National Press Club

Club's annual awards dinner this Friday

July 23, 2017 | By Will Lester |

Some of the best journalistic work in reporting on consumer issues, politics and breaking news will be recognized at the Club's annual awards dinner on Friday.

The winners of the Club’s journalism contests will be honored at a reception in the Holeman Lounge beginning at 6 p.m. and a dinner to follow at 7 p.m. in the Ballroom.

Among the other categories are young journalists, newsletter journalism, media criticism, online techniques in storytelling and coverage of animal rights, aviation issues, the elderly and foreign affairs.

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Inside look at Freedom Caucus at Headliners Luncheon Monday

July 23, 2017

Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, warned Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. that supporting the opponent of a Freedom Caucus Member in an upcoming special election in Alabama was not "prudent," The Hill reported July 13.

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Former Census Director on Tuesday plans to explain why he left

July 22, 2017 | By Debra Silimeo |

John Thompson plans to explain his recent departure from the U.S. Census Bureau and what to expect from the bureau going forward at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Club’s conference rooms.

This news conference is open to credentialed media and Club members, free of charge but advance registration is required. Please click here to register.

Thompson left the Census Bureau leaderless just as preparations for the 2020 Census were ramping up.

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Headliners Newsmaker features former ethics director Walter Shaub Friday

July 22, 2017 | By Charles Porcari |

Walter M. Shaub, Jr., who served until earlier this month as the director of the Office of Government Ethics, will address a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker event on Friday at 10 a.m. in the Lisagor Room.

This Headliners Newsmaker event is open to credentialed media and Club members free of charge, with advance registration required. Please click here to register.

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Lions of the Club lost: NPC mourns former presidents Don Larrabee and Dave Hess

July 19, 2017 | By Frank Aukofer |

The National Press Club lost two of its former presidents within a day: Donald R. Larrabee, president in 1973, died July 18 at the Sunrise on Connecticut home in Washington; and David Hess, president in 1985, died July 19 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

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You don't want to miss the Summer Crab Feast, July 20; Reserve your spot now

July 19, 2017 | By Mesfin Mekonen |

Get ready to crack shells, pick crab meat and dip it in melted butter! The National Press Club's annual Crab Feast in the Reliable Source restaurant is almost here.

The popular crustaceans will be served along with a buffet of sides on Thursday, July 20, starting at 5:30 p.m. It's great way to celebrate summer.

The Crab Feast buffet costs $33 per person for Club members and $38 for nonmembers, plus tax and gratuity.

To make a reservation contact the Reliable Source at or at 202-662-7443. Reservations are encouraged because this event has sold out in the past.

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Update-1 talks one-on-one with award-winning Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary

July 18, 2017 | By Adam Konowe |

Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary says regardless of income level, the key to successful money management is living below your means.

In an Update-1 interview with senior economic analyst and former National Press Club President Mark Hamrick, Singletary discusses why even high wage earners have money problems. She talks about growing up in Baltimore and being taken in by her grandmother, who taught her valuable financial lessons. She explains the role her grandmother played in the start of her award-winning column, “The Color of Money.”

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Celebrate journalism excellence at the National Press Club awards dinner, July 28; Tickets available now

July 16, 2017 | By Will Lester |

This seems like a very good year to celebrate the best of journalism at the National Press Club Awards Dinner on Friday, July 28.

The winners of the Press Club’s journalism contest will be honored at a reception and dinner at the club. The reception in the Holeman Lounge starts at 6 p.m. and the dinner and program start at 7 p.m. in the National Press Club Ballroom.

Club President Jeff Ballou said that recognizing quality work and the bravery of our colleagues is very appropriate right now.

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Army Staff Chief Milley plans to review state of the Army at Headliners Luncheon, July 27

July 14, 2017 | By Jan King |

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark. A. Milley plans to speak on the current state of U.S. Army at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Thursday, July 27.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m. followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m.

Tickets cost $25 for Club members, who may purchase two tickets at this rate, and $39 for all other non-member tickets. Tickets may be purchased online.

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Broadcast/podcast team member Irv Chapman reviews more than 50 years in journalism

July 11, 2017 | By Adam Konowe |

National Press Club member and Bloomberg Radio Washington reporter Irv Chapman reviews his more than 50 years of broadcast network news reporting for Radio Press International, six bureaus of ABC, and now Bloomberg in a new Update-1 podcast interview with fellow broadcast/podcast team member Bill McCloskey.

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