National Press Club

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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This Week In National Press Club History: 25th anniversary of merger celebrated

June 25, 2012 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

June 24, 2010: The 25th anniversary of the merger of the Washington National Press Club and the National Press Club is commemorated at an elegant reception in the Holeman Lounge.

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Panel to discuss youth violence in Mideast at June 28 Newsmaker

June 21, 2012 | By Mike Smith |

A three-member panel will discuss gang violence among youths in the Middle East at National Press Club Newsmaker at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 28, in the Club's First Amendment Lounge.

The panelists are Zainab Al-Suwaij, executive director of the American Islamic Congress and the implementer of Ambassadors for Peace in Iraq; Gary Slutkin, executive director of Ceasefire and developer of the "Contagion of Violence" model; and Jason Featherstone, executive director of Saving Our Streets, London.

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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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