National Press Club

Learn about evolution of the cocktail at Fourth Estate dinner, Monday, 6:30 p.m.; there's still space

February 23, 2017 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Reservations are still available for the "evolution of the cocktail" small plates dinner and drink pairing with cocktail expert and author Philip Green, Monday (Feb. 27), at 6:30 p.m. in the Fourth Estate restaurant.

Sip the Americano as you enjoy a cocktail hour of passed hors d’oeuvres before sitting down to five more courses of food, drink and Greene’s sparkling wit and wealth of knowledge.

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Club seeks best political reporting for Lee Walczak Award

February 22, 2017 | By Will Lester |

The Lee Walczak Award for Political Analysis, part of the National Press Club's Journalism Contest, is accepting entries to recognize some of the top political reporting and writing for 2016.

The award is named in memory of Lee Walczak, a Washington editor, bureau chief and White House correspondent who worked for Bloomberg News and Business Week.

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National Press Club Journalism Contest invites entries in newsletter category

February 21, 2017 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club’s annual journalism contest offers a chance to reward the best newsletter work from 2016.

The Club, a national leader among journalism organizations, encourages those who work for newsletters to enter the contest. The best newsletter journalism provides sharply focused coverage on specific topics of interest to the newsletter’s readers.

The entry deadline is April 1. Details on the different awards categories and how to enter the contest can be found by here.

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Current Club podcast: Ron Nessen recounts White House career as journalist, then press secretary

February 20, 2017 | By Adam Konowe |

National Press Club member Ron Nessen, who saw the relationship between the president and press from both sides of the lectern as a White House correspondent and later press secretary, discusses his experiences on the current National Press Club podcast, Update-1.

Author of the book,"It Sure Looks Different from the Inside," Nessen applies his varied experience to the current White House doings in a discussion with longtime broadcast journalist and National Press Club colleague Irv Chapman,

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National commander of American Legion is Newsmaker speaker, 10 a.m. tomorrow

February 20, 2017 | By Tony Gallo |

Charles E. Schmidt, the National Commander of The American Legion, the nation’s largest Veterans organization, will discuss ways that the Trump administration and Congress can improve the delivery of benefits to the country’s more than 20 million veterans at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Wednesday, Feb. 22) in the Club’s Bloomberg Room.

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Schumer, Pelosi to 'prebut' Trump's State of Union speech at Newsmaker, Feb. 27

February 19, 2017 | By Jonathan D. Salant |

A day before President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer will offer a prebuttal to the President’s speech at a National Press Club Newsmaker at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27, in the Club’s First Amendment Lounge. National Press Club President Jeff Ballou will serve as the moderator.

Pelosi has led the House Democrats since 2003 and was the first woman elected to be Speaker of the House; Schumer became Democratic leader in January with the retirement of Sen. Harry Reid.

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Club closed Monday, Feb. 20, for Presidents' Day; Fourth Estate closed Saturday, Feb. 18, and Feb. 20

February 16, 2017 | By Miguel Dominguez |

The Fourth Estate Restaurant will be closed Saturday, Feb. 18, and Monday, Feb 20, in observance of Presidents' Day. We will re-open for lunch on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 11:30 a.m.

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Dickson plans Book Rap on ‘Baseball’s Prodigal Son,’ March 22

February 16, 2017 | By Heather Forsgren Weaver |

National Press Club member Paul Dickson plans to discuss his latest book, "Leo Durocher, Baseball’s Prodigal Son," on Wednesday, March 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the conference rooms at the Club.

Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for the public. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here.

Books can be purchased online at the same time as tickets or at the event. No outside books or memorabilia are permitted.

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Club contest offers award for best consumer journalism of 2016

February 16, 2017 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club wants to recognize your best work in consumer journalism for 2016 in the Club’s annual journalism contest.

These awards recognize excellence in reporting on consumer topics and judges will look more favorably on solution-oriented or strategic-oriented pieces that prompt action by consumers, the community, the government or an individual.

The categories are for (1) newspapers, (2) periodicals (including magazines, journals, newsletters and online reporting) (3) And broadcast (including network, syndicates, cable and broadcast TV and radio stations).

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Send your best examples of humor writing from 2016 to Club's journalism contest

February 15, 2017 | By Will Lester |

For those with a deft touch at writing humor, the National Press Club offers the Angele Gingras Humor Award. The award is named for a longtime National Press Club member who was good at writing about the funny side of the news.

The award is given for a body of work from 2016. To apply please submit three examples of a humor feature or column that appeared in a general circulation newspaper or online journalism site. The winner will receive $750.

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