National Press Club

National Press Club schedules celebration of fifty years of '60 Minutes' on March 27

March 26, 2018 | By Gilbert Klein | gilbert.klein@me.com

A half century after the debut of "60 Minutes," the most popular news program in television history, the National Press Club plans to feature Executive Producer Jeff Fager and correspondent Bill Whitaker to talk about the its impact, history and future as well as the art of investigative reporting.

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Press Club journalism contest offers good opportunities for broadcasters’ best work

March 26, 2018 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The National Press Club wants to recognize the best broadcast journalism from 2017 in a variety of categories.

Entries are free for Club members and $50 for non-members. The deadline is April 16.

The categories of broadcast competition:

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Deadline approaching to submit best work in consumer journalism in print, broadcast

March 22, 2018 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The deadline of April 16 is fast approaching to enter your best work from 2017 in consumer journalism in the National Press Club journalism contest.

These awards recognize excellence in reporting on consumer topics and judges will look more favorably on solution-oriented or strategic-oriented pieces that prompt action by consumers, the community, the government or an individual.

The categories are for:

  1. newspapers;
  2. periodicals (including magazines, journals, newsletters and online reporting); and

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National Press Club wants to see your best work from 2017 in breaking news

March 22, 2018 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The National Press Club is accepting breaking news entries for broadcast and print as part of its annual journalism awards. The deadline is April 16.

Breaking news is one of the most important assignments journalists have, and the Club wants to recognize the very best work in both broadcast and for print/online stories from 2017.

Entries will be judged for quality of reporting, speed and innovation. Particular attention will be given to reporting in the first 24 hours and the use of a variety of formats to reach news consumers.

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Before the March for Our Lives: Watch a documentary, hear from expert panel, March 22

March 21, 2018 | By Emily Wilkins | emrwilkins@gmail.com

In the wake of almost every recent American mass shooting, from Sandy Hook to Parkland, online-conspiracy movements have relentlessly targeted survivors and the families of victims. A documentary and panel at the National Press Club plans to explore causes and possible solutions on Thursday, March 22, at 6:30 p.m.

The event is scheduled to take place less than 48 hours before the March for Our Lives, organized by students from Parkland, Florida.

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Headliners Newsmaker explores final year of WWI Centennial Commemoration, March 29

March 20, 2018 | By Lori Russo | LRusso@stantoncomm.com

On Thursday, March 29, the National WWI Museum and Memorial, America’s official WWI museum and memorial as designated by Congress, will mark the final year of their centennial commemoration of WWI with a panel discussion on the lasting effects of the Great War at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker at 10 a.m. in the Bloomberg room.

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Tickets still available for March 26 Headliners Luncheon featuring Katie Ledecky

March 20, 2018 | By Lori Russo | lrusso@stantoncomm.com

Don’t miss your chance to hear from Katie Ledecky, one of the most-decorated female swimmers in the history of the sport. Ledecky plans to share her plans for future competition, including the 2020 Summer games in Tokyo, at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Monday, March 26.

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National Press Club extends deadline for journalism contest to April 16

March 19, 2018 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The National Press Club has extended the deadline for its annual journalism contest to Monday, April 16.

Awards for the best work published in 2017 in breaking news, political coverage, broadcast news, consumer news, online news, foreign coverage and news photos are among those being offered.

Many of the categories have cash prizes and some offer a year of free Club membership. Details on the categories and the prizes are here.

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National Press Club cancels Headliners Book Rap featuring late Justice Scalia's son

March 18, 2018 | By Lindsay Underwood | lunderwood@press.org

The National Press Club is canceling the Headliners Book Rap featuring Christopher Scalia and the book Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived, scheduled for Tuesday, March 20.

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Trump administration official to join press freedom panel tonight

March 13, 2018 | By Rachel Oswald | rachelm.oswald@gmail.com

The Trump administration is sending an official to participate in the Press Freedom Committee's panel discussion tonight on the role of public information officers in limiting and shaping press access to government information.

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