National Press Club

Restaurants join Club-led effort to raise money for safe return of journalist Austin Tice

March 10, 2019 | By Louise D. Walsh |

More restaurants have joined a National Press Club-led effort to raise money for the safe return of award-winning journalist Austin Tice, a former Marine who vanished in Syria in 2012.

The goal is to raise $1 million to match the amount already offered by the FBI for information leading to Tice's safe return.

“We know he’s out there,” Club President Alison Fitzgerald Kodjak said Friday. The Club has set May 2 as “Night Out for Austin Tice,” where diners are asked to eat at restaurants participating in a nationwide campaign to free Tice.

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FEC chairwoman to headline panel on covering campaign finance in 2020

March 10, 2019 | By Julie Moos |

Federal Election Commission Chairwoman Ellen Weintraub and Center for Responsive Politics Executive Director Sheila Krumholz will headline a National Press Club Journalism Institute program on covering campaign finance on Monday, March 18.

The program will run from 10 a.m. to noon in the Bloomberg Room. Registration is required, and tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for nonmembers. Register and buy tickets online.

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Club's awards recognize best Washington regional reporting

March 10, 2019 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club wants to recognize the best work of regional writers who cover the nation’s capital city. It’s more important than ever.

Regional reporters cover Washington from a local perspective and the Club wants to see their best work from 2018.

This prize recognizes the work of Washington-based regional reporters who 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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Broadcast prizes offered in the Club's annual journalism contest

March 7, 2019 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club wants to recognize the best broadcast journalism from 2018. The broadcast awards are given in a variety of categories.

Here are the categories of broadcast competition:

--Consumer Journalism: (including network, syndicates, cable and broadcast TV and radio stations) Entries can be a single broadcast or a series of broadcasts that will be judged as a unit. Include a letter detailing how the piece or series resulted in action by consumers, the government, the community or an individual.

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Monday panel to focus on climate data

March 6, 2019 | By Rachel Oswald |

The National Press Club will mark Sunshine Week with a discussion on obtaining and reporting on climate data.

The Club's Journalism Institute and Freedom of the Press Committee will host a panel of climate science journalists and climate policy researchers.

The conversation will take place in the Murrow Room from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 11. Admission is free but registration is required.

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Bobby Kennedy's daughter to discuss his legacy at the Club, April 10

March 6, 2019 | By Aileen Roberta Schlef |

Former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend will discuss the legacy of her father, the late U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, at the National Press Club from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10.

Townsend and her co-author, Rick Allen, will talk about their book, "RFK: His Words for Our Times," which has been edited and updated. They will share the senator’s ideas and words and apply them to 2019 and beyond.

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Learn how to find and analyze climate data, March 11

March 3, 2019 | By Cheryl White |

In honor of Sunshine Week, the National Press Club Journalism Institute and Freedom of the Press Committee will hold a discussion obtaining climate data and improving coverage

The conversation will take place in the Murrow Room and run from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March 11. Admission is free but registration is required. There will be time for questions at the end.

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NPC in history: Women’s National Press Club centennial

March 3, 2019 | By Gil Klein |

In the early part of the 20th century, professional and social clubs separated by sex flourished. The National Press Club was founded by a bunch of men who wanted a place to go after hours to drink, play poker and pool, and smoke cigars. The language tended to the colorful side.

What self-respecting, early-20th century woman would want to be part of that?

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Experts plan to review 2018 hurricane season, look ahead to 2019 season, March 5

March 2, 2019 | By Lindsay Underwood |

With another hurricane season in the books, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) hurricane-forecasting expert Dr. Gerry Bell and MIT disaster-resilience expert Jeremy Gregory plan to discuss the impact of the 2018 storms and how to prepare for the 2019 season at a National Press Club Newsmakers press conference at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5, in the Bloomberg Room.

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Have your funny writing recognized by the National Press Club

March 1, 2019 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club is seeking the best comedic writing for its annual journalism awards.

The Angele Gingras Humor Award is aimed at those with a talent for humorous writing for newspapers and news websites. The award is named for a longtime Club member who had a talent for humor writing.

The award is given for work from 2018. To apply please submit three examples of a humor feature or column that appeared in a general circulation newspaper or online journalism site.

The winning entry receives a $750 prize.

The deadline is April 15.

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