Celebrating the Power of a Free Press In Advance of White House Correspondents Dinner

Earlier this month, Bloomberg’s Washington bureau hosted a celebration in honor of the First Amendment and senior White House reporter Margaret Talev’s tenure as White House Correspondents’ Association president. The association will host it’s annual dinner on Saturday, April 28 in Washington, D.C.
In her remarks at the event, Talev said:
“A strong, independent free press is essential to democracy. The First Amendment isn’t about protecting the business of journalism; it’s about protecting individual Americans’ rights to get information, question power and express themselves. We’re at a critical time in journalism when facts are under attack. We need everyone in the room, the journalism advocates and activists and ordinary citizens to fight for us so that we can focus on doing our jobs.”
Talev urged attendees to help defend free expression and the First Amendment by engaging leaders in politics, academia and the business community on the value of a free press for the public good.
Craig Gordon, Bloomberg’s Washington bureau chief, said:
There is nothing more important than the First Amendment and unfettered access to government officials. We fight for that every day at Bloomberg here and in bureaus in 100 countries around the world. So we are extremely proud of Margaret’s efforts with the White House Correspondents’ Association to live up to our promise to the American people — to stand and deliver the news.
Talev was inaugurated as the White House Correspondents Association President in July 2017 and first joined Bloomberg’s White House reporting team in 2011.