National Press Club

National Press Club Journalism Institute hosts discussion on global government transparency, 6:30 pm March 14

February 24, 2016 | By Rachel Oswald |

In honor of Sunshine Week, the National Press Club’s Press Freedom Committee will host a panel discussion on March 14 to examine the status of government transparency laws around the world.

The event, which will take place from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., will feature foreign journalists and policy experts who will analyze global and regional trends in journalists' and the general public's ability to receive timely access to government information as well as the difficulty of reporting in countries without freedom of information laws.

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U.N. executive to discuss women's role in meeting sustainable development goals, 10 am Feb. 23

February 22, 2016 | By Patti Giglio |

In celebration of International Women’s Day and U.S. Women’s History Month in March, the United Nations Under Secretary General and Executive Director of U.N. Women, Phumzile Miambo-Ngcuka, will speak at a National Press Club Newsmaker press conference at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

Mlambo-Ngcuka will discuss the key contributions of women to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs) approved by UN member states in September 2015 -- and the challenges they still face. She also will explore the new global environmental roadmap the UN hopes to implement by 2030.

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Hume Award honors young political reporters

February 22, 2016 | By Will Lester |

Up-and-coming political reporters should enter their best work from 2015 in the competition for the Sandy Hume Memorial Award for Excellence in Political Journalism.

This award honors excellence and objectivity in political coverage by reporters 34 years old or younger. It is named in memory of Sandy Hume, the reporter for The Hill who broke the story of the aborted 1997 coup against House Speaker Newt Gingrich. The Hume award is one of many offered in the National Press Club journalism contest.

The winner gets a $750 prize.

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Former reporter to speak on using statistics in reporting Feb. 24

February 18, 2016 | By Jonathan Make |

Jeannine Aversa, chief of public relations for the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis at the Department of Commerce, will reveal how to use economic statistics in reporting without boring readers Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 6 to 8 p.m.

A former long-time reporter, Aversa will speak on on "Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics: How to Use Numbers in Your Reporting" at a Society of Professional Journalists D.C. event at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, 1325 G St. N.W., Suite 730.

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Club contest seeks best 2015 journalism on international affairs

February 18, 2016 | By Will Lester |

The best reporting about international affairs in 2015 will be honored by the Edwin M. Hood award in the National Press Club journalism contest.

The Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence is named for a distinguished diplomatic correspondent for The Associated Press and a founding member of the National Press Club. The awards - one for broadcast and one for print - recognize excellence in reporting on diplomatic and foreign policy issues. Entrants must demonstrate an understanding of American foreign policy and how foreign affairs affect those policies.

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Club, D.C. Open Government Coalition to present summit March 15

February 17, 2016 | By Julie Schoo |

Celebrating Sunshine Week 2016, the National Press Club’s Freedom of the Press Committee will join with the D.C. Open Government Coalition to present the fifth annual D.C. Open Government Summit on Tuesday, March 15, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

The event is free and open to all, but registration is required. A reception will follow the program.

The 2016 D.C. Open Government Summit will focus on the state of government transparency in the District of Columbia.

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Club contest seeks best critical writing about journalism

February 17, 2016 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club journalism contest wants to honor the best writing and critical analysis about the news industry with the Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism.

The award is looking for work from 2015 that examines 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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Authors of book on autism to speak Feb. 17

February 12, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz |

John Donvan and Caren Zucker, authors of the new New York Times bestseller, "In A Different Key: The Story of Autism," will discuss the fraught and high stakes controversies swirling around autism on Feb. 17, at 10 a.m., in the National Press Club’s Zenger Room.

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Press Club journalism contest seeks best regional reporting of 2015

February 11, 2016 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club wants to reward the best work in 2015 of regional reporters who cover politicians and issues in Washington from their states' and regions' perspectives.

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.

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New Orleans photographer to discuss changes in decade after Katrina Feb. 16

February 10, 2016 | By Al Teich |

New Orleans photographer David G. Spielman will discuss his experiences documenting the impacts of Hurricane Katrina for his new book, “The Katrina Decade: Images of an Altered City,” at a special event sponsored by the National Press Club’s Photography Committee at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16 in the Murrow Room.

The event is open to the public. Tickets are free to Press Club members and one guest, $10 per person for all others. They may be obtained here.

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