National Press Club

NPC in History: The metamorphosis of Conan the Republican

March 28, 2019 | By Gil Klein |

Arnold Schwarzenegger, the champion body builder turned mega movie star turned politician, has spoken at the National Press Club three times, and each time he has presented a different persona.

In 1990, President George H.W. Bush appointed him chairman of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Schwarzenegger had made his film breakthrough starring in Conan the Barbarian, and Bush dubbed him “Conan the Republican.”

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Deadline approaching to enter your best coverage of foreign affairs from 2018

March 28, 2019 | By Will Lester |

The time is here to enter the best journalism about foreign affairs in 2018 in the National Press Club’s annual journalism contest.

Winners in both print/online and broadcast will get the Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence.

The award is named for Hood, a distinguished diplomatic correspondent for The Associated Press and a founding member of the Club. Entrants must demonstrate an understanding of American foreign policy and how foreign affairs affect those policies.

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National Press Club wants to see your best news photos from 2018

March 27, 2019 | By Will Lester |

Time to get recognition for your excellent news photography.

The National Press Club’s journalism contest includes an award for excellence in news photography.

The contest will recognize excellence for an individual news photo taken during 2018. Only one news photo should be submitted per entry and people are limited to three separate entries.

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Eat your way through Italy with cookbook author Elizabeth Minchilli, April 24

March 26, 2019 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Travel writer and cookbook author Elizabeth Minchilli will share her insights on Italian cuisine and culture at a five-course Italian dinner based on recipes from her book, "The Italian Table" at the Fourth Estate restaurant on Wednesday, April 24.

Combining menus and recipes with visual experience and inspiration, "The Italian Table" is a practical resource that will help home cooks and hosts recreate these fabulous meals and celebrations at their own tables.

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Deadline fast approaching to enter your best breaking news coverage from 2018

March 26, 2019 | By Will Lester |

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

Coverage of breaking news requires a combination of skills, judgement and hustle. Entries will be judged for quality of reporting, speed and innovation. Particular attention will be given to reporting in the first 24 hours and the use of a variety of formats to reach news consumers.

Click here for more information and instructions on submitting:

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Smart, critical coverage of the media should be entered in National Press Club contest

March 21, 2019 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club is looking for the best critical coverage of the news business, which is increasingly important to the health of the industry.

The Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism honors the best coverage in 2018 of media issues. The award, part of the Club’s journalism contest, is sponsored by former U.S. News & World Report journalist Arthur Rowse. It honors excellence in examining the role and work of the news media. All entries must focus on critical coverage of journalistic practices or reporting on the industry, and must encourage responsible media behavior.

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Crimes against Americans abroad: Who’s being held accountable? Special NPC program April 2

March 21, 2019 | By Julie Moos |

When Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian was released from Iran after 544 days imprisoned there, U.S. Diplomat Brett McGurk was in Geneva to meet his plane. Both men will discuss the question that came later: How do we hold the right people accountable for crimes against Americans unjustly detained abroad?

The James W. Foley Legacy Foundation will host a distinguished panel uniquely qualified to explore that difficult dilemma from 10:30 a.m.-noon Tuesday, April 2, at the National Press Club.

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NPC in History: The Club that saved the world?

March 21, 2019 | By Gil Klein |

It’s a tale of intrigue that took place in plain sight at the National Press Club bar, even as it remained hidden from common knowledge for decades as the participants kept their mouths shut – or didn’t even know what they had done. It’s the role the Club played in the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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Schwarzenegger, Holder to discuss redistricting reform, gerrymandering following SCOTUS arguments, March 26

March 20, 2019 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Obama administration Attorney General Eric Holder will discuss the need for redistricting reform at a National Press Club Headliners event at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in the Holeman Lounge.

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For kids and adults: Magic and Taxes, April 15

March 19, 2019 | By Larry Lipman |

Now's the time to plan to attend the free magic show at 7 p.m. Monday, April 15, in the National Press Club conference rooms.

Five members of the Society of American Magicians, including former Club president Larry “Lorenzo the Great” Lipman and two winners of the “Magician of the Year” contest sponsored by the International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring 50, will be among the performers.

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