National Press Club

Fox News' Kelly Wright issues media challenge for 5K

April 18, 2011 | By Melissa Charbonneau |

Kelly Wright, co-anchor of Fox News Channel’s “America’s News Headquarters,” is challenging fellow journalists to unseat USA Today as winning team for fastest and largest media team in this year’s Beat the Deadline 5K, Saturday, June 11.

Wright joins the all-star media lineup that includes CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux and Jill Dougherty, P90X creator Tony Horton and supermodel Kim Alexis.

Prior to joining Fox News, Wright anchored at WVBT-TV (FOX) in Norfolk, Virginia, and at WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina. He also reported for WWOR-TV in New York.

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Social media classes start April 28; $25

April 14, 2011 | By Beth Shankle |

Classes on social media will be offered Thursday, April 28, Friday,April 29, Wednesday, May 18, and Thursday, May 19. Each class is one hour and 15 minutes.

Sign up for as many as fit your schedule. The fee is $25 per class for National Press Club members and $50 per class for non-members.

The classes will be held in the 13th floor Bloomberg Center for Electronic Journalism next to the library.

April 28 and May 18:
9:30 to 10:45 a.m. - Social Media Tools
11 a.m. to 12:15p.m. - Advanced Google Search Techniques
1:30 to 2:45 p.m. - Twittering Away

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"Real Housewives of DC" cast member signs to run NPC 5K, June 11

April 14, 2011 | By Pat Pellerin |

Mary Amons, a cast member of Bravo TV’s “The Real Housewives of DC” and host of “Keeping it Real with Mary!” on WMZQ radio, will run in the National Press Club’s 14th Annual Beat the Deadline 5K on Saturday, June 11.

Amons joins a growing list of celebrities that includes race marshals P90X creator Tony Horton, “CNN Newsroom” anchor Suzanne Malveaux, supermodel Kim Alexis, and CNN correspondent Jill Dougherty.

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Workshop helps news managers tackle Mideast, Asia, 9:30 am May 13

April 14, 2011 | By Julie Schoo |

Bruce Shapiro, executive director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, will lead a workshop at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 13, designed to help news managers responsible for decision-making on stories involving large-scale violence, disaster and tragedy.

Political violence, social upheaval, and natural disaster pose unique challenges to news organizations. The ongoing crises in the Mideast and Japan are placing foreign staffs, Washington production teams and managers under extraordinary stress.

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CNN foreign affairs correspondent Jill Dougherty joins 5K race

April 14, 2011 | By Pat Pellerin |

Jill Dougherty, CNN foreign affairs correspondent, will run in the National Press Club’s 14th Annual Beat the Deadline 5K race on Saturday, June 11, and made a challenge for other journalists to sign up and compete against one another.

Dougherty previously served as U.S. affairs editor for CNN International, covering political, cultural and business stories in the United States. She also was managing editor of CNN International Asia Pacific based in Hong Kong and coordinated CNN’s newsgathering across the Asia Pacific region. Prior to that she was CNN’s Moscow bureau chief.

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Hamrick reflects on journalistic values embodied by Broder, Lehrer

April 13, 2011 | By Mark Schoeff Jr. |

The late Washington Post reporter and columnist David Broder and PBS Newshour anchor Jim Lehrer embody journalistic principles that the National Press Club seeks to preserve and strengthen, Club President Mark Hamrick wrote in his latest blog post.

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Supermodel Kim Alexis signs up as 5K sponsor

April 12, 2011 | By Melissa Charbonneau |

Supermodel Kim Alexis, who appeared on the covers of more than 500 magazines and in Sports Illustrated, will run in the National Press Club's 14th Annual Beat the Deadline 5K race on Saturday, June 11.

Alexis has run in five New York marathons and is a speaker on health and wellness issues for women. She joins 5K race marshals Tony Horton, creator of P90X, and Suzanne Malveaux, anchor of CNN Newsroom.

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Former National Security Adviser James Jones to address May 16 luncheon

April 11, 2011 | By Pat Milton |

Gen. James L. Jones (ret.), former national security adviser for the Obama administration, will address a National Press Club luncheon on Monday, May 16.

Jones, a retired four-star general, will discuss strategic imperatives for the volatile Middle East, focusing on Iran, Libya, Egypt, Israel, Palestine and northern Africa.

Jones served as the 32nd Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps and Supreme Allied Commander in Europe before joining the Obama administration as national security adviser. He resigned that post in November.

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Press Club Rewind offers weekly video wrap-up of events

April 8, 2011 | By Ryan Howell |

This week's edition of Press Club Rewind features a session updating demands from protesters in the Egyptian uprising, rock legend Chuck Leavell introducing his new book, D.C. journalists competing in Commedia dell Media and former Club presidents gathering to swap stories.

Press Club Rewind is a weekly series about National Press Club events presented by the Club's Broadcast Committee.

Click the "Related Video" link to the right to watch it now.

Click Here to Visit the Rewind Archives

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Executives, journalists explore future of public broadcasting, 9 am April 26

April 8, 2011 | By Julie Schoo |

Broadcast executives, journalists and researchers will explore the future of public broadcasting networks and stations at the 2011 Curtis B. Hurley Symposium at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26.

The event, The Future of Public Broadcasting: Innovating to Connect Communities, will run until noon. Register by contacting Jackie Lewandowski (, 202.662.7155).

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