National Press Club

The Premier Training Venue for Journalists

The mission of the non-profit National Press Club Journalism Institute is to train communications professionals in a changing media environment, provide scholarships to the next generation of journalists, recognize excellence in journalism, and promote a free press, the cornerstone of a free society.

Located in the Eric Friedheim Library of the prestigious National Press Club in downtown Washington, D.C., the Institute is the premier research, reference and education venue for journalists, historians, academics and students in the nation’s capital.

With cutting edge facilities and extensive resources, the Institute is dedicated to providing timely and accurate information to working journalists and other members of the media community. Highly trained professionals are available to assist with all levels of research, and a collection of recordings and transcripts from past National Press Club events provide a rare opportunity to examine the moments and players that made history.

The Bloomberg Center for Electronic Journalism enables the Institute to offer critical training programs in digital journalism and social media for individuals at all skill levels. And a rich schedule of professional development programs focuses an unflinching eye on high standards, ethical conduct and best practices in the journalism business.

Regularly scheduled literary events highlight books and authors whose subjects are particularly relevant to the Washington community, and a well-regarded journalism awards and scholarship program recognizes outstanding professional and academic performances.

Click here for the current schedule of library events, including professional development and book events.