National Press Club

St. Patrick's Irish buffet, music and celebration Thursday, March 15

February 23, 2018 | By Mesfin Mekonen |

NPC Members and their guests are invited to the St. Patrick’s buffet and celebration at the Club on Thursday, March 15, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Come enjoy the food, and music by popular guitarist Mat Palombo at 6:30 p.m. Special drinks will be announced soon, just for this occasion.

The price of the buffet is $24 for Club members and $28 for nonmembers, plus tax and gratuity.
Reservations are encouraged because it is usually a sold out event. Please contact us at 202-662-7443 or e-mail

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If you have a gift for funny writing, this award competition is for you

February 22, 2018 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club offers the Angele Gingras Humor Award for those with a talent for writing the humorous side of the news.

The deadline to submit entries is April 1, and the contest is open to Press Club members and non-members. Offering entries is free for NPC members, and $50 for non-members. Entries may be submitted online or by the more traditional use of mail. For more information click here.

The award is named for a longtime National Press Club member who was good at humor writing.

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Five-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky to speak at NPC Headliners Luncheon March 26

February 22, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Katie Ledecky, one of the most decorated female swimmers in the history of the sport, will share her plans for future competition, including the 2020 Summer games in Tokyo, at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Monday, March 26, 2018.

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The National Press Club wants to reward the best political analysis

February 21, 2018 | By Will Lester |

The best political reporting and writing from 2017 should be entered in the National Press Club journalism contest so it can be recognized by the Lee Walczak Award for Political Analysis.

The deadline is April 1. Details on the different awards categories and how to enter the contest can be found by clicking here. Entrants are encouraged to enter online, but the Club will accept entries mailed in the traditional way as long as they are postmarked before the deadline. The cost for an entry is $50 and it is free for Club members.

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Wanted: Best journalism from 2017 looking at challenges faced by older people

February 21, 2018 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club is eager to see your best journalism from 2017 examining the challenges faced by older people.

The Joseph D. Ryle Award for Excellence in Writing on the Problems of Geriatrics rewards top reporting on aging. That is one of many categories in the Club’s annual journalism contest.

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Popular superhero The Black Panther featured at Feb. 27 book event

February 19, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

On the heels of a record-breaking box office opening for Disney-Marvel’s Black Panther superhero film, award-winning journalist and author Jesse J. Holland will share his celebrated novel featuring the superhero, “Black Panther: Who is the Black Panther?” at a National Press Club Headliners Book Event on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 6:30 p.m.

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Send your best news photo from 2017 to the National Press Club

February 19, 2018 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club’s journalism contest will present an award for excellence in news photography again this year, so be sure to enter your best work.

The contest will recognize excellence for an individual news photo and the contest is limited to photos taken during 2017. Only one news photo should be submitted per entry and people are limited to 3 separate entries at most.

The winner will win one year’s free Club membership. Members may offer photo entries for free, while non-members pay $50 per entry.

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Best young journalists recognized with the Sandy Hume Memorial Award

February 16, 2018 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club wants to recognize the best young journalists for outstanding political reporting and writing.

The Sandy Hume Memorial Award for Excellence in Political Journalism shines a spotlight on the best such work in 2017. The Club’s annual journalism contest offers the Hume award among many on topics ranging from politics to online journalism to foreign coverage.

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Veteran journalist discusses new book on achieving a more equitable workplace, March 1

February 16, 2018 | By Tamara Hinton |

Veteran journalist and author, Joanne Lipman, will discuss her new book, That’s What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together, at a National Press Club Headliners Book Event at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1.

Lipman became the first woman to rise to the position of deputy managing editor at The Wall Street Journal and supervised coverage that won three Pulitzer Prizes. She later moved on to other leadership roles in media, including most recently serving as chief content officer at Gannett and editor-in-chief of USA Today.

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The Watergate's mysterious past explored, 6:30 pm Feb. 21

February 14, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Nearly everyone is familiar with the Nixon-era Watergate scandal, which began with the arrest of five men at the Democratic National Committee headquarters and ended with the resignation of America’s chief executive. But there is more to the history of the Watergate complex.

Joseph Rodata, author of The Watergate: Inside America’s Most Infamous Address, will take attendees on a deep dive into the Watergate’s shadowy past and most intriguing inhabitants at a National Press Club Headliners Book Event at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21.

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