National Press Club

Note new date for museum NPC Book Rap: Tuesday, Sept. 27

August 13, 2016 | By Eleanor Herman | elherman@aol.com

So as to not conflict with the presidential debate scheduled for the original night, the National Press Club’s Book & Author Committee has rescheduled the Book Rap featuring Gary Vikan and his memoir Sacred and Stolen: Confessions of a Museum Director to Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the NPC’s Conference Rooms.

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Snapchat Primer is back by popular demand: Aug. 12

August 10, 2016 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Got room for one more app in your life? How do you know if you don’t try?

Find out what the big deal is with Snapchat at a training session at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug 12, presented by the National Press Club Journalism Institute and the Professional Development Committee.

The event will be held in the NPC's Bloomberg Room. Tickets are required and cost $5 for NPC members; $10 for non-members. RSVP here.

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Last chance for tickets to luncheon featuring actor Michael York of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Austin Powers

August 10, 2016 | By Christine Warnke | christine.warnke@hoganlovells.com

You might remember award winning actor Michael York from “Cabaret,” "Logan's Run" or from "The Three Musketeers." Now you have a chance to listen to him, in person, at a National Press Club luncheon on Friday, Aug. 12, talking about his struggles with a rare disease -- Amyloidosis -- and the blood stem cell transplant he went through.

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Seoul Man Frank Ahrens plans Press Club Book Rap, Sept. 7

August 9, 2016 | By Angela Greiling Keane | agreilingkea@bloomberg.net

Ever wondered what it would be like to leave your job and your home country behind, and start over with a new career in a new culture?

For those only wanting to do this vicariously, Frank Ahrens has written a book about doing just this and plans to discuss it at a National Press Club Book Rap on Sept. 7 at 6:30 p.m.

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Author plans Press Club Book Rap exploring museum secrets

August 3, 2016 | By Eleanor Herman | elherman@aol.com

The National Press Club’s Book & Author Committee plans to present a Book Rap on Monday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Rooms featuring Gary Vikan, who led Baltimore’s Walters Art Museum for nearly two decades. He will reveal the shocking truth behind the world’s great museums with his memoir Sacred and Stolen: Confessions of a Museum Director.

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Update-1 podcast: Former NPC President on political conventions, then and now

August 1, 2016 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmpgovernment.com

Who better to discuss how political conventions have changed through the years than former National Press Club President Jonathan Salant? Update-1 caught up with him at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last week.

Broadcast Committee member Shannon Fisher talked with Salant on a noisy convention floor about the 18 conventions he has covered, beginning with the DNC in 1984 when New York Governor Mario Cuomo became a national political figure with his convention keynote address in which he spoke of "A Tale of Two Cities."

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This week! Join us at the Journalism Awards dinner Thursday, Aug. 4

August 1, 2016 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The National Press Club Awards dinner is always a good time. So get a ticket for the Thursday night, Aug. 4, event and come by!

There is still time to join the celebration. The reception starts at 6 p.m. and dinner begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 and must be reserved through Eventbrite. For a link to the website to get tickets, click here.

At the awards dinner, the Press Club will also announce its annual scholarships for talented young people interested in journalism.

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Best in political, consumer affairs and online journalism to be recognized at NPC, Aug. 4

July 28, 2016 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The best journalism covering politics, the welfare of animals and consumer issues, and the best use of online storytelling will be among the award-winners celebrated Thursday, Aug. 4 at the National Press Club Awards dinner.

There is still time to get tickets and join the celebration. The reception starts at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 and must be reserved through Eventbrite. To purchase tickets on the website, click here.

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Join in a celebration of journalistic excellence at the National Press Club Aug. 4

July 26, 2016 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

Some of the nation’s best journalism will be recognized Thursday, Aug. 4 at the National Press Club Awards dinner.

There is still time to get tickets and join the celebration. The reception starts at 6 p.m. and dinner will start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 and must be reserved through Eventbrite. Click here to get the tickets.

At the awards dinner, the Press Club will also announce its annual scholarships for some talented young people interested in journalism.

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Aug. 1 Press Club luncheon to mark 100th anniversary of U.S. National Parks

July 25, 2016 | By Rod Kuckro | kuckro@eenews.net

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

He will discuss the 100th anniversary this year of the system of national parks and the agency’s focus on creating the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates. Jarvis 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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