National Press Club

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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Send your best news photo from 2017 to the National Press Club

February 19, 2018 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club’s journalism contest will present an award for excellence in news photography again this year, so be sure to enter your best work.

The contest will recognize excellence for an individual news photo and the contest is limited to photos taken during 2017. Only one news photo should be submitted per entry and people are limited to 3 separate entries at most.

The winner will win one year’s free Club membership. Members may offer photo entries for free, while non-members pay $50 per entry.

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Best young journalists recognized with the Sandy Hume Memorial Award

February 16, 2018 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club wants to recognize the best young journalists for outstanding political reporting and writing.

The Sandy Hume Memorial Award for Excellence in Political Journalism shines a spotlight on the best such work in 2017. The Club’s annual journalism contest offers the Hume award among many on topics ranging from politics to online journalism to foreign coverage.

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Veteran journalist discusses new book on achieving a more equitable workplace, March 1

February 16, 2018 | By Tamara Hinton |

Veteran journalist and author, Joanne Lipman, will discuss her new book, That’s What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together, at a National Press Club Headliners Book Event at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1.

Lipman became the first woman to rise to the position of deputy managing editor at The Wall Street Journal and supervised coverage that won three Pulitzer Prizes. She later moved on to other leadership roles in media, including most recently serving as chief content officer at Gannett and editor-in-chief of USA Today.

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The Watergate's mysterious past explored, 6:30 pm Feb. 21

February 14, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Nearly everyone is familiar with the Nixon-era Watergate scandal, which began with the arrest of five men at the Democratic National Committee headquarters and ended with the resignation of America’s chief executive. But there is more to the history of the Watergate complex.

Joseph Rodata, author of The Watergate: Inside America’s Most Infamous Address, will take attendees on a deep dive into the Watergate’s shadowy past and most intriguing inhabitants at a National Press Club Headliners Book Event at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21.

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First female American Legion National Commander to speak at Club, 10 am Feb. 23

February 13, 2018 | By Ken Dalecki |

Denise Rohan, National Commander of The American Legion, the nation’s largest veterans organization, will discuss ways that the Trump Administration and Congress can improve the delivery of benefits to the country’s more than 20 million veterans at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker press conference at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 23, in the Club’s Bloomberg Room.

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Washington regional reporters: Show us your best work

February 13, 2018 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club wants to see the best 2017 work of journalists who explain the nation’s capital to folks from a hometown perspective.

This prize recognizes Washington-based regional reporters for outstanding efforts to provide a clear understanding of events, issues and politics of importance to a city, state or region. The winner gets a prize of $750.

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Starr presents memoir, "Empathy and Eyebrows," 6:30 pm Feb. 13

February 12, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Danni Starr will present her memoir, Empathy and Eyebrows: A Survivalist’s Stories on Reviving Your Spirit After Soul-Crushing Sh*tstorms, at a National Press Club Headliners Book event at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13.

Starr will be one of several authors making appearances at the Club in coming weeks, discussing topics ranging from mental health to the hidden history of The Watergate complex.

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The best critical coverage of media to be honored by the National Press Club

February 12, 2018 | By Will Lester |

Smart critical coverage of the news media is more important than ever. The National Press Club offers the Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism, which honors the best coverage in 2017 of media issues.

The award, part of the Club’s journalism contest, is sponsored by former U.S. News & World Report journalist Arthur Rowse. The award honors excellence in examining the role and work of the news media. All entries must focus on criticism of journalistic practices or reporting on the industry, and must encourage responsible media behavior.

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