National Press Club

Marine Corps public affairs director to to address Club’s American Legion Post on Tuesday

November 12, 2017 | By Ken Dalecki |

Marine Corps Brig. Gen. William Seely III, director of the Office of Marine Corps Communications, will address the Club's American Legion Post 20 on Tuesday.

The event will begin at noon in the McClendon Room.

Seely oversees Marine Corps public affairs, including media and community relations. A 28-year veteran, his many operational deployments have included four tours of duty in Iraq. A graduate of American University, he received his commission through the Navy ROTC program at George Washington University.

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Sample Irish cuisine and Irish whiskey on Thursday

November 12, 2017 | By Antonella Ciancio |

Whiskey from three Irish distilleries and a menu of Irish food will be served at the National Press Club on Thursday.

The event, co-sponsored by the Club's International Correspondents and Events teams and the Embassy of Ireland, begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Winners Room.

The drinks will come from the Teeling, Tullamore Dew and Glendalough distilleries. The food will come from Executive Chef Susan Delbert and include:

Irish Potato Bites (small new red potatoes with cheddar and corned beef)

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Friday is final 2017 port of call for NPC Lobster Night

November 12, 2017 | By Susan Delbert |

The Fourth Estate restaurant will host its final Lobster Night of the year on Friday.

A steamed 1½-pound Maine Lobster with a glass of wine or beer, cole slaw (or salad), a choice of French fries or oven-crisped new potatoes and dessert is $50, with a 15 percent discount for members.

Make reservations online. National Press Club members can access the discount by logging into the Club website before clicking the link.

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Headliners Luncheon features African Union chairperson, Nov. 15

November 9, 2017 | By Heather Forsgren Weaver |

H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat, chairperson of the African Union Commission, plans to appear at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 15.

Lunch will be served in the Club’s Ballroom 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 (members may purchase two tickets at this rate) and $39 for all other non-member tickets. Click here for tickets.

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Democratic strategist Donna Brazile to talk about election hacking at Headliners Book Rap, Dec. 12

November 6, 2017 | By Heather Forsgren Weaver |

Discussion of Donna Brazile’s soon-to-be-published memoir of the 2016 presidential campaign, Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House, dominated the weekend news cycle.

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One for the books: annual Book Fair & Authors’ night, Nov. 10

November 5, 2017 | By Julie Schoo |

Patrons can browse for books and visit with their favorite authors at the Book Fair & Authors night from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10.

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Hone your speaking techniques at Toastmasters, Nov. 6

November 5, 2017 | By Leslie Kinglsey |

Toastmasters will meet Monday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m.

Are you a subject matter expert but find yourself um'ing and ah'ing when responding to a question? Maybe you like telling a riveting story or want be sharper in front of a crowd. No matter what your speaking goals are, Toastmasters offers members the opportunity to expand their skills in a fun and supportive environment. New members can be paired with mentors; if you've already a knack for public speaking, consider mentoring.

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Think like A reporter: media training for public relations professionals, Dec. 1

November 3, 2017 | By Julie Schoo |

The National Press Club Journalism Institute will host Club member Andrea McCarren, a veteran multimedia journalist and Emmy Award-winner, to offer an on-camera media training class for public relations professional on Friday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

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Annual children's Holiday Party set for Dec. 9

November 2, 2017 | By Joann Booze |

It's time make plans to attend the National Press Club's annual Children's Holiday Party on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 11 am.

Tickets at $10 per person are required for everyone. Don't miss out -- make your reservations here.

We will begin with a great buffet which will include something for everyone....from corn dogs to hamburgers to french fries and a little bit of fruit and veggies.

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Club podcast covers Trump phenomenon: What the media got wrong

November 1, 2017 | By Adam Konowe |

The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States came as a surprise to many, particularly in the mainstream media and political establishment.

But should it have been a surprise? Did the mainstream media miss a beat? And could they still be? Leonard Steinhorn, a professor of communication and affiliate professor of history at American University, believes that might be the case.

In the latest episode of Update-1, National Press Club Broadcast/Podcast team member Leone Lakhani speaks to Steinhorn to find out why.

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