National Press Club

Trump administration official to join press freedom panel tonight

March 13, 2018 | By Rachel Oswald |

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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Enter your best work in the journalism contest by April 1

March 11, 2018 | By Will Lester |

Time is running out to get your best journalism from 2017 entered in the National Press Club’s annual journalism contest. The deadline for entries is April 1.

The best work in breaking news, political coverage, broadcast news, consumer news, online news techniques, foreign coverage and news photos are among the awards being offered. Many of the categories have cash prizes and some offer a year of free membership in the Club. Details on the categories and the prizes are here.

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Get your tickets now: Just a few spots left for Chateau St. Jean wine dinner March 22 at Fourth Estate

March 9, 2018 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Enjoy the extraordinary wines of Chateau St. Jean with legendary California winemaker Margo Van Staaveren at a dinner March 22 at the Fourth Estate restaurant.

The award-winning Van Staaveren, selected "Winemaker of the Year" by Wine Enthusiast in 2008, will guide dinners through each thoughtfully paired course, sharing expertise developed over her 38 years creating luxury wines at Chateau St. Jean. Van Staaveren is renowned for making the 1999 Wine Spectator Top 100 List Wine of the Year - the #1 wine - for her 1996 Chateau St. Jean Cinq Cepages.

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Book Event: How Peter Thiel’s plot to destroy Gawker Media will affect the First Amendment, March 15

March 8, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Writer and media strategist Ryan Holiday’s latest book, "Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue," tells the inside story of Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel’s plot to destroy Gawker Media.

Holiday will share his findings and discuss how he believes this saga will affect the First Amendment at a National Press Club Headliners Book Event on Thursday, March 15, at 6:30 p.m.

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Justice Scalia's son to discuss father's legacy at book event, March 20

March 8, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Christopher J. Scalia, one of the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s nine children, will appear at a National Press Club Headliners book event on Tuesday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m.

He will discuss his father’s life and legacy, as well as the dozens of speeches and writings published in "Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived." The book is a compilation of dozens of Justice Scalia’s speeches, some published for the first time, that range in topic and tone from characteristically philosophical to surprisingly personal.

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Fourth Estate closed for brunch Saturday, March 10

March 8, 2018 | By Susan Delbert |

This Saturday, March 10, the Fourth Estate will be closed for brunch. The restaurant will open for dinner, serving from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. We regret any convenience this may cause.

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Reserve your tickets for Wednesday panel on the limits to public information

March 7, 2018 | By Rachel Oswald |

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.

A panel of journalists and experts will examine limits on access to public information under the Trump administration, how they vary agency-to-agency and compare them to previous administrations.

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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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