National Press Club

National Press Club wants to recognize your excellent journalism

January 30, 2018 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club wants to see your best journalism from 2017 for the Club’s annual journalism contest.

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 Press Club. Details on the prizes are here.

The deadline for entries is April 1, 2018.

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National Press Building begins replacing staircase

January 29, 2018 | By Miguel Dominguez |

Contractors have begun installing scaffolding and caution tape around the building atrium in the National Press Building as they prepare to demolish and replace the staircase next to Today's News leading from the lobby to the second floor.

As of Jan. 29, there will be no access to the staircase. Access to the second floor is available to all by the glass elevator.

For any questions please call Normandy Realty Partners at 202-662-7000.

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Ex-Philadelphia Mayor Nutter plans to review career at Headliners Book Rap, Feb. 15

January 26, 2018 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter plans to appear at a National Press Club Headliners Book Rap at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb.15, to discuss his new biography, Mayor: The Best Job in Politics.

This event features a discussion with the author, an audience question-and-answer session, and a book signing. Tickets are $5 for Press Club members and $10 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased online.

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Don’t wait! Get your tickets now for President Andrea Edney’s Inauguration on Feb. 10

January 24, 2018 | By Laura Coker |

Andrea Edney, an editor at Bloomberg News, plans to celebrate her inauguration as the 111th president of the National Press Club at a gala dinner at the Club on Saturday, Feb. 10.

Edney, a longtime member of the Club, has served on the Board of Governors and as chair of the Scholarship Committee. She officially assumed the presidency at the Club's General Membership meeting on Jan. 19.

The Inaugural Gala begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. and an after-party with dancing in the Holeman Lounge.

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Playwright plans to discuss Native American rights at Headliners Newsmaker, Tuesday

January 22, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Mary Kathryn Nagle, playwright of the new drama, "Sovereignty," plans to discuss Native American rights and the defense of the Violence Against Women Act at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker event on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. in the Club’s Bloomberg Room.

Debuting this month at Washington’s Arena Stage, "Sovereignty" is based on the stories of Nagle’s Cherokee grandfathers from 1830s Cherokee Nation (now present-day Georgia) and Andrew Jackson’s presidency to the Cherokee Nation in present-day Oklahoma.

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Fourth Estate offers three-course, prix-fixe Valentine's Day dinner, Feb. 14

January 18, 2018 | By Miguel Dominguez |

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. It's not too early to make plans

Celebrate the special day, Wednesday, Feb. 14, in a special way -- at the Club's Fourth Estate restaurant. Enjoy a three-course dinner designed by Executive Chef Susan Delbert, accompanied by a complimentary glass of bubbly.

The dinner 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. and 8 p.m. To reserve, visit or call 202-662-7638.

Prix-fixe Menu

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Kennedy Library to conclude JFK centennial year tour with program at Club, Jan. 31

January 18, 2018

For a year the John F. Kennedy Library has held seminars around the nation to discuss President Kennedy’s legacy on the centennial of his birth. That tour will wrap up at the National Press Club on Wednesday, Jan. 31, with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by a presentation at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the library’s findings on the relevance of Kennedy today.

Presenters will include Gil Klein, chairman of the Club’s History and Heritage Team,, who will talk about Kennedy’s activities at the Club.

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Expert and author discusses Korean Peninsula tensions in latest Update-1 podcast

January 17, 2018 | By Adam Konowe |

In the latest edition of the National Press Club's podcast, Update-1, Club Broadcast/Podcast Team member Lincoln Smith interviews South Korea expert Scott Snyder about his most recent book, "South Korea at the Crossroads: Autonomy and Alliance in an Era of Rival Powers."

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Former Club presidents Burr, Hughes win top volunteer honors

January 9, 2018 | By Mark Schoeff Jr. |

Two former National Press Club presidents took the Club’s top volunteer awards at a Jan. 8 ceremony in the Holeman Lounge.

Thomas Burr, a reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune and the 2016 Club president, won the Berny Krug Award, which recognizes the Club’s exceptional volunteer.

John Hughes, a Bloomberg News editor, won the John Cosgrove Award, which is given to a former Club president who embodies the spirit and devotion to the Club of the late Cosgrove, an iconic Club presence who was the 1961 president. Hughes was the 2015 Club president.

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Club to close Monday for MLK holiday

January 9, 2018

The National Press Club will be closed Monday, Jan. 15, in observance of Martin Luther Jr. King Day, a federal holiday.

Club operations will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 16.

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