Shooting down the report that CNN may skip the 2017 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, CNN today announced it will be there. And instead of bringing celebrities or politicians as guests, they will instead bring journalism students as their guests.
“We feel there is no better way to underscore our commitment to the health and longevity of a free press than to celebrate its future,” CNN said in a statement on Twitter.
“CNN has been a proud supporter of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner for decades,” the statement continued. “We stand with the WHCA 100 percent, and look forward to being a part of an evening dedicated to funding scholarships and honoring great journalism.”
President Trump has said he will not attend the dinner.
The association hasn’t yet named a host for this year’s dinner.