National Press Club

Members' Photo Exhibit Underway, Reception Set for Tonight at 6:30

September 2, 2018 | By Alan Kotok | photo@technewslit

Photos by National Press Club members portraying people, places, and events worldwide are now on display in the Club's 13th floor lobby. The 19th annual photo exhibit features the work of 46 Club members, exhibiting 52 print photographs and 159 electronic images displayed in slideshows on six computer screens.

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Craigslist founder to describe effort to boost trust in news at Headliners Luncheon, Sept. 24

August 30, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Craig Newmark, founder of the free classified ads site Craigslist, will speak at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon Monday, Sept. 24, to discuss his philanthropic efforts to strengthen trust in news.

Newmark has poured money into journalism research, training, and direct support of news gathering since the 2016 election. This includes a $20 million donation to the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York, the only public graduate journalism school in the Northeast.

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Emily's List president to discuss 2018 elections at Headliners Luncheon, Sept. 18

August 29, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

With a record number of women running for public office this year, Stephanie Schriock, president of Emily's List, will appear at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 18. She will review the field of Democratic women who support abortion rights and explain why she believes this new wave of female candidates has the power to shift the balance of power in Washington.

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National Press Club in history: The birth of Internet 'news'

August 28, 2018 | By Gil Klein |

By 1998, Internet news was just beginning to make a foothold in journalism. The dimensions of its impact were still far off, as was what journalism rules and norms it would follow. Would online journalists work with the same standards as reporters in traditional print and broadcast services?

The National Press Club's president that year, Doug Harbrecht of Business Week magazine, unwittingly set himself up as the lightning rod for this issue.

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Menu announced for Rasika cookbook dinner, Sept. 25

August 28, 2018 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

The cookbook dinner with the chef and restauranteur behind Washington’s highly acclaimed restaurant Rasika at a National Press Club cookbook dinner will feature dishes that touch on many areas and tastes of India.

The complete menu is listed below. Dishes will be paired with appropriate drinks.

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Current Club Podcast examines communication approaches of Trump, Putin

August 26, 2018 | By Adam Konowe |

The now-famed Helsinki press conference with Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin captured the world's attention and reflected their approaches to political communication. It also illustrated the American media's struggle to cover U.S.-Russia relations during a turbulent time.

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'Journalism Safe Day' to spotlight reporters' safety, tomorrow, 9:30 a.m.

August 26, 2018 | By Doug Harbrecht |

Reporters generally run towards danger, but lately they have been attracting it.

Because of the heightened threats against members of the journalism profession, the National Press Club and its nonprofit affiliate, the National Press Club Journalism Institute, in partnership with and the National Press Foundation, are devoting a half day to the topic of reporter safety tomorrow, Aug. 28, from 9.30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There is no cost to attend this event. However tickets are required. Ticket reservations can be made online.

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Tee times still available for Journalism Institute's 7th annual golf tournament, Sept. 4

August 26, 2018 | By Doug Harbrecht |

It's not too late to sign up for the Journalism Institute's 7th annual Golf Invitational tournament at the Country Club at Woodmore in Mitchellville, Md., Tuesday, Sept. 4.

This great day of golf begins with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Golfers should plan to arrive by 8:30 a.m. The cost is $125 for Club members, $150 for individual registration and $500 for a foursome registration.

Register online. Club members must log in to receive the member promotion.

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National Press Club Awards Dinner to recognize journalism's best work, Aug. 30

August 23, 2018 | By Will Lester |

The 45th annual National Press Club Journalism Awards Dinner Thursday, Aug. 30, will recognize the best journalism in politics, consumer news and a variety of other categories.

The dinner recognizes the winners of the Club's annual journalism contest, which includes categories such as breaking news, regional reporting, online journalism, newsletter journalism and humor.

A special award, winner of which has not been announced, will honor the courage and dedication of a special group of journalists.

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Spies in the Press Building: A historical talk, Sept. 28

August 22, 2018 | By Gil Klein |

The countless journalists and others who have worked and played in the National Press Building these many years may be surprised to learn how much espionage went on in the offices and -- even in the National Press Club -- from the years leading up to World War II through the Cold War and into this century.

Club member and spy historian Steven T. Usdin has dug deep into once secret files of the FBI and the KGB to reveal what happened in the building even as thousands of regular journalists went about their jobs reporting the news.

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