National Press Club

Enjoy St. Patrick's Irish buffet and music, Thursday, March 15

March 4, 2018 | By Mesfin Mekonen |

National Press Club members and their guests are invited to the St. Patrick’s buffet and celebration at the Club on Thursday, March 15, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Come enjoy the food, and music by popular guitarist Mat Palombo at 6:30 p.m. Special drinks will be announced soon, just for this occasion.

The price of the buffet is $24 for Club members and $28 for nonmembers, plus tax and gratuity.
Reservations are encouraged because it is usually a sold out event. Please contact us at 202-662-7443 or e-mail

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Supermodel Christy Turlington Burns of Every Mother Counts to discuss U.S. maternal health challenges

March 2, 2018 | By Tamara Hinton |

Christy Turlington Burns, founder & CEO of the nonprofit Every Mother Counts, will appear at the National Press Club for a screening of two short films titled “Giving Birth in America” at 5 p.m. March 8 in the Club’s ballroom.

There is no charge for this event, but registration is required.

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U.S. senator to speak about truth, falsehoods & state of politics at NPC luncheon

March 1, 2018 | By Tamara Hinton |

U.S. Senator Jeff Flake from Arizona, who has earned a reputation for being one of the most outspoken legislators in Washington, will deliver a speech entitled “Truth, Falsehood, and the Dangerous State of Our Politics: A Way Forward,” at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on March 15.

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National Press Club Sunshine Week panel to examine how public information officers limit media access

February 28, 2018 | By Julie Schoo |

In honor of Sunshine Week, the National Press Club's Press Freedom Committee will host an evening panel discussion on March 14 to examine how the Trump administration uses public information officers to limit and shape reporters' access to government information.

The event will take place in the Club's Zenger room from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public, but reservations are necessary. To register to attend, sign-up here.

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Authors to discuss race, inequality, and the law at NPC Book Event

February 28, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and Anthony Thompson, director of the Center on Race, Inequality and the Law at NYU, will appear together at a National Press Club Headliners Book Event at 6:30 p.m. on March 6. They co-authored the book “A Perilous Path: Talking Race, Inequality, and the Law” with former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and author and death penalty lawyer Bryan Stenson.

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The best, most innovative online journalism honored by the Friedenberg Online Journalism Award

February 28, 2018 | By Will Lester |

Those who have done the most innovative online journalism in 2017 should enter their work in the competition for the Joan M. Friedenberg Online Journalism Award.

The deadline for entering the contest is April 1, so pick your entries and send them in soon. Entries can be submitted online or by the more traditional method of mailing them in. The entry fee is $50, but entries may be submitted for free by members of the National Press Club. For more information, click here.

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You can still get a ticket and learn to podcast today

February 27, 2018 | By Julie Schoo |

If you’ve ever wanted to try podcasting but aren’t quite sure where to begin, join the National Press Club Journalism Institute’s Introduction to Podcasting class on Wednesday, March 7, taught by board member and member of the National Press Club podcasting team Molly McCluskey.

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Looking for the best journalism about animals and their welfare

February 27, 2018 | By Will Lester |

The Ann Cottrell Free Animal Reporting Award honors the best journalism on animals and their welfare each year.

The award is given as part of the National Press Club journalism contest. The top work in 2017 in the broadcast and print/online categories will be honored with the award. The deadline for entries is April 1.

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Wanted: The best writing on aviation, aerospace and defense

February 25, 2018 | By Will Lester |

Journalists who write about aviation, aerospace and defense are encouraged to enter their best work from 2017 in the National Press Club’s annual journalism contest.

The Michael Dornheim Award is presented in honor of the late Michael A. Dornheim, a longtime reporter and editor at Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine. The recipient must be a working journalist writing about aerospace, defense, the airline industry, or aerospace science and engineering. The winner gets a $1,000 prize.

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Sunshine Week: Dispelling the gathering clouds

February 25, 2018 | By Crystal White |

Sunshine Week celebrates the public’s right to know, but this year it is being marked as forces of darkness continue to gather across the globe.

From Latin America to Russia, from the Middle East to the Midwest of the United States, government officials are actively challenging the rights of the media to cover what they do. Why is this disturbing trend emerging in so many places simultaneously? What can we do to combat it?

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