National Press Club

Eat, Drink and Be Merry at the Reliable Source holiday buffet, Dec. 11

November 26, 2014 | By Mesfin Mekonen |

Members and their guests are invited to attend the annual holiday buffet and jazz night Dec. 11.

The event will feature the return of the Great U Street Jazz Collective, a group that performed at the Reliable Source Jazz Night in July of this year. They will perform in the Truman Lounge beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The price of the buffet is $25 for Club members and $35 for non-members. Reservations are encouraged because this event has sold out in the past.
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Amid turmoil, University of Virginia president to address Club Dec. 1

November 26, 2014 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

A few tickets remain to hear University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan address the National Press Club on Dec. 1, marking the end of a difficult semester that included the abduction and murder of a student and allegations that the Charlottesville school ignored sexual assaults on campus to protect its reputation.

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This Week in National Press Club History

November 25, 2014 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

Nov. 26, 2012: The Club honors Nelson Mandela with a program, Life, Legacy and Values of Nelson Mandela, in conjunction with the South African Embassy. Mandela spoke twice at the Club, first in 1991 as president of the African National Congress, 22 months after his release from prison, and then in 1994, as president of South Africa.

Nov. 28, 2000: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, winner of the Newberry Award, given to the most distinguished American children’s book of the previous year, signs copies at the Club’s annual book fair.

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Sen. Charles Schumer to discuss the 2016 path forward for Democrats

November 23, 2014 | By Herb Perone |

New York Sen. Charles Schumer, the third ranking Democrat in the Senate, will diagnose what went wrong for Democrats in the 2014 election and what they must do to be successful in 2016 and beyond at a Club Newsmaker at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25, in the Zenger Room.

Schumer is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and chair of the Immigration subcommittee, which will oversee President Barack Obama’s recent executive order. He also Chairs the Senate Rules Committee and is a member of the Senate Finance and Banking committees.

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Is college worth it? UVA President Teresa Sullivan answers at Dec. 1 Luncheon

November 20, 2014 | By Debra Silimeo |

University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan will discuss the relationship between higher education and the evolving labor market at a Club Luncheon on Monday, Dec. 1. Sullivan became president of Virginia’s flagship university in 2010. She is a scholar in labor force demography and the author or coauthor of six books and many scholarly articles. Her most recent research has focused on measuring productivity in higher education.

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GoPro demonstrates its camera at Photography Committee event

November 19, 2014 | By Darlene Shields |

A team from GoPro, an action camera maker, showed off video clips showing Felix Baumgartner skydiving from space, a fireman resuscitating a kitten, a pelican learning to fly, a lion hugging a scientist, a car crash in France, wild horses running, and other amazing footage, at a Photography Committee event Nov. 12.

GoPro is a small, powerful, lightweight, wearable, and mountable camera that has sold millions and has made its founder and CEO, Nick Woodman, a billionaire.

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This Week in National Press Club history

November 19, 2014 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

Nov. 18, 2013: Gloria Steinem, the first woman to speak at a Club luncheon after women are admitted in 1971, says that women’s issues are moving backward, not in public opinion but in laws passed by state legislatures that make is impossible for clinics providing reproductive services to function. Co-founder of New York and Ms. magazines, she is in town to receive the President’s Medal of Honor, and tells the audience to “get mad” about continuing social inequalities.

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Photographers invited to enter international contest

November 19, 2014 | By Mehmet Toroglu |

An international news and sports photography contest, the Istanbul Photo Awards, organized by the Anadolu Agency, is now accepting entries.

Photographers are invited to enter in any of the following categories: news single and news story, for an individual news photo or a collection around a story, and sports single and sports story. Judges also will select one photographer for a special award.

The application period will run through Jan. 31 via Prizes will be awarded in April 2015 in Istanbul.

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Did you know? Club features members-only networking events

November 19, 2014 | By Sarahanne Driggs |

Did you know that the National Press Club features a members-only networking event?

Please join us for the next edition of Meet the Press Club starting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, in the McClendon Room. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot by sending an email to Sarah Driggs at

Meet the Press Club is specifically designed as a forum for Club members to network and establish business contacts among fellow Club members.

Send an email to for more information about your membership benefits.

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Broadcast Committee to hold Happy Hour Dec. 9

November 19, 2014 | By Bill McCloskey |

The Club's Broadcast Committee is planning a Happy Hour in the Truman Lounge from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9.

In addition to celebrating a year of promoting the Club's visibility with a series of podcasts, an inaugural dinner with Legends, and a professional development event focusing on multimedia production, the committee hopes to attract new members who can bring new ideas to the committee's work of ensuring that the Club is seen as welcoming to broadcasters.

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