National Press Club

Enter your best journalism from 2018 in Club's annual contest

February 3, 2019 | By Will Lester |

The best journalism from 2018 - in areas like politics, breaking news, broadcast news, consumer news, foreign coverage, use of online news techniques and news photos - should be entered in the National Press Club’s annual journalism contest.

Most of the categories have cash prizes and some offer a year of free membership in the Club. Details on the prizes and application options are here. The fee is $60 for each entry, but there is no charge for Club members.

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Using sanctions to protect journalists: Panel discussion, Feb. 11

February 1, 2019 | By Rachel Oswald |

Lawmakers, former senior State Department officials and journalists will gather at the National Press Club on Monday, Feb. 11, for a discussion about the growing use of human rights sanctions to protect journalists around the world.

The panel discussion “Using Sanctions to Protect Journalists” will take place from 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. in the Bloomberg Room. The event is open to the public. Registration is required.

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Update-1 podcast covers efforts to educate public about misinformation

January 31, 2019 | By Adam Konowe |

The task of helping people of all ages glean the facts and screen out the exaggeration, bias and misinformation from their sources of news requires a variety of targeted approaches.

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Fourth Estate debuts new menu items on Feb. 2

January 30, 2019 | By Susan Delbert |

Saturday, Feb. 2, may be Groundhog Day but that does not mean the day will repeat itself ad infinitum like a Bill Murray nightmare. The Fourth Estate Brunch menu has been revamped and several new items will be available.

The Fourth Estate serves brunch, rather than lunch, every Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Reservations are requested at or 202.662.7638. Parking validation at the 24 hour PMI garage on G street, near 13th street, is available for $10.

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Washington Post reporter Rezaian to share memoir of Iranian imprisonment, extraordinary release, Feb. 11

January 23, 2019 | By Lindsay Underwood |

The Washington Post’s Jason Rezaian, recipient of the National Press Club’s 2015 John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award, will share his highly-anticipated memoir, "Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison—Solitary Confinement, a Sham Trial, High-Stakes Diplomacy, and the Extraordinary Efforts It Took to Get Me Out," at a Club event at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in the First Amendment Lounge.

The event will feature a moderated discussion with the author, an audience question-and-answer session, and a book signing.

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Tonight: Women In Sports and Events DC hosts speed mentoring

January 23, 2019 | By Leelannee Malin |

Women in Sports and Events (WISE) will host its annual speed mentoring event at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the National Press Club in the Zenger Room.

This interactive event will feature a State of the Chapter address, networking and question-and-answer sessions in rounds of speed mentoring. There will be cocktails and hors doeurves for attendees.

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Podcast covers new digital platform focusing on political reform

January 20, 2019 | By Adam Konowe |

After three decades as a political reporter, editor and columnist, National Press Club member David Hawkings has become an entrepreneur.

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Headliners Book Event for media diversity pioneer Dorothy Butler Gilliam, Thursday

January 18, 2019 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Legendary civil rights journalist and activist Dorothy Butler Gilliam will share her aptly titled new memoir, "Trailblazer: A Pioneering Journalist's Fight to Make the Media Look More Like America," at a National Press Club Headliners Book Event at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, in the conference rooms.

The event, originally scheduled for Jan. 14, will feature a presentation by Gilliam, an audience question-and-answer session and a book signing. Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for the general public.

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Screening, discussion of documentary film, "Putin's Witnesses,' Jan. 16

January 16, 2019 | By Emily Wilkins |

The National Press Club will screen "Putin’s Witnesses" a documentary film that Variety called “riveting” and “incensed," Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m. in the Murrow White Lisagor Conference Rooms.

The event is free for Club members and $5 for non-members. Tickets are available online.

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NPC in History: Eleanor Roosevelt breaks precedence

January 14, 2019 | By Gil Klein |

By 1938, in the four years that the National Press Club had been holding its regular luncheon speeches, it had never offered the podium to a woman. But Club President Harold Brayman of the Philadelphia Ledger decided to break that trend by inviting the most newsworthy woman in America: First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

Through the work of Maureen Beasley, a noted journalism historian and member of the Club’s History and Heritage Committee, the Club obtained facsimile copies of the correspondence between Mrs. Roosevelt and Brayman.

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