Professional Club, Live Event Venue & Media Production Facility
The National Press Club is a global membership organization for professionals who work in the journalism, media and communications industries, as well as a world-class meeting/conference center and multimedia production facility in downtown Washington, DC that hosts thousands of events each year for clients from around the world.
Where News Happens
The National Press Club is known as “The Place Where News Happens." Global leaders in government, politics, business, music, film and sport visit the club every day. Each year, the Club hosts more than 250,000 visitors at more than 2,000 events that are beamed to global audiences in print, on the air and online.
The National Press Club is one of the nation’s leading conference centers and event facilities. It provides state-of-the-art service for clients who require the best in meeting environments. Our professional staff is expert at coordinating banquets and receptions, as well as news conferences, meetings, symposiums, webcasts and satellite media tours. From our AV team to our broadcast team to our online staff to our still photographers, we are ready to help you present your message to the audience in the room, across the country and around the world. We practice and refine our technology and techniques every day for events large and small, and provide high-tech messaging solutions in an effective and professional manner. Our conference rooms combine beauty and function. Our banquet food and services enjoy a wonderful reputation. And our location – in the heart of Washington, DC - is both convenient and attractive.
The revenues generated from our event business and from member’s dues and fees are used to support the Club’s ongoing efforts to enhance the profession of journalism. This is done primarily through the efforts of our 501 C-3, The Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library at the National Press Club. The Library provides classes, training, panel discussions and other professional development activities to active journalists in transition, as well as to young journalists and journalism students. You can support our activities by becoming a member of the Club; by hosting your next event, reception or news conference at our facilities; or by supporting the Library through a grant or donation. Your participation in these activities will help us continue to be The World’s Leading Professional Organization For Journalists. We encourage you to join us today – either online or by visiting the Club for a tour. Call us to make arrangements. You will be doing your part to support professional journalism – the cornerstone of a free society.