National Press Club

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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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka headlines May 20 luncheon

April 6, 2011 | By Marilyn Geewax |

Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, will address the National Press Club at a luncheon on Friday, May 20.

Trumka was elected president of the AFL-CIO in September 2009, after serving 15 years as the secretary-treasurer of the nation’s largest federation of unions, with more than 12 million members. Previously, he served as president of the United Mine Workers of American, a post to which he was elected at age 33 in 1982.

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IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman talks taxes April 6

March 31, 2011

Americans might be still scrambling to get their taxes done today, but Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman will address a National Press Club luncheon April 6 on what the tax system could look like in the future.

Shulman, now in his third year of a five-year term, will outline his agenda in a speech entitled “On the Horizon: A Vision for the Future of Our Tax System.”

The 47th IRS commissioner, Shulman is responsible for collecting $2.4 trillion in tax revenues.

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Author to discuss Pakistan book April 14

March 31, 2011

Anatol Lieven, chair of international relations and terrorism studies at King's College in London and a former foreign correspondent in South Asia, will discuss his newly published book on Pakistan at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in the McClendon Room at an event organized by the International Correspondents Committee.

Pakistan: A Hard Country is described as "not a typical book about the region."

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March 31, 2011 | By Micayla Diener |

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Business as usual at the NPC? JFK, riots and the Saturday Night Massacre in "Tales from the Tap Room"

March 31, 2011

John Cosgrove had a surprise guest at his inaugural party 50 years ago. John F. Kennedy who was celebrating his inauguration wanted his own NPC membership card and he stopped by to receive it. Allan Cromley was faced by a nearly empty club because downtown was virtually closed because of riots, assassinations and political upheaval. Cromley's earlier run in with the law jeopardized the Club's liquor laws. Don Larrabee was hosting the first Fourth Estate dinner honoring Walter Cronkite when world came that Nixon had fired Watergate prosecutors in the Saturday Night Massacre.

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