National Press Club

NPR 'Weekend Edition Saturday' host Scott Simon is May 5 Book Rap guest

March 30, 2015 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Scott Simon, award-winning host of NPR’s "Weekend Edition Saturday," will discuss and sign copies of his new book “Unforgettable: A Son, A Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime” at a Tuesday, May 5 Book Rap at the National Press Club.

Tickets are $5 for Club members, $10 for the public. Register here.

This event is a fundraiser for the nonprofit National Press Club Journalism Institute. No outside books or memorabilia are permitted.

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Member Richard Beyer and co-author Elizabeth Sayles to discuss their book on the 'Ghost Army' April 29

March 29, 2015 | By Nicole Hoffman |

National Press Club member and historian Rick Beyer and co-author Elizabeth Sayles will discuss and sign copies of their latest book, “The Ghost Army of World War II: How One Top-Secret Unit Deceived the Enemy with Inflatable Tanks, Sound Effects, and Other Audacious Fakery”, at a Book Rap on Wednesday, April 29, in the Club's Conference Rooms.

Tickets are $5 for National Press Club members, $10 for the public. Register here.

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Arnold Palmer course at Mitchellville, Md., site of Club golf tournament April 17

March 29, 2015 | By Nicole Hoffman |

You’re invited to join in the fun at the National Press Club Journalism Institute’s fourth annual golf invitational tournament on Friday, April 17, at the beautiful Country Club at Woodmore in nearby Mitchellville, Md.

The 18-hole course, designed by Arnold Palmer, features a traditional layout, offering a variety of challenging holes. The Country Club at Woodmore has been rated as one of the top 10 golf courses in Maryland by Golf Digest.

Click here to register. Invite your friends to join the competition and create your own foursome.

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Powerful documentary on veteran re-integration to get D.C. premiere at Club May 18

March 26, 2015 | By Joan B. Coyle |

The Washington, D.C., premiere of the new documentary, "That Which I Love Destroys Me," followed by a panel discussion will take place Monday, May 18, at 7 p.m. in the National Press Club Ballroom.

The film screening is free and open to the public, but registration is required Refreshments will also be served.

To register, click here.

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For a magical evening, come to the Club April 27

March 25, 2015 | By Larry Lipman |

Reserve your seat now for the annual Spring magic show produced by the Society of American Magicians, Assembly 23.

Five magicians will perform family-friendly magic in the National Press Club's conference rooms starting at 7 p.m., Monday, April 27. Another magician will do walk around magic in the Reliable Source for diners who want to get a bite before the show.

The show is free, but please let us know if you are coming by calling 202-662-7501 (no e-mails please.) To reserve a table at the Reliable Source, call 202-662-7443 or go to the Club’s website,

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Henry Paulson, former Treasury secretary, is guest at April 17 Book Rap

March 25, 2015

Henry Paulson, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, will discuss his new book “Dealing with China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower” in a conversation with Andrea Mitchell, veteran NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent, at National Press Club Book Rap scheduled for 12 noon, Friday, April 17,in the Holeman Lounge.

Registration is required. Tickets are $5 for National Press Club members, $10 for the public. A light lunch will be served.

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Get tips on how to use LinkedIn as a journalist April 10

March 24, 2015 | By Nicole Hoffman |

LinkedIn is a powerful social media tool that can help journalists connect with sources and story ideas. To learn how to use it effectively, join the National Press Club Journalism Institute's professional development committee for a skill-building session focused on best-practices and optimizing your presence on this popular platform on Friday, April 10, from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

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Club's Rowse Award to honor best work in critical coverage of the news industry

March 24, 2015 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club wants to see the best coverage of the news industry and journalistic practices from the last year.

The Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism, named for the former reporter for U.S. News and World Report and award sponsor, rewards the best critical look at the news industry, its practice and its ethics.

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U.N. Secretary-General to speak at NPC dinner April 16

March 23, 2015 | By Kasia Klimasinska |

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will speak at a National Press Club dinner Thursday evening, April 16.

Ban, who succeeded Kofi Annan in 2007 and won a re-election in 2011, will become the sixth UN secretary-general to speak at the Club.

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Fine dining, musical satire to combine at Fourth Estate April 25

March 23, 2015 | By Miguel Dominguez |

For a night of fine dining and witty musical satire, National Press Club Chef Susan Delbert and comic Ken Rynne cordially invite you to the Club's Fourth Estate Restaurant on Saturday, April 25, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Rynne, a former Hill staffer and member of the Capitol Steps comedy troupe, and his accompanist -- known together as "Planet Washington" -- will take you behind the scenes in D.C. and beyond. Funny. Truthy. Great music. Wicked funny parodies.

Price of dinner and show is $50 per person (includes a three-course prix fixe menu and Ken’s show)

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