"The White House Message Machine: The Presidency and the Press"
Steven Thomma, senior White House correspondent and the government and politics editor for McClatchy Newspapers, will discuss “The White House Message Machine: The Presidency and the Press” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in the Lund Auditorium of Dominican University, 7900 West Division Street, River Forest, IL.
Thomma, a 1976 graduate of Dominican University, is the 2013-2014 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) and in this role will host the White House Correspondents Dinner to be held May 3 in Washington, D.C.
Thomma will speak about his experience as a White House correspondent and the relationship of the president and the press. As president of the WHCA, Thomma regularly confronts the Obama administration on allowing the news media to have more access to the president. Thomma has covered Washington since 1987 as a regional reporter, national political correspondent, White House correspondent and chief political correspondent for Knight Ridder, and as senior White House correspondent and government and politics editor for McClatchy News.
In 2010, Thomma received the Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency from the Gerald R. Ford Foundation, and, in 2000, received the Aldo Beckman Award from the WHCA for his coverage of the White House during the 2000 presidential campaign.
Thomma’s lecture is free and open to the public. For further information, call (708) 524-6296.