National Press Club

Gen. Hayden discusses balance between stealing, exposing secrets in Update-1

September 19, 2016 | By Adam Konowe |

How can the journalism community expose secrets the intelligence community wants to keep secret? That’s the theme of a special two-episode Update-1 podcast in which National Press Club Board Member and Update-1 host Molly McCluskey interviewed General Michael Hayden, former National Security Agency and CIA director, and author of Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror. In this podcast they discuss the constitutionally mandated conflict between journalists and spies.

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Sept. 27 Book Rap focuses on stolen art

September 15, 2016 | By Eleanor Herman |

Gary Vikan, who led Baltimore’s Walters Art Museum for nearly two decades, discusses his memoir, Sacred and Stolen: Confessions of a Museum Director, at a National Press Club Book Rap on Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the NPC's Conference Rooms.

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NPC podcast highlights campaign to end violence agains journalists

September 15, 2016 | By Adam Konowe |

Reporters Without Borders is spearheading an effort to project journalists and defend access to information around the world. The Protect Journalists campaign calls for the creation of a special representative to the United Nations secretary general for the safety of journalists. The initiative will be discussed during the UN General Assembly in New York today.

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Memorial service for former Club President Art Wiese on Saturday

September 15, 2016 | By Frank Aukofer |

Former President Arthur E.F. Wiese Jr. will be remembered Saturday at a memorial service at beginning at 11 a.m.

Wiese served as club president in 1979. Wiese suffered a brain aneurysm in 2012, which left him disabled until his death on Apr. 21, 2016.

He chaired the committee that oversaw the renovation of the Club in the early 1980s.

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Hungarian wine dinner planned for Fourth Estate Restaurant Sept. 27

September 14, 2016 | By Susan Delbert |

the Fourth Estate will host a six-course wine dinner with the Embassy of Hungary featuring traditional Hungarian dishes and Hungarian wines on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

Featured items include roasted venison, perch fillet with dill mushroom sauce, appetizers such as pogásca (savory cheese biscuits) and a traditional Hungarian dessert, somlói (sponge cake dumplings). Hungarian wines will be matched with each course.

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Ted Koppel, Gloria Borger to speak at Fourth Estate Dinner honoring Wolf Blitzer

September 14, 2016 | By Crystal White |

Ted Koppel, former anchor of ABC News Nightline, and Gloria Borger, CNN’s chief political analyst, will join Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide, in paying tribute to Wolf Blitzer as he receives the Fourth Estate Award for lifetime achievement in journalism at a dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Registration for tickets will close at close of business this Friday.

Blitzer, CNN’s lead political anchor and host of “The Situation Room” is the 44th recipient of the award, which recognizes a journalist who has made significant contributions to the field through a lifetime of excellence.

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Defense secretary luncheon postponed

September 14, 2016 | By Erik Meltzer |

Thursday's Luncheon with Secretary of Defense Ash Carter was postponed due to a conflict with the secretary’s schedule.

A new date has not been set but efforts are underway to reschedule it for the fall.

Members who bought tickets for the luncheon and want a refund should contact Otherwise, tickets will remain valid for the new date.

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Freelancers invited to media law program Sept. 20

September 13, 2016 | By Crystal White |

The National Press Club Journalism Institute and the Media Law Resource Center Institute will present a one-day workshop aimed at freelancers, bloggers and other independent journalists working without the benefit of a legal department.

Media lawyers will address libel, privacy, newsgathering and the Freedom of Information Act, and copyright and digital law. A media panel will discuss career paths, story pitches, and the ups and downs of being a journalist in 2016.

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Learn about reporting grants at Sept. 29 program

September 13, 2016 | By Rachel Oswald |

Representatives from several journalism grant-making institutions will discuss what funding they have available to finance reporting trips abroad at a Club event on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the conference rooms.

The program is sponsored by the club's International Correspondents and Freelancer committees. Tickets are free for members and $10 for nonmembers and can be purchased at

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Last chance to buy Fourth Estate Award dinner tickets

September 13, 2016 | By Crystal White |

There’s still time to purchase tickets for the 2016 Fourth Estate Award dinner. Sales end at the close of business on Thursday.

Join Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide, and others as they toast Wolf Blitzer when accepts the Club’s highest honor at a gala dinner Tuesday.

The Fourth Estate Award recognizes a journalist who has made significant contributions to the field. Blitzer is the 44th recipient of the award.

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