National Press Club

Institute names journalism veteran Kiely as 2017 Press Freedom Fellow

February 7, 2017 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

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 | lunderwood@press.org

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 | wjlester@aol.com

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 | joseph.luchok@verizon.net

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 | wjlester@aol.com

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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National Press Club Journalism Institute offers class on congress.gov, Feb. 16, 9:30 a.m.

February 2, 2017 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

The National Press Club's Journalism Institute and Professional Development Committee are offering a workshop on Congress.gov on Feb. 16 at 9:30 a.m. in the Club's Bloomberg Room.

Tickets for NPC member are $5 each; for the general public $10. RSVP required; tickets can be purchased here.

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Enter your best breaking news stories from 2016 in Press Club journalism contest

February 1, 2017 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

Breaking news is one of the most important assignments journalists have, and the National Press Club wants to recognize the very best work in both broadcast and for print/online stories from 2016 so send us your best breaking news stories -- both for broadcast and for print -- for the 2017 Press Club journalism contest.

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Time to get entries of your best work from 2016 ready to enter NPC journalism contest

February 1, 2017 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

Please offer your best work for 2016 for consideration in the National Press Club’s national journalism contest this year.

Now is the time for journalists to look for their best work and prepare their entries for the journalism contest. The deadline is April 1. Details on the different awards categories and how to enter the contest can be found here.

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A snippet of Press Club history: Sousa, Berlin, Gershwin celebrate ASCAP anniversary

January 30, 2017 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein, History & Heritage Committee | eksmithb@verizon.net

Snippet #12: Songwriters: The National Press Club had a song in its heart in 1924 when it hosted a "songwriters" night" to celebrate the 10th birthday of ASCAP--the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Irving Berlin was there, as were Jerome Kern, John Phillip Sousa, Victor Herbert and young George Gershwin.

Berlin confessed that although he could write unforgettable songs, he could only play them on the piano's black keys.

Music was in the air that evening at the Press Club -- where news is made in the nation's capital.

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Update-1 queries Frank Sesno about questions

January 30, 2017 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmpgovernment.com

Questions help all of us communicate and for journalists they are a way of getting the information needed to report the news.

But how many of us know how to ask the right questions, whether on the job or in our daily lives?

In this episode of Update-1, Bankrate.com Washington Bureau Chief and former National Press Club President Mark Hamrick (@Hamrickisms) interviews Emmy Award-winning journalist Frank Sesno about the value of questions.

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