Today’s organization: National Press Club (NPC)
About the organization:
The National Press Club has been a part of Washington life for nearly 100 years. Through its doors have come all of the Presidents of the United States since Theodore Roosevelt, as well as kings and queens, prime ministers, premiers, senators, congressmen, cabinet officials, ambassadors, scholars, entertainers, business leaders, and athletes. Its members have included all of the Presidents of the United States since Warren Harding and most have spoken from the Club’s podium.
Number of members:4,000
To join, you must:
“Active Members are generally editorial members of the ‘working press,’ college-level journalist instructors and published non-fiction authors.
Career enhancement and research assistance
Networking events (Washington, DC only)
And for that, you’ll pay:
Varies based on your location, type of membership, and age. Student memberships are $185 yearly, while active memberships in the DC area range from $209 to $550 a year, plus a $100-$150 initiation fee.
We’ve compiled as many professional organizations as we can find in all the disciplines that mediabistro visitors work in, and will be featuring one a day til we run out. We’re going in alphabetical order so nobody feels slighted, but if we skipped your favorite group by mistake, please let us know.