National Press Club

NPC cybersecurity class on April 29: Protect yourself and your sources

April 20, 2017 | By Ferdous Al-Faruque |

National Press Club members are invited to receive hands-on training and best practices tips for using cyber security tools in their reporting at a half-day bootcamp on Saturday, April 29, in the Bloomberg Room.

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NPC Toastmasters meets Monday, April 24, in the McClendon Lounge at 7 pm

April 20, 2017 | By Leslie Kingsley |

What would you say if someone asked you to explain why your car had a bumper sticker that read “Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see?”

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A snippet of Press Club history: First gathering of newly-announced Pulitzer winners

April 18, 2017 | By Elizabeth Brownstein |

Snippet #23: "Pulitzer Luncheon: The year was 1979 and virtually all the newly announced winners of the annual Pulitzer Prizes for journalism gathered for an unprecedented luncheon at the National Press Club. At that time, there was no formal prize presentation ceremony in New York, so the Washington event marked the first time they all had been assembled--or saluted by their peers.

The National Press Club--where news (some of it prize-worthy) is made in the nation's capital."

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Half-day symposium on press freedom, April 19 at 9 a.m.

April 17, 2017 | By Julie Schoo |

The challenges to journalists are coming fast and furious: Access denied, outright falsehoods, alternative facts and sources afraid to talk.

The National Press Club Journalism Institute, the Club’s professional training affiliate, will join forces with another non-profit dedicated to journalism education, the National Press Foundation, to host a half-day symposium on Wednesday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Club’s Murrow Room.

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POSTPONED: NPC Luncheon with General Dunford; new date TBD

April 17, 2017 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Due to a last minute scheduling conflict, the NPC Luncheon with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford, originally scheduled for Friday, April 21, has been postponed.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and will be sure to let you know when a new date for this event has been selected.

Lindsay Underwood
Member Engagement Manager
The National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

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Test your speaking mettle with NPC Toastmasters, Monday, April 24 at 7pm

April 17, 2017 | By Leslie Kingsley |

Do you enjoy the challenge of speaking off-the-cuff? At the last Toastmasters meeting we had a great time doing just that during the very popular Table Topics session. Participants had to explain in one to two minutes why their car sported a particular bumper sticker. These different bumper stickers included:

· Be the reason someone smiles today

· Life begins at the end of your comfort zone

· Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see

· The best things in life aren't things

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Journalism Institute schedules movie premiere, discussion on Tuesday, April 18, 6:30 p.m.

April 13, 2017

The National Press Club's Journalism Institute plans to host the exclusive D.C. premier of the documentary "Danger Close" on Tuesday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the Club Ballroom followed by a question-and-answer session with featured reporter Alex Quade moderated by Defense News’ land warfare reporter and Club Secretary Jen Judson.

Tickets are required: $10 for Press Club members and $15 for general public. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Superstar ballerina Misty Copeland plans to discuss her advice book, April 17, 8 a.m.

April 12, 2017 | By Aprill O. Turner |

As many cling to New Year’s health resolutions and prep for beach-body season, America’s top ballerina has some advice to offer.

Misty Copeland, the first African-American female principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, will discuss her first health and fitness book, "Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger, and More Graceful You," as well as her roles as a ballerina and an activist, in a discussion at the National Press Club on Monday, April 17, at 8 a.m., in the Club's Holeman Lounge.

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Memorial for Peter Hickman Set for Thursday, April 13, at 6 p.m. in Club Ballroom

April 11, 2017 | By Ken Dalecki |

Friends and associates of Peter J. Hickman, the National Press Club's long-time "ambassador to embassies" and Newsmaker organizer, are invited to attend a memorial service from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, in the Club Ballroom.

Hickman died of heart failure on April 2 at the age of 85.

Michael Hickman, Peter's son, plans to lead the memorial service and invite Peter's friends to join in reminiscing about his father's 28-year association with the Press Club.

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Journalism Institute hosts sixth annual golf tournament on May 31 at Woodmore

April 11, 2017 | By Julie Schoo |

Pull out your golf clubs and hit the driving range to limber up for the National Press Club Journalism Institute's Sixth Annual Golf Invitational Tournament.

The Journalism Institute plans to host the event on Wednesday, May 31, at 8:45 a.m. at the Country Club at Woodmore in Mitchellville, Md.

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