National Press Club

Enter your best 2017 breaking-news story in National Press Club contest

February 5, 2018 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club journalism contest is accepting breaking news entries for broadcast and for print for the next couple of months.

Breaking news is one of the most important assignments journalists have, and the Club wants to recognize the very best work in both broadcast and for print/online stories from 2017.

Club members can submit entries free of charge, while non-members pay $50 per entry. The prize is one free year of membership. There is no cash award. The deadline is April 1.

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President Kennedy's letter to Club President Cosgrove found

February 5, 2018 | By Wire staff report |

When the John F. Kennedy Library put together a joint program with the National Press Club last week, it sent something that the Club had not seen: A copy of President Kennedy’s letter to Club President John Cosgrove just after Kennedy attended Cosgrove’s inaugural party.

That Kennedy stopped by Cosgrove’s party just two weeks after Kennedy’s inauguration in 1961 is a part of Club lore. The photo of the meeting is in the Cosgrove Lounge.

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Floyd Abrams plans to speak at NPC President Andrea Edney’s Inauguration, Feb 10

February 5, 2018 | By Laura Coker |

Renowned first amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams is the confirmed keynote speaker for President Andrea Edney’s Inauguration on Feb 10.

The Inaugural Gala will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. with the after-party in the Holeman Lounge. Tickets are $110 per person for Club members and $140 for non-members. Valet parking will be available for attendees. Click here to purchase tickets.

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Alexander Hamilton ate this, and you can, too, at Fourth Estate cookbook dinner, Feb. 21

February 4, 2018 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Step back in time to experience a Federalist feast with Laura Kumin, author of The Hamilton Cookbook, on Feb. 21 at the National Press Club's Fourth Estate Restaurant.

Kumin, an attorney who writes a popular food blog, Mother Would Know, will guide diners through a meal that replicates the food Alexander Hamilton would have eaten and served to his fellow Founding Fathers and when he dined with them.

Click here to reserve.

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Author plans to share history of Watergate complex at Headliners Book Rap, Feb. 21

February 1, 2018 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Joseph Rodota, author of The Watergate: Inside America’s Most Infamous Address, plans to take attendees on a deep dive into the shadowy past and the most intriguing inhabitants of the Watergate office/hotel/apartment complex at a National Press Club Headliners Book Rap on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 6:30 p.m.

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National Press Club wants to recognize your excellent journalism

January 30, 2018 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club wants to see your best journalism from 2017 for the Club’s annual journalism contest.

The best work in breaking news, political coverage, broadcast news, consumer news, online news techniques, foreign coverage and news photos are among the awards being offered. Many of the categories have cash prizes and some offer a year of free membership in the Press Club. Details on the prizes are here.

The deadline for entries is April 1, 2018.

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National Press Building begins replacing staircase

January 29, 2018 | By Miguel Dominguez |

Contractors have begun installing scaffolding and caution tape around the building atrium in the National Press Building as they prepare to demolish and replace the staircase next to Today's News leading from the lobby to the second floor.

As of Jan. 29, there will be no access to the staircase. Access to the second floor is available to all by the glass elevator.

For any questions please call Normandy Realty Partners at 202-662-7000.

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Ex-Philadelphia Mayor Nutter plans to review career at Headliners Book Rap, Feb. 15

January 26, 2018 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter plans to appear at a National Press Club Headliners Book Rap at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb.15, to discuss his new biography, Mayor: The Best Job in Politics.

This event features a discussion with the author, an audience question-and-answer session, and a book signing. Tickets are $5 for Press Club members and $10 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased online.

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Don’t wait! Get your tickets now for President Andrea Edney’s Inauguration on Feb. 10

January 24, 2018 | By Laura Coker |

Andrea Edney, an editor at Bloomberg News, plans to celebrate her inauguration as the 111th president of the National Press Club at a gala dinner at the Club on Saturday, Feb. 10.

Edney, a longtime member of the Club, has served on the Board of Governors and as chair of the Scholarship Committee. She officially assumed the presidency at the Club's General Membership meeting on Jan. 19.

The Inaugural Gala begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. and an after-party with dancing in the Holeman Lounge.

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Playwright plans to discuss Native American rights at Headliners Newsmaker, Tuesday

January 22, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Mary Kathryn Nagle, playwright of the new drama, "Sovereignty," plans to discuss Native American rights and the defense of the Violence Against Women Act at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker event on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. in the Club’s Bloomberg Room.

Debuting this month at Washington’s Arena Stage, "Sovereignty" is based on the stories of Nagle’s Cherokee grandfathers from 1830s Cherokee Nation (now present-day Georgia) and Andrew Jackson’s presidency to the Cherokee Nation in present-day Oklahoma.

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