National Press Club

Celebrate journalistic excellence at Club Awards Dinner, Aug. 28

August 22, 2019 | By Will Lester |

Celebrate journalistic excellence Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the annual National Press Club Awards Dinner. A reception will be held at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

Among the winners are the Capital Gazette of Annapolis and the Baltimore Sun, who captured the breaking news award for their courageous coverage of the shooting that killed five people at the Annapolis paper in June of last year.

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Podcast compares Biden 2020 to Biden 1988

August 22, 2019 | By Adam Konowe |

With the 2020 election campaign well under way, the Democrats have a front runner, thanks in part to the name recognition Joe Biden acquired as senator, vice president and a previous presidential candidate.

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Bee there or bee square: Tickets on sale for Sept. 17 spelling bee

August 22, 2019 | By Brennan Hoban |

Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 National Press Club Spelling Bee, which will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the ballroom.

The event, organized by the Club's Young Members Team, pits members of Congress against Beltway reporters in an evening of camaraderie and entertainment.

Tickets can be purchased online. A discounted rate is available for Club members.

For any questions, please contact Brennan Hoban (

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Club launches series to connect journalists, communicators with diverse thought leaders, Sept. 16

August 21, 2019 | By Aileen Roberta Schlef |

The National Press Club's Communicator and Events Teams are collaborating to produce a series of programs to convene journalists and communicators with top communications officials from diverse communities.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning editor, investigative journalist Amanda Bennett to accept National Press Club Fourth Estate Award at Oct.17 gala

August 19, 2019 | By Melinda Cooke Vandaveer |

Amanda Bennett, best known for her award-winning leadership in investigative reporting at The Wall Street Journal, The Oregonian and Bloomberg News, will receive the National Press Club's most esteemed prize, the Fourth Estate Award, at a Club gala in her honor on Oct. 17.

Bennett is the 47th recipient of the award, which recognizes journalists who have made significant contributions to the field.

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Journalism Institute seeks authors, volunteers for Book Fair

August 19, 2019 | By Beth Francesco |

Calling all book lovers: The National Press Club Journalism Institute is seeking authors and volunteers for the 2019 Book Fair and Authors’ Night. The region’s premier winter book event is a chance to mingle with established and emerging writers while selling your work and raising funds for the Institute.

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NPC in History: American Legion Post 20 and Gen. Pershing

August 18, 2019 | By Tom Young |

The most celebrated American commander of World War I was an associate member of the National Press Club. And the influence of Gen. John “Black Jack” Pershing lives on at the Club to this day.

Pershing led the American Expeditionary Forces during the war. When it was over, he wanted the public to understand issues important to veterans. So he helped found a veterans’ organization, the American Legion, to promote American values and to advocate for veterans’ needs.

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Fourth Estate Restaurant closed Aug. 19 through Sept. 2

August 16, 2019 | By Miguel Dominguez |

The Fourth Estate Restaurant will be closed for two weeks beginning Monday, Aug. 19, through Labor Day weekend. It will reopen for regular dining hours beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3.

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Podcast covers planned memorial to honor fallen journalists

August 15, 2019 | By Adam Konowe |

In the wake of the deadliest assault on journalists in U.S. history, a permanent memorial is being planned to commemorate America’s commitment to a free press and honor news reporters and photographers who have sacrificed their lives in service to that cause.

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Authors invited to apply to the 2019 National Press Club's Journalism Institute Book Fair

August 11, 2019 | By Beth Francesco |

The captial region’s premier holiday book event is back for its 42nd year. The National Press Club Journalism Institute is partnering with landmark local bookseller Politics & Prose for a night of pols, pundits and prose on Friday, Nov. 1.

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