National Press Club

Press Club journalism contest welcomes your funny and offbeat journalism

February 9, 2016 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

Offer your best humor writing from 2015 in the National Press Club’s journalism contest. Your humor writing deserves the recognition of the National Press Club, a national leader among journalism organizations.

The Angele Gingras award is named for a longtime Press Club member who specialized in writing amusing stories for magazines and newspapers and honors excellence in humor writing.

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Celebrate Valentine's Day at The Fourth Estate Restaurant Feb. 13 and 14

February 7, 2016 | By Renee Arellano | Rarellano@press.org

The Fourth Estate will offer a special fixe price menu to celebrate Valentine's Day on Saturday, Feb. 13 and Sunday, Feb. 14.

Dinner will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and the special $110/couple menu includes surf and turf with filet and shrimp, cherry stuffed chicken breast and a vegetarian butternut squash tarte tatin. Desserts include chocolate filled crepes and (tongue in cheek) Sour on Sex Lemon Tart.

Diners may start the evening with a complimentary Pomegranate Bellini or just plain bubbly. The whole menu is available at www.press.org.

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New York Times author plans to rap about forbidden Afghan romance on Feb. 10

February 6, 2016 | By Angela Greiling Keane | agreilingkea@bloomberg.net

New York Times veteran international correspondent and long-time member of the National Press Club Rod Nordland plans to talk about his new book "The Lovers: Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet, the True Story of How They Defied Their Families and Escaped an Honor Killing" at a Press Club Book Rap on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the NPC's Holeman Lounge.

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NPC's Fourth Estate doubles your chance for Cupid’s Arrow on Feb. 13 or Feb. 14

February 6, 2016 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

Valentine’s Day is Sunday, Feb. 14.

The NPC's Fourth Estate will offer a special fixe price menu to celebrate the occasion both Saturday, Feb. 13, and Sunday, Feb. 14.

Dinner is served 5:30-8:30 p.m. and the special $110 National Press Club member couple; $130 general-public couple, menu includes Surf-and-Turf with filet and shrimp, cherry-stuffed chicken breast and a vegetarian butternut squash tarte tatin.

Desserts include chocolate-filled crepes and (tongue-in-cheek) Sour on Sex Lemon Tart.

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National Press Club seeks best newsletter journalism; deadline April 1

February 4, 2016 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The National Press Club encourages those who work for newsletters to enter its annual contest.

The deadline is April 1. Details on the different awards categories and how to enter the contest can be found by clicking here.

Newsletters provide valuable journalism focused on specific areas of interest and the Press Club’s annual journalism contest offers a chance to reward the best newsletter work from 2015.

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

February 3, 2016 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

Now is the time to enter your best work from 2015 in the National Press Club’s annual journalism contest.

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House Transportation chair intends to discuss new FAA reform proposal on Feb. 4

February 3, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) plans to discuss new legislation to reauthorize and reform federal aviation programs and the Federal Aviation Administration at a National Press Club Newsmakers event in the NPC’s Holeman Lounge on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 10 a.m.

Like all Newsmakers events, it is open to credentialed media and NPC members, free of charge. No advance registration is required.

For more information, please contact Jamie Horwitz, chairman of the NPC Newsmakers Committee, at 202-549-4921 or jhdcpr@starpower.net.

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New Orleans photographer plans to discuss decade after Katrina on Feb. 16 at 6 p.m.

February 2, 2016 | By Al Teich | ateich@gmail.com

Well-known New Orleans photographer David G. Spielman plans to 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 on Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. in the NPC's 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. Tickets may be obtained by clicking here.

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Nobel laureate to join panel on Trans-Pacific Partnership Feb. 11

February 2, 2016 | By James Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

What are the ramifications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and in particular will the Investor-State Dispute Settlement provision of TPP take the enforcement of U.S. laws out of the hands of the nation’s courts and legislatures in favor of corporate-controlled tribunals?

This question is expected to be answered by three experts on trade and investment law at a National Press Club Newsmakers event on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. in the NPC's Bloomberg Room.

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NPC Newsmakers event expects to feature Episcopal bishop talking about inclusiveness

January 28, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry plans to address the Episopal Church’s role in creating a more inclusive society at a National Press Club Newsmakers event on Monday, Feb. 8, at 10 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

Like all Newsmakers events, this news conference is open to credentialed media and Press Club members, free of charge. No advance registration is required.

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