National Press Club

Screening and discussion of "Codebreaker" in honor of Alan Turing, father of the computer age, Oct. 4

October 1, 2012 | By Pender M. McCarter |

Celebrate the achievement of Alan Turing, the man credited with "catapulting civilization into the digital age," at a reception, documentary screening and panel discussion on Thursday, Oct. 4 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The advance screening of "Codebreaker," a new 53-minute film chronicling Turing's heroic life, tragic death and lasting legacy, will be followed by a panel discussion featuring one of the film's producers.

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Journalism Institute plans Tableau Software training on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m.

September 28, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

A trainer from Tableau, a unique software tool to create an interactive web graphic, is offering a two-hour, hands-on class Oct. 3 at the National Press Club.

The free software can transform a pile of data into an eye-catching web graphic for a website or blog. The software allows journalists and bloggers to visualize data fast and publish it interactively to the web without programming.

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National Press Club plans presidential debates viewing parties

September 28, 2012 | By Megan Cotten |

Looking for a fun way to experience the presidential debates that begin next month or are you a journalist covering the debates for work or fun? Come watch or cover them with fellow National Press Club members and bring your friends.

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Politics Straight Up plans to feature seven journalists live from NPC's Truman Lounge

September 27, 2012 | By Norma Jean Reck |

Politics Straight Up plans to broadcast tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. from the NPC's Reliable Source's Truman Lounge.

Julia Mason, host of the Sirius XM radio program "Press Pool," plans to host the program, which features continuing coverage of the 2012 presidential campaign. It will be broadcast live on POTUS (Politics of the United States for the People of the United States) on Sirius XM channel 174.

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NPC Events Committee hosts bestselling author tonight at 7 p.m.

September 27, 2012 | By Jennifer DePaul |

John Perkins, bestselling author of Hoodwinked and Confessions of an Economic Hitman, plans to speak at the National Press Club on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Press Club Ballroom.

A VIP reception is planned in the Zenger Room with an open bar at 6:30 p.m. To register for the VIP Reception email Allyson Cannon at There will also be a cash bar available in the West Room (next to the ballroom) during the event for one hour from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Volunteers needed for National Press Club's 35th annual Book Fair & Authors' Night

September 26, 2012 | By Joseph Luchok |

Volunteers are needed for the 35th annual National Press Club Book Fair scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Press Club Ballroom.

Volunteers will work in shifts, the first shift from 5:30 to 7 p.m. and the second shift from 7 to 8:30 p.m. You may request a specific shift but depending on the number of requests, there is no guarantee of being assigned the requested shift.

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National Journalism Institute plans seminar on FEC Data Diving Part 2, Oct. 5, 9:30 a.m.

September 26, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Federal Election Commission staff plan to introduce reporters to the campaign finance data available on the FEC website and demonstrate the avenues to access, search and sort the data at a seminar sponsored by the National Journalism Institute on Oct. 5 from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the National Press Club's Bloomberg Room.

This class is free, but registration is required at Space is limited.

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Noted authors, historians plan discussion of Eisenhower legacy at NPC gathering

September 26, 2012 | By John Shlaes |

The National Press Club plans to host a special panel of noted historians and authors to discuss former President Dwight David Eisenhower's distinctive leadership style related to the media in an era of transition in press coverage of the White House.

The event is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the NPC’s Holeman Lounge. There is no charge for members and a $10 charge for non-members. Members should log in to receive the discount. To register for the event please use this ticket form.

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Kalb Report celebrates 18 years as staple of National Press Club

September 24, 2012 | By Elizbeth Smith Brownstein |

This Week In National Press Club History

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Fourth Estate Plans Lobster Night Sept. 26

September 19, 2012 | By Susan Delbert |

Crabs walk sideways, but lobsters walk straight -- the Fourth Estate restaurant plans a Lobster Night on Wednesday, Sept. 26, the last Wednesday of the month.

Members pay $25 and non-members $30 for a steamed 1¼ pound Maine lobster with coleslaw (or salad) and choice of French fries or oven-crisped new potatoes.

Reservations are requested 24 hours in advance to assure a crustacean. Please call 202-662-7638 to reserve. A very limited number of lobsters will be available for those without a reservation.

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