National Press Club

Journalism contest seeks best consumer reporting

February 8, 2019 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The National Press Club wants to see your best work in consumer journalism from 2018, both in print and broadcast for the Club’s annual journalism contest.

These awards recognize excellence in reporting on consumer topics. Judges will look more favorably on solution-oriented or strategic-oriented pieces that prompt action by consumers, the community, the government or an individual. The deadline to enter is Monday, April 15.

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NPC in History: Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft drop in

February 7, 2019 | By Gilbert Klein | gilbert.klein@yahoo.com

The National Press Club’s home from 1909 to 1914 covered two stories above a drugstore facing 15th St. at the corner with F Street. At one time, one of the city’s great early landmarks, the Rhodes Tavern, occupied this building, and a historical plaque on the current edifice attests to the importance of both the Club and the tavern to the city’s social life.

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Journalism contest recognizes your best regional reporting

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

The reporters who cover politicians and issues in Washington from a regional perspective are eligible for an award from the National Press Club's annual journalism contest. This $750 prize recognizes the work of Washington-based regional reporters who provide a clear understanding of events, issues and politics of importance to a city, state or region.

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Step back in time at a festive 1920s cocktail party, dinner, March 5

February 5, 2019 | By Donna Leinwand Leger | Donna@dcmedia.us

Cocktail historian Philip Greene will lead you on a journey back to the 'Roaring Twenties' with cocktails from his latest book at the Fourth Estate restaurant on Tuesday, March 5.

Diners will sample retro cocktails, including The Bees Knees and The Boulevardier, from "A Drinkable Feast," while enjoying passed hors d'oeuvres and dinner.

The evening begins with hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 p.m. Dinner follows at 7 p.m.

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Celebrate Galantine's with gal friends or Valentine's with a special friend, Feb. 13 or 14

February 5, 2019 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

Celebrate Galantine’s Day, Wednesday, Feb. 13, with your favorite gal pals or Valentine’s Day, Thursday, Feb. 14, when The Fourth Estate will offer a special fixe price dinner menu to celebrate both occasions.

Reservations are flexible on Galentine’s Day but limited to two seating’s, at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., on Valentine’s Day. The price for the menu is $65 per non-member and $56 per Club member. Tax, gratuity and beverage are additional.

The special menu is listed below.

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Enter your best journalism from 2018 in Club's annual contest

February 3, 2019 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The best journalism from 2018 - in areas like politics, breaking news, broadcast news, consumer news, foreign coverage, use of online news techniques and news photos - should be entered in the National Press Club’s annual journalism contest.

Most of the categories have cash prizes and some offer a year of free membership in the Club. Details on the prizes and application options are here. The fee is $60 for each entry, but there is no charge for Club members.

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Using sanctions to protect journalists: Panel discussion, Feb. 11

February 1, 2019 | By Rachel Oswald | rachelm.oswald@gmail.com

Lawmakers, former senior State Department officials and journalists will gather at the National Press Club on Monday, Feb. 11, for a discussion about the growing use of human rights sanctions to protect journalists around the world.

The panel discussion “Using Sanctions to Protect Journalists” will take place from 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. in the Bloomberg Room. The event is open to the public. Registration is required.

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Update-1 podcast covers efforts to educate public about misinformation

January 31, 2019 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmp.com

The task of helping people of all ages glean the facts and screen out the exaggeration, bias and misinformation from their sources of news requires a variety of targeted approaches.

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Fourth Estate debuts new menu items on Feb. 2

January 30, 2019 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

Saturday, Feb. 2, may be Groundhog Day but that does not mean the day will repeat itself ad infinitum like a Bill Murray nightmare. The Fourth Estate Brunch menu has been revamped and several new items will be available.

The Fourth Estate serves brunch, rather than lunch, every Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Reservations are requested at OpenTable.com or 202.662.7638. Parking validation at the 24 hour PMI garage on G street, near 13th street, is available for $10.

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Washington Post reporter Rezaian to share memoir of Iranian imprisonment, extraordinary release, Feb. 11

January 23, 2019 | By Lindsay Underwood | lunderwood@press.org

The Washington Post’s Jason Rezaian, recipient of the National Press Club’s 2015 John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award, will share his highly-anticipated memoir, "Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison—Solitary Confinement, a Sham Trial, High-Stakes Diplomacy, and the Extraordinary Efforts It Took to Get Me Out," at a Club event at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, in the First Amendment Lounge.

The event will feature a moderated discussion with the author, an audience question-and-answer session, and a book signing.

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