NPC Coronavirus Information

The Board of Governors of the National Press Club (NPC) voted May 18 to extend the temporary suspension of in-person Club services through June 8. The decision is in alignment with Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser's order requiring the closure of all non-essential businesses and prohibiting gatherings of 10 or more people through June 8. The NPC will continue to pay its staff through this period.

Message from National Press Club President Michael Freedman

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Fellow National Press Club Members,

The lifeblood of the National Press Club is its membership. We offer our heartfelt thanks to our Journalist and Communicator colleagues for your ongoing support as we all weather this storm. To those on the front lines covering the crisis, we applaud your courage and your perseverance. You reinforce every hour of every day why journalism matters.

To our members who have lost jobs as a result of the dramatic cuts nationwide, we encourage you to reach out to us. The National Press Club and its staff are here for you. Please contact Membership Director Kate Helster at [email protected]

If members are the lifeblood of our 113 year-old institution, the staff is our heart. This dedicated team has worked tirelessly over the past several weeks to ensure that vital Club and Institute functions and services have continued uninterrupted, including our virtual Newsmaker programs and online resources for members. The staff has also provided comfort and a spirit of community in these uncertain times by voluntarily delivering meals and medical supplies to those in need.

The leadership of the National Press Club and its Journalism Institute are proud and appreciative of our global NPC family and remain steadfast in both our commitment to your safety and well-being and our support for the work of our colleagues in the field. Stay safe, stay well and we hope to see you soon. 



Michael Freedman
National Press Club

Update for Business Clients

In alignment with the latest restrictions imposed by the Washington, D.C. government, as well as the recommendations of medical experts, the National Press Club is extending the temporary suspension of in-person event operations through June 8, 2020.

Our staff will continue working remotely to assist clients with details of past and future bookings via email and phone. Clients should see little impact on how they are able to work with Press Club staff to plan future events. You may continue to contact our team members directly, or via the Event Services section of our website.  

During this time, the National Press Club continues to offer our multimedia production studio/services to assist companies and organizations with “virtual” events like webcasts, video conferencing and other programming to help them reach audiences online that they would normally do via a live event (educational seminars, media briefings, interviews, panel discussions, etc.). To learn more about the benefits and options for conducting a virtual event, please visit our Live, Virtual & Hybrid Events web page or contact our Events Team at 202-662-7587 or [email protected]
Additionally, through the National Press Club’s preferred partnership with global news distribution service PR Newswire (, we can help you communicate timely news and information to the media and online communities about your organization’s activities. For details and options, please contact our Events Team.
Please know we stand ready to help you in every way we can.  We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through these unusual circumstances, and we look forward to working with you again soon.