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Former NYT editor Abramson describes effects of digital disruption to news media

Jill Abramson, former executive editor of The New York Times, addressed the opportunities and challenges faced by news organizations in the digital era and her book “Merchants of Truth: The Business of News and the Fight for Facts,” in a

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Journalism contest seeks best coverage of foreign affairs from 2018

The best journalism about foreign affairs in 2018 should be entered in the National Press Club’s annual journalism contest. The winners in both print/online and broadcast will get the Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence.

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Journalism contest seeks best breaking news coverage from 2018

The National Press Club journalism contest needs your entries in the breaking news category, both in print/online and broadcast, by April 15.

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From the President's Desk

Alison Fitzgerald Kodjak Inauguration Speech

It's really such an honor - and a little overwhelming - to be standing up here in front of all of you.

A lot of amazing people have stood here - in this ballroom, behind this podium.

Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan each came here - to the National Press Club - to announce they were running for president in 1976.

In 1939 Eleanor Roosevelt was the first woman to address the club.

And The Reverend Martin Luther King spoke here in 1962.

Which begs the question - what the heck am I doing here? But for tonight, let's just go with it.

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