National Press Club

Crab Crackin' On Deck Thursday, July 28

June 30, 2016 | By Mesfin Mekonen |

Get ready to crack the shells and pick the crab meat to dip in the melted butter! It is time for the popular National Press Club Crab Fest in the Reliable Source.

The popular crustaceans will be served along with a buffet of sides on Thursday, July 28 at 5:30 p.m. The full menu will be announced soon.

What a great way to celebrate summer 2016!

The Crab Fest Buffet is $30 per person for members and $35 for nonmembers plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are encouraged because this event has sold out in the past.

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Get it Online: Baseball reporting from transistors to Twitter, noon Wednesday July 20

June 28, 2016 | By Joan B. Coyle |

Nats Talk Live host Phil Wood will discuss how baseball reporting has changed with the advent of social media at noon on Wednesday, July 20th in the Games Room.

The event is part of the "Get It Online" lunch discussion series that brings experts in social media to the National Press Club for am informal chat. Wood will deliver a short presentation and then answer questions.

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Autonomous vehicles topic of NTSB Chairman Hart's Thursday luncheon speech

June 26, 2016 | By Angela Greiling Keane |

Ever wanted to drive a Jetsons car? You won't get a test drive, but National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Christopher Hart will address the role of automation in preventing transportation accidents at a National Press Club luncheon Thursday. He'll discuss the application of lessons learned in aviation to the development of self-driving cars

Hart will talk about new technology in transportation with special emphasis on self-driving cars and how lessons from past investigation experience can help to prevent accidents.

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Baltimore Sun, Wall Street Journal win awards in National Press Club journalism contest

June 24, 2016 | By Will Lester |

The Baltimore Sun, The Wall Street Journal and a freelance columnist who now works for USA Today won top awards in the 2016 National Press Club Journalism Contest.

The Sun won the Breaking News Award for its coverage of the riots following the death of Freddie Gray, while Adam Entous won the Edwin Hood Diplomatic Award for the Journal for his stories on the erosion of relations between the United States and Israel. Jill Lawrence, now with USA Today, won the Lee Walczak Award for her freelance columns on the 2016 presidential candidates.

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National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis To speak at a National Press Club luncheon Aug. 1

June 24, 2016 | By Katarzyna Gabriela Klimasińska |

National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis will speak at a National Press Club luncheon Aug. 1.

He will discuss this year’s 100th anniversary of the nation's system of national parks and the agency’s focus on creating the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates. He will also outline the challenges in trying to operate and maintain the expanding park system during an era of fiscal restraint.

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Author of Trump biography plans Press Club Book Rap, Aug. 4

June 23, 2016 | By Joseph Luchok |

David Cay Johnston plans to discuss his new book, "The Making of Donald Trump," at a National Press Club Book Rap at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, the conference rooms.

Tickets are $5 for Club members; $10 public. This event is a fundraiser for the nonprofit NPC Journalism Institute.

Tickets can be purchased online. Books can be purchased online at the same time as tickets or at the event. No outside books or memorabilia are permitted.

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Hone your speaking skills at Toastmasters Tonight

June 23, 2016 | By Leslie Kingsle |

Practice different speaking styles –- extemporaneous and planned, humorous and serious – and develop your leadership skills at Toastmasters at the National Press Club.

The next meeting is at 7 p.m. tonight, and is open to Club members and the public. Toastmasters meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Toastmasters also serves as a platform to practice delivering a policy piece or other technical speech. You’ll be amazed at the things people do and know.

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Expert panel to discuss life, work of female war correspondent Dickey Chapelle

June 22, 2016 | By Al Teich |

Former Washington Post war correspondent Jackie Spinner will join veteran United Nations reporter and Vietnam War correspondent Edith Lederer and Iraq war veteran John Garofolo to discuss the life and work of Dickey Chapelle on at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, in the Murrow room.

Registration is required.. A Club member discount is available. Login to Club website to obtain the code.

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NSA Chief Rogers to discuss cyber war at Thursday July 14 Club luncheon

June 21, 2016 | By Kevin Wensing |

National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers will discuss the continuing cyber security challenges facing the U.S. and the world at a National Press Club Luncheon on Thursday, July 14.

Rogers has said encryption makes it more difficult to intercept terrorist groups' communication and warned that vital U.S. computer networks, such as the power grid, have been infiltrated by hackers which could lead to attacks of significant consequence.

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Put the boot in Campaign Boot Camp: Reporting in a hostile environment, 8:30 am June 23

June 21, 2016 | By Julie Schoo |

The next installment of the Campaign Boot Camp series presented by the National Press Club Journalism Institute and the Club’s Professional Development Committee will focus on reporting in a potentially dangerous environment.

The program, which costs $25 for Club members and $50 for non-members, will run from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on June 23. Tickets can be purchased online.

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