National Press Club

Exciting raffle with prizes for Press vs. Politicians NPC Spelling Bee

September 16, 2017 | By Crystal White |

This year’s 2017 Press vs. Politicians National Press Club Spelling Bee on Tuesday, Sept. 26, will feature an exciting raffle with prizes ranging from a luxury hotel stay at the Willard InterContinental Washington to restaurant gift certificates to a special prize spotlighting the lighthearted musical dislikes of our politicians.

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FDA Commissioner plans to discuss agenda at Headliners Luncheon, Sept. 29

September 15, 2017

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, plans to appear at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Sept. 29 to discuss the agency's agenda and related issues.

The Headliners Luncheon will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the Club’s Ballroom. Tickets are $25 for Club members, who may purchase two at this price, and $35 for the general public. Purchase tickets by clicking here.

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Press vs. Politicians Spelling Bee, Sept. 26

September 15, 2017 | By Julie Schoo |

Relationships between politicians and the media who cover them are constantly being highlighted, but on Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the National Press Club’s historic ballroom, fun and friendly competition will prevail as lawmakers and reporters compete in the uproariously entertaining Press vs. Politicians Spelling Bee.

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Club sets Headliners Luncheon featuring Rick Warren for Oct. 16

September 15, 2017

Rick Warren, founder and senior pastor of evangelical Saddleback Church in California and a member of the board of directors of the Museum of the Bible, plans to speak at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Monday, Oct. 16.

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NPC Book Fair & Authors' Night still accepting author applications

September 15, 2017 | By Crystal White |

The region’s premiere holiday book event is back for the 40th year and continues to accept author applications through 5 pm on Friday, Sept. 29.

The application fee of $75 for National Press Club members and $150 for non-members is due and payable upon acceptance to the Book Fair. Authors are expected to be available for the entirety of the event on Friday, Nov. 10 from 5 pm to 8.30 pm. For more information and to submit an application, click here.

Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed.

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Press Club Headliners Newsmaker to look at opioid crisis, Monday, Sept. 25

September 12, 2017 | By Jamie Horwitz |

Rep. Tim Ryan, (D-Ohio), co-chair of the House Addiction Treatment and Recovery Caucus, plans to join three frontline health care workers at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker event on Monday, Sept. 25, at 10 a.m. to discuss the opioid crisis, what they see as the lack of parity between mental health and physical health care, and their call for action by Congress and the Trump administration.

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African American History museum celebrates at NPC Headliners Luncheon, Sept. 21

September 12, 2017 | By Kevin Wensing |

Lonnie G. Bunch III, director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, plans to speak at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Sept. 21 as the museum marks its first anniversary.

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It's time to apply for NPF journalism awards

September 8, 2017 | By Sandy K. Johnson |

Enter your best work for seven National Press Foundation awards, including coverage of Congress; federal-local impact; editor of the year; use of technology; lifetime journalism achievement; cartooning; and innovative storytelling.

Prizes total $36,000! Deadlines are Sept. 29 or Oct. 6. For application forms, please click here.

For more details, contact:
Sandy K. Johnson
President & COO
National Press Foundation

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Brunch and wine tasting tour to Greenhill Winery in Middleburg, VA, Sept. 16

September 6, 2017 | By Nicole Cober |

Enjoy the last days of summer/early days of fall with your fellow news-makers and wine tasters!

Join National Press Club President Jeff Ballou on Saturday, Sept. 16, for a trip and private wine-tasting event to the enchanting Greenhill Winery. The price for Club members is $25, and non-members pay $30.

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Tickets available for Monday's film screening & panel discussion on dangers facing Mexican journalists

September 6, 2017 | By Julie Schoo |

Tickets are still available for the National Press Club's Journalism Institute’s screening of a film by Everardo González called "El Paso" and a short panel discussion on the dangers Mexico's journalists face.

The event is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Club's Murrow Room. The event is free but reservations are necessary; tickets can be reserved here.

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