The "new" (to me) Newseum offers an amazing array of displays and information in its airy galleries packed with information on America's history, geography, politics, international relations, and media-related technological advances.
Several hundred people jammed the National Press Club on Saturday morning, October 5th, to pay tribute to the groundbreaking journalist Helen Thomas.
Helen Thomas is still admired and respected by many, even by those of us who disagreed with her strident views on Israel. We had been friends since I entered the White House press corps in l968, and we agreed a two state solution could be reached.
During my first visit with Thomas inside her modest Washington apartment in the summer of 2011, little more than a year removed from her abrupt and unceremonious retirement, she still seemed shell-shocked.
The whole purpose of breaking barriers and glass ceilings is to make more room for others to pass through.
White House correspondent Helen Thomas remained a perceptive and outspoken commentator nearly to the weeks before her death on July 20. I saw this fi...
During the eight years I served as Assistant Press Secretary in the Reagan White House, I had the privilege to get to know Helen Thomas well. I am proud to call her my friend.
For a 24-year-old journalist in his first job after college, reporters like Helen Thomas were icons, individuals who had achieved the highest professional stature and who, as the title of one of her six books indicates, had a "front row seat at the White House."
A great journalistic candle that lit the way for us has been extinguished. My friend, colleague, and teacher Helen Thomas departed this week, 15 days before her 93rd birthday.
Presidents showed Helen Thomas, who died Friday at age 92, deference. Deference for the longevity of her reporting and for her sharp questions that could puncture a carefully crafted facade and go to the heart of an issue.
There are a dwindling number of veteran reporters left in the White House. We all have our experiences and advice to share!
No persecution of Jews in Poland since World War II? No doubt, Helen Thomas will consider any questioning of her comments on CNN as an attempt to censor her criticism of Israel.
Over the past few weeks, some journalists have skewered the Society of Professional Journalists for its decision to stop awarding a journalism award named after a controversial journalist.
How can we expect Israelis and Palestinians to reconcile if our media won't set an example by reconciling with Helen Thomas?
This year proved to be a golden one for public relations meltdowns. Compiling this list was easy - trimming it down to the 10 biggest wasn't. As far as PR blunders go, 2010 was a target-rich environment.
In defending the remarks that led to her ouster, Helen Thomas recently claimed that "Congress, the White House, and Hollywood, Wall Street, are owned by the Zionists." She may be calling them "Zionists," but we all know who she means.