National Press Club

McCain plans NPC Book Rap on 'Thirteen Soldiers' Nov. 11, Veterans Day

November 5, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., plans to discuss and sign copies of his book, Thirteen Soldiers, at a National Press Club Book Rap on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

This is a ticketed event and registration is required here. Tickets are $5 for National Press Club members; $10 public. Limit of one discounted ticket per Press Club member. Members should log in for the discount code. Members can also pre-order the book and have the fee waived, an option that appears on the ticket form once the member is logged in.

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Poynter's Clark plans to give "Writing Tools for Writing Short" workshop at NPC, Nov. 19

November 5, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman |

If you would like to take your writing to the next level, we have a workshop for you.

The National Press Club's Journalism Institute plans to host a “Writing Tools for Writing Short” workshop with Roy Peter Clark on Nov. 19 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. in the NPC's Zenger Room.

Click here to register. Admission is $5 for NPC members; $10 non-members. Members should login for the discount code.

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chair plans Press Club Luncheon speech, Nov. 17

November 5, 2014 | By Rod Kuckro |

Allison Macfarlane, chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, plans to speak about assuring the continued safe operation of the nation’s more than 100 nuclear power plants at a National Press Club Luncheon on Monday, Nov. 17.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m.

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This Week in Club History: Vice President Nixon attends 'father-daughter' event alone

November 5, 2014 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

This Week in National Press Club History

November 4, 1955: Vice President Richard M. Nixon comes by himself to the National Press Club’s annual “Father-Daughter Night” (for girls 11 years or younger), as Tricia and Julie are sick. Press Club Secretary Donald Larrabee’s daughter sits on the Vice President’s lap.

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Multimedia journalism fundamentals: It’s not just point and shoot, 6 pm Nov. 5

November 3, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Veteran broadcast journalists Tom Hendrick and Larry Quinn plan to offer practical tips for producing quality video and audio, whether you’re using an iPhone or more sophisticated video equipment, at a National Press Club Journalism Institute professional development training session from on Wednesday, Nov. 5 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

The session is intended for print journalists as well as young reporters who may not have had formal training.

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Photo Committee presents GoPro camera event Nov. 12

November 3, 2014 | By Darlene Shields |

Mounted on a skier's helmet, on the handlebars of a bicycle or on the head of a dog, GoPro cameras allow users to take videos from totally unique points of view. The striking results often go viral on the Internet and draw millions of viewers.

The Club’s Photography Committee is sponsoring an event Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the conference rooms that will give everyone a unique opportunity to meet, hear, and see videos from two key members of the GoPro company.

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Round out Press Club's 'International Year' at International Cultural Evening, Nov. 19

November 3, 2014 | By Allyson Cannon |

The National Press Club's Ballroom is scheduled to be the scene of an International Cultural Evening featuring energetic dance troupes, vibrant musical performances and tasty delicacies from different regions around the world on Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Admission to this event is $25 for Press Club members and $35 for all others. Purchase tickets here.

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Freelance Committee to offer panel on ghostwriting Nov. 12

November 3, 2014 | By Brooke C. Stoddard |

The National Press Club Freelance Committee plans to present a panel on ghostwriting Nov. 12 from 7 to 9 the Bloomberg Room. Panelists are slated to discuss opportunities for writing books, speeches, op-eds and other works for others, as well as their own experiences in the field.

The event is free for National Press Club members; $10 for non-members. To purchase tickets, click here.

The scheduled panelists include:

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Ethicist, pastor and activist Wallis to address Ferguson shooting Nov. 4

October 30, 2014 | By Herb Peronne |

Jim Wallis, ethicist, pastor and activist, who was arrested Oct. 13 in an act of civil disobedience in Ferguson, Missouri, will provide his perspective on events in Ferguson at a Newsmaker event Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 1 p.m. in the Zenger Room.

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Documentary on former Yugoslavia to screen Nov. 3

October 30, 2014 | By Molly McCluskey |

The impact of the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia countries is still felt by the region’s youth, reported in a documentary from the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), “Majority Starts Here,” which will screen at the National Press Club on Monday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m.

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