National Press Club

Mobilizing the Latino vote to be examined at noon Sept. 14

September 7, 2012 | By Megan Cotten |

Panelists from the Pew Hispanic Center and the National Council of La Raza will analyze voter mobilization efforts and tactics politicians are using to attract the growing population of Latino voters at noon Friday, Sept. 14, at the National Press Club.

Jack Tomas, a professional blogger who writes about Latino political issues for Feet in Two Worlds, will join the panel to discuss his experiences growing up as a Cuban-American and the cultural pressures that can affect voters' choices.

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PhRMA executive to outline policy, budget threats to biopharmaceutical research, 10 am Sept. 20

September 7, 2012 | By Keith Hill |

John Castellani, president and chief executive of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), will highlight innovation as a key component of economic and health care policies at a Newsmaker at 10 a.m. Sept. 20.

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See "Red Hot Patriot" at Arena Stage, meet star Kathleen Turner, Sept. 13

September 6, 2012 | By Julie Schoo |

Join the National Press Club Journalism Institute at Arena Stage for an evening of theater and a private conversation after the performance with Academy Award nominee Kathleen Turner on Sept. 13.

Turner stars in “Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins,” a play about the late newspaper columnist. Tickets are $150 each for Club members and $175 for all non-members.

The price covers admission to the show and the post-performance event with Turner, which will include light refreshments. Click here to order tickets.

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Panel outlines election stakes for disabled Americans, noon Sept. 11

September 6, 2012 | By Patti Giglio |

Issues of importance to people with disabilities, their loved ones and caretakers will be the focus of a panel discussion at noon Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the National Press Club.

Jonathan M. Young, a partner at the law firm FoxKiser, will represent the campaign of President Barack Obama. He will be joined by Judy Woodruff, co-anchor of PBS NewsHour, and Peter Wallsten, a political reporter for the Washington Post. An invitation has been extended to the campaign of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

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Learn how to parse political polls, 9 am Sept. 24

September 6, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Just in time for the fall campaign crush, the Election Boot Camp series will hold a training session on polling at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at the National Press Club.

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Prepare for census releases on income, insurance coverage, 9:30 am Sept. 7

September 6, 2012 | By Susan Heavey |

The U.S. Census Bureau will release a host of new data on the nation’s poverty, income and health insurance coverage throughout September.

Get prepared with a special Data Diving session on Friday, Sept. 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Zenger Room with representatives from the Bureau who will explain how the agency collects, tabulates and organizes the data used for its findings.

The class is free for National Press Club members and $10 for non-members. Register here. Members must login to view the code for free registration.

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Solomon, former Washington Post colleagues to honor Bob Woodward, Sept. 21

September 5, 2012 | By Sylvia Smith |

George Solomon will roast and toast Washington Post editor and Pulitzer Prize winner Bob Woodward at the Fourth Estate Award dinner Friday, Sept. 21.

Solomon, a long-time friend and former Washington Post colleague of Woodward, is a professor and the director of the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism at the University of Maryland.

Joining Solomon in paying tribute to Woodward are Washington Post publisher Katharine Weymouth; Donald Graham, CEO and chairman of the Washington Post Co.; and David Maraniss, the paper’s associate editor.

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CNN legal expert to analyze Obama, Supreme Court tension, 6:30 pm Sept. 19

September 5, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Jeffrey Toobin, senior CNN legal analyst and staff writer for The New Yorker, will discuss his new book, "The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court," at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the National Press Club.

A book signing will follow the event, which is free for Club members and $5 for all guests and non-members. Seating is limited.

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Historians, journalists assess Eisenhower's influence on presidential-media relations, 6 pm Oct. 11

September 4, 2012 | By Allyson Cannon |

Historians and journalists will analyze how President Dwight D. Eisenhower changed the relationship between the White House and the media at 6 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the National Press Club.

Evan Thomas, professor of journalism at Princeton University and a former Newsweek columnist and editor, and Jim Newton, editor-at-large of the Los Angeles Times, will lead a discussion assessing Eisenhower’s methodology of initiating and maintaining “dialogue” with the media and the public.

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Communicators: Learn to manage LinkedIn groups on Sept. 25

September 4, 2012 | By Anthony Shop |

Peter Panepento, Assistant Managing Editor of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, will share how his organization is using the LinkedIn professional social-networking site to build deeper connections with its readers, expand its audience, and develop a new stream of revenue for paid content.

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