National Press Club

Club's Journalism contest seeks best 2016 stories about animals and their welfare

February 7, 2017 | By Will Lester |

Consider entering your best stories about animals and their welfare in the National Press Club journalism contest. The top work in broadcast and print/online categories could win the Ann Cottrell Free Animal Reporting Award.

The Club's journalism contest is giving the prize for the best coverage in 2016 that educates the public about threats facing animals. The award was established by the family of journalist and longtime Press Club member Ann Cottrell Free, who wrote extensively about animals and their welfare.

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Institute names journalism veteran Kiely as 2017 Press Freedom Fellow

February 7, 2017 | By Julie Schoo |

The National Press Club Journalism Institute, the non-profit affiliate of the National Press Club, has named veteran journalist Kathy Kiely as its 2017 Press Freedom Fellow.

The Press Freedom Fellowship was established in 2016 to shine a light on barriers to press freedom abroad and in the United States and to leverage the Club's unique presence and resources to highlight global press freedom issues.

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Media maven Rosenstiel shares political thriller “Shining City” March 2

February 7, 2017 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Tom Rosenstiel, co-author of the revered classic "The Elements of Journalism," will share his first work of fiction, "Shining City," at a National Press Club book event on Thursday, March 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Club's Conference Rooms.

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Friedenberg award to recognize innovative work online

February 6, 2017 | By Will Lester |

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 |

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 |

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, Feb. 16, 9:30 a.m.

February 2, 2017 | By Julie Schoo |

The National Press Club's Journalism Institute and Professional Development Committee are offering a workshop on 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 |

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 |

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 |

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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