National Press Club

Pulitzer Prize-winning editor, investigative journalist Amanda Bennett to accept National Press Club Fourth Estate Award at Oct.17 gala

August 19, 2019 | By Melinda Cooke Vandaveer |

Amanda Bennett, best known for her award-winning leadership in investigative reporting at The Wall Street Journal, The Oregonian and Bloomberg News, will receive the National Press Club's most esteemed prize, the Fourth Estate Award, at a Club gala in her honor on Oct. 17.

Bennett is the 47th recipient of the award, which recognizes journalists who have made significant contributions to the field.

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NPC in History: American Legion Post 20 and Gen. Pershing

August 18, 2019 | By Tom Young |

The most celebrated American commander of World War I was an associate member of the National Press Club. And the influence of Gen. John “Black Jack” Pershing lives on at the Club to this day.

Pershing led the American Expeditionary Forces during the war. When it was over, he wanted the public to understand issues important to veterans. So he helped found a veterans’ organization, the American Legion, to promote American values and to advocate for veterans’ needs.

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Fourth Estate Restaurant closed Aug. 19 through Sept. 2

August 16, 2019 | By Miguel Dominguez |

The Fourth Estate Restaurant will be closed for two weeks beginning Monday, Aug. 19, through Labor Day weekend. It will reopen for regular dining hours beginning Tuesday, Sept. 3.

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Podcast covers planned memorial to honor fallen journalists

August 15, 2019 | By Adam Konowe |

In the wake of the deadliest assault on journalists in U.S. history, a permanent memorial is being planned to commemorate America’s commitment to a free press and honor news reporters and photographers who have sacrificed their lives in service to that cause.

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Authors invited to apply to the 2019 National Press Club's Journalism Institute Book Fair

August 11, 2019 | By Beth Francesco |

The captial region’s premier holiday book event is back for its 42nd year. The National Press Club Journalism Institute is partnering with landmark local bookseller Politics & Prose for a night of pols, pundits and prose on Friday, Nov. 1.

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Update-1 podcast features Museum of Public Relations exhibit

August 7, 2019 | By Adam Konow |

The Museum of Public Relations, founded by veteran communications practitioner and lecturer Shelley Spector, recently added an exhibit of 50 items from Harold Burson, founder of Burson-Marsteller. The legendary PR executive, now 98, attended the unveiling with more than 100 young communicators present.

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Press and politicians to face off in Sept. 17 spelling bee, tickets on sale now

August 7, 2019 | By Brennan Hoban |

Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 National Press Club Spelling Bee, which is organized by the Young Members Committee. This is an event that will pit members of Congress against Beltway reporters in an evening of camaraderie and entertainment.

The event will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the ballroom. Tickets are available online. Members logged into the website can access discounted tickets.

For any questions, please contact Brennan Hoban at

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Presidential candidate Bullock, Montana governor, to speak today at 10 a.m.

August 6, 2019

In the wake of two mass shootings this past weekend in Texas and Ohio, Democratic presidential candidate and Montana Gov. Steve Bullock will deliver a speech today at the National Press Club on his plans to tackle gun violence in America.

This news conference will be Wednesday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m. in the First Amendment Lounge, and is open to credentialed media and Club members. Registration is required.

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Get comfortable with data journalism at NPC Journalism Institute, Google News Lab session, Aug. 15

August 3, 2019 | By Andie Coller |

Enter the powerful world of data journalism and discover how to use it to tell deep, insightful stories at a National Press Club Journalism Institute event held in conjunction with Google News Lab Thursday, on Thursday, Aug. 15, in the Bloomberg Room at 10 a.m.

At the session, you’ll learn to find, analyze, interpret and visualize data using Google Permissions, Google Public Data Explorer, Google Crisis Map, Global Forest Watch, Election Databot, Tilegrams, Google Data GIF Maker, Flourish, Google Trends and Google Fusion Tables.

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National Press Club in History: The Queen and I

August 3, 2019 | By Gil Klein |

During its history, 23 kings and queens have spoken at the National Press Club, starting with Peter II of Yugoslavia, who came to our podium in 1942 after fleeing his country during the World War II infighting between Nazis and communists.

But members of royalty are different from the rest of us, even from presidents and prime ministers. Royalty are conscious of their unique position as the symbol of the state, but in a constitutional monarch, not necessarily of the government. Putting themselves up for questioning before a live television audience is risky.

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