National Press Club

Young journalists to be honored by the Sandy Hume Award

February 26, 2015 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

For young journalists who are doing excellent work, the Sandy Hume Memorial Award is a good way to shine a spotlight on that work, and on the up-and-coming journalist who did it.

The award, named for The Hill reporter who broke the story of the aborted 1997 coup against House Speaker Newt Gingrich, honors excellence and objectivity in political coverage in print or online publications. Entrants, who must be 35 and under, must demonstrate analytical excellence and a clear knowledge of political issues and personalities.

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Washington Post copy editor leads crash course on common grammar errors

February 25, 2015 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Bill Walsh, copy editor at The Washington Post, will lead a National Press Club Journalism Institute session titled “The Stuff Your Editor Is Going to Change” from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 6, in the Bloomberg Room.

Walsh will offer a crash course in the most common grammar, usage, punctuation, capitalization and logic errors in journalists' writing.

Click here to register. Registration is $5 for NPC members, $10 for non-members. Club members should log in for the promo code.

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Learning how to get better on Twitter, with Mark Luckie

February 25, 2015 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

The National Press Club Journalism Institute welcomes back Mark Luckie for a new round of Twitter classes scheduled for mid-March. Both sessions will be held from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in the Conference Rooms. Each class is $5 for NPC members and $10 for non-members.

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Send in your entry soon: NPC to honor best international coverage

February 25, 2015 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The National Press Club wants to see the best coverage from 2014 of news from around the world.

Past winners of the Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence have covered policy failures in Syria, uncovered corruption and mismanagement in the Afghanistan rebuilding efforts; traced the trail of high-powered guns smuggled from the United States into Mexico; and exposed the Obama administration’s foreign policy battles during the Arab Spring. The winners will be honored at a Press Club dinner this summer.

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WANTED: The best breaking news coverage from 2014 in broadcast and print

February 24, 2015 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

Breaking news is one of the most important assignments journalists have, and the National Press Club wants to recognize the very best work from 2014 in broadcast and print/online stories.

Entries will be judged for quality of reporting, speed and innovation. Particular attention will be given to reporting in the first 24 hours and the use of a variety of formats to reach news consumers.

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St. Patrick's night buffet coming up at Reliable Source on Tuesday, March 17

February 24, 2015 | By Mesfin Mekonen | mmekonen@press.org

NPC members and their guests are invited to our annual St. Patrick's' buffet night and celebration on Tuesday, March 17, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Reliable Source.

Come join us to enjoy Irish food and music by popular guitarist Matt Palumbo. The price of the delicious Irish buffet for NPC Members $25 and for nonmembers $30 plus tax and gratuity.

Since this is usually a sold-out event, reservations are encouraged.
Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

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NPC Newsmaker on March 4 on how humanoid robots can help children with autism

February 23, 2015 | By Herb Perone | herb@peronecomm.com

Dr. Pamela Rollins, a leading expert on autism intervention programs, will address a NPC Newsmakers news conference on Wednesday, March 4 at 10 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

Unveiling the results of her current research about humanoid robots, she will discuss how they will forever change the way educators, therapists and parents work with children on the autism spectrum.

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Millennial journalists to probe notions of masculinity at documentary screening, March 6

February 23, 2015 | By Rachel Oswald | rachelm.oswald@gmail.com

The Washington, DC premiere of the new documentary, “The Mask You Live In,” followed by a Q&A with the film’s director will take place Friday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Holeman Lounge.

The event is sponsored by the Young Members Committee and is open to the public. Tickets for club members are $5 and $10 for non-members. Purchase tickets online.

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Senator Sanders, progressive from Vermont, to speak at NPC luncheon on March 9

February 23, 2015 | By Kasia Klimasinska | k.klimasinska@gmail.com

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, a possible presidential candidate, will speak about “An American Agenda” at a National Press Club luncheon on Monday, March 9.

Sanders, an independent who caucuses with Democrats, is considering running for the 2016 Democratic nomination to shift the focus of the presidential debate to wealth and income inequality.

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FDA commissioner to speak at NPC luncheon on March 27

February 23, 2015 | By Doris Margolis | dorismargolis@editorialassociates.com

Dr. Margaret Hamburg, the outgoing commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, will speak at a National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon on March 27.

Dr. Hamburg, the FDA commissioner since May 2009, announced her retirement from the agency on Feb. 5. She will step down in late March. Dr. Stephen Ostroff, recently FDA chief scientist, will be the Acting Commissioner until Dr. Hamburg's successor is named.

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