National Press Club

It's Your Responsibility as a Journalist

"Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…"
Amendment I, Bill of Rights, U.S. Constitution, 1787

When the National Press Club was founded in 1908, one of its missions was to promote free speech - and not only in the United States. Much has changed since then, but the NPC remains a vocal advocate for the press around the nation and around the world. We stand up for the rights of all journalists here and abroad.

The NPC has been instrumental in:

  • Protesting the arrest of a journalist who was wrongly jailed while covering a demonstration
  • Helping journalists answer protest letters sent to them by the FBI
  • Protesting the imprisonment of journalist Oscar Espinosa Chepe in Cuba
  • Investigating reports of five journalists being retained in Morocco
  • Urging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to allow public review of documents
  • Defending our First Amendment rights
  • Encouraging the Supreme Court to allow access to gun sales data
  • Protesting Russian censorship
  • Calling for the release of the names of 9/11 detainees

As a member of the National Press Club you'll help us continue our work to protect the rights of journalists everywhere. And you'll get the many benefits of club membership, whether you live in Washington, D.C. or elsewhere. Why not join today?