Press Releases

Maria Ressa to be honored with National Press Club's 2020 international Press Freedom Award

June 26, 2020

  Maria Ressa, executive editor of Rappler, winner of the National Press Club's international 2020 John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award. Photo: LeAnne Jazul/Rappler The National Press Club has selected Maria Ressa, a fearless journalist convicted in the Philippines on trumped-up charges of cyber…

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D.C. moves to Phase II of reopening plan, National Press Club Event Services can now operate at up to 50% capacity

June 23, 2020

As the nation's capital enters Phase II of its reopening plan, the National Press Club is now able to operate at up to 50% capacity with proper distancing protocols for event hosting services, including food/beverage services. The safety of our guests, clients and staff remains our top priority,…

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National Press Club’s Board votes to extend temporary suspension of in-person services through June 8

May 19, 2020

The Board of Governors of the National Press Club (NPC) voted Monday evening to extend the temporary suspension of in-person Club services through at least June 8.    The NPC Board’s initial March 16 decision to suspend operations was a first in the Club’s 113-year history and came after the US…

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National Press Club and Its Journalism Institute to Mark World Press Freedom Day

May 1, 2020

Amid a worldwide fight against the novel coronavirus, the National Press Club and the National Press Club Journalism Institute are joining people around the globe to commemorate World Press Freedom Day on May 3. The motto for this year’s 27th World Press Freedom Day, organized by UNESCO, is "…

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National Press Club’s Board votes to extend temporary suspension of in-person services through May 16

April 22, 2020

The Board of Governors of the National Press Club (NPC) voted Monday evening to extend the temporary suspension of in-person Club services through at least May 16. The NPC Board’s initial March 16 decision to suspend operations was a first in the Club’s 113-year history and came after the US…

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National Press Club to help restaurants with national “Night IN For Austin Tice” on April 29

April 22, 2020

The National Press Club has developed a new program to help restaurants participating in the upcoming Night Out For Austin Tice, which was recently rescheduled for July 14 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new program – “Night IN For Austin Tice” - will encourage members of the press freedom…

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National Press Club and Journalism Institute support VOA and its journalism

April 16, 2020

The National Press Club and the National Press Club Journalism Institute stand with Voice of America and its director, Amanda Bennett, against unsupported criticism by the White House of its coronavirus coverage. Bennett is a highly respected journalist who has been a staunch advocate of the…

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Press Club Leaders Urge Justice for Danny Pearl

April 2, 2020

WASHINGTON, April 3--The National Press Club and the National Press Club Journalism Institute urged Pakistani courts to reconsider a ruling that would lessen the sentence of a man convicted of masterminding the 2002 murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. Press reports indicate a…

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National Press Club’s Board votes to extend temporary suspension of in-person services

March 25, 2020

WASHINGTON -- The Board of Governors of the National Press Club (NPC) voted Wednesday evening to extend the temporary suspension of in-person Club services through at least April 27.   This is an extension of the Board’s March 16 decision, which called for an immediate suspension of Club operations…

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Second annual Night Out For Austin Tice rescheduled for July 14

March 21, 2020

National awareness campaign to bring home detained journalist and Marine veteran postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic WASHINGTON, March 21, 2020 -- The National Press Club (NPC) announced today that this year's national Night Out For Austin Tice, originally set for April 29, will now take place on …

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