National Press Club

Mayo Clinic President John H. Noseworthy plans to speak at April 9 NPC luncheon

February 12, 2013 | By Matt Mlynarczyk |

Dr. John H. Noseworthy, Mayo Clinic president and chief executive officer, plans to discuss issues facing the health-care industry at a National Press Club luncheon on Tuesday, April 9.

Luncheon tickets cost $21 for NPC members and up to one guest, $35 for general admission, and $20 for students. Tickets must be purchased at time of reservation; to reserve tickets, please click here. For questions regarding reservations, please email or call (202)662-7501.

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American Women Writers National Museum celebrates first anniversary

February 12, 2013 | By Janice Law |

The American Women Writers National Museum, founded by National Press Club member Janice Law to showcase America's premier women writers, including journalists, historical and contemporary; will celebrate a its first anniversary on Thursday, Feb. 14 at noon in the NPC's Reliable Source McClendon Room.

The event is free and open to the public.

The program features Lisa Kathleen Graddy, curator of the First Ladies Exhibit at the Smithsonian, NPC member and Eleanor Roosevelt biographer Maurine Beasley and Patricia Krider, director of the First Ladies Library in Canton, Ohio.

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National Press Club journalism contest recognizes photo excellence

February 11, 2013 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club’s journalism contest will present awards for excellence in news photography for the first time this year.

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Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns plans National Press Club Luncheon Speech April 12

February 11, 2013 | By Gadi Dechter |

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, whose films include "The Civil War" and "Jazz," plans to discuss his latest film, "The Central Park Five," at a National Press Club luncheon on April 12. The movie, which premieres April 16 on PBS, tells the story of five Harlem teenagers wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989.

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House budget leaders Van Hollen, Price discuss sequestration, budget, Feb. 12

February 10, 2013 | By Robert Weiner |

House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., and Budget Committee Vice Chairman Tom Price, R-Ga., plan to discuss the latest on sequestration, the fiscal cliff and the budget at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at a National Press Club Newsmaker.

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National Press Club panel plans to offer communication tips in age of social media, Feb. 21

February 10, 2013 | By Jonathan Salant |

Learn how to use social media to break and report stories, and find sources.

A panel of journalists plan to share their tips at a panel discussion and reception from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at the National Press Club.

Speakers include Club member Julie Bykowicz of Bloomberg News, Mike DeBonis of The Washington Post and Stacey Samuel of CNN.

National Press Club members receive a discount. To sign up, click here.

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Washington Post writer Bob Thompson to discuss new Davy Crockett book, March 13

February 7, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Longtime Washington Post feature writer Bob Thompson will discuss his new book "Born on a Mountaintop: On the Road with Davy Crockett and the Ghosts of the Wild Frontier" at 6:30 p.m. March 13 at the National Press Club.

A book signing will follow the discussion.

Registration is required. Please register here. Tickets are free for NPC members and $5 for the general public. The author will only sign books purchased through the National Press Club.

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Broadcast veteran Bill Moyers to discuss his family's trials with addiction at Feb. 27 book talk

February 7, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Veteran broadcast journalist Bill Moyers, his wife Judith Davidson Moyers and their son William C. Moyers will discuss their family's trials with addiction and recovery at a National Press Club book event on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are required. Please register by clicking here. A book signing will follow the discussion. This event is a fundraiser for the National Press Club Journalism Institute. No outside books are permitted.

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Celebrity chef to host 5-course Mexican dinner at Fourth Estate March 19

February 7, 2013 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Join celebrity chef Pati Jinich, host of PBS’ popular “Pati’s Mexican Table” for a tequila tasting and five-course dinner featuring recipes from her new cookbook at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, in the Fourth Estate restaurant.

Please click here to reserve. Members must be signed in to take advantage of the discount.

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Former NPC presidents to speak on women's history panel, March 1

February 6, 2013 | By Megan Cotten |

The National Press Club will commemorate Women's History Month will a panel discussion featuring four of the Club's past female presidents at 6 p.m. on March 1 in the Holeman lounge.

2012 President Theresa Werner will moderate the panel. Panelists are:

  • 1982 President Vivian Vahlberg;
  • 1991 President Kay Kahler Vose;
  • 2008 President Sylvia Smith and
  • 2009 President Donna Leinwand Leger.

The event is free and open to the public.

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