National Press Club

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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Club members go behind the scenes at NPR

March 23, 2016 | By Andrew Loeb | andrew.loeb@hkstrategies.com

Some 15 National Press Club members were treated March 22 to a private tour of the Washington, D.C., headquarters of NPR.

Members were able to get an inside look at the organization's modern two-story newsroom, complete with cubicles upon cubicles of reporters, editors and others, including the Club’s very own Marilyn Geewax, Vice Chair of the NPC Board of Governors. She is NPR’s senior business editor.

Knowing how hard the newsroom staff was working, Club members brought a platter of cookies to keep the staffers fueled.

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Current, past AP correspondents to discuss changes in international reporting environment, March 29

March 22, 2016 | By Rachel Oswald | rachelm.oswald@gmail.com

In less than a week, the International Correspondents Committee will host an evening panel discussion on changes in the foreign reporting environment.

The Tuesday, March 29, event will run from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 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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Learn how to cover polls at Campaign Boot Camp, tomorrow

March 20, 2016 | By Herb Jackson | herbjackson202@gmail.com

Was the Michigan primary -- won by Bernie Sanders after the Real Clear Politics average showed Hillary Clinton up by 21 points -- an anomaly or a sign of things to come? Were the reported “surges” by various non-Trump candidates in the past year mirages or something else?

Find out tomorrow, March 22 -- and learn much else about election polling -- in the Club's Campaign Boot Camp in the Bloomberg Room starting at 9:30 a.m.

Cost is $5 for National Press Club members and $10 for other journalists.

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Learn Free Data Visualization Software with Tableau Training, April 1

March 19, 2016 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Learn how free software can transform a pile of data into an eye-catching web graphic at an upcoming club training session.

Tableau is a unique software tool that helps journalists and bloggers to visualize data fast and publish it interactively to the web without programming. Tableau prides itself on its outreach to journalists, and the Seattle-based company is sending a trainer.

Dash Davidson will conduct a two-hour, hands-on class at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 1.

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IRS Commissioner John Koskinen to headline luncheon during tax season, Thursday

March 19, 2016 | By Kasia Klimasinska | k.klimasinska@gmail.com

As the tax deadline approaches and presidential candidates talk up their plans for tax reform, John Koskinen, commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, will speak at a National Press Club luncheon this Thursday, March 24.

Koskinen, who has led the agency since December 2013, will discuss the “Future State of Affairs of the IRS,” which collects $3.1 trillion in tax revenue each year, employs about 90,000 people and has a budget of approximately $10.9 billion. Challenges facing the commissioner include improving customer service and dealing with the risk of hacking and identity theft.

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

March 19, 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 the National Press Club at 6:30 p.m. on April 1.

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