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The best, most innovative online journalism honored by the Friedenberg Online Journalism Award

February 28, 2018 | By Will Lester |

Those who have done the most innovative online journalism in 2017 should enter their work in the competition for the Joan M. Friedenberg Online Journalism Award.

The deadline for entering the contest is April 1, so pick your entries and send them in soon. Entries can be submitted online or by the more traditional method of mailing them in. The entry fee is $50, but entries may be submitted for free by members of the National Press Club. For more information, click here.

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You can still get a ticket and learn to podcast today

February 27, 2018 | By Julie Schoo |

If you’ve ever wanted to try podcasting but aren’t quite sure where to begin, join the National Press Club Journalism Institute’s Introduction to Podcasting class on Wednesday, March 7, taught by board member and member of the National Press Club podcasting team Molly McCluskey.

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Looking for the best journalism about animals and their welfare

February 27, 2018 | By Will Lester |

The Ann Cottrell Free Animal Reporting Award honors the best journalism on animals and their welfare each year.

The award is given as part of the National Press Club journalism contest. The top work in 2017 in the broadcast and print/online categories will be honored with the award. The deadline for entries is April 1.

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Wanted: The best writing on aviation, aerospace and defense

February 25, 2018 | By Will Lester |

Journalists who write about aviation, aerospace and defense are encouraged to enter their best work from 2017 in the National Press Club’s annual journalism contest.

The Michael Dornheim Award is presented in honor of the late Michael A. Dornheim, a longtime reporter and editor at Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine. The recipient must be a working journalist writing about aerospace, defense, the airline industry, or aerospace science and engineering. The winner gets a $1,000 prize.

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Sunshine Week: Dispelling the gathering clouds

February 25, 2018 | By Crystal White |

Sunshine Week celebrates the public’s right to know, but this year it is being marked as forces of darkness continue to gather across the globe.

From Latin America to Russia, from the Middle East to the Midwest of the United States, government officials are actively challenging the rights of the media to cover what they do. Why is this disturbing trend emerging in so many places simultaneously? What can we do to combat it?

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If you have a gift for funny writing, this award competition is for you

February 22, 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.

The deadline to submit entries is April 1, and the contest is open to Club members and non-members. Offering entries is free for Club members, and $50 for non-members. Entries may be submitted online or by the more traditional use of mail. For more information click here.

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

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Five-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky to speak at NPC Headliners Luncheon March 26

February 22, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Katie Ledecky, one of the most decorated female swimmers in the history of the sport, will share her plans for future competition, including the 2020 Summer games in Tokyo, at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Monday, March 26, 2018.

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The National Press Club wants to reward the best political analysis

February 21, 2018 | By Will Lester |

The best political reporting and writing from 2017 should be entered in the National Press Club journalism contest so it can be recognized by the Lee Walczak Award for Political Analysis.

The deadline is April 1. Details on the different awards categories and how to enter the contest can be found by clicking here. Entrants are encouraged to enter online, but the Club will accept entries mailed in the traditional way as long as they are postmarked before the deadline. The cost for an entry is $50 and it is free for Club members.

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Wanted: Best journalism from 2017 looking at challenges faced by older people

February 21, 2018 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club is eager to see your best journalism from 2017 examining the challenges faced by older people.

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.

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Popular superhero The Black Panther featured at Feb. 27 book event

February 19, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

On the heels of a record-breaking box office opening for Disney-Marvel’s Black Panther superhero film, award-winning journalist and author Jesse J. Holland will share his celebrated novel featuring the superhero, “Black Panther: Who is the Black Panther?” at a National Press Club Headliners Book Event on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 6:30 p.m.

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