National Press Club

Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon discusses his mother at May 5 Book Rap

April 30, 2015 | By Nicole Hoffman |

NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon will discuss and sign copies of his new book, “Unforgettable: A Son, A Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime,” a memoir that builds on the tweets he sent from his dying mother's hospital room. The Book Rap is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Holeman Lounge.

Register at Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for the general public. This event is a fundraiser for the nonprofit NPC Journalism Institute. No outside books will be permitted.

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National Public Radio host to discuss Andrew Jackson at May 28 Book Rap

April 30, 2015 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Steve Inskeep, co-host of NPR's Morning Edition, will discuss and sign copies of his new book “Jacksonland: President Andrew Jackson, Cherokee Chief John Ross, and a Great American Land Grab” at a May 28 Book Rap scheduled from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the conference rooms.

Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for the general public. Register at

Jacksonland tells the history of President Andrew Jackson's long-running conflict with John Ross, a Cherokee chief who resisted the removal of Indians from the eastern United States in the 1830s.

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May 8 Luncheon speaker is first female Air Force Academy superintendent

April 30, 2015 | By Gene Tighe |

Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson, the first female superintendent of the Air Force Academy, will speak at a Club Luncheon on Friday, May 8, to mark its 60th anniversary.

Johnson will discuss the academy's in providing future leadership for the Air Force at a time of challenges and budget constraints.

The luncheon will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. Johnson’s remarks will begin just after 1 p.m. and will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

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Recount the sinking of the Lusitania at May 7 program

April 30, 2015 | By Gil Klein |

On the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania, the National Press Club and the World War I Centennial Commission will host a program that examines the wartime role of the Lusitania, the worldwide reaction to the tragedy, and its impact on American public opinion.

The program starts at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 7. Admission is free, but please reserve by clicking here.

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Help mark the memory of fallen journalists May 3 on World Press Freedom Day

April 30, 2015 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Be part of the moment of silence remembering fallen journalists on World Press Freedom Day, Sunday, May 3.

Stop by the Eric Friedheim Library today, pick up a ribbon, and take a selfie. Then participate in the online moment of silence by posting the photo with the hashtag #remembering between 6=9 p.m. on Sunday.

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North Korean defectors seek U.S. help to replace regime

April 30, 2015 | By Peter Hickman |

To launch the 12th annual North Korea Freedom Week, a spokesman for a group of 22 North Korean defectors told an April 27 Newsmaker of their plans to end the regime of Kim Jong-un and bring about the peaceful reunification of Korea, but said lack of support by the U.S. is making this difficult.

Kim Seong-min, delegation chairman and director of Free North Korea Radio, said "our main problem is lack of resources," particularly funding. Another problem, he said, is that "China does not recognize people trying to flee North Korea as refugees."

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Newsmaker today will focus on former Maldives president

April 30, 2015 | By Herb Perone |

Laila Ali, wife of imprisoned former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed, will speak at a Newsmaker event at 10 a.m. today in the Murrow Room, publicly releasing a filing with the U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention urging it to find that Nasheed is being held in violation of international law. Examining the case with Ali will be her international lawyers, Amal Clooney and Jared Genser.

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Grassley defends delay in confirming new attorney general at April 27 Newsmaker

April 29, 2015 | By Robert Weiner and Autumn Kelly |,

In a wide-reaching discussion at a Newsmaker Monday (April 27), Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) defended the months-long wait to confirm Loretta Lynch as attorney general at an April 27 Club Newsmaker.

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Navy secretary to speak at Club Luncheon April 30

April 28, 2015 | By Kevin Wensing |

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus will discuss the state of America’s sea services and the maritime, budgetary and resource challenges facing the force in the 21st century at a Club luncheon April 30.

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 $23 for Club members (NPC Members may purchase two tickets at this rate) and $37 for all other non-member tickets.

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From working 9 to 5 to working when you want

April 28, 2015 | By Tam Harbert |

A spring freelance workshop, co-sponsored by the Club and the Society of Professional Journalists, will offer advice and insight on how to transition into freelancing and keep the assignments coming. The event, to be held May 8 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Zenger Room, will have two panels.

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