National Press Club

Jan. 23 gala for inauguration of Thomas Burr as 109th president of NPC

January 15, 2016 | By Suzanne Struglinski | sstruglinski@gmail.com

The Board of Governors will present “Our American Treasures,” a gala on Jan. 23, 2016, to celebrate the inauguration of Thomas Burr as the 109th president of the National Press Club.

The Gala will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m. in the Press Club's Holeman Lounge, followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. in the Ballroom. The event is black tie.

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The Political TV Ad Archive set to launch Jan. 22

January 14, 2016 | By Crystal White | cwhite@press.org

The Internet Archive will launch on January 22 the Political TV Ad Archive, an online, free digital library resource where reporters can find federal level political TV ads in key primary states in the 2016 elections, married with fact checking and information on the organizations funding the ads, and downloadable metadata.

The launch will be held in the National Press Club's Murrow Room, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The National Press Club Journalism Institute is cosponsoring this panel event.

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WWII resistance fighter to speak Jan. 27 at NPC American Legion Post 20 meeting

January 14, 2016 | By Ken Dalecki | kdalecki@hotmail.com

Julian Kulski, a noted American architect who as a teenager fought in the Polish uprising in World War II, will recount his incredible story and discuss lessons learned in resisting tyranny at a Jan. 27 meeting of NPC American Legion Post 20.

The meeting will be held at noon in the Club's McClendon Room. All NPC members are invited to attend speaker portions of Post 20 meetings.

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McCluskey wins top volunteer award for establishing Club on social media

January 14, 2016 | By Mark Schoeff Jr | markschoeff@gmail.com

A National Press Club member who established the organization’s presence on social media won the Club’s top volunteer award on Jan. 13.

Molly McCluskey, an independent multimedia journalist, took control of the Club’s Twitter account in 2015 and increased its number of followers from 7,000 to 12,500 over the course of the year. She formed a special subcommittee of the Club’s Broadcast Committee that led the effort to systematically Tweet from Club activities, such as luncheons, Book Raps and other events.

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Selective Service System chief to discuss registering women at Jan. 29 NPC Newsmaker

January 12, 2016 | By James Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

Selective Service System Director Lawrence G. Romo, at a National Press Club Newsmaker on Jan. 29, plans to discuss timely topics such as the prospect of women being required to register for any future draft now that they have been approved to serve in all combat roles.

This Newsmakers news conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. in the Club’s Zenger Room.

Like all Newsmakers events, this news conference is open to credentialed media and NPC members, free of charge. No advance registration is required.

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Fourth Estate restaurant closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

January 12, 2016 | By Miguel Dominguez | mdominguez@press.org

The Fourth Estate Restaurant will be closed Saturday, Jan. 16 through Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. day.

The restaurant will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 11:30 a.m.

For any questions, please contact:
Miguel Dominguez
Co-Director of Banquets
202.662.7535
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NPC Book Rap on Tuesday, Jan. 19 with former Senate leaders Lott and Daschle

January 12, 2016 | By Jan King | Jan.King@live.com

Former Senate Majority Leaders Trent Lott and Tom Daschle plan to discuss their new book, "Crisis Point: Why We Must -- and How We Can -- Overcome Our Broken Politics in Washington and Across America," at a National Press Club Book Rap on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m. in the Conference Rooms. Please note the new time. The event was originally scheduled for later.

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Club bartender Richard McClary hangs up the bar towel

January 6, 2016 | By Ferdous Al-Faruque | alfaruque@gmail.com

On Fridays when I log off from work, I often tell my editor I'm signing off to dig into some National Press Club tacos and get some much needed R&R -- Richard McClary and Raul Mansilla, the Club’s night bartenders. Unfortunately for me and many Club members, McClary has decided it's time to hang up the bar towel and get some R&R of his own.

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Latest Club Podcast Starts Series on Social Media

January 6, 2016 | By Mike Hempen | mhempen204@comcast.net

Update-1, the Club's podcast, begins 2016 by focusing on social media. In the first of a five-part series, National Press Club Board of Governors member Molly McCluskey discusses the role of digital platforms in journalism with another NPC board member, Evan McMorris-Santoro, the White House reporter for BuzzFeed News.

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Sexual assault panel 1 p.m. on Friday

January 4, 2016 | By Celia Wexler | cvwexler@gmail.com

Bill Cosby's arrest on Dec. 30 guarantees that sexual assault will continue to be in the headlines this year. To prepare for the journalistic challenges ahead, an expert National Press Club panel will discuss covering sexual assault. The event will take place in the Zenger Room on Friday, Jan. 8th from 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Tickets are required and can be purchased here. The price for NPC members including service charge is $6.24; non-members pay $11.29.

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