National Press Club

Fitness author Horton and TV anchor Simpson to marshal 5K race June 9

May 11, 2012 | By Melinda Cooke | mcooke@press.org

Tony Horton, international fitness trainer and author will team with Cynne Simpson, anchor of ABC7/WJLA-TV, to marshal The National Press Club's 15th annual "Beat the Deadline" 5K race to benefit education and diversity in journalism, June 9.

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NPC Journalism Institute to host Media Law 101

May 9, 2012 | By Thomas Burr | thomaswburr@gmail.com

Defamation. False light. Actual malice.

Those terms likely are familiar to journalists and communicators but
for those somewhat removed from their college education, the details
of how to avoid such charges may be a distant memory. It's time for a
refresher course.

The Professional Development Committee of the National Press Club's
Journalism Institute will host First Amendment attorney Kevin Goldberg
May 14 at 9:30 a.m. He will offer a lesson on media law and how to avoid
dangerous pitfalls that could harm an innocent person, end a career or

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Herring of 'Charlie Wilson's War' to unveil Afghan peace initiative Thursday, May 10

May 9, 2012 | By Myron Belkind | myron.belkind@verizon.net

Julia Roberts played her in the movie "Charlie Wilson's War," and Joanne Herring herself will appear at the National Press Club at 3:30 p.m. Thursday,May 10, to announce her plans to wage a peace offensive in Afghanistan by fighting poverty.

Herring worked with the late Rep. Charlie Wilson, D-Texas, 30 years ago to urge the U.S. government to militarily support the Mujahideen to fight the Soviets in Afghanistan 30 years. She now plans to return to the war-torn country in August to start a new campaign -- to fight poverty in northern Herat province.

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NPC visits Canadian Rockies in August

May 8, 2012 | By Pat Schoeni | pqschoeni@aol.com

Travel to the Canadian Rockies from August 4-10, 2012, starting in Calgary and visiting Banff, Lake Louise, and Jasper.

Trip highlights include traveling along the Icefields Parkway, one of the world's most spectacular mountain highways. See the Bow and Crowfoot Glaciers, Athabasca Falls and Peyto Lake. Snowcapped mountains are reflected in the turquoise waters of Moraine Lake, and you can be on the look-out for black bear, moose, and caribou along the way. Visit Jasper National Park and cruise Maligne Lake for more spectacular scenery.

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Walter Cronkrite's son to join author of 'Assignment to Hell' May 22

May 6, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman

Author Timothy Gay and Chip Cronkite, son of Walter Cronkite, will discuss the book, “Assignment to Hell: The War Against Nazi Germany with Correspondents Walter Cronkite, Andy Rooney, A.J. Liebling, Homer Bigart, and Hal Boyle,” at a National Press Club Book Rap Tuesday, May 22, at 6:30 p.m.

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NPC Newsmakers plans examination of U.S.-Latin America relationship, May 10, 10 a.m.

May 3, 2012 | By Patti Giglio | patti@psgcom.net

The National Press Club Newsmakers Committee has invited Daniel Linsker, an authority on Latin America, to discuss the future of U.S. and Latin America relations on Thursday, May 10 at 10 a.m.

With the Asian economies set to overtake the U.S. and the European Union as Latin America’s top trading partner, is the U.S. set to lose its regional influence? How will this affect U.S. business prospects and the geopolitical balance of power in the region, at a time when its commodities are increasingly attractive?

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NPC invites Herring of 'Charlie Wilson's War' to outline Afghanistan peace initiative

May 1, 2012 | By Myron Belkind | Myron.Belkind@verizon.net,

Joanne Herring, who worked with the late Rep. Charlie Wilson, D-Texas, to urge the U.S. government to militarily support the Mujahideen to fight the Soviets in Afghanistan 30 years ago, plans to return to the war-torn country in August to start a new campaign -- to wage a peace offensive by fighting poverty in northern Herat province.

She plans to outline her initiative in a speech at the National Press Club at an event organized by the International Correspondents Committee at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, in the First Amendment Lounge.

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NPC Journalism Institute prepares Media Law 101 seminar

May 1, 2012 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Defamation. False light. Actual malice. Those terms likely are familiar to journalists and communicators but for those somewhat removed from their college education, the details of how to avoid such charges may be a distant memory. It's time for a refresher course.

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AP executive Tom Curley, LSU provost plan Book Rap about WWII censorship, May 9

May 1, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Tom Curley, president and chief executive of the Associated Press, and John Maxwell Hamilton, executive vice-chancellor and provost of Louisiana State University, plan to discuss the book Ed Kennedy’s War: V-E Day, Censorship, and the Associated Press, at 6:30 p.m. on May 9 in the conference rooms.

Reservations are required for the event, which commemorates V-E Day, and may be made at opus@press.org or by calling 202-662-7523.

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National Press Club, Washington Press Club merge in 1985

April 30, 2012 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

This Week In National Press Club History

April 29, 1985: The Washington Press Club and the National Press Club merge after a long struggle.

Women journalists had formed their own club in 1919 as the Women’s National Press Club. When the WNPC admitted men in 1971, it became the Washington Press Club.

April 30, 2010: Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announces at a luncheon that women will now be assigned to serve aboard submarines, “the absolutely right thing to do.”

May 1, 1950: Volume One of The Record is released, the first regularly published Club newsletter.

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