National Press Club

Eisenhower's relationship to the media subject of Thursday panel of noted journalists and historians

October 8, 2012 | By John Shlaes |

Thursday at 6:30 p.m., in the spirit of the election season and in honor of the 60th anniversary of Dwight Eisenhower's presidential election, the National Press Club will host a distinguished panel of journalists and historians titled "Eisenhower in the Media." The event, free to members and $10 for the public, will be in the Holeman Lounge.

Eisenhower’s desire to communicate his views and policies directly to the public governed many of the media initiatives that were a legacy of his administration and are still in use today.

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Promote literature, reading by joining "Friends of the Book Fair"

October 5, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

You are invited to join the “Friends of the Book Fair” in support of the National Press Club Journalism Institute’s 35th Annual Book Fair & Authors’ Night.

For a contribution of $25, you will join fellow book lovers in promoting awareness of books and reading at this year’s Book Fair & Authors’ Night, which will be held Tuesday, Nov. 13.

As a “Friend of the Book Fair,” your generosity will support the Club’s Journalism Institute, a 501(c)(3)that provides training, research and resources for news professionals and scholarships for the next generation of journalists.

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Former president of Colombia plans to discuss new memoir at NPC Book Rap Oct. 10

October 5, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Álvaro Uribe Vélez, former president of Colombia, plans to discuss his memoir No Lost Causes at a National Press Club Book Rap on Oct 10 at 6:30 p.m. A book signing will follow the discussion.

Tickets are free for Press Club members and $5 for all non-members. Space is limited. Club members should login to the website for the discount code. Register at

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Watch VP debate at NPC, Oct. 11

October 5, 2012 | By Megan Cotten |

Working journalists and spectators looking for a fun place to watch the vice presidential candidates debate are invited to a viewing party Thursday, Oct. 11 at the National Press Club.

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Schumer to discuss how election should influence Democrats on tax reform at Oct. 9 Newsmaker

October 4, 2012 | By Jamie Horwitz |

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., will discuss how the presidential election should influence national Democrats’ approach to tax reform later this year. The National Press Club Newsmaker begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the National Press Club, 529 14th St., NW.

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Eat your oysters for the good of the Bay at Fourth Estate restaurant event

October 4, 2012 | By Susan Delbert |

Slurp some oysters in support of the Chesapeake Bay and the watermen who ply it next week at the "From the Bay, For the Bay" event at the Fourth Estate restaurant at the National Press Club.

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Rivlin, Walker to discuss fiscal message of U.S. bus tour, 1 pm Oct. 10

October 2, 2012 | By Joan Michelson |

David Walker, CEO of Comeback America and former head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office, and Alice Rivlin, member of the Presidential Debt Commission and former head of the Office of Management and Budget, will discuss the national debt, health care policy and tax reform at a National Press Club Newsmaker panel at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Zenger Room.

In a U.S. bus tour, Walker and Rivlin sought to gauge public sentiment and support for strong fiscal leadership from the next president.

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Panel to analyze Eisenhower's relationship with the media, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11

October 2, 2012 | By John Shales |

Noted historians and authors will discuss President Dwight David Eisenhower's relationship to the media at a National Press Club panel at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Club's conference rooms.

Eisenhower's desire to communicate his views and policies directly to the public governed many of the media initiatives that his Administration employed, which are still in use today.

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Screening and discussion of "Codebreaker" in honor of Alan Turing, father of the computer age, Oct. 4

October 1, 2012 | By Pender M. McCarter |

Celebrate the achievement of Alan Turing, the man credited with "catapulting civilization into the digital age," at a reception, documentary screening and panel discussion on Thursday, Oct. 4 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The advance screening of "Codebreaker," a new 53-minute film chronicling Turing's heroic life, tragic death and lasting legacy, will be followed by a panel discussion featuring one of the film's producers.

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Journalism Institute plans Tableau Software training on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m.

September 28, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

A trainer from Tableau, a unique software tool to create an interactive web graphic, is offering a two-hour, hands-on class Oct. 3 at the National Press Club.

The free software can transform a pile of data into an eye-catching web graphic for a website or blog. The software allows journalists and bloggers to visualize data fast and publish it interactively to the web without programming.

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