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More media mentions for 1100 Pennsylvania

Here are a few outlets that recently cited 1100 Pennsylvania’s reporting:

I’ve also made a few live hits on LBC, a London-based national radio station.

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Empty hotel keeps making news

While occupancy has plummeted at D.C. luxury hotels, there’s no shortage of news about the Trump Hotel D.C. Here are a few outlets that recently cited 1100 Pennsylvania’s reporting:

“Yes, Trump Hotels Do Appear to Qualify for Coronavirus Bailout Benefits.” by Meg Cramer for ProPublica and WNYC’s Trump, Inc. cited 1100 Pennsylvania’s work a couple of times about how President Trump’s businesses appear eligible to receive funds from the COVID-19 bailout.

“Trump’s Clubs and Hotels, including Mar-a-Lago, Suffer from Coronavirus Fallout” by David A. Fahrenthold, Joshua Partlow and Jonathan O’Connell for The Washington Post referenced 1100 Pennsylvania noticing that the Trump Hotel D.C. was encouraging social gatherings

For Trump, Inc.’s April 8, 2020 episode, “How Trump Is Eligible for a Coronavirus Rescue”, I chatted with host Andrea Bernstein about noted Trump donor and customer, The MyPillow Guy (at the 2:49 mark, but you really should listen to the entire episode).

For Inside Edition’s Jan. 17, 2020 episode’s segment “Why President Trump’s D.C. Hotel Is Under Scrutiny,” I went undercover to a bar, which is kind of a life goal.

1100 Pennsylvania brings more MSNBC appearances, freelance articles, media references

While not as busy as the Trump Hotel D.C..’s lobby, the past couple of months have been eventful for reporting on the hotel’s customers.

Earlier this winter, I shared some of 1100 Pennsylvania’s reporting in prime time on MSNBC with “All in with Chris Hayes.”

And then a few weeks later I was back on MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber,” speaking with guest host Ayman Mohyeldin.

I also contributed a couple of articles recently to some other outlets:

Published this January, American Oligarchs by Trump, Inc. cohost Andrea Bernstein (W.W. Norton & Company) spent a couple pages describing how 1100 Pennsylvania came to be. (The book is a must-read for understanding how the Trump and Kusher family businesses have operated and putting them into the greater context of American politics).

Additionally, 1100 Pennsylvania’s reporting was cited by The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Daily Beast, The Daily Mail, The Hartford Courant, Inside Edition, The New York Times, The Palm Beach Post, ProPublica and WNYC’s Trump, Inc., Stern (German), The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Examiner, The Washington Post, Washingtonian, and Yahoo News.

My Trump Hotel D.C. feature for ‘Condé Nast Traveler’ took top honors for investigative reporting in Lowell Thomas competition

My 5,550-word look at the Trump Hotel D.C. for Condé Nast Traveler, Inside the World’s Most Controversial Hotel,” just took top honors for travel news/investigative reporting in the 2018–2019 Society of American Travel Writers Foundation’s Lowell Thomas awards.

Here’s what the judges, faculty members at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, said about the article:

Zach Everson uses the allure of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., to draw readers into its darker corners where its questionable position in the president’s portfolio is fully explored. The reporter uses the full range of strategies and techniques to show how messy the relationship is between the leader of the free world and a hotel perfectly situated to benefit from his status. What a rare combination of vivid, witty writing and solid investigation this is. Bravo.

Thirty-four other articles were entered in that category. The competition is open to all North American journalists.

The awards, recognized as the most prestigious in travel journalism, were announced Oct. 21 in El Paso, Texas. They are named for Lowell Thomas, a broadcast journalist and author.

Thanks to everyone at Condé Nast Traveler who worked on the article, especially Pilar Guzmán, Laura Redman, Brad Rickman, and Alex Postman for their insightful edits, and Luke Zaleski and Carey Dunne for helpful queries and a thorough fact check. Thanks also to everyone who made time to speak with me or pass along tips for the piece.

New York Times, New Yorker, MSNBC cited 1100 Pennsylvania’s reporting last week

Last week The New York Times (twice) and The New Yorker referenced 1100 Pennsylvania’s reporting on how Donald Trump is profiting from his presidency. Additionally, I joined MSNBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber on Wednesday and Friday to discuss the topic.

Update Sept. 13, 2019 6:20 p.m.: Yesterday, The Washington Post also cited 1100 Pennsylvania’s reporting in “A nonprofit paid to rent Trump’s D.C. hotel ballrooms. Its headliners: Pence and Pompeo” by David Fahrenthold

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