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Club podcast chronicles life of a war correspondent

May 9, 2017 | By Adam Konowe |

There is seldom a day that Iraq, Syria or Afghanistan are not in the headlines. But how do journalists in these conflict areas cover those stories on the ground? What are the risks they undertake?

Nagieb Khaja, a Danish journalist and filmmaker, has traveled to countless war-torn areas and endured kidnappings, arrests and other hardships, to share his stories with the world. In this interview with National Press Club Broadcast/Podcast Team member Leone Lakhani, Nagieb talks about his harrowing experiences, what drives him and why he perseveres, against all odds, to tell his stories.

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Member of British parliament to discuss Syria at May 9 Newsmaker

May 8, 2017 | By Mark Krikorian |

Lady Caroline Cox, the Baroness Cox of Queensbury and a senior member of the United Kingdom’s House of Lords, plans to discuss her efforts to bring humanitarian relief to Syria at a National Press Club Newsmaker press conference on Tuesday, May 9, at 10 a.m. in the Club's Bloomberg Room.

This news conference is open to credentialed media and Club members, free of charge.

Baroness Cox was recently in Aleppo, Syria, meeting with aid organizations and political groups while the city was being bombed. During her time in Syria, she met with civilians who had been attacked.

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National Press Club podcast explores threats to press freedom at home and abroad

May 2, 2017 | By Adam Konowe |

The latest edition of Update-1 , the National Press Club podcast, highlights World Press Freedom Day on May 3, an observance created by the United Nations to remind member governments that freedom of expression is promised in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Tonight: NPC Book Rap to feature `House of Cards’ screenwriter

April 30, 2017 | By Aprill Turner |

An executive producer and screenwriter for the Netflix series ‘House of Cards’, John Mankiewicz, plans to join Laura Caldwell and Jerry Miller at a National Press Club Book Rap on Monday, May 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the Club’s conference rooms to discuss Anatomy of Innocence: Testimonies of the Wrongfully Convicted.

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Journalism Institute schedules World Press Freedom Day expert panel, May 3 at 9 a.m.

April 30, 2017 | By Crystal White |

The National Press Club and the Journalism Institute plan to recognize World Press Freedom Day by convening an expert panel of journalists, including a 2017 Pulitzer Prize winner, on Wednesday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to noon to discuss the state of press freedom in the United States and internationally.

Registration is required; tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for the general public. Visit the event page for updated list of panelists and to RSVP.

Panel topics include:

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Sign up today -- Cybersecurity class for journalists this Saturday, April 29

April 26, 2017 | By Crystal White |

Sign up today for hands-on training and to learn best practices for protecting your research and your sources using the latest in cybersecurity tools. The half-day boot camp will be held at the National Press Club this Saturday, April 29, in the Club’s Zenger Room from 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Registration is required and tickets can be purchased here. Tickets are $30 for members and $45 for nonmembers; lunch is included.

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Joint Chiefs luncheon rescheduled for June 19 at 11:30 a.m.

April 26, 2017 | By Lindsay Underwood, Membership Engagement Manager |

The previously postponed National Press Club luncheon with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has been rescheduled for Monday, June 19.

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford will discuss several important issues facing the U.S. military, including the latest strategy to defeat the Islamic State and other terrorist groups

To purchase tickets click HERE

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Headliner event plans tribute to Ella Fitzgerald on April 27

April 23, 2017

The National Press Club plans to host Grammy Award-winning jazz singer Patti Austin at a special Headliner event in the Club’s Fourth Estate Restaurant on Thursday, April 27, at 5 p.m.

The event is free but reservations are encouraged by clicking here.

Austin, who has won acclaim for her interpretation of the music of Ella Fitzgerald, plans to discuss the importance of jazz to American culture and diplomacy, and perform some of Fitzgerald’s music at the event.

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Snippet #24: World War ll canteen

April 23, 2017 | By Elizabeth Brownstein |

Snippet #24: "World War Two Canteen: The National Press Club was transformed into an Allied military canteen on Saturdays during World War Two. Huge throngs of servicemen soaked up free beer and hot dogs, served by senators, Cabinet members and Pentagon brass, along with the occasional movie star. One Saturday the entire Supreme Court turned out. Vice President-elect Harry Truman was famously photographed in 1945 playing the canteen's upright piano with starlet Lauren Bacall perched above him. It happened at the National Press Club--where news is made in the nation's capital."

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NPC cybersecurity class on April 29: Protect yourself and your sources

April 20, 2017 | By Ferdous Al-Faruque |

National Press Club members are invited to receive hands-on training and best practices tips for using cyber security tools in their reporting at a half-day bootcamp on Saturday, April 29, in the Bloomberg Room.

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