National Press Club

Sponsors Donate $48,500 to the Beat the Deadline 5K

May 27, 2011 | By Melissa Charbonneau |

To date 32 sponsors have donated $48,500, one of the largest amounts in years, to NPC’s Beat the Deadline 5K race. Through the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library, these donations fund research and training for working journalists and scholarships for future journalists who contribute to diversity in their profession and communities.

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NFL Players Association luncheon postponed

May 26, 2011 | By Lori Russo |

This Friday's luncheon with DeMaurice Smith, head of the NFL Players Association, has been postponed to accomodate NFL players who wish to participate in the luncheon but have scheduling conflicts due to the Memorial Day Holiday. As soon as a new date for the luncheon is scheduled, updates will be provided via The Wire and the Press Club website.

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Scowcroft to assess global security threats at NPC Luncheon June 14

May 26, 2011 | By Ken Dalecki |

Brent Scowcroft, former National Security Adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, will address a National Press Club luncheon on Tuesday, June 14.

Scowcroft, who is president of The Scrowcroft Group, and international consulting firm specializing in threat analysis, will discuss global security issues during the 24th annual Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation Journalism Awards presentation made in conjunction with the National Press Club.

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Reserve now for director's screening of CSI actor Gary Sinise film "Lt. Dan Band"

May 25, 2011 | By Melissa Charbonneau |

A few tickets remain for the June 29 Director’s Screening of the film Lt. Dan Band: For the Common Good, featuring Gary Sinise, the Oscar-nominated actor who stars in the hit CBS series CSI: New York.

The film chronicles Gary and his Lt. Dan Band as they travel around the world performing for the nation’s military. The screening will begin in the ballroom at 6:30 p.m., followed by a Q&A with film director Jonathan Flora and producer Debora Flora. To RSVP, email

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State Department, Lithuanian officials to preview democracy meeting

May 25, 2011 | By Peter Hickman |

The Deputy Foreign Minister of Lithuania Egidijus Meilunas and Senior Advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Tomicah Tillemann will preview a high level democracy meeting to be held next month in Vilnius, Lithuania at a Newsmaker Thursday, March 26 at 3 p.m.

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NFL players discuss lockout, May 27 luncheon

May 23, 2011 | By Lori Russo |

DeMaurice “De” Smith, executive director of the National Football League Players Association, will discuss labor negotiations between the NFL and its players at a National Press Club luncheon on Friday, May 27.

Smith will be joined by NFL players who have been affected by the lockout, which began on March 11.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with Smith's speech beginning at 1 p.m. and ending at 2 p.m.

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Press Club Rewind features Trumka, Tea Party, Domingo, Club Chef Delbert

May 23, 2011 | By Ryan Howell |

In this week's edition of The National Press Club Rewind:

Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, says the union's primary goal is to defend workers as legislators contemplate budget cuts.

The Tea Party Review urges a vote for strong leaders and greater fiscal restraint.

Former National Security Advisor James L. Jones says Osama bin Laden's death sends a strong message.

Placido Domingo sits down with Marvin Hamlisch to talk about his new Facebook page.

Club Chef Susan Delbert contributes her culinary samplings at Zoofari, the annual fund-raiser for the National Zoo.

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Michael Brown discusses "Deadly Indifference: The Perfect (Political) Storm," 6:30 pm June 21

May 23, 2011 | By Jan King |

Michael Brown, the first under secretary of homeland security and former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will discuss his new book, "Deadly Indifference: The Perfect (Political) Storm," at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 21.

There is a $5 charge for non-members. Reservations are required. RSVP at or call 202-662-7523.

In the book, 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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Build online audiences for investigative reporting, 9:30 am May 23

May 20, 2011 | By Julie Schoo |

Prominent consultant, blogger and author Vanessa Fox will share secrets about using search engine optimization in enterprise and investigative reporting and demonstrate techniques for building Internet audiences at 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 23, in the Murrow Room.

The program will last until 11 a.m. There is no charge, but reservations are required at

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5K hits YouTube

May 20, 2011 | By Melissa Charbonneau |

The Club’s 14th Annual Beat the Deadline 5K is now featured on YouTube in a just-released public service announcement video with race marshals Tony Horton of P90X and Suzanne Malveaux of CNN.

To view the video, click on

Join Tony and Suzanne and other journalists, elite runners and weekend walkers for the race at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, June 11. Arrive early for a special pre-race, P90X warm-up led by Horton at 7:15 a.m.

Proceeds support the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library and its training, education and diversity programs.

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