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First female American Legion National Commander to speak at Club, 10 am Feb. 23

February 13, 2018 | By Ken Dalecki |

Denise Rohan, National Commander of The American Legion, the nation’s largest veterans organization, will discuss ways that the Trump Administration and Congress can improve the delivery of benefits to the country’s more than 20 million veterans at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker press conference at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23, in the Club’s Bloomberg Room.

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Washington regional reporters: Show us your best work

February 13, 2018 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club wants to see the best 2017 work of journalists who explain the nation’s capital to folks from a hometown perspective.

This prize recognizes Washington-based regional reporters for outstanding efforts to 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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Starr presents memoir, "Empathy and Eyebrows," 6:30 pm Feb. 13

February 12, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Danni Starr will present her memoir, Empathy and Eyebrows: A Survivalist’s Stories on Reviving Your Spirit After Soul-Crushing Sh*tstorms, at a National Press Club Headliners Book event at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13.

Starr will be one of several authors making appearances at the Club in coming weeks, discussing topics ranging from mental health to the hidden history of The Watergate complex.

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The best critical coverage of media to be honored by the National Press Club

February 12, 2018 | By Will Lester |

Smart critical coverage of the news media is more important than ever. The National Press Club offers the Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism, which honors the best coverage in 2017 of media issues.

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

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Road to your Valentine's heart runs through Fourth Estate Restaurant, Feb. 14

February 12, 2018 | By Miguel Dominguez |

Celebrate Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the Fourth Estate Restaurant.

Enjoy a three-course meal designed by Executive Chef Susan Delbert, accompanied by a complimentary glass of bubbly.

The course meal is priced at $110/member couples; $130/non-member couples; beverages, gratuity and tax are not included. Two seatings are available -- at 6 p.m. & 8 p.m. Visit or call 202-662-7638 for reservations.

Pri-Fixe Menu
(menu options subject to change)

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National Press Club's Update-1 podcast posts 100th edition

February 9, 2018 | By Bill McCloskey |

The National Press Club's podcast series has just posted its 100th edition.

Started in October 2013, Update-1 has hosted numerous guests, not all of them strictly connected to the Club, but all of them of interest to members and to the general public.

Volunteers from the Club record interviews. Club member Mike Hempen edits them and does post production to come up with a finished product that is available on the Club's website as well as on iTunes, Sticher and TuneIn.

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Wanted: The best newsletter journalism from 2017

February 9, 2018 | By Will Lester |

Newsletter journalism offers important coverage of specific areas of the news, and the National Press Club wants to honor the best from newsletters in 2017.

The Club, a national leader among journalism organizations, is looking for your best work in newsletters for the Club’s journalism contest.

The deadline is April 1. Details on the different awards categories and how to enter the contest can be found online.

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Czech ambassador to speak at Club President Andrea Edney’s inauguration, Feb. 10

February 8, 2018 | By Laura Coker |

Hynek Kmoníček, the Czech Republic ambassador to the United States, will speak at the inauguration of National Press Club President Andrea Edney on Feb. 10.

Edney, the 111th Club president, moved to the Czech Republic at age of 17 to study the language and then attended Karlova Univerzita, one of the world’s oldest universities. She began working as a reporter in Prague at the age of 19 and ultimately joined the Bloomberg News Prague bureau. She lived in the country for six years before moving to Slovakia.

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Best writing in diplomatic, foreign policy issues to be honored in Club journalism contest

February 8, 2018 | By Will Lester |

Your best reporting and writing on diplomatic and foreign affairs for 2017 is wanted for the National Press Club’s annual journalism contest.

The 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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Club seeks best consumer journalism work in print, broadcast

February 7, 2018 | By Will Lester |

Some of the toughest competition in the National Press Club journalism contest each year is for consumer journalism.

These awards recognize excellence in reporting on consumer topics, and judges will look more favorably on solution-oriented or strategic-oriented pieces that prompt action by consumers, the community, the government or an individual. These awards are for your best work from 2017.

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