National Press Club

NPC American Legion Post to honor WWII vet Metelsky, talk Ike, June 6

May 26, 2016 | By Ken Dalecki | kdalecki@hotmail.com

The anniversary of D-Day will include a status report on the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial and a ceremony honoring long-time NPC member and WWII veteran John Metelsky at a June 6 noon luncheon meeting of NPC American Legion Post 20 in the McClendon Room.

The ceremony and report portions of the meeting are open to all NPC members.

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Go on safari through the eyes of photographer and safari guide Phil West, June 7

May 26, 2016 | By Fay Iudicello | faysiudicello@gmail.com

Join the Travel and Photography Committees for an adventure through African photo safaris and photography.

Our speaker, Phil West, is a wildlife photographer and safari guide based in Kenya and spent most of his childhood in Tsavo National Park. His specialty is adventure and walking/photo safaris as well as tracking big game on foot. He has led safaris all over Africa, from tracking desert elephants in the Namibian Desert and canoeing the Zambezi River, to following gorillas and chimps through the Ugandan Forests.

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Labor Secretary Perez to speak at June 22 luncheon

May 26, 2016 | By Jerry Zremski | jzremski@buffnews.com

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez, increasingly mentioned as a possible running mate for Hillary Clinton should she win the Democratic nomination, will speak at the National Press Club on June 22.

In two and a half years at the Department of Labor, Perez has made his mark through a series of aggressive efforts aimed at protecting workers from everything from unfair overtime practices to conflicts of interest that can wreck their retirement savings.

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NSA Chief Michael S. Rogers to discuss cyber war at NPC Luncheon, July 14

May 25, 2016 | By Kevin Wensing | kmwensing@comcast.net

NSA Chief Michael S. Rogers will discuss the continuing cyber security challenges facing the U.S. and the world at a National Press Club Luncheon on July 14.

Rogers has said encryption makes it more difficult to intercept terrorist groups' communication and warned that vital U.S. computer networks, such as the power grid, have been infiltrated by hackers which could lead to attacks of significant consequence.

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Watch Convention Boot Camp on live stream, May 31

May 25, 2016 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

A panel discussion on covering national political conventions will be live streamed on the web, and out of town participants will be able to submit questions via email.

The program on Tuesday, May 31, starts at 9:30 a.m. and is designed to help reporters planning to cover the Republican and Democratic conventions in July get information about logistics and story ideas. It is presented by the club's Journalism Institute and the Professional Development Committee.

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Hear Del Wilber talk about life inside homicide squad on June 21

May 25, 2016 | By Angela Greiling Keane | agreilingkeane@gmail.com

Del Quentin Wilber, Justice Department reporter for the Los Angeles Times, plans to speak about his latest book, ``A Good Month for Murder: The Inside Story of a Homicide Squad,'' at a National Press Club Book Rap on Tuesday, June 21, at 6:30 p.m.

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Last chance to reserve: CDC Director Frieden to discuss Zika virus at NPC Luncheon, May 26

May 25, 2016 | By Doris Margolis | dorismargolis@editorialassociates.com

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will address the Zika virus outbreak at a National Press Club speaker luncheon on Thursday, May 26.

Please note the new date. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a Q&A session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $24 for National Press Club members and one guest, and $38 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased online here. Or call (202) 662-7501.

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The Freelance Workshop returns June 10

May 24, 2016 | By Scott Sowers | Scott@ScottSowers.com

The Freelance Committee will reprise its annual workshop event on June 10 in the conference rooms. The two-part presentation will focus on writing for trade publications and monetizing social media efforts. The first panel will start at 1 p.m., followed by a second panel at 3 p.m. The event ends at 4:30 p.m.

Tam Harbert, independent journalist and former chair of the Freelance Committee, will moderate the first panel. She will be joined on the panel by the experts listed below. The event is free for club members and $10 for non-members.

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NTSB Chair Christopher Hart to discuss plane, train, Metro accidents at June 30 luncheon

May 24, 2016 | By Angela Greiling Keane and Kasia Klimasinska | agreilingkea@bloomberg.net and k.klimasinska@gmail.com

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Christopher Hart will address the recent train, plane and Metro accidents at a National Press Club luncheon June 30.

Hart has served as NTSB Chairman since April 2014. Before joining NTSB, Hart was a deputy director for air traffic safety oversight at the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Cookbook dinner to feature Michelin-starred chef, craft brews, June 6

May 24, 2016 | By Donna Leinwand Leger | Dleinwand@usatoday.com

Join chef Daniel Burns and gypsy brewer Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso on the culinary avant garde at dinner featuring craft beers paired with exquisite foods at the Fourth Estate restaurant on Monday, June 6.

At the Michelin-starred Luksus in Brooklyn, Burns works with Jarnit-Bjergso, the brewer behind Evil Twin Brewing and the beer bar at Torst, to curate beer to match the highest levels of culinary achievement.

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