National Press Club

Lawyers, reporters plan to examine independent reporting under hostile president

September 30, 2016 | By Rachel Oswald |

A distinguished panel of attorneys, and White House and Supreme Court journalists will try to separate hyperbole from reality in an Oct. 12 National Press Club panel discussion examining the potential damage to the First Amendment a future president, who is hostile to independent reporting, could have.

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Press Club schedules Luncheon with Navy Secretary Ray Mabus on Wednesday, Oct. 12

September 30, 2016 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, the leader of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, plans to discuss the state of America’s sea services at National Press Club Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 12.

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Last day to apply to participate in National Press Club Book Fair & Author's Night

September 30, 2016 | By Crystal White |

Today is the last day to apply to participate in the region’s premier holiday book event, the 39th National Press Club Book Fair & Author's Night to be held Friday, Nov. 18.

The Book Fair is accepting applications through 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30. Applications and materials received after this period will not be reviewed. To submit your application, visit National Press Club Book Fair Application.

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WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo plans to speak at National Press Club luncheon, Oct. 7

September 29, 2016 | By Erik Meltzer |

World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevêdo plans to speak at a National Press Club Speakers Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 7.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $24 for Press Club members (NPC Members may purchase 2 tickets at this rate) and $38 for all other non-member tickets. Click here for tickets.

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Press Club Newsmaker looks at presidential transition on Friday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m.

September 29, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz |

What will the Clinton and Trump transition teams need to accomplish to ensure the next president will be fully prepared to assume the reins of power next January?

What are they already doing?

How has the transition process changed as a result of cyber security threats and other concerns?

These are some of the questions a National Press Club Newsmaker plans to examine on Friday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. in the NPC's Zenger Room. As with all Newsmaker events, this press conference is open to credentialed media and Press Club members, free of charge. No advance registration is required.

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Find support for your foreign reporting idea at National Press Club panel tonight

September 28, 2016 | By Carmen Russell |

Do you have an idea for a story out of Africa, South America or just about anywhere in the world? While many news outlets no longer facilitate foreign reporting trips and have scaled back their foreign bureaus, there are organizations that are picking up that slack, helping foreign correspondents report on the ground -- just as reporters were meant to.

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Part Two: Gen. Hayden discusses intelligence gathering, constitutional protections

September 28, 2016 | By Adam Konowe |

This edition of Update-1, the National Press Club's podcast, features part two of a two-episode conversation with Gen. Michael Hayden. NPC Board Member Molly McCluskey talks with the former NSA and CIA director about how journalists can effectively work with the intelligence community and the future of intelligence in the United States. General Hayden is the author of Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror.

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National Symphony Orchestra violinist comes to Press Club Friday, Sept. 30, 6 p.m.

September 27, 2016 | By Marc A. Wojno |

Bring your family and join us at the National Press Club for a musical evening on Friday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. when Glenn Donnellan with the National Symphony Orchestra introduces you to the Electric Slugger™, an electric violin that he custom-made from a baseball bat. This violin virtuoso plans to play a wide range of musical styles on the Slugger, and on violins from around the globe. This program is for people of all ages.

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Learn how to stay safe, plan your foreign reporting trip at NPC panel, Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m.

September 26, 2016 | By Rachel Oswald |

Planning your first foreign reporting trip is a serious logistical task. There are many things to think about including vaccinations, emergency insurance, in-country transportation and lodging, and, most critically to success, finding a good fixer.

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Toastmasters meets Monday, Sept. 26, 7p.m. in NPC's McClendon Room

September 26, 2016 | By Leslie Kingsley |

Practice different speaking styles –- extemporaneous and planned, humorous and serious –- and develop your leadership skills at Toastmasters at the National Press Club.

The next meeting is at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, and is open to Press Club members and the public. Toastmasters meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month. The Oct. 10 meeting has been moved to Oct. 17 due to the federal holiday on Oct. 10.

Toastmasters also serves as a platform to practice delivering a policy piece or other technical speech. You’ll be amazed at the things people do and know.

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