National Press Club

Shirley and the Chef event returns to National Press Club Oct. 5 at 6 p.m.

September 23, 2016 | By Joan Coyle | j_coyle@acs.org

Shirley and the Chef plans to return to the National Press Club to unravel food mysteries and make you laugh on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. in the NPC's First Amendment Lounge.

Tickets are $10 for NPC members and $15 for nonmembers. The cost includes hors d’oeuvres and tastings. There will also be a cash bar. Click here for tickets.

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

September 23, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

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

September 22, 2016 | By Marc A. Wojno | MWojno@kiplinger.com

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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Fourth Estate adds Hungarian wines to menu for Tuesday, Sept. 27 event

September 22, 2016 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

The NPC's Fourth Estate restaurant is adding Hungarian wines to the menu for the celebration of Hungarian food and wine the National Press Club is planning for Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Just a few tickets remain for the event. Tickets are $80 per person, $155 per couple, with a 15-percent discount for Press Club members. To register, click here.

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Lawyers, reporters plan to examine independent reporting under hostile president

September 21, 2016 | By Rachel Oswald | rachelm.oswald@gmail.com

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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Another nonprofit joins Sept. 29 talk on international reporting grant opportunities

September 21, 2016 | By Rachel Oswald | rachelm.oswald@gmail.com

A fourth organization has signed up to participate in a Sept. 29 National Press Club evening panel discussion on international reporting grants and how to win one.

The Thursday Sept. 29 event goes from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in the NPC's Conference Rooms and is sponsored by the NPC's International Correspondents and Freelancer committees. Tickets are free for members and $10 for nonmembers and can be purchased here.

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Apply to participate in National Press Club Book Fair & Author's Night

September 19, 2016 | By Crystal White | cwhite@press.org

The region’s premier holiday book event, the 39th National Press Club Book Fair & Author's Night to be held Friday, Nov. 18, 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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NPC member Raasch plans Rap about Gettysburg aftermath, Thursday, Oct. 20

September 19, 2016 | By Joseph Luchok | joseph.luchok@verizon.net

Chuck Raasch plans to discuss his new book Imperfect Union: A Father's Search for His Son in the Aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg, at a National Press Club Book Rap at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 in the NPC’s Conference Room

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Gen. Hayden discusses balance between stealing, exposing secrets in Update-1

September 19, 2016 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmpgovernment.com

How can the journalism community expose secrets the intelligence community wants to keep secret? That’s the theme of a special two-episode Update-1 podcast in which National Press Club Board Member and Update-1 host Molly McCluskey interviewed General Michael Hayden, former National Security Agency and CIA director, and author of Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror. In this podcast they discuss the constitutionally mandated conflict between journalists and spies.

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Sept. 27 Book Rap focuses on stolen art

September 15, 2016 | By Eleanor Herman | elherman@aol.com

Gary Vikan, who led Baltimore’s Walters Art Museum for nearly two decades, discusses his memoir, Sacred and Stolen: Confessions of a Museum Director, at a National Press Club Book Rap on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the NPC's Conference Rooms.

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