National Press Club

Broadcast/podcast team member Irv Chapman reviews more than 50 years in journalism

July 11, 2017 | By Adam Konowe |

National Press Club member and Bloomberg Radio Washington reporter Irv Chapman reviews his more than 50 years of broadcast network news reporting for Radio Press International, six bureaus of ABC, and now Bloomberg in a new Update-1 podcast interview with fellow broadcast/podcast team member Bill McCloskey.

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Headliners Newsmaker examines how to elect more independents in 2018, July 12

July 10, 2017 | By Jamie Horwitz |

A panel of elected officials from across the country who were elected as independent candidates without the support of a political party plan to appear at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmakers event Wednesday, July 12, at 10 a.m. in the Club’s Bloomberg Room to examine whether electing more independents could break the current political gridlock.

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Tickets still available for Press Club Headliners Luncheon featuring Amtrak CEO, July 12

July 9, 2017 | By Kevin Wensing |

Tickets are still available for the National Press Club Headliners Luncheon featuring Charles “Wick” Moorman IV, Amtrak’s president and chief executive officer, on Wednesday, July 12, in the Club's Ballroom.

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. Tickets cost $25 for Club members (members may purchase two tickets at this rate) and $39 for all other non-member tickets. Purchase tickets online.

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NPC Toastmasters meets Monday, July 10 at 7pm in the McClendon Room

July 9, 2017 | By Leslie Kingsley |

Are you aspiring to deliver a TED talk? Or perhaps speaking in front of others make you jittery? No matter your expertise, the NPC Toastmasters Club has helped many of us get to the next level.

Join your fellow colleagues and take your speaking to the next level at 7 p.m. Monday in the McClendon Room. There is no charge to visit and advance registration is not necessary.

The NPC’s Toastmasters club consists of many seasoned professionals who continue to find value in practicing in this safe and friendly environment. We meet on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.

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Tonight: NY Times correspondent plans to discuss his new Obama book

June 29, 2017 | By William Pierce |

Peter Baker, chief White House correspondent for the New York Times, plans to appear at a Headliners Book Rap Thursday, June 29, to discuss his new book, Obama:The Call of History.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Club's Conference Rooms. The Book Rap will include a discussion with the author, a question-and-answer session from the audience and then a signing session

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Defense and security policy podcast from biennial Paris Air Show

June 28, 2017 | By Adam Konowe |

The biennial Salon du Bourget or Paris Air Show is recognized as one of the world's largest industry events. For one week, thousands of reporters descend on the show in search of relevant news.

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Fourth Estate closed for July 4 holiday weekend

June 28, 2017 | By Miguel Dominguez |

The National Press Club will be closed Saturday, July 1, through Tuesday, July 4, in celebration of Independence Day.

There will be no brunch or dinner service in the Fourth Estate on Saturday, July 1, or lunch service on Monday, July 3. The restaurant will re-open on Wednesday, July 5.

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Latest podcast covers 2017 Aerospace Media Awards from the Paris Air Show

June 21, 2017 | By Adam Konowe |

The latest National Press Club podcast, Update-1, features an interview by Adam Konowe, a member of the Club’s Broadcast/Podcast team, with Peter Bradfield, an aerospace industry veteran who founded the annual Aerospace Media Awards dinner at the Paris Air Show.

Konowe, head of the judging panel for the awards, attended the dinner at the Aéro Club de France on the eve of the Air Show on June 18. He interviewed Bradfield and his celebrity host, Scottish comedian Fred MacAulay, the following day in the Air Show’s media center.

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Ex-energy chief, Greek official on tap for Headliners Newsmaker events Wedmesday morning

June 19, 2017

The National Press Club will host two Headliners Newsmaker press events Wednesday morning,June 21.

At 10 a.m., in the Lisagor Room, former U.S, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz plans to propose ways to maintain America’s innovation leadership in energy. He will announce the formation of a new nonprofit organization, Energy Futures Initiative, that aims to push for clean energy.

At 11 a.m., in the Bloomberg Room, Greek Minister of Economy and Development Dimitri Papadimitriou plans to discuss the Greek debt crisis and next steps for the European nation.

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Dinner on July 28 to honor winners of Club's Journalism Awards

June 16, 2017 | By Joann Booze |

The National Press Club will celebrate winners of its 44th Annual Journalism Awards on Friday, July 28, with a reception in the Holeman Lounge beginning at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and program in the Ballroom at 7 p.m.

Tickets to this event are $50 per person.

Reservations are required and must be made here.

For more information, contact: Joann Booze or 202-662-7532.

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