written on the blog. I won’t go into the boring reasons why!!
But seeing as our first year is coming to an end… 728 more words

Student Life

Health Journalists. Ethics & Truth. Don't Shoot The Messenger.

In the U.S. there’s Health Journalism conference…. I think it ends today….

On health. For people. Presumably on the health of people. That intrigues me. 922 more words


Obama At The White House Correspondents' Dinner 2015

Obama At The White House Correspondents’ Dinner 2015.

POTUS took the room down with laughter but I believe there was truth in his comic relief. Obama’s… 29 more words


The Absurdness of the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner

Please let me indulge in a little rant, if you will…

Here in DC and all over cable news, reporters can’t stop talking about one of the most ridiculous Washington traditions/events ever to fall upon the city – The White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner (aka “Nerd Prom.”) I think I threw up a little in my mouth when I heard one CNN guest (didn’t catch her name) defend this overrated party on the news this morning. 334 more words