National Press Club

Nov. 27 is date for pre-Thanksgiving magic at Reliable Source, Fourth Estate

October 17, 2013 | By Larry Lipman |]

Magicians from the Society of American Magicians, who meet monthly at the National Press Club, will perform table-side magic in the Fourth Estate and Reliable Source restaurants on the night before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, Nov. 27 (not Nov. 20, as previously announced).

Bring the family for a pre-Thanksgiving meal and amazing magical entertainment right before your eyes. Reserve your table now: Call (202) 662-7638 for the Fourth Estate, which is open to the public, (202) 662-7443 for the Reliable Source, open to NPC members and their guests only.

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Gun control impasse is topic at Newsmaker on Friday

October 16, 2013 | By Herb Perone |

Paul Helmke, former president and CEO of the Brady Campaign/Center to Prevent Gun Violence, will address the political impasse over national efforts to reduce gun violence at a National Press Newsmaker event Friday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

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Club launches new podcast; first show posted now

October 15, 2013 | By Mike Hempen |

The National Press Club has launched a new podcast that will feature stories originating from the Club's facilities as well as other newsworthy venues, the Broadcast Committee announces.

The show will post at least once a month. The first, featuring Stanford University economics professor John Taylor discussing the state of the U.S. economy at a recent Club Newsmaker event, can be heard by clicking here.

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Works by notable photojournalist John Launois 'L'Americain' on display in Club lobby

October 15, 2013 | By Aileen Roberta Schlef

The works of iconic photojournalist John Launois, who traveled around the world to capture major historic events for the great photo magazines, are on display this month in the lobby of the National Press Club.

Launois, a naturalized American citizen, died in 2002 in Liechtenstein.

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Get tips on how to write, pitch a book Oct. 29

October 15, 2013 | By Julie Schoo |

Want to write a book but don't know how? Or need help in getting it published?

Find out Tuesday, Oct. 29. A book agent and four National Press Club members/book authors will discuss how to write and pitch a book at a panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, co-sponsored by the Professional Development Committee, Freelance Committee and National Press Club Journalism Institute.

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Actress Goldie Hawn to discuss education at Nov. 5 luncheon

October 15, 2013 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Oscar-winning actress and children’s advocate Goldie Hawn will speak about a science-based education program to address emotional stress among children at a National Press Club luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

To purchase tickets, click here.

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Panel to offer a primer on covering federal agencies Oct. 25

October 15, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

What’s a journalist to do when the federal government agency you want to cover doesn’t want to be covered?

Learn how to navigate the political and bureaucratic federal agency waters, how to work with public affairs officers and how to develop sources that can provide the intel you need to write your story. A panel scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at the National Press Club will provide you this information, and more.

Panelists will be:

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Alan Greenspan to discuss new book on economic forecasting at Club Nov. 6

October 14, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Alan Greenspan, former longtime chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, will discuss his newest book, "The Map and the Territory: Risk, Human Nature, and the Future of Forecasting" on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the National Press Club Ballroom. A book signing will follow the discussion.

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Thanks to room change, space still available for Oct. 18 Communicators Summit

October 13, 2013 | By Tom McMahon |

Due to popular demand, the National Press Club Communicators Summit on Friday, Oct. 18, has been moved to the Club's Conference Rooms to accommodate more attendees. The summit, sponsored by the Communications and Marketing Committee, will focus on how social media is playing a greater role in journalism and public relations.

The event will start with a networking breakfast at 8 a.m. Admission is $30 for NPC members and $50 for non-members.

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This week in National Press Club history: For first time, broadcaster gets Fourth Estate Award

October 13, 2013 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |]

This Week In National Press Club History:

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