National Press Club

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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Author Neil Gaiman introduces “American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition,” 6:30 pm June 23

May 20, 2011 | By Nicole Nottingham |

New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman will discuss his book “American Gods: The Tenth Anniversary Edition” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23, in the ballroom.

As a fundraiser for the Club’s Eric Friedheim Library, this will be a ticketed event. Tickets may be purchased for $5 at

Books may be purchased online at or at the event. The printed receipt will serve as a voucher. Vouchers may be redeemed immediately before the event at check-in. You must present your voucher at the time of pick up.

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Juan Williams to discuss politics, media, life after NPR, May 26 luncheon

May 19, 2011 | By Bob Keefe |

Fox News political analyst and columnist Juan Williams will speak about politics, the media and life after NPR at a National Press Club luncheon on Thursday, May 26.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Williams' talk will begin at 1 p.m. and end at 2 p.m.

Cost of tickets is $18 for Club members, $29 for guests of members and $36 for general admission. To reserve tickets, please e-mail or call 202-662-7501. Tickets must be paid for at time of reservation.

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Who needs newspapers? A report on the profession, 6:30 pm May 23

May 19, 2011 | By Julie Schoo |

Experts who have been assessing newspapers across the country for the past year will present a report on the state of the industry and emerging trends at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 23, in the Murrow Room.

RSVP at or (202) 662-7524.

Are newspapers in America dying? Paul Steinle and Sara Brown are on a mission to find out. Since June, the long-time media professionals have engaged in shoe-leather reporting by visiting newspapers across the country to take the pulse of a cross-section of dailies, weeklies and ethnic and alternative publications.

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Take the Tony's Team Challenge for the 5K

May 18, 2011 | By Melissa Charbonneau |

Take it up a notch with 5K Race Marshall Tony Horton, creator of P90X Home Fitness System, and join the “Tony’s Team Challenge” for the 14th annual Beat the Deadline 5K, Saturday, June 11.

Only 15 team slots are available for this opportunity, so sign up soon for Tony's Team Challenge at

For a donation of $100 or more to the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library, you can help support scholarships, education, and diversity in journalism.

By taking Tony’s Team Challenge, you’ll receive:

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Experts to analyze pros, cons of natural gas drilling, 10 am May 24

May 18, 2011 | By Frank Maisano |

A panel of experts will discuss the challenges and impact of natural gas drilling in the United States at a Newsmaker at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, in the Lisagor Room.

The event will feature anti-drilling activist Adrian Kuzminski and Alan Krupnick, an official with Resources for the Future. Bracewell Giuliani energy specialist and Newsmaker Committee member Frank Maisano will moderate the event.

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka to outline state of labor, May 20 luncheon

May 16, 2011 | By Rod Kuckro |

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will address a National Press Club luncheon on Friday, May 20.

Trumka will speak out on recent efforts to curb collective bargaining rights in several states, including Wisconsin and Ohio. He also will discuss the political outlook for the 2012 elections and the impact of austerity budgets on local, state and federal workers.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Trumka's talk will begin at 1 p.m. and end at 2 p.m.

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