National Press Club

Latin American journalists to discuss efforts to investigate crime & corruption, March 23

March 19, 2016 | By Rachel Oswald |

The International Center for Journalists, in coordination with the press club's International Correspondents Committee, invites Club members to attend a panel discussion on March 23 on reporting into crime and corruption in Latin America.

The discussion begins at 6 p.m. in the Holeman Lounge with a reception following at 7 p.m. To RSVP for this event, email or call Christian Madonna at or 202-349-7618.

The event will feature investigative reporters who are doing ground-breaking work exposing corruption in Latin America:

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Millennial political leaders to announce new initiative to run young people for public office, March 22 Newsmaker

March 19, 2016 | By John Celock |

In 2016, for the first time, more millennials will be eligible to vote than baby boomers. A new national political group Action for America will announce a major new initiative aimed at recruiting millennials to run for public office during a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference on Tues., March 22, 10 a.m. in the club’s Lisagor Room.

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International Correspondents Committee hosts talk on changes in American foreign reporting, March 29

March 19, 2016 | By Rachel Oswald |

Join the International Correspondents Committee on March 29 for a panel discussion of correspondents and experts who will examine changes to the way American journalists cover the world.

The discussion will go 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.

Click here to purchase tickets.

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Newsmaker panel examines South China Sea dispute – What happens next? March 21

March 18, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz |

China’s militarization of the Spratly Islands and claim of sovereignty over vast areas of the South China Sea has created a major challenge for other Pacific nations and for freedom of navigation.

Experts will look at the political, legal, economic and security issues at play in the South China Sea dispute and discuss what is likely to happen next at a Newsmaker panel on March 21, at 10 a.m., in the National Press Club’s Zenger Room. Recent satellite images of China’s actions also will be reviewed.

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

March 18, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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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