National Press Club

Road to your Valentine's heart runs through Fourth Estate Restaurant, Feb. 14

February 12, 2018 | By Miguel Dominguez |

Celebrate Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the Fourth Estate Restaurant.

Enjoy a three-course meal designed by Executive Chef Susan Delbert, accompanied by a complimentary glass of bubbly.

The course meal is priced at $110/member couples; $130/non-member couples; beverages, gratuity and tax are not included. Two seatings are available -- at 6 p.m. & 8 p.m. Visit or call 202-662-7638 for reservations.

Pri-Fixe Menu
(menu options subject to change)

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National Press Club's Update-1 podcast posts 100th edition

February 9, 2018 | By Bill McCloskey |

The National Press Club's podcast series has just posted its 100th edition.

Started in October 2013, Update-1 has hosted numerous guests, not all of them strictly connected to the Club, but all of them of interest to members and to the general public.

Volunteers from the Club record interviews. Club member Mike Hempen edits them and does post production to come up with a finished product that is available on the Club's website as well as on iTunes, Sticher and TuneIn.

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Wanted: The best newsletter journalism from 2017

February 9, 2018 | By Will Lester |

Newsletter journalism offers important coverage of specific areas of the news, and the National Press Club wants to honor the best from newsletters in 2017.

The Club, a national leader among journalism organizations, is looking for your best work in newsletters for the Club’s journalism contest.

The deadline is April 1. Details on the different awards categories and how to enter the contest can be found online.

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Czech ambassador to speak at Club President Andrea Edney’s inauguration, Feb. 10

February 8, 2018 | By Laura Coker |

Hynek Kmoníček, the Czech Republic ambassador to the United States, will speak at the inauguration of National Press Club President Andrea Edney on Feb. 10.

Edney, the 111th Club president, moved to the Czech Republic at age of 17 to study the language and then attended Karlova Univerzita, one of the world’s oldest universities. She began working as a reporter in Prague at the age of 19 and ultimately joined the Bloomberg News Prague bureau. She lived in the country for six years before moving to Slovakia.

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Best writing in diplomatic, foreign policy issues to be honored in Club journalism contest

February 8, 2018 | By Will Lester |

Your best reporting and writing on diplomatic and foreign affairs for 2017 is wanted for the National Press Club’s annual journalism contest.

The winners in both print/online and broadcast will get the Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence.

The award is named for Hood, a distinguished diplomatic correspondent for The Associated Press and a founding member of the Club. Entrants must demonstrate an understanding of American foreign policy and how foreign affairs affect those policies.

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Club seeks best consumer journalism work in print, broadcast

February 7, 2018 | By Will Lester |

Some of the toughest competition in the National Press Club journalism contest each year is for consumer journalism.

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. These awards are for your best work from 2017.

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Enter your best 2017 breaking-news story in National Press Club contest

February 5, 2018 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club journalism contest is accepting breaking news entries for broadcast and for print for the next couple of months.

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.

Club members can submit entries free of charge, while non-members pay $50 per entry. The prize is one free year of membership. There is no cash award. The deadline is April 1.

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President Kennedy's letter to Club President Cosgrove found

February 5, 2018 | By Wire staff report |

When the John F. Kennedy Library put together a joint program with the National Press Club last week, it sent something that the Club had not seen: A copy of President Kennedy’s letter to Club President John Cosgrove just after Kennedy attended Cosgrove’s inaugural party.

That Kennedy stopped by Cosgrove’s party just two weeks after Kennedy’s inauguration in 1961 is a part of Club lore. The photo of the meeting is in the Cosgrove Lounge.

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Floyd Abrams plans to speak at NPC President Andrea Edney’s Inauguration, Feb 10

February 5, 2018 | By Laura Coker |

Renowned first amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams is the confirmed keynote speaker for President Andrea Edney’s Inauguration on Feb 10.

The Inaugural Gala will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. with the after-party in the Holeman Lounge. Tickets are $110 per person for Club members and $140 for non-members. Valet parking will be available for attendees. Click here to purchase tickets.

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Alexander Hamilton ate this, and you can, too, at Fourth Estate cookbook dinner, Feb. 21

February 4, 2018 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Step back in time to experience a Federalist feast with Laura Kumin, author of The Hamilton Cookbook, on Feb. 21 at the National Press Club's Fourth Estate Restaurant.

Kumin, an attorney who writes a popular food blog, Mother Would Know, will guide diners through a meal that replicates the food Alexander Hamilton would have eaten and served to his fellow Founding Fathers and when he dined with them.

Click here to reserve.

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