National Press Club

Trauma surgeons voice support for ban on assault weapons at Newsmaker on Wednesday

April 9, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Three trauma surgeons representing the Western Trauma Association will speak out about the damage they say military-style assault weapons can inflict on victims and explain why they support a total ban on the sale, transfer, manufacture and importation of such guns and high capacity magazines at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

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Deadline approaching for submitting the best journalism about animals and their welfare

April 9, 2018 | By Will Lester |

The deadline is fast approaching for entering the Ann Cottrell Free Animal Reporting Award, which honors the best journalism on animals and their welfare each year. The extended deadline is April 16.

The award is given as part of the National Press Club's journalism contests. The top work in 2017 in the broadcast and print/online categories will be honored with the award.

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Podcast Features the 50-Year History of “60 Minutes”

April 9, 2018 | By Adam Konowe |

It's one of the most successful programs in television history.

On March 27, the 50-year history of CBS News' "60 Minutes" was recognized by the National Press Club. Executive Producer Jeff Fager and Correspondent Bill Whitaker talked about the show's past and future in a discussion that was moderated by former CBS Radio Network News General Manager and Club Board member Michael Freedman. This episode of Update-1 features part of that conversation.

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Time is now to send in your best political analysis

April 5, 2018 | By Will Lester |

The best political reporting and writing from 2017 should be entered in the National Press Club's journalism contest so it can be recognized by the Lee Walczak Award for Political Analysis. The deadline has been extended to Monday, April 16.

This award is named in memory of Lee Walczak, a Washington editor, bureau chief and White House correspondent who worked for Bloomberg News and BusinessWeek.

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'Putin’s Trump Card' is topic for April 16 Kalb Report

April 5, 2018 | By Gil Klein |

The next Kalb Report, hosted by Marvin Kalb, will focus on President Donald Trump’s relations with Russia’s Vladimir Putin.

The program begins at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 16, in the Ballroom. Attendees should be seated by 7:45 p.m. Admission is free, but seats are limited. National Press Club members can register online.

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James Beard nominated chef to present dishes from his new cookbook paired with tequila at the Fourth Estate, May 1

April 5, 2018 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

James Beard nominated chef Eddie Hernandez will present dishes from his new cookbook, “Turnip Greens & Tortillas," paired with tequila at a dinner Tuesday, May 1, at the Fourth Estate restaurant.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6:30 pm with dinner at 7 p.m.. A copy of the cookbook will be given each purchaser. Couples will receive one book. Tickets are $85 for one person and $160 per couple. National Press Club Members receive a 15% discount ($72.25/single; $136/couple).

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Get job hunting tips from editors April 17

April 4, 2018 | By Suzanne Struglinski |

Editors and reporters from Politico, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Vice News and the Atlantic will offer job-hunting tips at the National Press Club on Tuesday, April 17.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the panel discussion will run from 7-8 p.m. in the Cosgrove Lounge. Admission is free, but registration is required.

When registering you may get a message about a wait list. This event has reached capacity but preference will be given to Club members.

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Fox News Channel's Bret Baier to discuss new book at NPC Headliners event

April 4, 2018 | By Joseph Luchok |

Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier plans to discuss his book “Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire” at a National Press Club Headliners event at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29.

Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for nonmembers. This event is a fundraiser for the National Press Club Journalism Institute. No outside books or memorabilia will be permitted.

Tickets for the event may be purchased online.

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Time to enter your best journalism looking at challenges faced by older people

April 4, 2018 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club is eager to see your best journalism from 2017 examining the challenges faced by older people, and the deadline has been extended to April 16.

The Joseph D. Ryle Award for Excellence in Writing on the Problems of Geriatrics rewards top reporting on aging. That is one of many categories in the Club’s annual journalism contest.

Named after Joseph D. Ryle, a longtime Club member, the $750 award honors excellence and objectivity in coverage of the problems faced by the elderly.

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Learn about personal branding at April 11 event

April 4, 2018 | By Andy Fisher |

Learn about ways to present yourself at a National Press Club Communications Team event at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, in the Cosgrove Lounge, as Angel Livas, president and chief executive officer of DC Media Connection, will discuss personal branding.

The continental breakfast is free to members but registration is required.

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