National Press Club

Learn to defend yourself from online trolls and hate speech at NPCJI/Pen America program, April 27

April 19, 2018 | By Julie Schoo |

The National Press Club Journalism Institute and PEN America have teamed up to present an important discussion to help and empower writers, journalists and all those active online with practical tools and tactics to defend against hateful speech and trolling.

The program will be held April 27 in the Club’s Holeman Lounge, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., the day before the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. There is no charge for the event, but reservations are required.

RSVP here.

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Learn to navigate congressional website on April 19 with Library of Congress team

April 18, 2018 | By Crystal White |

The National Press Club Journalism Institute and Club's Professional Development Team are offering a workshop on using the website at 9.30 a.m. Thursday, April 19, in the Bloomberg Room. is the official public web site for legislative information and includes data for bills and resolutions, the Congressional Record, committee reports, nominations, treaties, and executive communications.

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Cochrans to share views on the state of journalism and j-schools at May 15 Legends dinner

April 17, 2018 | By Bill McCloskey & Lindsay Underwood | &

Don't miss your opportunity to sign up for a limited access dinner conversation with John and Barbara Cochran as part of the National Press Club's "Legends of Broadcasting" series on Tuesday, May 15. Attendance is strictly limited to 30 guests.

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Personal branding tips for journalists and communicators

April 17, 2018 | By Andy Fisher |

The key to personal branding is being authentic, public relations and reputation consultant Angel Livas advised National Press Club members participating in her professional development session at the monthly meeting of the Communicator Team.

Online content should educate, demonstrate, motivate and inspire, Livas said. To determine your authentic strengths ask: “Where are you passionate?”

Livas, who started her consulting business three years ago, gave her tips at a Club Communicator Team breakfast meeting on Wednesday, April 11.

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Peggy Orchowski discusses history of U.S. immigration on Update-1

April 15, 2018 | By Adam Konowe |

As National Guard troops deploy along the Mexico border, Update-1 examines the issue of immigration with Peggy Orchowski, a credentialed congressional correspondent for Hispanic Outlook Magazine, based in Washington, D.C., and a senior correspondent for the Georgetowner.

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Monday's Kalb Report to focus on Trump-Putin relationship

April 15, 2018 | By Gil Klein |

The relationship between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin has become one of the defining issues of this administration.

Marvin Kalb will lead a panel discussing the relationship between Trump and Putin on the next Kalb Report to be held at 8 p.m. Monday, April 16, in the National Press Club ballroom.

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California Gov. Jerry Brown to speak at Headliners Newsmaker on Tuesday

April 15, 2018 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Outgoing California Gov. Jerry Brown will discuss how California has changed under his leadership and the challenges facing his successor and the nation at a National Press Club Headliners Newmaker at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, in the Zenger Room.

Chief among those challenges, are rising deficits and crumbling infrastructure, and the ongoing and escalating threats posed by climate change and global nuclear proliferation, Brown said.

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Deadline approaching to enter your best work in Club's journalism contest

April 12, 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 extended deadline is Monday.

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 Club membership.

For details on the categories and the prizes click here.

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Sen. Sherrod Brown to discuss nation’s pending pension crisis on Thursday

April 10, 2018 | By Tamara Hinton |

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, will discuss the nation’s pending pension crisis and the new, bipartisan congressional committee that was formed to find a solution at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Thursday.

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Enter your funny writing now in the Press Club journalism contest

April 10, 2018 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club offers the Angele Gingras Humor Award for those with a talent for writing the humorous side of the news. Monday's extended deadline is fast approaching.

The award is named for a longtime Club member who was good at humor writing.

The award is given for work from 2017. To apply please submit three examples of a humor feature or column that appeared in a general circulation newspaper or online journalism site. The winner will receive $750.

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