National Press Club

Deadline fast approaching to enter your best breaking news coverage from 2018

March 26, 2019 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The National Press Club journalism contest needs your entries in the breaking news category, in print/online and broadcast, by April 15. Time to get those entries in!

Coverage of breaking news requires a combination of skills, judgement and hustle. Entries will be judged for quality of reporting, speed and innovation. Particular attention will be given to reporting in the first 24 hours and the use of a variety of formats to reach news consumers.

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Smart, critical coverage of the media should be entered in National Press Club contest

March 21, 2019 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The National Press Club is looking for the best critical coverage of the news business, which is increasingly important to the health of the industry.

The Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism honors the best coverage in 2018 of media issues. The award, part of the Club’s journalism contest, is sponsored by former U.S. News & World Report journalist Arthur Rowse. It honors excellence in examining the role and work of the news media. All entries must focus on critical coverage of journalistic practices or reporting on the industry, and must encourage responsible media behavior.

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Crimes against Americans abroad: Who’s being held accountable? Special NPC program April 2

March 21, 2019 | By Julie Moos | jmoos@press.org

When Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian was released from Iran after 544 days imprisoned there, U.S. Diplomat Brett McGurk was in Geneva to meet his plane. Both men will discuss the question that came later: How do we hold the right people accountable for crimes against Americans unjustly detained abroad?

The James W. Foley Legacy Foundation will host a distinguished panel uniquely qualified to explore that difficult dilemma from 10:30 a.m.-noon Tuesday, April 2, at the National Press Club.

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NPC in History: The Club that saved the world?

March 21, 2019 | By Gil Klein | gilbert.klein@yahoo.com

It’s a tale of intrigue that took place in plain sight at the National Press Club bar, even as it remained hidden from common knowledge for decades as the participants kept their mouths shut – or didn’t even know what they had done. It’s the role the Club played in the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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Schwarzenegger, Holder to discuss redistricting reform, gerrymandering following SCOTUS arguments, March 26

March 20, 2019 | By Donna Leinwand Leger | Donna@dcmedia.us

Actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Obama administration Attorney General Eric Holder will discuss the need for redistricting reform at a National Press Club Headliners event at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in the Holeman Lounge.

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For kids and adults: Magic and Taxes, April 15

March 19, 2019 | By Larry Lipman | lipman.larry@gmail.com

Now's the time to plan to attend the free magic show at 7 p.m. Monday, April 15, in the National Press Club conference rooms.

Five members of the Society of American Magicians, including former Club president Larry “Lorenzo the Great” Lipman and two winners of the “Magician of the Year” contest sponsored by the International Brotherhood of Magicians Ring 50, will be among the performers.

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NPC Press Freedom Chair Discusses Challenges from the Pentagon to the Philippines

March 18, 2019 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmp.com

The National Press Club has redoubled its efforts to highlight injustices resulting from multiple verbal, legal and even physical attacks on the media.

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Events Team invites members to discuss 'RFK: His Words for Our Times' April 10

March 17, 2019 | By Aileen Roberta Schlef | creativealliance@msn.com

A discussion about the edited and updated book "RFK: His Words for Our Times" featuring Rick Allen, co-author and editor, and Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Robert and Ethel Kennedy’s eldest child and a former public official, will be the focus of a National Press Club Events Team event Wednesday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m.

The event will take place in the conference rooms and will feature a discussion with Allen and Townsend, an audience Q&A and a book signing.

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National Press Club wants to see your best news photos from 2018

March 14, 2019 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The National Press Club’s journalism contest includes an award for excellence in news photography.

The contest will recognize excellence for an individual news photo and the contest is limited to photos taken during 2018. Only one news photo should be submitted per entry and people are limited to three separate entries at most.

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Cokie Roberts is guest on April 1 Kalb Report

March 14, 2019 | By Gil Klein | gilbert.klein@yahoo.com

Journalist Cokie Roberts will be Marvin Kalb’s guest on Monday, April 1, in a “Conversation with Cokie Roberts on Democracy, Politics and the Press,” which will be taped at the National Press Club.

Roberts, a mainstay of NPR since 1978 and ABC News since 1988, and a contributor to the PBS NewsHour, grew up in a political family in New Orleans. She is the daughter of Hale Boggs, who was House majority leader before his death, and Lindy Boggs, who took over his Louisiana congressional seat for nearly 20 years and was later appointed ambassador to the Holy See.

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