History of the Washington Press Corps
Donald Ritchie talked about the history of the press corps as part of the National Press Club’s centennial birthday… read more
Donald Ritchie talked about the history of the press corps as part of the National Press Club’s centennial birthday celebration. Topics included reporting in Washington, the changes from the early days of radio to today’s Internet, the history of the press galleries in the U.S. Capitol, and women’s belated membership in the press club. He responded to questions submitted by members of the audience.
Mr. Ritchie is the author of Reporting From Washington: The History of the Washington Press Corps, published by Oxford University Press in 2006. The book covers the last 70 years of the U.S. press. His 1991 book, Press Gallery: Congress and the Washington Correspondents, published by Harvard University Press, covered the first 130 years. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
Journalists Memorial Dedication
The Newseum dedicated the Journalists Memorial inside its new museum that honors 1,843 journalists from around the…
National Press Club 100th Anniversary Celebration
The National Press Club held a centennial gala to mark its 100th year. Bob Edwards spoke about the press club and…
Future of American Health Care
Dr. Denis Cortese talked about the problems with the current health care system in America and how it should be…
Newseum Dedication Ceremony
A dedication ceremony was held for the new Newseum facility in Washington, D.C. The ceremony in the Walter and Leonore…