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International celebrity Akon convenes leaders to rebuild and rethink Africa

During President Obama’s first-ever U.S.-Africa Summit, Akon, a five-time Grammy nominated artist and philanthropist, will convene the first annual “Africa: New Partnership Models for Growth Conference” featuring African heads of state, including

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President Blaise Compaoré of Burkina Faso to address Newsmaker Aug. 7

President Blaise Compaoré of Burkina Faso will assess the results of President Obama’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference at 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 7 in the Zenger Room.

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A night celebrating courage, talent and some of last year’s top journalism

A photojournalist jailed for doing his job. Two Associated Press veterans who were attacked. A reporter in Illinois facing fines and jail time for not revealing a source. A young scholarship student announcing he’s an undocumented immigrant.

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From the President's Desk


The Importance of Supporting Scholarship

The most satisfying aspect of being National Press Club president is informing the winners of three major scholarships awarded each year.

We heard from the 2014 winners at the annual NPC Journalism Awards dinner on July 30, and each expressed deep appreciation for the scholarships, which will enable them to pursue their studies to advance their professional goals in journalism.

None of these scholarships would be made possible were it not for the major fundraising efforts by the National Press Club Journalism Institute, the non-profit affiliate of the National Press Club.

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