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White House Correspondents’ Association Elects Reuters’ Jeff Mason 2016-17 President

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Jeff Mason, via Twitter

The White House Correspondents’ Association elected Reuters’ Jeff Mason president for 2016-17 over Fox News White House producer Wes Barrett in a vote tallied 172 – 23.

A newspaper seat and a photographer seat of the Association board were filled by The Dallas Morning News‘ Todd Gillman and The New York Times‘ Doug Mills, respectively.

Current president – McClatchy’s Steven Thomma – Tweeted out the news Wednesday. Prior to Mason’s term, The Wall Street Journal‘s Carol Lee will serve as president for the 2015-16 session.

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WHCA Board Loses Shapiro, Picks Up Horsley

Scott Horsley, photo courtesy of NPR.

Scott Horsley, photo courtesy of NPR.

NPR’s White House reporter Ari Shapiro has been replaced on the White House Correspondents Association board of directors by NPR’s Scott Horsley. The board voted Friday to elevate Horsley to the board position reserved for radio correspondents after NPR announced back in August that Shapiro would be leaving his Washington beat and moving to its London Bureau.

The WHCA board of directors manages various logistical issues for the association, including travel arrangements and Presidential access. McClatchy Newspapers’ Steven Thomma is the current board president.

Shaprio has been covering the White House since 2010, and will begin reporting from London in January 2014, according to a statement from NPR. The current London reporter, Philip Reeves, will be taking over the Islamabad desk.

McClatchy’s WH Correspondent Wins Award

Steven Thomma, the senior White House correspondent for McClatchy, has won the 24th annual Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency.

The reasons he won include accuracy, substance, expert sourcing and Thomma’s ability to “demonstrate a clear understanding that, not the first year, but the second year in office for a new president is the more accurate measure of his leadership.”

Read more here.