National Press Club

OECD to present Economic Survey of U.S. at Newsmaker June 26

June 21, 2012 | By Joan Michelson |

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will present its annual Economic Survey of the United States at a National Press Club Newsmaker at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, in the Club's Lisagor Room.

The survey by the Paris-based international organization provides an in-depth analysis of the U.S. economy and offers policy recommendations to promote sustainable economic growth and employment. It also explores policy options to reduce income inequality and poverty.

A special chapter in this year’s report is focused on fostering innovation.

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For job search or career help, save July 14 to attend Journalism Boot Camp

June 21, 2012 | By Mike Soraghan |]

The National Press Club's annual Journalism Boot Camp, a valuable resource for both beginning and veteran journalists, has been scheduled for Saturday,July 14. Save the date.

Organized by the NPC Journalism Institute's Professional Development Committee, the all-day workshop is devoted to helping you find your next job or helping you do the one you have better. It will include sessions on networking, resumes, social media and data-powered reporting. Cost is $15 for members, $40 for nonmembers.

More details to come.

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Actress Kathleen Turner to speak on women's health Issues at Sept. 6 luncheon

June 20, 2012

Kathleen Turner, iconic film and stage star and chair of Planned Parenthood's Board of Advocates, will discuss reproductive rights and the state of women's health at a National Press Club luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 6.

Turner will be in Washington, D.C., from late August through October, performing as a rabble-rousing journalist in “Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins” at Arena Stage.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with Turner's remarks beginning at 1 p.m. A question-and-answer session will follow until at 2 p.m.

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An easy way to network with D.C. journalists: Attend diversity mixer June 26

June 19, 2012 | By Niya Hawkins |

Want to network with some of D.C.'s top journalists? You'll have an opportunity on Tuesday, June 26, when the National Press Club joins eight other journalism organizations in hosting a journalistic mega-mixer at the Club.

The event, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., is a prelude to this summer's convention in Las Vegas s of UNITY, an alliance of organizations advocating greater coverage of minority groups and promoting diversity.

Enjoy a cocktail or two at the cash bar, with free hors d’oeuvres. The cost is $10 per person; $5 for Press Club members.

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This Week In National Press Club history: Watergate begins

June 17, 2012 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

JUNE 17, 1972: The botched attempt to break into the Democratic National Committee’s office at the Watergate is uncovered. This leads ultimately, after several years of high drama and exposure of widespread criminal activity on the part of President Nixon and his associates, to the only resignation of a president in American history. Bob Woodward, who with fellow Washington Post cub reporter Carl Bernstein, broke and covered the story, will receive the National Press Club’s highest honor, the Fourth Estate Award, in September.

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Memorial service for Silver Owl Ken Blackshaw set for Thursday, 11:30 a.m., at Club

June 17, 2012 | By John Hurley |

The National Press Club’s American Legion Post 20 will conduct a memorial service for its late commander emeritus, World War II hero and NPC Silver Owl Ken Blackshaw at the Club on Thursday, June 21, at 11:30 a.m.

Open to all Club members and Blackshaw's friends, the event will begin with a cash bar and lunch. A formal program, hosted by former NPC President and Post 20 commander John Cosgrove and present commander John Hurley, will follow at noon.

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Duke Energy CEO Rogers to speak on future of electric-utility industry July 16

June 14, 2012

Jim Rogers, chief executive officer of Duke Energy, will address the National Press Club at a luncheon July 16 on the future of the electric-utility industry.

Rogers is leading the merger of his company with Progress Energy, an effort expected to close by July 1. The combination will create the largest utility in the nation, with more than 7 million customers in six states, North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Florida.

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New date for book event featuring USS Cole's Kirk Lippold is July 10

June 13, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

USS Cole Commander Kirk Lippold, a decorated former commanding officer of the USS Cole, is scheduled to speak Tuesday, July 10, about the harrowing details of the deadly al-Qaeda bomb attack on his ship in the port of Aden, Yemen, in 2000.

Lippold is the author of "Front Burner: Al Qaeda's Attack on the USS Cole," a first-person narrative of the Oct. 12, 2000, attack. It was the deadliest terrorist attack on an American warship in history.

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Cote D'Ivoire prime minister to speak at June 19 Newsmaker

June 13, 2012 | By Peter Hickman |

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire, Jeannot Ahoussou-Kouadio, will speak at a noon Newsmaker on Tuesday, June 19 on recent political developments in that West African country.

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Learn how to succeed at blogging at "Get It Online" lunch June 19

June 12, 2012 | By Anthony Shop |

Some of the best reporters are increasingly using a blog to break stories and engage with their audiences. At the next "Get It Online" lunch discussion, you can hear first-hand from a successful reporter/blogger as to how it's done.

The Events Committee will feature Niv Elis of the Jerusalem Post for its next “Get it Online” lunch discussion Tuesday, June 19 from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the McClendon Room.

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