National Press Club

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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War correspondent Kim Barker to speak at 'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' screening July 29

July 25, 2016 | By Sarahanne Driggs | sdriggs@press.org

The National Press Club's Young Members and International Correspondents Committees will host a screening of the film "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" on Friday, July 29, at 6:15 in the Holeman Lounge, followed by a panel discussion featuring journalist and author Kim Barker.

Barker's real life experiences depicted in her book, "The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan," inspired the making of the film.

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For the 'real' Trump, hear author of 'The Making of Donald Trump,' at Book Rap Aug. 4

July 21, 2016 | By Joseph Luchok | joseph.luchok@verizon.net

The Grand Old Party has picked its nominee for president.

Think you know about Donald J. Trump? Maybe, Maybe not.

The author of a new book thinks he does and David Cay Johnston plans to discuss his new book, "The Making of Donald Trump," at a National Press Club Book Rap at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, in the Conference Rooms.

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Book Rap to feature author of new book 'The Making of Donald Trump' Aug. 4

July 17, 2016 | By Joseph Luchok | joseph.luchok@verizon.net

David Cay Johnston plans to discuss his new book, "The Making of Donald Trump," at a National Press Club Book Rap at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, in the Conference Rooms.

Tickets are $5 for National Press Club members; $10 for the public. This event is a fundraiser for the nonprofit National Press Club Journalism Institute.

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Nats' analyst Phil Wood to tell how baseball reporting has changed at 'Get It Online' discussion Wednesday

July 17, 2016 | By Joan Coyle | jcoyledc@verizon.net

Enjoy a delicious buffet and talk Nationals baseball with Phil Wood, host of “Nats Talk” on MASN, television home of the Washington Nationals, at the National Press Club’s next “Get It Online” lunch discussion Wednesday (July 20), at noon in the Games Room.

Woods will discuss how baseball reporting has changed with the advent of social media. The "Get It Online" discussion series brings experts in social media to the Club for a lunch discussion. Speakers deliver a short presentation and then answer questions.

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Update-1 podcast: Club member interviews analyst on Brexit impact on aerospace industry

July 16, 2016 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmpgovernment.com

The current edition of Update-1, the national Press Club’s podcast, features an interview by Club Broadcast Committee member Adam Konowe with aerospace analyst Richard Aboulafia about the potential impact on the United Kingdom’s aerospace industry of the country’s referendum vote to leave the European Union.

Aerospace is one of the U.K.’s most important industries.

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Want a crackin' good time? Reserve for Club's Crab Fest at Reliable Source July 28

July 13, 2016 | By Mesfin Mekonen | | mmekonen@press.org

Get ready to crack the shells and pick the crab meat to dip in the melted butter! It is time for the popular National Press Club Crab Fest in the Reliable Source.

The popular crustaceans will be served along with a buffet of sides on Thursday, July 28, at 5:30 p.m..

It's great way to celebrate summer 2016.

The Crab Fest buffet is $30 per person for members and $35 for nonmembers plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are encouraged because this event has sold out in the past.

To make a reservation contact the Reliable Source at RS@press.org or at 202-662-7443.

Here's the menu:

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Club to mark 100th anniversary of U.S. national parks at luncheon Aug. 1

July 13, 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 this year’s 100th anniversary of the nation's system of national parks and the agency’s focus on creating the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates. He 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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NSA chief Rogers to speak on cyber security at Club luncheon tomorrow

July 12, 2016 | By Kevin Wensing | kmwensing@comcast.net

National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers will discuss the continuing cyber security challenges facing the United States and the world at a National Press Club luncheon tomorrow, July 14.

Rogers has said encryption makes it more difficult to intercept terrorist groups' communication and warned that vital U.S. computer networks, such as the power grid, have been infiltrated by hackers which could lead to attacks of significant consequence.

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