National Press Club

NPC in History: How Khrushchev brought the girls down from the balcony

March 12, 2019 | By Gil Klein | gilbert.klein@yahoo.com

In the half-century fight of women journalists to gain entry to the National Press Club as equals, perhaps little irked them more than the condescension of the men to allow women to attend the Newsmaker Luncheons, but only if they sat in the balcony.

They were not allowed to send questions to the Club president to ask the speakers, and they were not invited to the reception for the speaker before the luncheon. All they could do was sit in the often overly heated balcony next to the TV lights and try to see and hear what was happening.

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BV winemaker Trevor Durling and Certified Angus Beef pair up for Fourth Estate wine dinner April 3

March 12, 2019 | By Donna Leinwand Leger | donna@dcmedia.us

Join Beaulieu Vineyard winemaker Trevor Durling for an evening of top flight wines paired with five Certified Angus Beef-centric courses at a wine dinner Wednesday, April 3, at the Fourth Estate restaurant.

The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres featuring four different cuts of beef.

Durling, the fifth winemaker in the Napa Valley winery's 118-year history, will share tasting notes on each of the five wines, including Georges de Latour Private Reserve Cabernet, to be served at the dinner. A complete menu is listed below.

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Tonight's Sunshine Week discussion to focus on analyzing climate data

March 10, 2019 | By Rachel Oswald | rachelm.oswald@gmail.com

The National Press Club's Journalism Institute and Freedom of the Press Committee will mark Sunshine Week with a discussion on analyzing climate data.

Reporters and the public are invited to a March 11 evening panel discussion to learn how to obtain and improve coverage of climate data.

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Restaurants join Club-led effort to raise money for safe return of journalist Austin Tice

March 10, 2019 | By Louise D. Walsh | ldwalsh@earthlink.net

More restaurants have joined a National Press Club-led effort to raise money for the safe return of award-winning journalist Austin Tice, a former Marine who vanished in Syria in 2012.

The goal is to raise $1 million to match the amount already offered by the FBI for information leading to Tice's safe return.

“We know he’s out there,” Club President Alison Fitzgerald Kodjak said Friday. The Club has set May 2 as “Night Out for Austin Tice,” where diners are asked to eat at restaurants participating in a nationwide campaign to free Tice.

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FEC chairwoman to headline panel on covering campaign finance in 2020

March 10, 2019 | By Julie Moos | jmoos@press.org

Federal Election Commission Chairwoman Ellen Weintraub and Center for Responsive Politics Executive Director Sheila Krumholz will headline a National Press Club Journalism Institute program on covering campaign finance on Monday, March 18.

The program will run from 10 a.m. to noon in the Bloomberg Room. Registration is required, and tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for nonmembers. Register and buy tickets online.

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Club's awards recognize best Washington regional reporting

March 10, 2019 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The National Press Club wants to recognize the best work of regional writers who cover the nation’s capital city. It’s more important than ever.

Regional reporters cover Washington from a local perspective and the Club wants to see their best work from 2018.

This prize recognizes the work of Washington-based regional reporters who provide a clear understanding of events, issues and politics of importance to a city, state or region. The winner gets a prize of $750.

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Broadcast prizes offered in the Club's annual journalism contest

March 7, 2019 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The National Press Club wants to recognize the best broadcast journalism from 2018. The broadcast awards are given in a variety of categories.

Here are the categories of broadcast competition:

--Consumer Journalism: (including network, syndicates, cable and broadcast TV and radio stations) Entries can be a single broadcast or a series of broadcasts that will be judged as a unit. Include a letter detailing how the piece or series resulted in action by consumers, the government, the community or an individual.

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Monday panel to focus on climate data

March 6, 2019 | By Rachel Oswald | rachelm.oswald@gmail.com

The National Press Club will mark Sunshine Week with a discussion on obtaining and reporting on climate data.

The Club's Journalism Institute and Freedom of the Press Committee will host a panel of climate science journalists and climate policy researchers.

The conversation will take place in the Murrow Room from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 11. Admission is free but registration is required.

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Bobby Kennedy's daughter to discuss his legacy at the Club, April 10

March 6, 2019 | By Aileen Roberta Schlef | creativealliance@msn.com

Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend will discuss the legacy of her father, the late U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, at the National Press Club from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10.

Townsend and her co-author, Rick Allen, will talk about their book, "RFK: His Words for Our Times," which has been edited and updated. They will share the senator’s ideas and words and apply them to 2019 and beyond.

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Learn how to find and analyze climate data, March 11

March 3, 2019 | By Cheryl White | cwhite@press.org

In honor of Sunshine Week, the National Press Club Journalism Institute and Freedom of the Press Committee will hold a discussion obtaining climate data and improving coverage

The conversation will take place in the Murrow Room and run from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 11. Admission is free but registration is required. There will be time for questions at the end.

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