National Press Club

Learn how to navigate campaign finance filings Friday, April 12 at 9 a.m.

April 9, 2013 | By Julie Schoo |

Just before a big week of campaign finance filings at the Federal Election Commission (FEC), the National Press Club plans to host a panel of political-data experts offering tips on navigating the records and story ideas to be culled from them.

The panel is scheduled for Friday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room. The cost is $5 for Press Club members, $10 for non-members. Register here.

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Actor Richard Belzer plans Press Club Book Rap on deaths of JFK assassination witnesses

April 9, 2013 | By Nicole Hofffman |

Actor Richard Belzer, also known as Detective John Munch on 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, plans to discuss and sign copies of his co-authored new book Hit List: An In-Depth Investigation into the Mysterious Deaths of Witnesses to the JFK Assassination on May 6, 6:30 p.m. at the National Press Club in the Ballroom.

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Iceland’s President Grimsson to tackle Arctic controversy at April 15 luncheon

April 8, 2013 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Iceland’s President Olafur Grimsson will address the global race for resources in the Arctic on April 15 at a National Press Club Luncheon.

Grimsson, who is serving a record fifth term as the island nation’s president, has organized a group to promote collaboration among Arctic nations. Arctic Circle will convene for the first time in Reykjavik in October to discuss the impact of sea ice melt, concerns about security, managing the fisheries, shipping and mapping Arctic resources.

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International Red Cross leader to update crises in Afghanistan, Syria and Mali April 11

April 4, 2013 | By Herb Perone |

Peter Maurer, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), will update the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, Syria and Mali Thursday, April 11, at 10 a.m. in the Fourth Estate Restaurant.

Armed conflicts in these countries are killing, destroying infrastructure and, in some cases, sending refugees into neighboring countries. Maurer will illustrate some of the key challenges the ICRC faces when responding to acute humanitarian crises amid contemporary armed conflicts.

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Panel to assess sponsored journalism's implications for journalists May 14

April 4, 2013 | By Molly McClusky |

Join the Freelance Committee Tuesday, May 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., for a panel discussion on the role of sponsored and content journalism in a changing industry. A panel will describe how brands are creating their own content and explain opportunities and pitfall for journalists in this field.

Panelists include Mark Hamrick, Peter Beller and John Hazard:

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Napa Valley winemaker to host Chimney Rock wine dinner April 30

April 3, 2013 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Chimney Rock winemaker Elizabeth Vianna will guide diners through a tasting of one of Napa’s finest wines at a wine dinner at 6:30 p.m., April 30 at the National Press Club’s Fourth Estate restaurant.

The vineyards of Chimney Rock, situated on the fabled Silverado Trail in Napa Valley’s renowned Stags Leap District, produce wines that compete with the best of Bordeaux and is recognized as one of the world’s premier fine wine producers. Chef Susan Delbert will pair the wines with four luxurious courses.

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NPC Members receive special price for gala luncheon honoring Barbara Walters May 17

April 3, 2013 | By Theresa Werner |

Broadcast journalist Barbara Walters will receive the American News Women's Club Excellence in Journalism Award for 2013. Walters is being recognized for her lifetime of groundbreaking professional accomplishments. The award will be presented at a gala luncheon at the National Press Club on Friday, May 17, to benefit scholarships for aspiring journalism students.

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Learn how to navigate campaign finance filings April 12

April 1, 2013 | By Julie Schoo |

Just before a big week of campaign finance filings at the Federal Election Commission (FEC), a panel of political data experts will offer tips on navigating the records and ideas for stories from them between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. Friday, April 12.

Representatives of the FEC, the Center for Responsive Politics, Bloomberg News and the Sunlight Foundation will lead the discussion.

The cost is $5 for Club members, $10 for non-members. Register here.

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This week In National Press Club history

March 31, 2013 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

April 2, 2012: Jim Lehrer, founder of the PBS Newshour, appears on the 76th Kalb Report at the National Press Club, and insists that the program’s mission is more relevant than ever as the public tries to make sense of a flood of information. “It takes courage to be serious,” he said. Since the day of President Kennedy’s assassination, as a young reporter in Dallas, he revealed, “I have never gone to work unprepared for a calamitous, earth-shaking event."

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Author to discuss foreign correspondents' effect on international relations April 29

March 31, 2013 | By Myron Belkin |

Giovanna Dell'Orto, former AP journalist in Italy and the United States will discuss her new book, "American Journalism and International Relations:Foreign Correspondence from the Early Republic to the Digital Era," at 6 p.m. Monday, April 29, in the Zenger Room.

The event, sponsored by the International Correspondents Committee, is open to the public, but reservations, including professional affiliation, should be made at em>

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