National Press Club

Time is now to send in your best political analysis

April 5, 2018 | By Will Lester |

The best political reporting and writing from 2017 should be entered in the National Press Club's journalism contest so it can be recognized by the Lee Walczak Award for Political Analysis. The deadline has been extended to Monday, April 16.

This award is named in memory of Lee Walczak, a Washington editor, bureau chief and White House correspondent who worked for Bloomberg News and BusinessWeek.

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'Putin’s Trump Card' is topic for April 16 Kalb Report

April 5, 2018 | By Gil Klein |

The next Kalb Report, hosted by Marvin Kalb, will focus on President Donald Trump’s relations with Russia’s Vladimir Putin.

The program begins at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 16, in the Ballroom. Attendees should be seated by 7:45 p.m. Admission is free, but seats are limited. National Press Club members can register online.

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James Beard nominated chef to present dishes from his new cookbook paired with tequila at the Fourth Estate, May 1

April 5, 2018 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

James Beard nominated chef Eddie Hernandez will present dishes from his new cookbook, “Turnip Greens & Tortillas," paired with tequila at a dinner Tuesday, May 1, at the Fourth Estate restaurant.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6:30 pm with dinner at 7 p.m.. A copy of the cookbook will be given each purchaser. Couples will receive one book. Tickets are $85 for one person and $160 per couple. National Press Club Members receive a 15% discount ($72.25/single; $136/couple).

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Get job hunting tips from editors April 17

April 4, 2018 | By Suzanne Struglinski |

Editors and reporters from Politico, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Vice News and the Atlantic will offer job-hunting tips at the National Press Club on Tuesday, April 17.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the panel discussion will run from 7-8 p.m. in the Cosgrove Lounge. Admission is free, but registration is required.

When registering you may get a message about a wait list. This event has reached capacity but preference will be given to Club members.

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Fox News Channel's Bret Baier to discuss new book at NPC Headliners event

April 4, 2018 | By Joseph Luchok |

Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier plans to discuss his book “Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire” at a National Press Club Headliners event at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29.

Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for nonmembers. This event is a fundraiser for the National Press Club Journalism Institute. No outside books or memorabilia will be permitted.

Tickets for the event may be purchased online.

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Time to enter your best journalism looking at challenges faced by older people

April 4, 2018 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club is eager to see your best journalism from 2017 examining the challenges faced by older people, and the deadline has been extended to April 16.

The Joseph D. Ryle Award for Excellence in Writing on the Problems of Geriatrics rewards top reporting on aging. That is one of many categories in the Club’s annual journalism contest.

Named after Joseph D. Ryle, a longtime Club member, the $750 award honors excellence and objectivity in coverage of the problems faced by the elderly.

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Learn about personal branding at April 11 event

April 4, 2018 | By Andy Fisher |

Learn about ways to present yourself at a National Press Club Communications Team event at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, in the Cosgrove Lounge, as Angel Livas, president and chief executive officer of DC Media Connection, will discuss personal branding.

The continental breakfast is free to members but registration is required.

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Introduction to bill-tracking website postponed to April 19

April 4, 2018 | By Julie Schoo |

An introduction to the Library of Congress' bill-tracking site has been moved to April 19.

The site,, also provides access to the Congressional Record, committee reports, nominations, treaties, and executive communications.

The National Press Club Journalism Institute and the Club's Professional Development Committee are offering a workshop on using the website at 9.30 a.m. April 19, in the Bloomberg Room. Tickets for $5 for Club members and $10 for the general public.

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Exquisite foods of Emilia-Romagna region paired with Tuscan wines at cookbook dinner, April 17

April 2, 2018 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Enjoy the food and wine of two of Italy's most celebrated regions at a dinner Tuesday, April 17, at the Fourth Estate Restaurant.

Acclaimed Italian food and culture expert Francine Segan will explore the culinary specialities of Emilia-Romagna, the region that gives us such delicacies as prosciutto di Parma, balsamic vinegar of Modena and Parmigiano-Reggiano. The gourmet menu will be paired with the wines of noted Tuscan wine producer Castello di Gabbiano, a winery in operation in the heart of the Chianti region since the 12th century.

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Books and Brunch to meet April 14

April 1, 2018 | By Fay Iudicello |

The National Press Club Books and Brunch group will meet at noon on April 14 in the Fourth Estate Restaurant to discuss "Alex's Wake" by Martin Goldsmith.

The work is a story of two parallel journeys undertaken several decades apart. In 1939, Goldsmith's grandfather Alex and his uncle Helmut were among the 937 passengers fleeing Nazi Germany aboard the ship St. Louis. Goldsmith later spent six months following in their footsteps and tracking their fate.

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