Since its founding in 1908, The National Press Club has hosted the famous -- from presidents, potentates and politicians to pathfinders and path breakers. It remains today as it was always: an institution dedicated to the profession of journalism and the art of the trade.
With the journalism industry at a critical juncture, the importance of fostering the next generation of journalists is more important than ever. The Club's non-profit Journalism Institute is committed to training working journalists in a changing media environment, and encouraging future journalists who contribute to diversity in their profession through a competitive scholarship program.
Since 2000, the Institute has distributed nearly $700,000 to help bright young people attend journalism school and realize their full potential. Many of these students have gone on to work in some of our nation's top newsrooms, ensuring that reflect the communities they serve.
This video, first shown at the 2011 Fourth Estate dinner honoring Jim Lehrer, gives viewers a look at how we accomplish our mission.