Jun 23, 2020 - Politics & Policy

2020 White House Correspondents' dinner canceled

The dinner in 2017. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

2017 White House Correspondents' Association dinner. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

The 2020 White House Correspondents' Association dinner has been canceled after originally being postponed from April to Aug. 29 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Why it matters: The dinner brings together journalists who cover Washington, D.C., and often features influential hosts. The event is the primary source of revenue for the White House Correspondents' Association.

  • The WHCA says it is working to host a virtual event "that would allow us to salute award-winning journalism, toast an impressive group of scholarship winners, and still enjoy a few laughs."
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