National Press Club

California Gov. Jerry Brown to speak at Headliners Newsmaker on Tuesday

April 15, 2018 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Outgoing California Gov. Jerry Brown will discuss how California has changed under his leadership and the challenges facing his successor and the nation at a National Press Club Headliners Newmaker at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, in the Zenger Room.

Chief among those challenges, are rising deficits and crumbling infrastructure, and the ongoing and escalating threats posed by climate change and global nuclear proliferation, Brown said.

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Deadline approaching to enter your best work in Club's journalism contest

April 12, 2018 | By Will Lester |

Time is running out to get your best journalism from 2017 entered in the National Press Club’s annual journalism contest. The extended deadline is Monday.

The best work in breaking news, political coverage, broadcast news, consumer news, online news techniques, foreign coverage and news photos are among the awards being offered. Many of the categories have cash prizes and some offer a year of free Club membership.

For details on the categories and the prizes click here.

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Sen. Sherrod Brown to discuss nation’s pending pension crisis on Thursday

April 10, 2018 | By Tamara Hinton |

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, will discuss the nation’s pending pension crisis and the new, bipartisan congressional committee that was formed to find a solution at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Thursday.

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Enter your funny writing now in the Press Club journalism contest

April 10, 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. Monday's extended deadline is fast approaching.

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

The award is given for work from 2017. To apply please submit three examples of a humor feature or column that appeared in a general circulation newspaper or online journalism site. The winner will receive $750.

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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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