National Press Club

Tee Off at Woodmore Country Club to support NPC's Journalism Institute, Sept. 4

August 2, 2018 | By Doug Harbrecht |

Tee off on Sept. 4 at the Country Club at Woodmore in Mitchellville, Maryland, to support the National Press Club Journalism Institute's 7th Annual Golf Invitational.

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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2018 Aerospace Media Dinner presents journalism excellence awards

July 31, 2018 | By Adam Konowe |

The annual Aerospace Media Dinner was held this year at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London on July 15, the eve of the biennial Farnborough International Air Show.

National Press Club Broadcast/Podcast Team member Adam Konowe, head of the judging panel, was at the event, which was founded by industry veteran Peter Bradfield. Konowe interviewed Bradfield two days later at the show for Update-1, the Club's podcast.

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Wall Street Journal, CQ Roll Call, Reuters and KDVR win top NPC prizes

July 30, 2018 | By Will Lester |

The Wall Street Journal, CQ Roll Call and Reuters won first-place awards and KDVR of Denver had two winning finishes in the 2018 National Press Club journalism contest.

The Wall Street Journal won the breaking news prize for its coverage of the Amazon/Whole Foods merger. Kate Ackley of CQ Roll Call won the Lee Walczak Award for Political Analysis and John Donnelly, also of CQ Roll Call, won the Michael A. Dornheim Award.

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Who holds the record for giving the most speeches at the National Press Club?

July 30, 2018 | By Gilbert Klein |

Ed. note: Looking for the report on Gil's book rap? Click here.

Who holds the record for appearing the most times at a National Press Club Luncheon?

When I was president in 1994, I believe the record holder was Israeli diplomat Abba Eban. When I introduced him on May 27, 1994, I noted that this was his ninth appearance at the Club’s podium, and the first time was Nov. 21, 1950, a month after I was born.

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First-hand account of Trump bombshell interview with The Sun

July 27, 2018 | By Adam Konowe |

There’s seldom a week that’s not memorable under the Trump White House. President Donald Trump’s visit to the UK in mid-July was one of those moments.

In an exclusive interview with The Sun tabloid , Trump broke with all diplomatic etiquette, heavily criticizing his host, British Prime Minister Theresa May. The article was published as May wined and dined the Trumps at an elaborate black-tie dinner.

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Influential writing coach Roy Peter Clark conducts July 27 workshop

July 26, 2018 | By Doug Harbrecht |

Improve your writing at a July 27 workshop led by “America’s Writing Coach,” Roy Peter Clark.

Clark, one of journalism's most influential writing coaches, returns to the National Press Club to conduct one of his popular and informative writing workshops.

This event, sponsored by the Club's Journalism Institute, will be held in the Holeman Lounge on Friday, July 27, from 9.30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tickets are required and are $5 for Club members and $10 for the general public. Register here.

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Explore the hidden history of Lafayette Square at Book Rap, July 26

July 26, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Not far from the National Press Club, and directly north of the White House, is Lafayette Square. While many people are drawn there by the iconic grandeur of the executive mansion, few are likely aware of the park’s fascinating place in history as the setting for some of our nation’s most shocking and dramatic events.

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Media literacy podcast distinguishes between fact, fiction

July 23, 2018 | By Adam Konowe |

How do you know if something you see or hear on social media is true?

Erin McNeill founded Media Literacy Now, which prepares young people to be thoughtful, safe, and effective consumers and creators of media in the digital age.

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Carlson, Hopper plan to highlight Miss America changes at NPC Luncheon, July 24

July 22, 2018 | By Tamara Hinton |

Gretchen Carlson, chairwoman of the Miss America board of directors, and Regina Hopper, chief executive officer of the Miss America Organization, plan to discuss upcoming changes to the annual Miss America pageant and the 98-year old organization at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Tuesday, July 24.

Lunch will be served in the Club’s Ballroom at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for Club members (members may purchase two tickets at this rate) and $39 for all other non-member tickets.

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Nixon snubbed Club, but Humphrey, Muskie, Agnew, Wallace spoke from podium in 1968

July 22, 2018 | By Gil Klein |

The tumultuous 1968 election 50 years ago played out at the National Press Club as Democratic candidate Vice President Hubert Humphrey, his running mate Ed Muskie, Republican vice-presidential candidate Spiro Agnew and American Independent Party candidate George Wallace all took their turns at the podium.

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