National Press Club Journalism Contest Adds a Breaking News Competition

By: Will Lester | National Press Club

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Press Club wants your best journalism from 2011 for its annual journalism contest, which includes a new breaking news competition.

“Journalists all over the world have received recognition by the National Press Club as a distinct honor,” said Press Club President Theresa Werner, who said those who win will stand among journalists like David Broder, Dan Balz and Lara Logan.

The breaking news competition will be included with the many categories traditionally offered in the contest.  The time to enter the National Press Club journalism contest is very soon, because the deadline is April 1.     

Details on how to enter the contest can be found at  

The National Press Club awards are intended to recognize the best in both traditional and newer forms of journalism. The competition offers journalists a chance to have their work recognized by the National Press Club, one of the most high-profile journalism organizations in the country with more than a century playing a leading role in the nation’s capital.    

“This ‘Breaking News’ category bolsters an already strong NPC Awards line-up,” said Mark Hamrick, past Press Club president who pushed for the expansion. “An increasingly large number of people are constantly connected to news sources through mobile devices, so journalists must be more careful than ever to balance the need for quick reaction against necessary accuracy. ”      

The contest includes awards for political reporting, regional reporting on Washington, international coverage, consumer reporting, online journalism and newsletter journalism. It also includes a group of awards for areas as diverse as reporting on the welfare of animals, coverage of the journalism industry, the aviation industry, problems facing the elderly and humor writing.

SOURCE National Press Club

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