National Press Club

Marvin Kalb writes op-ed warning of President Trump’s threat to press freedom

August 21, 2017 | By Gil Klein |

After 60 years as an objective reporter, Marvin Kalb did something he has rarely done before: write an op-ed that expressed his viewpoint.

The veteran of CBS News, NBC News, and for the past 24 years as moderator of the National Press Club’s “Kalb Report,” Kalb said he felt compelled to use his decades of experience to warn about the threat posed by President Donald Trump.

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Update-1 podcast covers eclipse

August 18, 2017 | By Adam Konowe |

The solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, is not just a boon for scientists, but also an opportunity for citizens and journalists alike.

In this Update-1 podcast, National Press Club Broadcast/Podcast team member Adam Konowe interviews Irene Klotz, space editor at Aviation Week & Space Technology. Klotz discusses why this solar eclipse has generated such widespread attention, as well as other developments in space science. She also explains what it’s been like to cover the space beat for 25 years on behalf of mainstream and trade media from Aviation Week to UPI.

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Fourth Estate on vacation, Aug. 21 through Sept. 4

August 18, 2017 | By Miguel Dominguez |

The National Press Club's Fourth Estate Restaurant will be closed for two weeks beginning Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. It will reopen for regular dining hours beginning Tuesday, Sep 5.

But for Club fans of the restaurant, all is not lost. Club members can still enjoy lunch and dinner in the Reliable Source restaurant on the fourteenth floor

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Fourth Estate offers Restaurant Week specials beginning Monday, Aug. 14

August 13, 2017 | By Miguel Dominguez | mdominguez

The Fourth Estate will participate in D.C. Restaurant Week Monday, Aug. 14, through Saturday, Aug. 19. A three course meal will be $22 plus tax, tip and beverage for lunch, $35 for dinner.

Specially priced wines will also be available by the bottle.

The Fourth Estate is open to the public as well as members of the National Press Club.

Make reservations here.


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Attention authors: Applications now being accepted for 40th annual NPC Book Fair

August 2, 2017 | By Crystal White |

Applications are now being accepted for the National Press Club's 40th annual Book Fair, scheduled for Friday, Nov. 10.

The deadline for requesting a space is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered

All literary genres are considered, though self-published books and e-books are ineligible. The application fee of $75 for Club members and $150 for non-members is due and payable upon acceptance to the Book Fair.

Authors are expected to be available for the entire event, which runs from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

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Register now for Friday forum on cooling hostilities between the press and public officials

August 2, 2017 | By Crystal White |

A panel of journalists and past and present government public relations officials will discuss ways of reducing the increasing hostilities between the press and the people they cover at a forum on Friday sponsored by the National Press Club Journalism Institute, the Club's nonprofit arm.

The program, Can We Talk? Public Access, Security and Civility in a Hyper-Partisan Age, will run from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Admission is free but RSVPs are required.

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Tickets on sale for annual Fourth Estate Award, Oct. 4

July 30, 2017 | By Crystal White |

Tickets are on sale for the annual Fourth Estate Award gala, which this year will give Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon the National Press Club's highest award.

Kornheiser and Wilbon are award-winning sports journalists and co-hosts of ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption. The dinner is scheduled for Oct. 4. For more information or to buy tickets to the black tie-optional event, click here.

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Former ethics chief to speak at Club Friday

July 26, 2017 | By Charles Porcari |

The former head of the Office of Government Ethics will speak at a Headliners Newsmaker on Friday at 10 a.m. in the Lisagor Room.

Walter M. Shaub, Jr. recently left his position before his five-year term expired to work on ethics issues at the , who served until July 19 as the director of the Campaign Legal Center, headed by Trevor Potter, former legal counsel to several Republican presidential candidates and a former chairman of the Federal Election Commission.

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Club to celebrate outstanding journalism on Friday

July 26, 2017 | By Will Lester |

Tickets are still available for the National Press Club's annual journalism awards dinner on Friday.

Outstanding reporting will be recognized in such categories as politics, consumer issues, online journalism and aviation. The evening starts with a reception at 6 p.m. and then dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online.

For more information, contact:Joann Booze at or 202-662-7532.

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Journalists and the people they cover to discuss civility Aug. 4

July 26, 2017 | By Julie Schoo |

Reporters, press secretaries and outside observers will convene at the Club on Friday, Aug. 4, to discuss ways of improving the discourse on Capitol Hill.

The event, sponsored by the National Press Club's Journalism Institute, will take place from 9:30 -11:30 a.m. in the First Amendment Lounge. Admission is free but reservations are required and can be made online.

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