National Press Club

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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Simeon Booker, 1982 Fourth Estate Awardee, nominated for Congressional Gold Medal

February 8, 2017

Representative Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, and 16 other Representatives have co-sponsored a bill to give National Press Club life member Simeon Booker a Congressional Gold Medal “in recognition of his achievements in the field of journalism, including reporting during the Civil Rights movement, as well as social and political commentary.”

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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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