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  • NPC Luncheon with Scott Blackmun

    October 21, 2014

    NPC Luncheon with Scott Blackmun

    Scott Blackmun, chief executive officer of the U.S. Olympic Committee, spoke at a National Press Club luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

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  • The Kalb Report with Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein

    October 20, 2014

    The Kalb Report with Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein

    On June 17, 1972 a simple botched break-in at the Democratic National Committee Headquarters in Washington, DC captured the attention of two intrepid reporters who uncovered a trail of corruption that led all the way up to our Commander-in-Chief.

    On this edition of The Kalb Report, Pulitzer Prize winning…

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  • NPC Luncheon with Thomas Perez

    October 20, 2014

    NPC Luncheon with Thomas Perez

    U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez spoke at a National Press Club luncheon on Oct. 20. Perez has been an advocate for boosting the minimum wage, and has been meeting with business leaders across the country to argue that higher wages can improve the economy.

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New & Noteworthy

  1. Olympic committee president calls preventing sexual abuse most important role
  2. Priest barred by Vatican sees change in Catholic Church through voices of lay people
  3. Woodward and Bernstein say Nixon administration corruption far deeper than Watergate
  4. National Press Club Mourns Loss of Ben Bradlee
  5. Perez sidesteps rumors he might be Attorney General, urges 'shared prosperity'

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Inside the Club

  1. International Cultural Event to highlight Club's cultural diversity with music, food, dance Nov. 19

    An International Cultural Evening featuring energetic dance troups, vibrant musical performances and tasty delicacies from different regions around the world will turn the National Press …

  2. VA secretary to speak at NPC luncheon Nov. 7

    U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald will describe his efforts to improve services to America’s veterans at a National Press Club Luncheon on Friday, …

  3. Scholars to explain how literature creates a sense of home Nov. 5

    National Press Club member Janice Law will host University of Michigan scholar Michelle McClellan, who studies Laura Ingalls Wilder, and American University professor …

  4. Veteran broadcast journalist to offer tips for video and audio production, Nov. 5

    Veteran broadcast journalist Tom Hendrick will offer practical tips for producing quality video and audio, whether you’re using an iPhone or more sophisticated video equipment, …

  5. U.S. Olympic committee chief to speak at Oct. 21 NPC luncheon

    Scott Blackmun, chief executive officer of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), will speak at a National Press Club luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 21. Blackmun, who has …

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Freedom of the Press

  1. National Press Club joins petition urging protection for digital reporting

    The National Press Club has joined some 7,000 media organizations, journalists and other individuals in calling on President Barack Obama to protect what the campaign calls the “Right to Report in the Digital Age.” In backing the petition, the NPC has argued that surveillance, intimidation, and restrictions on journalists threaten to undermine their ability to gather and report the news.

  2. National Press Club deplores Islamic State murders of journalists

    The National Press Club expressed outrage Tuesday at reports that the Islamic State militant group has killed a second journalist, the second in two days. According to Reporters Without Borders, Mohanad Al-Aqidi, the Sada news agency’s Mosul correspondent, was murdered Oct. 13 by several gun shots to the head. Two days before, the Islamic State had publicly beheaded Raad Mohamed Al-Azaoui, a cameraman for Sama Salah Aldeen TV, in Samara.

  3. Egyptian reporter, National Press Club urge release of Cairo's jailed journalists

    A reporter whom Egyptian authorities had imprisoned without charge for 10 months has issued a video statement at the National Press Club urging the government in Cairo to release at least 11 other journalists who are still in jail. Abdullah Elshamy, a reporter for Al Jazeera Arabic, was imprisoned from August 2013 until June 2014. During his incarceration, he was on a hunger strike for about half a year, and he lost about a third of his body weight.

  4. National Press Club mourns death of photojournalist in Ukraine

    The National Press Club president expressed sadness on Thursday at news that a Russian photojournalist had been found dead in Ukraine. Andrei Stenin, who worked for the state-run Russian news agency Rossiya Segodnya, had been missing since Aug. 5. His employer said in a statement today that he was found dead in a car. The circumstances of his death are not completely clear.

  5. National Press Club statement calls Sotloff execution 'abhorrent'

    The National Press Club condemns the execution of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, who was being held by the terrorist organization Islamist State. Sotloff was a freelancer for Foreign Policy and Time magazine, among other outlets. He is thought to have been kidnapped in Syria by Islamic State fighters in August 2013. Sotloff was last seen in a video released Aug. 19 of the execution of American freelancer James Foley at the hands of an Islamic State militant.

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