National Press Club

Labor Secretary Perez to speak at June 22 luncheon

May 30, 2016 | By Jerry Zremski | jzremski@buffnews.com

U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez, increasingly mentioned as a possible running mate for Hillary Clinton should she win the Democratic nomination, will speak at the National Press Club on June 22.

In two and a half years at the Department of Labor, Perez has made his mark through a series of aggressive efforts aimed at protecting workers from everything from unfair overtime practices to conflicts of interest that can wreck their retirement savings.

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The Freelance Workshop returns June 10

May 29, 2016 | By Scott Sowers | Scott@ScottSowers.com

The Freelance Committee will reprise its annual workshop event on June 10 in the conference rooms. The two-part presentation will focus on writing for trade publications and monetizing social media efforts. The first panel will start at 1 p.m., followed by a second panel at 3 p.m. The event ends at 4:30 p.m.

Tam Harbert, independent journalist and former chair of the Freelance Committee, will moderate the first panel. She will be joined on the panel by the experts listed below. The event is free for club members and $10 for non-members.

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NTSB Chair Christopher Hart to discuss plane, train, Metro accidents at June 30 luncheon

May 29, 2016 | By Angela Greiling Keane and Kasia Klimasinska | agreilingkea@bloomberg.net and k.klimasinska@gmail.com

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Christopher Hart will address the recent train, plane and Metro accidents at a National Press Club luncheon June 30.

Hart has served as NTSB Chairman since April 2014. Before joining NTSB, Hart was a deputy director for air traffic safety oversight at the Federal Aviation Administration.

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NPC American Legion Post to honor WWII vet Metelsky, talk Ike, June 6

May 29, 2016 | By Ken Dalecki | kdalecki@hotmail.com

The anniversary of D-Day will include a status report on the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial and a ceremony honoring long-time NPC member and WWII veteran John Metelsky at a June 6 noon luncheon meeting of NPC American Legion Post 20 in the McClendon Room.

The ceremony and report portions of the meeting are open to all NPC members.

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Watch Convention Boot Camp on live stream, May 31

May 29, 2016 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

A panel discussion on covering national political conventions will be live streamed on the web, and out of town participants will be able to submit questions via email.

The program on Tuesday, May 31, starts at 9:30 a.m. and is designed to help reporters planning to cover the Republican and Democratic conventions in July get information about logistics and story ideas. It is presented by the club's Journalism Institute and the Professional Development Committee.

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Last chance to reserve: CDC Director Frieden to discuss Zika virus at NPC Luncheon, May 26

May 25, 2016 | By Doris Margolis | dorismargolis@editorialassociates.com

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will address the Zika virus outbreak at a National Press Club speaker luncheon on Thursday, May 26.

Please note the new date. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a Q&A session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $24 for National Press Club members and one guest, and $38 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased online here. Or call (202) 662-7501.

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Reminder: U.S. Reps. Ellison and Carson, Congress’ only Muslim members, discuss Islamophobia , May 24 at 9:30 a.m.

May 22, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

U.S. Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and André Carson, D-Ind., at a National Press Club Newsmaker May 24, will discuss the rhetoric targeting Muslims and the Islamophobia surfacing in this presidential election year.

The event, which is open to NPC members and credentialed media, will begin at 9:30 a.m. (30 minutes earlier than previously announced) in the Club's Zenger Room.

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W.Va attorney general joined by clear air and utilities experts to update on legal challenge to Obama's Clean Power Plan, May 23

May 21, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey will discuss the rapidly evolving legal challenge to the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan at a Newsmaker news conference on Mon., May 23, at 3 p.m., in the Club’s Bloomberg Room.

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Did you Scout? Head table seats available for NPC Luncheon with Girl Scouts CEO

May 19, 2016 | By Debra Silimeo | dsilimeo@hagersharp.com

Did you proudly wear the green? NPC members who were Girl Scouts or Troop Leaders can enjoy hearing from the CEO of the Girl Scouts, Anna Maria Chavez, at a National Press Club Luncheon on Monday, June 13.

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Campaign Boot Camp: Covering conventions, May 31

May 18, 2016 | By Herb Jackson | herbjackson202@gmail.com

With the Republicans meeting in Cleveland and the Democrats in Philadelphia next month, the National Press Club’s Journalism Institute will focus on covering national party conventions at the next in its series of Campaign Boot Camp programs.

Get tips from veteran journalists about how to find stories inside and outside the convention hall, and find out from the House Press Gallery staff about logistics surrounding credentials.

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