National Press Club

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

February 8, 2018 | By Laura Coker | lcoker@press.org

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 | wjlester@aol.com

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 | wjlester@aol.com

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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Enter your best 2017 breaking-news story in National Press Club contest

February 5, 2018 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The National Press Club journalism contest is accepting breaking news entries for broadcast and for print for the next couple of months.

Breaking news is one of the most important assignments journalists have, and the Club wants to recognize the very best work in both broadcast and for print/online stories from 2017.

Club members can submit entries free of charge, while non-members pay $50 per entry. The prize is one free year of membership. There is no cash award. The deadline is April 1.

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President Kennedy's letter to Club President Cosgrove found

February 5, 2018 | By Wire staff report | wire@press.org

When the John F. Kennedy Library put together a joint program with the National Press Club last week, it sent something that the Club had not seen: A copy of President Kennedy’s letter to Club President John Cosgrove just after Kennedy attended Cosgrove’s inaugural party.

That Kennedy stopped by Cosgrove’s party just two weeks after Kennedy’s inauguration in 1961 is a part of Club lore. The photo of the meeting is in the Cosgrove Lounge.

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Floyd Abrams plans to speak at NPC President Andrea Edney’s Inauguration, Feb 10

February 5, 2018 | By Laura Coker | lcoker@press.org

Renowned first amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams is the confirmed keynote speaker for President Andrea Edney’s Inauguration on Feb 10.

The Inaugural Gala will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. with the after-party in the Holeman Lounge. Tickets are $110 per person for Club members and $140 for non-members. Valet parking will be available for attendees. Click here to purchase tickets.

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Alexander Hamilton ate this, and you can, too, at Fourth Estate cookbook dinner, Feb. 21

February 4, 2018 | By Donna Leinwand Leger | dleinwand@usatoday.com

Step back in time to experience a Federalist feast with Laura Kumin, author of The Hamilton Cookbook, on Feb. 21 at the National Press Club's Fourth Estate Restaurant.

Kumin, an attorney who writes a popular food blog, Mother Would Know, will guide diners through a meal that replicates the food Alexander Hamilton would have eaten and served to his fellow Founding Fathers and when he dined with them.

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Author plans to share history of Watergate complex at Headliners Book Rap, Feb. 21

February 1, 2018 | By Lindsay Underwood | lunderwood@press.org

Joseph Rodota, author of The Watergate: Inside America’s Most Infamous Address, plans to take attendees on a deep dive into the shadowy past and the most intriguing inhabitants of the Watergate office/hotel/apartment complex at a National Press Club Headliners Book Rap on Wednesday, Feb. 21, at 6:30 p.m.

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National Press Club wants to recognize your excellent journalism

January 30, 2018 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The National Press Club wants to see your best journalism from 2017 for the Club’s annual journalism contest.

The best work in breaking news, political coverage, broadcast news, consumer news, online news techniques, foreign coverage and news photos are among the awards being offered. Many of the categories have cash prizes and some offer a year of free membership in the Press Club. Details on the prizes are here.

The deadline for entries is April 1, 2018.

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National Press Building begins replacing staircase

January 29, 2018 | By Miguel Dominguez | mdominguez@press.org

Contractors have begun installing scaffolding and caution tape around the building atrium in the National Press Building as they prepare to demolish and replace the staircase next to Today's News leading from the lobby to the second floor.

As of Jan. 29, there will be no access to the staircase. Access to the second floor is available to all by the glass elevator.

For any questions please call Normandy Realty Partners at 202-662-7000.

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