Recent Events

General Membership Meeting

January 22, 2021

Join fellow National Press Club members at our quarterly general membership meeting on Friday, January 22, at 12 pm. Pre-registration is required. This membership meeting will be held online as we follow the city's guidelines to help control the spread of COVID-19 which require all non-essential…

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Getting it right: Breaking news, the Inauguration, and the Capitol insurrection

January 19, 2021

Newsrooms mobilize on instinct when news breaks. Those split-second decisions — how we describe an individual or a group and their actions — can define reality for millions of people. The Capitol insurrection provides lessons for the upcoming Inauguration in what loaded language to avoid, questions…

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Club Closed

January 18, 2021

The National Press Club will be closed Monday, January 18th, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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NPC *Virtual* Pub Quiz

January 14, 2021

Although the world is still social distancing, Virtual Pub Quiz is still a great opportunity for Club members and friends to connect with each other and to make new friends, too. And, through Zoom Meeting, it’s easy to play: Simply form your team and register here. Don’t have a team? Don’t worry.…

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COVID vaccine: How to communicate reliably and combat disinformation

January 13, 2021

We start 2021 with a COVID vaccine, but the rollout has been slower than planned and a coordinated public health communication effort is needed to convince people to get vaccinated. Public opinion research shows a number of challenges: some people are justifiably skeptical of “big Pharma” and…

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NPC Virtual Newsmaker: AMA President on COVID-19 and the Long Road to Recovery

January 12, 2021

American Medical Association (AMA) President Susan R. Bailey, M.D., will deliver a live national address on Tuesday, January 12, on the lessons learned from COVID-19 in 2020 and call upon the incoming Biden Administration to provide additional guidance and support for states as they develop…

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NPC Communicators Lunch and Learn: How to Write and Place Opinion Media

January 12, 2021

Writing and placing opinion media, including op-eds, commentary and letters to the editor, is a powerful method to reach and persuade target audiences, whether they’re consumers, business executives or government officials. During this virtual program hosted by the NPC Communicators Team, Sam Ryan…

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New Year's Day - Club Closed

January 1, 2021

The National Press Club will be closed Friday, January 1st, in observance of New Year's Day.

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It's a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play

December 31, 2020

The National Press Club will close 2020 by presenting a  'radio play' version of the classic story "It's a Wonderful Life" on New Year's Eve at 7 p.m. ET. The cast of the one-hour "radio play" is comprised of Club members including former presidents Mark Hamrick, Angela Greiling…

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Blues Alley Jazz Series featuring Shacara Rogers with Chris Grasso (Virtual Event)

December 28, 2020

Blues Alley Jazz is pleased to announce the launch of its acclaimed “Monday Night Jazz” series, streaming live from the National Press Club in Washington, DC.  Blues Alley Jazz is America’s oldest, continuously operating jazz supper club, located in our nation’s capital. For the past fifty-five…

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