National Press Club

NAACP National President Cornell W. Brooks to discuss protests in Flint, criminal justice reform at March 18 Newsmaker

March 18, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

Cornell W. Brooks, the National President of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization, will address issues of importance to the nation and in particular to African-Americans at a Newsmaker news conference on Fri., March 18, at 10 a.m. in the club's Zenger Room. Among the topics to be discussed are planned demonstrations in Flint, Mich., the criminal justice reform debate and the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Deadline approaches: Don't wait to enter your best journalism in the Press Club journalism contest

March 18, 2016 | By Will Lester | WJLester@aol.com

Time is running out to enter your best journalism from 2015 in the National Press Club’s annual journalism contest. 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, top feature photo, breaking news for print/online and for broadcast, best work in consumer journalism and many other categories.

The deadline is April 1.

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Update-1 podcasts cover 2016 election and visual news trends

March 16, 2016 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmpgovernment.com

Update-1, the National Press Club’s podcast, jumps into the 2016 presidential race with a roundtable discussion hosted by SiriusXM’s White House correspondent Jared Rizzi.

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The National Press Club journalism contest wants to see the best, most original online journalism

March 16, 2016 | By Will Lester | WJLester@aol.com

Online journalism offers great options for innovative story-telling and use of technology to tell that story.

The Joan M. Friedenberg Online Journalism Award aims to reward the best of that online work from 2015. This award is named in memory of Joan M. Friedenberg, founding editor of the Online Newshour and late wife of former Club President Jonathan D. Salant, and is funded by donations from Friedenberg's friends and family.

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National Press Club is looking for the best in 2015 news and feature photos

March 15, 2016 | By Will Lester | WJLester@aol.com

The National Press Club’s journalism contest will reward the best spot news and feature photography for 2015 in its photo competition.

These photos must be published in news publications such as newspapers, magazines or online media during 2015. Spot news entries should be a news photograph of an unplanned event that is spontaneous and requires the photographer to rely on instincts and photo skills. A feature photo entry should be a general feature photo or a news feature photo that showcases the instincts and skills of the news photographer.

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Newsweek, Bloomberg represented at next 'Digital' installment, Wednesday, March 16

March 15, 2016 | By Scott Sowers | scott@scottsowers.com

The Freelance Committee and the Events Committee have announced the expanded and final lineup for the next installment of the National Press Club’s “Digital” series at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, in the conference rooms.

The session -- “Where should news be and how do we get there?” -- will explore the trend of social media channels that have moved or are moving into news production. The panel discussion will feature the multimedia journalists listed below.

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Former Cuban political prisoner Alan Gross to discuss his detention and the need for Cubans to have Internet access, March 15

March 14, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

Former Cuban political prisoner Alan Gross of the United States will speak and answer media questions at a National Press Club Newsmaker 10 a.m., Tues., March 15, in the club’s Bloomberg Room.

This news conference will occur just before President Obama travels to Cuba. Gross will describe what he endured for the five years of his detention, what he believes Cuba should do to assure the freedom of Internet information access he fought to achieve for the Cuban people, and what the U.S. should do regarding Cuban policy to achieve this goal.

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Family member of imprisoned Americans in UAE to call for release, discuss details of upcoming trial at March 14 Newsmaker

March 11, 2016 | By David Hodes | dhodes11@gmail.com

Amal Eldarat, the daughter and sister of American citizens imprisoned in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for more than 550 days, will speak at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference, Monday, March 14, at 10 a.m. in the club’s Bloomberg Room.

Eldarat will provide an update on her family’s case and urge the UAE to immediately release her family members. The news conference comes exactly one week before Kamal and Mohamed Eldarat are scheduled to return to court to face trial on what Eldarat says are fabricated charges.

Joining Eldarat:

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Time to enter your best 2015 work in the Press Club journalism contest

March 11, 2016 | By Will Lester | WJLester@aol.com

Time is running out to enter your best journalism from 2015 in the National Press Club’s annual journalism contest.

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, top feature photo, breaking news for print/online and for broadcast, best work in consumer journalism and many other categories.

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'Digital' series explores social media channels changing news production, March 16

March 11, 2016 | By Scott Sowers | scott@scottsowers.com

The Freelance Committee and the Events Committee are teaming up for the next installment of the National Press Club’s “Digital” series at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, in the conference rooms and has recently announced the confirmed panelists

The session -- “Where should news be and how do we get there?” -- will explore the trend of social media channels that have moved or are moving into news production. The panel discussion will feature the multimedia journalists listed below.

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