National Press Club

Club to mark 100th anniversary of U.S. national parks at luncheon Aug. 1

July 13, 2016 | By Rod Kuckro |

National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis will speak at a National Press Club luncheon Monday, Aug. 1.

He will discuss this year’s 100th anniversary of the nation's system of national parks and the agency’s focus on creating the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates. He will also outline the challenges in trying to operate and maintain the expanding park system during an era of fiscal restraint.

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NSA chief Rogers to speak on cyber security at Club luncheon tomorrow

July 12, 2016 | By Kevin Wensing |

National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers will discuss the continuing cyber security challenges facing the United States and the world at a National Press Club luncheon tomorrow, 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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Next 'Get It Online' discussion: Baseball reporting, from transistors to Twitter, noon July 20

July 12, 2016 | By Joan Coyle |

Enjoy a delicious buffet and talk Nationals baseball with Phil Wood, host of “Nat’s Talk” on MASN, television home of the Washington Nationals, at the National Press Club’s next “Get It Online” lunch discussion Wednesday, July 20, at noon in the Games Room.

Woods will discuss how baseball reporting has changed with the advent of social media. The "Get It Online" discussion series brings experts in social media to the Club for a lunch discussion. Speakers deliver a short presentation and then answer questions.

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Last chance to register for Wednesday's Snapchat Boot Camp

July 11, 2016 | By Crystal White |

Sign up today for the next edition Wednesday (July 13) of the Club's popular Campaign 2016 Boot Camp series on using Snapchat at 9:30 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

The session, sponsored by the National Press Club Journalism Institute and the NPC Professional Development Committee, will teach you the basics and best practices of Snapchat as well as how to maximize the social media app at the upcoming political conventions.

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Toastmasters to meet tonight, 7 pm, in the McClendon Room

July 11, 2016 | By Leslie Kingsley |

Practice different speaking styles – extemporaneous and planned, humorous and serious – and develop your leadership skills at Toastmasters at the National Press Club. The next meeting is tonight at 7 p.m. and is open to Club members and the public. Toastmasters meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Toastmasters also serves as a platform to practice delivering a policy piece or other technical speech. You’ll be amazed at the things people do and know.

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Menu announced for July 18-21 GOP convention watch party

July 8, 2016 | By Mesfin Mekonen |

National Press Club members and their guests are invited to watch live coverage from Cleveland of the Republican National Convention on wide-screen TVs in the Truman Lounge from the evening of July 18 through the end of the convention July 21.

Here is the menu:

Appetizer: Chicken croquettes with roasted pepper remoulade $10

Special entrée: Meat lover's grilled porterhouse steak with baked potato $25

Grilled salmon with fruity rice pilaf and lemon butter sauce $22

Drinks: DC Brau ale $6.50

Old Fashioned $9

Manhattan $9

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Wednesday NPC Communicators Breakfast: The evolution of the press release

July 8, 2016 | By Tom McMahon |

National Press Club Communications and Marketing Co-chair Danny Selnick will discuss the evolution of the press release at the Communicators Breakfast in the Games Room on Wednesday, July 13, at 8 a.m.

Admission to the breakfast is free for Club Members. Guests are admitted for $10 per person, but they must be accompanied by a member.

Click here to register.

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Tues., July 12 Newsmaker with DCCC Chair Rep. Ben Ray Luján to Highlight Shifting House Battlefield

July 7, 2016 | By Bob Weiner |

Rep. Ben Ray Luján. D-N.M., Chair of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, will speak at a Newsmaker news conference, Tues., July 12, at 10 a.m., in the Zenger Room. The DCCC Chair will outline the House Democrats’ offensive strategy, messaging, targeting, voter outreach and highlight the expanding House battlefield for this November, along with new approaches to tie GOP House members to Donald Trump.

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Saturday July 16 Books & Brunch to Discuss Book on Garfield’s assassination

July 6, 2016 | By Jack Williams, Books & Brunch chair |

The National Pres Club Books & Brunch group will meet on Saturday, July 16, in the Fourth Estate restaurant to discuss “Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President,” by Candice Millard.

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Women Photographers from Iran and Arab World Featured at Photo Committee, Noon, Wednesday July 13

July 5, 2016 | By Al Teich |

The next meeting of the National Press Club Photography Committee will be Wednesday, July 13, at noon in the McClendon Room. Kathryn Wat, chief curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, will be the guest speaker.

The museum is currently hosting an exhibition of photos by 12 contemporary women photographers with roots in Iran and the Arab world titled, "She Who Tells a Story." Wat will discuss how the portraits, cityscapes, and staged narratives of these artists reflect upon gender, war and the history of their home countries.

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