National Press Club

Amnesty International to discuss status of Myanmar's Rohingya Muslim minority at July 10 Newsmaker

July 5, 2012 | By Peter Hickman |

T. Kumar, international advocacy director for Amnesty International will discuss the status of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar at a Newsmaker event Tuesday, July 10 at 3 p.m.

Kumar says the Rohingya face abuse, including revocation of citizenship, even as the political situation in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, stabilizes. The government of Myanmar requires Rohingya to seek government permission to marry, restricts the group's ability to travel, and may press the group into forced labor.

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"State of the First Amendment" survey results to be released July 17; Reserve now

July 5, 2012 | By Jack Marsh |

The First Amendment Center will announce the results of its 2012 State of the First Amendment Survey at a luncheon on Tuesday, July 17.

The authoritative survey, which has examined public perspectives on First Amendment freedoms for the past 15 years, will explore contemporary free speech issues, including freedom of expression and the protection of intellectual property on the Internet.
Presenters include Ken Paulson, CEO of the First Amendment Center, and Gene Policinski, senior vice president, First Amendment Center.

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Dig deep with Google, at NPC Institute Boot Camp, July 14

July 5, 2012 | By MIke Soraghan |

Experts from Google and will show you how to did deep on the Internet to find information and will outline the perils of our interconnected, Internet world July 14 at the National Press Club Journalism Institute's Boot Camp.

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Cleveland Clinic CEO Dr. Delos Cosgrove to talk health policy and reform at July 20 luncheon

July 2, 2012 | By Alison Fitzgerald |

Cleveland Clinic’s chief executive Dr. Delos "Toby" Cosgrove will discuss healthcare policy in the wake of the Supreme Court's historic Affordable Care Act ruling at a National Press Club luncheon on Friday, July 20. Dr. Cosgrove also explain how the Cleveland Clinic delivers high-quality care while holding down costs.

Lunch is served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning promptly at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $19 for Club members, $30 for guests of members, and $37 for general admission.

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This Week in National Press Club History: "I'm the space guy," Kelly says

July 2, 2012 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

July 1, 1985: After a month of sometimes spirited negotiations between officials of the Washington Press Club and the National Press Club, the two organizations merge.

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Reservations open for NPC Journalism Boot Camp July 14

June 28, 2012 | By Mike Soraghan |

The NPC Journalism Institute has begun taking reservations for its annual Journalism Boot Camp on Saturday, July 14. The session, sponsored by the Professional Development Committee, is devoted to helping you find your next job, or helping you do the one you have better.

The all-day workshop will feature award-winning reporters and experts in the field of networking, resumes, social media and data-powered reporting.

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Experts to analyze impact of Supreme Court's health care ruling at Newsmaker today

June 28, 2012 | By Joel Whitaker |

The National Press Club will host a Newsmaker news conference Friday on the impact of Thursday's Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act. The session will begin at 1 p.m. in the Zenger Room and will be webcast.

The news conference, expected to run 90 minutes to two hours, will focus on answering the question: What next -- for families, business and participants in the health care system -- now that the Supreme Court has ruled.

The panel will include Washington policy experts as well as practitioners from outside the Beltway. Confirmed participants are:

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US Airways CEO to discuss proposed American Airlines merger at July 18 luncheon

June 27, 2012 | By Jamie Horwitz |

US Airways Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Doug Parker will discuss his efforts to merge his airline with American Airlines at a National Press Club luncheon on Wednesday, July 18.

Parker also will discuss the current state of the airline industry and make the case for the current wave of consolidation in the skies. A longtime advocate for consolidation in the airline industry, he led the merger of US Airways and America West Airlines in September 2005.

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Tables still available for Lobster Night at Fourth Estate tonight

June 26, 2012 | By Susan Delbert |

Looking for a good place for dinner tonight? The perfect choice is the National Press Club’s Fourth Estate restaurant, where it’s Lobster Night.

There’s still room for you, but call 202-662-7638 for a reservation.

Cost for NPC members is $25, nonmembers $30, for a fresh 1¼ pound Maine lobster with coleslaw and choice of French fries or oven-crisped new potatoes. A few lobsters will be available for those without a reservation

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Get your game on! Bid on VIP tickets to the US Open in New York

June 26, 2012 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Be the highest bidder for two tickets for courtside seats and Presidential Suite access at the 2012 U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York.

The winner and a guest will enjoy lunch in the luxurious and exclusive U.S. Tennis Association President's Dining Room, access to the hospitality lounge in the Presidential Suite and a behind-the-scenes tour of Arthur Ashe Stadium. This is an opportunity available to only a select few and never for sale to the general public.

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