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Entry deadline is today for NPC journalism contest; coverage of animal welfare is among the prizes

March 31, 2016 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The best coverage of animals and their welfare in 2015 is honored by the Ann Cottrell Free Animal Reporting Award, one of the multiple awards in the National Press Club’s journalism contest.

But if the Cottrell prize -- or any of the many other awards in the contest -- interests you, you'd better hurry. The entry deadline for the contest is today.

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2016 Emmy Award nominee Pati Jinich of PBS' 'Pati's Mexican Table' to host cookbook dinner, May 24

March 31, 2016 | By Donna Leinwand Leger | Dleinwand@usatoday.com

Experience the best of modern Mexican cooking with celebrity chef and James Beard nominee Pati Jinich, host of the popular PBS TV series, Pati’s Mexican Table, at a cookbook dinner May 24 at the Fourth Estate restaurant.

Jinich, a two-time Emmy Award nominee whose sparkling personality has enthralled viewers for five seasons, will introduce recipes from her latest cookbook, "Mexican Today: New and Rediscovered Recipes for Contemporary Kitchens," including chicken in red mole sauce and warm nopales with with guajillo chiles and corn.

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How to find 'dark' political money? Panel to offer tips, April 12

March 30, 2016 | By Herb Jackson | herbjackson202@gmail.com

OK, so you've mastered the Federal Election Commission's website. But what about the "dark" political money that can't be found there?

You can find out a lot about that at a program in the National Press Club’s Bloomberg Room from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12.

Attendance is open to the public for $10, or $5 for National Press Club members. RSVP by clicking here.

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Update-1 podcast reviews the Utah primary and its 2016 election impact

March 29, 2016 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmpgovernment.com

Update-1, the National Press Club’s podcast, continues its 2016 presidential election coverage by focusing on Ted Cruz’s triumph in the Utah Republican presidential primary.

Is it possible that aversion to Donald Trump may make Utah go Democratic in the general election? What impact will Trump’s behavior have on the Intermountain West in the fall?

Exploring these questions in the podcast is Art Swift, managing editor at Gallup poll, and Tommy Burr, Washington correspondent for the Salt Lake Tribune and current Club president.

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Dive deep into Federal Election Commission data, April 7

March 29, 2016 | By Herb Jackson | herbjackson202@gmail.com

Ahead of the next major quarterly filing deadline for Congressional campaigns, professionals from the Federal Election Commission will appear at the National Press Club on Thursday, April 7, to talk about when and where to find campaign fundraising data and how to get it to tell you what you want to know.

The program will be in the Club's Zenger room from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Registration is $5 for Nationl Press Club members and $10 for the public. RSVP by clicking here.

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CDC head to discuss outbreak of Zika virus at luncheon, April 25

March 29, 2016 | By Doris Margolis | dorismargolis@editorialassociates.com

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will address the Zika virus outbreak at a National Press Club speaker luncheon Monday, April 25.

Frieden, who has led the CDC since 2009, will discuss the latest research and forecasts about Zita as scientists at the CDC and other leading health-related organizations work around the clock to better understand and address the virus tied to birth defects.

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Deadline is here to enter your best work in the National Press Club journalism contest

March 29, 2016 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com;

Journalists love deadlines and the deadline is here! Only two days remain to enter your best journalism from 2015 in the National Press Club’s annual journalism contest.

Get the recognition your work deserves from the Club, a national leader among journalism organizations.

The contest will recognize winning entries for top news photo, top feature photo, breaking news for print/online and for broadcast, best work in consumer journalism and best work in many other categories.

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International reporting changed has changed; current, past AP correspondents to tell how tomorrow, 6:30 p.m.

March 27, 2016 | By | rachelm.oswald@gmail.com

The foreign reporting environment has changed remarkably in recent years. A panel of current and former Associated Press correspendents will describe how at an event sponsored by the National Press Club's International Correspondents Committee tomorrow, March 29, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Holeman Lounge.

Tickets for the event are free for Club members and $10 for the general public.

For tickets, click here.

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CNN's Peter Bergen introduces new book on homegrown terrorists, 6:30 p.m., April 1

March 24, 2016 | By Joseph Luchok | joseph.luchok@verizon.net

CNN security analyst and New America Vice President Peter Bergen plans to discuss his new book," United States of Jihad: Investigating America's Homegrown Terrorists," at a National Press Club Book Rap at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, April 1.

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Good news for NPC members: Entry in Club's journalism contest is free for you

March 23, 2016 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

Members of the National Press Club should enter their best work from 2015 in the Club’s annual journalism contest. Remember that entering, which costs $50 for nonmembers, is free for members.

To enter, just log in to the Club's website and go to the awards page. Then you can get the recognition your work deserves from the National Press Club, a national leader among journalism organizations.

The contest will recognize winning entries for top news photo, feature photo, breaking news for print/online and for broadcast, best work in consumer journalism and many other categories.

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