Reuters, Bytes and Bylines announce White House correspondents' dinner parties
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More parties the week of the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) dinner are getting the green light.

The annual “Bytes & Bylines” event, which is billed as a gathering of technology, media and political leaders, will be held the Thursday before the April 28 WHCA gala, organizers told ITK on Monday.

The fifth annual shindig — hosted by Eric Kuhn, Susanna Quinn, Allen Gannett, John McCarthy, Jon Steinberg and Cheddar — will be held at the Ambassador of Ireland’s residence in Washington.


The event was one of the first Correspondents’ Association-related soirees to give money to journalism causes. This year it will make a donation to the WHCA scholarship fund.

“We are thrilled to continue this event during the White House Correspondents’ Dinner weekend and to shine a light on the important work the Association does every day to promote journalism around the world,” the Bytes & Bylines hosts said in a statement.

The annual journalist-, lawmaker- and celeb-filled WHCA dinner, which is not-so-affectionately dubbed Washington’s “Nerd Prom,” raises money for journalism scholarships. This year's dinner will be headlined by comedian Michelle Wolf.

President TrumpDonald TrumpDemocrats, activists blast reported Trump DOJ effort to get journalists' phone records Arizona secretary of state gets security detail over death threats surrounding election audit Trump admin got phone records of WaPo reporters covering Russia probe: report MORE, who has an often-toxic relationship with the press, will pass on attending for the second year in a row, the White House announced last week. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be representing the administration.

ITK has learned Thomson Reuters is back in correspondents’ party mode, hosting its annual pre- and post-dinner receptions at the Washington Hilton. The media company will also hold its traditional brunch the morning after the WHCA dinner at the Hay-Adams Hotel, featuring dishes prepared by former “Top Chef” contestants.

Several media organizations announced earlier this year they were nixing their annual correspondents’ parties for the second year in a row. The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, People and Time magazines were among those who scrapped plans for a bash both last year and this time around.

Other outlets, including The Hill, have yet to announce the status of their WHCA dinner functions.