National Press Club

Books and Brunch to meet April 14

April 1, 2018 | By Fay Iudicello |

The National Press Club Books and Brunch group will meet at noon on April 14 in the Fourth Estate Restaurant to discuss "Alex's Wake" by Martin Goldsmith.

The work is a story of two parallel journeys undertaken several decades apart. In 1939, Goldsmith's grandfather Alex and his uncle Helmut were among the 937 passengers fleeing Nazi Germany aboard the ship St. Louis. Goldsmith later spent six months following in their footsteps and tracking their fate.

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Get your best, most creative online journalism entered in Club contest

April 1, 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 has been extended to Monday, April 16.

The winner of this National Press Club award will have done original reporting and have taken advantage of online technology, such as interactive databases, primary-source interviews, and accompanying charts and graphs, in order to provide a thorough and graphically attractive report.

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Deadline approaching to enter best writing in diplomatic, foreign policy in contest

March 30, 2018 | By Will Lester |

Your best reporting and writing on diplomatic and foreign affairs for 2017 are wanted for the National Press Club’s annual journalism contest. The extended deadline is April 16.

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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'Putin’s Trump Card' is topic for Kalb Report April 16 at the National Press Club

March 29, 2018 | By Gil Klein |

Moderator Marvin Kalb plans to lead a panel of experts exploring President Donald Trump’s relations with Russia’s Vladimir Putin on the next Kalb Report on April 16 in the National Press Club ballroom.

The program begins at 8 p.m. sharp, and attendees should be seated by 7:45 p.m. Admission is free, but seats are limited. Club members can reserve by clicking here.

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Learn truth behind how female Marines are trained at April 12 Club Headliners Book Rap

March 29, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

On Thursday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m., Kate Germano plans to share her new book Fight Like a Girl: The Truth Behind How Female Marines Are Trained at a National Press Club Headliners Book Rap and explain why she believes the male-dominated Marine Corps has a systematic problem with female leadership and institutionalized gender bias.

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NPC's Fourth Estate hosts Wine Dinner featuring food, drink from Tuscany

March 29, 2018 | By Susan Delbert |

The National Press Club's Fourth Estate Restaurant plans to host an Italian Wine Dinner on Tuesday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. featuring Francine Segan.

Tickets are $85 single/$160/ couple with a 15 percent discount for Club members ($72.25 single/$136/couple) and can be purchased by clicking here.

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Owls book Washington Post cartoonist Tom Toles to headline Hoot April 26

March 28, 2018 | By Frank Aukofer |

Tom Toles, the Pulitzer-Prize winning editorial cartoonist for The Washington Post, will headline the Silver Owls’ Spring Hoot at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the National Press Club ballroom.

The Hoot is open to all Club members and their guests. Tickets are $35, which covers one of the Club’s superb sit-down dinners, preceded by a cash bar. Reservations can be made at on the Club's website, by calling 202-662-7501 or emailing

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Sheila Tate shares new biography of Nancy Reagan at April 4 Headliners Book Rap

March 28, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Sheila Tate, who served as press secretary to former First Lady Nancy Reagan from 1981 to 1985, plans to offer a glimpse into Reagan's personal life in a discussion about her book Lady in Red: An Intimate Portrait of Nancy Reagan at a National Press Club Headliners Book Rap on Wednesday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m.

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Get tickets for primer on April 2, 9:30 a.m. at the National Press Club

March 28, 2018 | By Julie Schoo |

The National Press Club Journalism Institute and the Club's Professional Development Committee are offering a workshop on using the website on April 2 at 9:30 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

Tickets for Club members are $5 each; for the general public $10. RSVP required; tickets can be purchased here.

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Washington regional writers: Time to get those entries in

March 28, 2018 | By Will Lester |

The time is here for Washington regional writers to get their entries in to the National Press Club journalism contest. The deadline has been extended to April 16 to allow a little more time to get the entries in.

For Club members, entries are free, others pay $50 per entry. The awards will be given at a banquet this summer at the Club.

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