National Press Club

Friedenberg award to recognize innovative work online

February 6, 2017 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The most innovative and creative online journalism in 2016 will be recognized by the National Press Club with the Joan M. Friedenberg Online Journalism Award.

The award is among those in the Press Club's Journalism Contest. The deadline for entering the contest is April 1, so pick your entries and enter them soon. The prize for the winner is $750.

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Rap features Baier book on Eisenhower on Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m.

February 4, 2017 | By Joe Luchok | joseph.luchok@verizon.net

Fox News Channel Anchor Bret Baier plans to discuss his book, "Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower's Final Mission," at a National Press Club Book Rap at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16. in the NPC’s Conference Rooms.

Tickets are $5 for Press 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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Send us your best news, feature photos from 2016

February 3, 2017 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The National Press Club’s plans to present awards for excellence in news and feature photography.

The contest will recognize excellence for an individual news photo and for a feature photo. The contest is limited to photos taken during 2016.

The winner in each category will win one free membership in the Press Club for a year. Club members may offer photo entries for free, while non-members pay $50 per entry. The deadline for entries is April 1, 2017.

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National Press Club Journalism Institute offers class on congress.gov, Feb. 16, 9:30 a.m.

February 2, 2017 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

The National Press Club's Journalism Institute and Professional Development Committee are offering a workshop on Congress.gov on Feb. 16 at 9:30 a.m. in the Club's Bloomberg Room.

Tickets for NPC member are $5 each; for the general public $10. RSVP required; tickets can be purchased here.

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Enter your best breaking news stories from 2016 in Press Club journalism contest

February 1, 2017 | 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 in both broadcast and for print/online stories from 2016 so send us your best breaking news stories -- both for broadcast and for print -- for the 2017 Press Club journalism contest.

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Time to get entries of your best work from 2016 ready to enter NPC journalism contest

February 1, 2017 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

Please offer your best work for 2016 for consideration in the National Press Club’s national journalism contest this year.

Now is the time for journalists to look for their best work and prepare their entries for the journalism contest. The deadline is April 1. Details on the different awards categories and how to enter the contest can be found here.

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A snippet of Press Club history: Sousa, Berlin, Gershwin celebrate ASCAP anniversary

January 30, 2017 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein, History & Heritage Committee | eksmithb@verizon.net

Snippet #12: Songwriters: The National Press Club had a song in its heart in 1924 when it hosted a "songwriters" night" to celebrate the 10th birthday of ASCAP--the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Irving Berlin was there, as were Jerome Kern, John Phillip Sousa, Victor Herbert and young George Gershwin.

Berlin confessed that although he could write unforgettable songs, he could only play them on the piano's black keys.

Music was in the air that evening at the Press Club -- where news is made in the nation's capital.

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Update-1 queries Frank Sesno about questions

January 30, 2017 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmpgovernment.com

Questions help all of us communicate and for journalists they are a way of getting the information needed to report the news.

But how many of us know how to ask the right questions, whether on the job or in our daily lives?

In this episode of Update-1, Bankrate.com Washington Bureau Chief and former National Press Club President Mark Hamrick (@Hamrickisms) interviews Emmy Award-winning journalist Frank Sesno about the value of questions.

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A snippet of National Press Club history: Nixon enjoyed Press Club events, friendships

January 23, 2017 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein, History & Heritage Committee | eksmithb@verizon.net

Snippet #11: Former President Richard M. Nixon: Probably no president was more famous for hating the media thanNixon. But apparently it wasn't always that way.

As a young [Republican] senator from California, Nixon sometimes sat in on poker games with reporters at the National Press Club. Photos show him at Press Club events as vice president, playing softball and plunking on the piano, accompanying Jack Benny on violin. In every picture, he's smiling broadly.

The National Press Club -- where news (and sometimes friendships) are made in the nation's capital.

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Frank Sesno, Emmy Award winner, to explain the art of the interview, Jan. 24

January 19, 2017 | By Lindsay Underwood | lunderwood@press.org

Frank Sesno, an Emmy Award-winning journalist and director of George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs, will discuss the value of asking the right kind of questions and what to expect as an outcome, on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at the National Press Club.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the NPC's Holeman Lounge. Admission is free for Club members but registration is required.. Guest tickets are $10.

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