National Press Club

Tonight's the night for the NPC Book Fair. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

November 2, 2018 | By Chrystal White |

The region's premiere holiday book event returns Friday evening for its 41st year!

The National Press Club Journalism Institute is again partnering with landmark local book seller Politics & Prose for a night of pols, pundits and prose.

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NPR’s “All Things Considered” co-host Mary Louise Kelly talks about reporting from North Korea

November 2, 2018 | By Adam Konowe |

What challenges do journalists face when reporting from a secretive regime like North Korea? National Public Radio’s Mary Louise Kelly recently visited North Korea to cover the 70th anniversary of the country’s founding. She referred to her official guide as a “one-man journalism prevention service.”

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NPC in History: FDR gets his Club membership card

October 28, 2018 | By Gilbert Klein |

For its 25th anniversary bash on May 29, 1933 – the Silver Jubilee – the National Press Club invited President Franklin Roosevelt to be the guest of honor at the black-tie event less than three months after he was inaugurated.

As was customary, the Club wanted to present the new president of the United States with his membership card. Every president since Woodrow Wilson had been a Club member – and they all paid their dues, like any other member (a tradition that lasted through President Kennedy).

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White House photographers to tell what it takes to produce presidential images, Oct. 29

October 23, 2018 | By Alan Kotok |

Picture in your mind the president of the United States. Any president.

More than likely, that picture is the result of an image captured by news media or official staff photographers. A group of current and recent White House media and staff photographers will tell what it takes to produce those images in a National Press Club program called Photographing the President, on Monday, Oct. 29, at 6:30 p.m., a project of the Club's Photography Committee and World Press Photo DC.

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Club Institute draws big sponsors for Fourth Estate Award Gala, Nov. 29

October 23, 2018 | By Lindsay Underwood |

The National Press Club Journalism Institute, the Club’s non-profit affiliate, has collected nearly $50,000 in sponsor donations so far for this year’s Fourth Estate Award Gala. The annual event serves as a fundraiser for the Institute and celebrates journalistic achievement and press freedom.

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National Press Club in History: Club president elected to Congress

October 21, 2018 | By Gilbert Klein |

To get into National Press Club politics, perhaps more than a few Club presidents like to wheel and deal like a politician. And to be sure, many reporters in the Capitol press galleries think they could do a better job than the politicians they are covering.

But only one Club president made the leap from the Club to the House chamber.

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International Center for Journalists featured on Update-1 podcast

October 18, 2018 | By Adam Konowe |

The International Center for Journalists was founded in 1984 by three veteran editors who sought to help jump start an independent press in emerging nations, including those emerging from home-grown dictatorship.

Joyce Barnathan, the organization’s president for the last 12 years, is a former Moscow correspondent for Newsweek, and Hong-Kong-based Asia editor for Business Week.

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White House photographers to tell what it takes to snap the president, Oct. 29

October 18, 2018 | By Alan Kotok |

The iconic images of U.S. presidents burned in our minds are often shot by White House photographers, from both media and White House staff. Current and former White House photographers will describe capturing those images in a National Press Club panel discussion, Photographing the President, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29.

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Air and Space Museum director to share vision for its future, Oct. 22

October 16, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Ellen R. Stofan, former chief scientist at NASA and the first female director of the National Air and Space Museum, will share her vision for its future and describe its role helping lead the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Apollo Lunar Program at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Monday, Oct. 22.

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Fourth Estate Award Gala tickets on sale; Marty Baron, Dean Baquet honored, Nov. 29

October 13, 2018 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Tickets are still available for the 2018 Fourth Estate Award Gala honoring Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron and New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet.

The event will be held Thursday, Nov. 29, in the National Press Club ballroom. Baron and Baquet will accept the evening’s highest honor, the Fourth Estate Award, for their significant contributions to the field of journalism.

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