National Press Club

Upcoming National Press Club luncheons

December 23, 2015 | By Ruth Mohamed | rmohamed@press.org

Jan. 11, 2016 – Admiral John Richardson, Chief of Naval Operations, USN
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Jan. 13, 2016 – Mac Thornberry, Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee
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Pulitzer Prize panel to offer tips on entering this year's contest

December 22, 2015 | By Mike Soraghan | msoraghan@eenews.net

The National Press Club Journalism Institute hosts three experts who have judged and coordinated Pulitzer Prize entries to share insight and advice at a panel at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, about the biggest prize in journalism.

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Learn how to interview sexual assault survivors at Jan. 8 Club event

December 22, 2015 | By Celia Wexler | cvwexler@gmail.com

A panel of experts will help journalists learn how to interview sexual assault survivors and avoid pitfalls that could compromise a good story or unnecessarily harm a survivor.

The program is scheduled for 1 p.m. Jan. 8 in the Zenger Room. Tickets are required to attend the session, which will last until 2:30 p.m. They are $5 for Club members and $10 for non-members,

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Protection of press freedom, national parks provides theme for Burr inaugural, Jan. 23

December 21, 2015 | 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 for Burr, the Washington correspondent for The Salt Lake Tribune, will pay tribute to two of America's most valued traditions: the preservation of truly inspirational landscapes – in a nod to the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service – and the protection of the freedoms of the press.

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`Lost' Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speech at Club to air, 7:30 pm Jan. 12

December 21, 2015 | By Gil Klein | gilbert.klein@yahoo.com

Excerpts of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s National Press Club speech will be aired for the first time since they were delivered 53 years ago at a special event at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, in the ballroom.

Admission is free, but reservations are required.

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Learn how to interview sexual assault victims, 1 pm Jan. 8

December 21, 2015 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Perhaps no task is as daunting for reporters than interviewing a victim of sexual assault. A panel of experts will address how best to avoid pitfalls that could compromise a good story or unnecessarily harm a victim at a National Press Club event at 1 p.m. Jan. 8 in the Zenger Room.

Tickets are required to attend the session, which will last until 2:30 p.m. They are $5 for Club members and $10 for the public.

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Canada's Miss World contestant to speak at Club Luncheon Friday

December 16, 2015 | By Doris Margolis | dorismargolis@editorialassociates.com

Canada's Miss World contestant, Anastasia Lin. will speak at a Club luncheon on Friday, Dec. 18, a day before she was supposed to compete for the title in China but was denied a visa.

Lin, who emigrated to Canada as an adolescent, has testified before Congress on human rights in China and written an op-ed on the topic in The Washington Post.

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Estonia’s minister of foreign affairs at Newsmaker on Thursday

December 15, 2015 | By Herb Perone | herb@peronecomm.com

Estonia Minister of Foreign Affairs Marina Kaljurand will discuss world events from her country's point of view at a Newsmakers news conference at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Bloomberg Room.

Prior to becoming minister in July, Kaljurand served as undersecretary for legal and consular affairs and undersecretary for political affairs. She has also served as Estonia’s ambassador to the U.S. and to Mexico.

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

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Three former Club presidents to discuss the future of journalism Wednesday

December 15, 2015 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Three former Club presidents, each with a different perspective on the industry, will talk about journalism's future at an event geared toward those entering it beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Bloomberg Room.

Immediate Past President Myron Belkind, 2013 President Angela Greiling Keane and 1994 President Gil Klein will share their thoughts on the development of journalism and what opportunities they may have in the future.

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This week in National Press Club history

December 15, 2015 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

Nov. 10, 2005: Club President Rick Dunham presents Austin H. Kiplinger, editor of the Kiplinger Letter for 30 years, with the Club’s Fourth Estate Award at a gala dinner packed with 300 friends and colleagues.

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