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CIA plans document release at Headliners Newsmaker, Sept. 6

August 18, 2017 | By Heather Forsgren Weaver |

The CIA’s Agency Data Office Information Management Services is partnering with the National Museum of the U.S. Navy and the Naval Historical Foundation to hold a records release event at the National Press Club as part of the Club’s Headliners Newsmakers series. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 10 a.m. in the Club’s Zenger Room.

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NEA president plans critique of Trump-DeVos agenda, Sept. 8

August 18, 2017 | By Mark Schoeff |

Lily Eskelsen García, president of the National Education Association, plans to speak on what the Trump education agenda means for students and public schools at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Friday, Sept. 8

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Update-1 podcast covers eclipse

August 18, 2017 | By Adam Konowe |

The solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, is not just a boon for scientists, but also an opportunity for citizens and journalists alike.

In this Update-1 podcast, National Press Club Broadcast/Podcast team member Adam Konowe interviews Irene Klotz, space editor at Aviation Week & Space Technology. Klotz discusses why this solar eclipse has generated such widespread attention, as well as other developments in space science. She also explains what it’s been like to cover the space beat for 25 years on behalf of mainstream and trade media from Aviation Week to UPI.

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Fourth Estate on vacation, Aug. 21 through Sept. 4

August 18, 2017 | By Miguel Dominguez |

The National Press Club's Fourth Estate Restaurant will be closed for two weeks beginning Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. It will reopen for regular dining hours beginning Tuesday, Sep 5.

But for Club fans of the restaurant, all is not lost. Club members can still enjoy lunch and dinner in the Reliable Source restaurant on the fourteenth floor

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Press Freedom Award honors White House and Mexican reporters

August 16, 2017 | By Julie Schoo |

The White House Correspondents’ Association and the press corps of Mexico are the winners of the National Press Club's 2017 John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award. Each year, the Club honors two recipients of the award, one domestic and one foreign, for demonstrating through their work the principles of press freedom and open government.

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Fourth Estate offers Restaurant Week specials beginning Monday, Aug. 14

August 13, 2017 | By Miguel Dominguez | mdominguez

The Fourth Estate will participate in D.C. Restaurant Week Monday, Aug. 14, through Saturday, Aug. 19. A three course meal will be $22 plus tax, tip and beverage for lunch, $35 for dinner.

Specially priced wines will also be available by the bottle.

The Fourth Estate is open to the public as well as members of the National Press Club.

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NAACP president plans to address Missouri travel advisory at Headliners Luncheon, Aug. 29

August 13, 2017 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Interim NAACP President Derrick Johnson plans to address the future of the NAACP at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

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 $25 for Club members, who may purchase two tickets at this rate, and $39 for all other non-member tickets. Click here to purchase tickets to the luncheon.

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Club Institute and media lawyers launch tracker for denials of media access to governments

August 11, 2017 | By Kathy Kiely |

The National Press Club Journalism Institute and the Media Law Resource Center have launched an effort to monitor day-to-day impediments facing journalists covering federal, state and local government.

The Institute has created a simple online form that anyone can fill out any time a public official is muzzled, government data is denied or other types of information that belong to the public are kept from the public. Worried about leaving digital fingerprints? Mail us:

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Attention authors: Applications now being accepted for 40th annual NPC Book Fair

August 2, 2017 | By Crystal White |

Applications are now being accepted for the National Press Club's 40th annual Book Fair, scheduled for Friday, Nov. 10.

The deadline for requesting a space is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered

All literary genres are considered, though self-published books and e-books are ineligible. The application fee of $75 for Club members and $150 for non-members is due and payable upon acceptance to the Book Fair.

Authors are expected to be available for the entire event, which runs from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

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Register now for Friday forum on cooling hostilities between the press and public officials

August 2, 2017 | By Crystal White |

A panel of journalists and past and present government public relations officials will discuss ways of reducing the increasing hostilities between the press and the people they cover at a forum on Friday sponsored by the National Press Club Journalism Institute, the Club's nonprofit arm.

The program, Can We Talk? Public Access, Security and Civility in a Hyper-Partisan Age, will run from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Admission is free but RSVPs are required.

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