National Press Club

Kalb Report to host famed astronaut Michael Collins, April 15

April 9, 2019 | By Gil Klein | gilbert.klein@me.com

Michael Collins, one of the three astronauts on the mission to land a man on the moon 50 years ago, will be Marvin Kalb’s guest on a special edition of The Kalb Report Monday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in the National Press Club Ballroom.

Collins flew the space capsule around the moon as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended to the surface for “one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind” and then reconnected with the capsule to return safely to Earth.

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Deadline approaches to enter best broadcast stories in NPC Journalism Contest

April 9, 2019 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The National Press Club wants to recognize the best broadcast journalism from 2018. The broadcast awards, part of the Club's Journalism Contest, are given in a variety of categories.

So consider which work you want to enter and get your entries in by the deadline, next Monday, April 15.

Here are the categories in the broadcast competition

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Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Rick Allen to discuss their book, 'RFK: His Words for Our Times,' tonight

April 9, 2019

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Robert and Ethel Kennedy's eldest child and former public servant, and her co-author and editor, Rick Allen, will discuss their book, "RFK: His Words for Our Times," at a National Press Club Book Event tonight, Wednesday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m..

The event, sponsored by the Club's Events Team in the Conference Rooms, will feature a discussion with Townsend and Allen, an audience question-and-answer session and a book signing.

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National Press Club in History: Satchmo’s last notes

April 9, 2019 | By Gil Klein | gilbert.klein@me.com

For half a century, few people had more influence on American jazz than Louis Armstrong. As National Press Club member Matt Schudel wrote in the Washington Post, “With his bright, clear trumpet and his ebullient, gravelly voice, he more or less defined how jazz is meant to be played and sung. Everything he did is of interest to musicians and scholars, and few American lives have been better documented.”

But until 2012, few people knew that one of his last recordings was made at the Club at a presidential inaugural party.

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Kathleen Kennedy Townsend to speak about book, 'RFK: His Words for Our Times,' Wednesday

April 8, 2019 | By Aileen Roberta Schlef | | creativealliance@msn.com

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Robert and Ethel Kennedy's eldest child and former public servant, and her co-author and editor, Rick Allen, will discuss their book, "RFK: His Words for Our Times," at a National Press Club Book Event Wednesday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m..

The event, sponsored by the Club's Events Team in the conference rooms, will feature a discussion with Townsend and Allen, an audience question-and-answer session and a book signing.

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One week left to submit entries for press criticism award

April 7, 2019 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com>

The Monday, April 15, deadline to submit enter your entry in the National Press Club's journalism contest for the best critical coverage of the news business -- coverage that is increasingly important to the health of the industry -- is only a week away.

The Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism honors the best coverage in 2018 of media issues. The award, part of the journalism contest, is sponsored by former U.S. News & World Report journalist Arthur Rowse.

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Deadline nears to enter contest for best coverage of animals and their welfare

April 4, 2019 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com>

The time is now to prepare your entries for the Ann Cottrell Free Animal Reporting Award, which honors the best journalism on animals and their welfare each year. The deadline is Monday, April 15.

The award is part of the National Press Club journalism contest, which recognizes the top work in 2018 in the broadcast and print/online categories.

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Astronaut Michael Collins guest at special Kalb Report, April 15

April 3, 2019 | By Gil Klein | Gilbert.klein@yahoo.com

Michael Collins, one of the three astronauts on the mission to land a man on the moon 50 years ago, will be Marvin Kalb’s guest on a special edition of The Kalb Report Monday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in the National Press Club Ballroom.

Collins flew the space capsule around the moon as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin descended to the surface for “one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind” and then reconnected with the capsule to return safely to Earth.

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Time is now to have your funny writing recognized by the National Press Club

April 2, 2019 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The deadline is approaching fast, so get those entries in. The Angele Gingras Humor Award is aimed at those with a talent for humorous writing for newspapers and news websites.

The award, one of many in the National Press Club's annual journalism contest, is named for a longtime Club member who had a talent for humor writing.

The award is given for work from 2018. 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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As 12th anniversary of Virginia Tech massacre approaches, author discusses what happened to victims, gun policies at Headliners Book Event, April 4

April 2, 2019 | By Donna Leinwand Leger | dcleinwand@gmail.com

As the 12th anniversary of the Virginia Tech mass shooting approaches, a shooting survivor and a journalist who chronicled its aftermath will speak at a National Press Club Headliners Book Event on Thursday, April 4.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the conference rooms.

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