A Washington Institution
The National Press Club, a private club for journalists and communications professionals, has been a Washington institution for more than a century. It is also a world-class conference and meeting facility that hosts thousands of events each year for sophisticated clients from around the globe. And while these are the Club’s functions, its mission is to be The World’s Leading Professional Organization for Journalists. It is a social and business organization dedicated to supporting the ongoing improvement of the profession of journalism.
The Place Where News Happens
The National Press Club is known as "The Place Where News Happens." Global leaders in government, politics, business, music, film and sport visit the club every day. They speak here at public and private events because the press is here.
Our Club has more than 3,500 members, including journalists from every major news organization. Journalists work at the Club every day. Some also have their offices in the Press Building or close by at Treasury, the White House or on the Hill. That's why there is no better place on earth to have a news event than the National Press Club.
Each year, the Club hosts more than 250,000 visitors at more than 2,000 events that are beamed to global audiences in print, on the air and online. Our journalist members have worked side–by-side with the NPC staff to create an ideal facility for news coverage – from a full service broadcast operation, to fiber and wireless connectivity, to professional audio-visual services.
When our members want to take a break from work, they can be found relaxing in a beautiful, comfortable and historic setting which offers great food, drink and entertainment. That's in addition to the engaging and rewarding programs and classes.
The Club is more than just the social and professional hub of journalistic life in D.C. - it is where news breaks and flows out to the world. It is where history can be seen in the making. And it is where today’s journalists train to become the next generation of storytellers, with writers and editors using cutting-edge platforms and techniques still being fully imagined. These women and men are determined to fulfill their role – providing vital news and information while improving their professional abilities and craft. A free press is key to the foundation of democracy - the stakes couldn't be higher.
The National Press Club is a place bursting with excitement, history, technology and good humor. It is truly a national treasure.
The National Press Club is one of the nation’s leading conference centers and event facilities. It provides state-of-the-art service for clients who require the best in meeting environments. Our professional staff is expert at coordinating banquets and receptions, as well as news conferences, meetings, symposiums, webcasts and satellite media tours. From our AV team to our broadcast team to our online staff to our still photographers, we are ready to help you present your message to the audience in the room, across the country and around the world. We practice and refine our technology and techniques every day for events large and small, and provide high-tech messaging solutions in an effective and professional manner. Our conference rooms combine beauty and function. Our banquet food and services enjoy a wonderful reputation. And our location – in the heart of Washington, DC - is both convenient and attractive.
The revenues generated from our event business and from members' dues and fees are used to support the Club's ongoing efforts to enhance the profession of journalism. This is done primarily through the efforts of our 501 C-3, The National Press Club Journalism Institute. The Institute provides classes, training, panel discussions and other professional development activities to active journalists in transition, as well as to young journalists and journalism students. You can support our activities by becoming a member of the Club; by hosting your next event, reception or news conference at our facilities; or by supporting the Library through a grant or donation. Your participation in these activities will help us continue to be The World’s Leading Professional Organization For Journalists. We encourage you to join us today – either online or by visiting the Club for a tour. Call us to make arrangements. You will be doing your part to support professional journalism – the cornerstone of a free society.