National Press Club

Order photos from 5K, Tony Horton workout

June 15, 2011 | By Melissa Charbonneau | melcharbonneau@aol.com

National Press Club members, guests and the general public may order photographs from the Club’s recent Beat the Deadline 5K race and from the preceding workout with P90X creator Tony Horton.

The images were shot by Club photographers Sam Hurd and Noel St. John.

Photos from the June 9 workout with Tony Horton are available for purchase at http://photos.samuelhurd.com/NPC-Events/June-9th-2011-Tony-Horton/174848.... Cost is $20 per print or jpg digital downloads.

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Former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft to analyze security challenges facing Obama administration, June 14

June 13, 2011 | By Marilyn Geewax | MGeewax@npr.org

Brent Scowcroft, national security advisor to two presidents, will review the security challenges facing the Obama administration at a National Press Club luncheon Tuesday, June 14, during the 24th annual Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation Journalism Awards program.

Scowcroft, who was national security advisor to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, has been involved in military and security issues at the White House level since the Nixon administration.

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Former FEMA director Michael Brown to discuss new book, June 21

June 13, 2011 | By Jan King | Jchutick2k@aol.com

Michael Brown, the former FEMA director widely blamed for the federal government's poor response to Hurricane Katrina, will discuss his new book, Deadly Indifference: The Perfect (Political) Storm, on Tuesday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m.

In the book, co-authored by Ted Schwarz, Brown describes the role of politics in a risk-averse society facing natural or manmade disasters. He has spoken around the world on issues of homeland security, crisis management and disaster response.

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Sponsors, donors sprint to Beat the Deadline 5K finish, June 11

June 10, 2011 | By Melissa Charbonneau | charbonneau.melissa@gmail.com

Please join our Beat the Deadline 5K sponsors and race marshals Tony Horton of P90X and Suzanne Malveaux of CNN Newsroom for the 14th annual race for journalists and their sources at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 11.

For more information or to register, go to www.press.org/5K. Packet pick-up and registration is Friday, June 10, from noon until 7 p.m. at the National Press Club, 13th floor, 529 14th Street, N.W.

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Ag Secretary Vilsack to speak on global food security, June 13 luncheon

June 10, 2011 | By Melissa Charbonneau | melcharbonneau@aol.com

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack will address a National Press Club luncheon on Monday, June 13. He will speak about global food security, in advance of the June 23 meeting of the ministers of agriculture from the G20 countries. The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization wants developed countries to shift their assistance from providing emergency food to helping develop agriculture.

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Explore 'hyperlocal' news at launch of 'Get It Online' series, 6:30 pm July 14

June 10, 2011 | By Kimberly Bender | kimberlybender@gmail.com

Is hyperlocal online media the new 5 o'clock news? This question will be posed at the National Press Club’s new series, “Get It Online,” at 6:30 p.m. July 14 in the First Amendment Lounge.

Seats are limited, so please pre-register now at: http://press.org/events/hyperlocal
Member discount code is NPCMembers.

We will be live-tweeting the panel event, and a cash bar reception will follow. Admission is free for Club members and $10 for non-members.

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NASA chief to address luncheon prior to final shuttle launch, July 1

June 8, 2011 | By Lee Perryman | Lee_Perryman@hotmail.com

NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden Jr. will address a National Press Club luncheon on July 1, one week before the final scheduled space shuttle launch.

He will discuss America's continued commitment to leadership in human spaceflight and NASA's plans to extend human presence beyond low-Earth orbit.

Bolden has flown aboard the space shuttle four times between 1986 and 1994, twice as commander. His flights included deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope and the first joint U.S.-Russian shuttle mission, which featured a cosmonaut as a member of his crew.

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Journalist, author to discuss jailing, Mideast turmoil, democracy in Iran, 10 am June 16

June 8, 2011 | By Peter Hickman | pjhickman@hotmal.com

Iranian-Canadian journalist, filmmaker and former Newsweek reporter Maziar Bahari will recount his 118 days in a six-by-12-foot prison cell in Tehran's Evin prison at a Newsmaker at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 16.

Bahari, author of "Then They Came for Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity and Survival," was falsely accused of espionage by the Iranian government. He also will discuss today's Middle East turmoil and the possibility of a democratic Iran.

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Author, documentary producer Rick Beyer introduces new book, 6:30 pm June 14

June 8, 2011 | By Emily S. Whitten | ewhitten@law.gwu.edu

Rick Beyer will introduce his new book, "The Greatest Music Stories Never Told: 100 Tales From Music History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy" at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, in the conference rooms.

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It's not too late to join media, celebrities in 5K, June 11

June 8, 2011 | By Melissa Charbonneau | melcharbonneau@aol.com

Last-minute entries are still available to join race marshals Tony Horton, creator of P90X, CNN Newsroom anchor Suzanne Malveaux and celebrities and journalists from major media outlets in the National Press Club’s 14th Annual Beat the Deadline 5K Race on Saturday, June 11.

Packet pick-up and registration is Friday, June 10, from 12 noon until 7 p.m. at the Club, 13th floor, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC.

Race day registration is from 6:15 a.m. until 7:15 a.m. at the corner of 14th and F Streets, N.W.

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