National Press Club

35th Annual Book Fair & Authors’ Night Nov. 13

October 18, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

You are invited to join the “Friends of the Book Fair” in support of the National Press Club Journalism Institute’s 35th Annual Book Fair & Authors’ Night at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 in the Ballroom.

For a contribution of $25, you will join fellow book lovers in promoting awareness of books and reading.

As a “Friend of the Book Fair,” your generosity will support the National Press Club’s Journalism Institute, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization that provides training, research and resources for news professionals and scholarships for the next generation of journalists.

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Debate watch party tonight

October 18, 2012 | By Megan Cotten |

Join us to watch the last presidential debate before the November election from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, for members only in the Truman Lounge and in the First Amendment Lounge, where the event will be open to the public.

The moderator will be Bob Schieffer, host of Face the Nation on CBS, and the topic will be foreign policy.

Drinks will be available to order in both locations. The First Amendment Lounge opens at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and is hosted in a non-partisan atmosphere.

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In Retrospect: How Close Were the Polls? Post-election panel 10 a.m. Nov. 8

October 17, 2012 | By Julie Schoo |

What did the pre-election polls get right and where did they go wrong? Two days after the election, from 10 a.m. until noon on Nov. 8, a panel of polling experts will sit down at the National Press Club Journalism Institute's Bloomberg Classroom to discuss the numbers.’s Mark Blumenthal, George Washington University’s political scientist John Sides, Republican pollster Kellyanne Conway and Democrat pollster Margie Omero will offer their insights on surveys on the White House contest and dig into the election results.

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Supermodel Christy Turlington Burns to launch congressional initiative at Oct. 22 Newsmaker

October 16, 2012 | By Debra Silimeo |

Supermodel Christy Turlington Burns and the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective will appear at a Newsmaker press conference 1 p.m. Monday to launch an initiative to send every member of Congress a copy of the landmark book, "Our Bodies, Our Selves."

The event will be held in the Murrow Room.

Along with Turlington Burns, founder of Every Mother Counts, other speakers will include Judy Norsigian, executive director and founder of the collective, and Vivian Pinn, retired director, Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health.

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Will social media elect the president? Panel discussion Oct. 30, 8:30 a.m.

October 16, 2012 | By Anthony Shop |

Experts in politics and digital media will discuss social media's role in the 2012 presidential campaign on Oct. 30.

The event begins at 8:30 a.m. with continental breakfast and coffee, with the program beginning at 9 a.m. in the First Amendment Lounge.

Members may register for free, but must login to get the discount code. Click here to register. The cost to non-members is $10.

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The Club is the Place To Be for Tuesday's Presidential Debate

October 12, 2012 | By Megan Cotten |

Looking for a fun way to experience Tuesday's second presidential debate? Come to the National Press Club's viewing party for the telecast which begins at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 in the Truman Lounge or Bloomberg Room.

If you are you a journalist covering the debates for work or fun, come watch or cover them with fellow Club members and bring your friends.

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American Women Writers Topic of Oct. 23 Lunchtime Event

October 12, 2012 | By Janice Law |

Dr. Thomas Stanley, director of the Harry Ransom Center humanities research library and museum in Austin, Texas, will speak at the National Press Club on American women writers at noon Tuesday, Oct. 23 in the McClendon Room.

Stanley, who has written extensively on literary subjects, will discuss "Adams to Wharton: The Ransom Center's American Women Writers."

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Legally unresolved GPS tracking issues to be discussed by attorneys at Oct. 18 Newsmaker

October 12, 2012 | By David Hodes |

Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking issues concerning Fourth Amendment rights protecting against unreasonable searches and seizures are being challenged in courtrooms across the country. Virginia attorney Christopher Leibig, who has represented a client involved in a GPS tracking case, and attorney Steve Shannon, a former Fairfax County, Va., prosecutor who teaches criminal law and served in the Virginia General Assembly, will discuss elements of the issue that have not been resolved by the U.S. Supreme Court. The National Press Club Newsmaker begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct.

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Fourth Estate: From the Bay, For the Bay

October 10, 2012 | By Susan Delbert, Executive Chef |

During the Week of October 9-13 the Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club is participating in “From the Bay, For the Bay,” an event celebrating and supporting Chesapeake Bay and local watermen. The Fourth Estate will be serving Chesapeake Bay oyster three ways: Chilly and freshly shucked Oysters on the Half Shell with cocktail sauce and lemon, warm Oysters Rockefeller with spinach and Pernod or baked Oysters Bienville with mushrooms and cheese. Oysters will be offered in half dozen ($10.00) or full dozen ($20.00) servings and may be ordered as an appetizer or an entrée.

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Virgil Goode of the Constitution Party to discuss his presidential bid at Friday Newsmaker

October 10, 2012 | By Anthony E. Gallo |

Former Virginia Republican Congressman Virgil Goode is the Constitution Party candidate for U.S. president, and political analysts say his candidacy could swing the battleground state of Virginia in a close contest there between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. Goode will discuss why he is running for the nation's highest office at a National Press Club Newsmaker that begins at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in the club's Zenger Room.

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