National Press Club

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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Show off your best reporting on diplomatic and foreign policy issues in the Club journalism contest

February 15, 2017 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club wants to see your best reporting on diplomatic and foreign affairs for 2016 in its annual journalism contest.

The winning entry will get the Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence. The award is named for Hood, a distinguished diplomatic correspondent for The Associated Press and a founding member of the National Press Club. Entrants must demonstrate an understanding of American foreign policy and how foreign affairs affect those policies.

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National Commander of the American Legion to discuss veterans’ issues facing administration and Congress Feb. 22

February 14, 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, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in the Club’s Bloomberg Room.

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Club journalism contest seeks best regional writing of 2016

February 13, 2017 | By Will Lester |

Reporters who cover politicians and issues in Washington from a regional perspective for their states or regions are eligible for awards from the National Press Club journalism contest. Please enter your best work from 2016.

This prize recognizes the work of Washington-based regional reporters who provide a clear understanding of events, issues and politics of importance to a city, state or region. This contest honors reporters who demonstrate excellence and versatility in covering Washington from a local angle. The winner gets a prize of $750.

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Workshop on using offered Feb. 16

February 12, 2017 | By Julie Schoo |

There are only a few days left to sign up for a workshop on using the resources on, hosted by the National Press Club's Journalism Institute and Professional Development Committee, 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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A cocktail evolution: From the Manhattan to the Scofflaw at the Fourth Estate Restaurant, Feb. 27

February 10, 2017 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Experience the evolution of the cocktail at a small plates dinner and drink pairing Monday, Feb. 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the Fourth Estate restaurant with cocktail expert and author Philip Greene.

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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National Press Club podcast explains why something goes "viral"

February 8, 2017 | By Adam Konowe |

We often hear about something becoming so popular is goes "viral." But what does that mean and why does it happen?

National Press Club member Matthew Ballard discusses this topic with Derek Thompson, senior editor at The Atlantic who writes about economics and media in the latest edition of the Club podcast Update-1.

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National Press Club journalism award to honor the best critical coverage of media

February 8, 2017 | By Will Lester |

Get your entries in soon for the Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism, which honors the best coverage in 2016 of media issues.

The award, which is part of the National Press Club’s journalism contest, is sponsored by former U.S. News & World Report reporter Arthur Rowse. The award honors excellence in examining the role and work of the news media. All entries must focus on criticism of journalistic practices or reporting on the industry, and must encourage responsible media behavior.

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