National Press Club

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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New data to be presented Thursday, Jan 14 shows abuse an issue for 1 in 5 women on campus

January 4, 2016 | By Herb Perone | herb@peronecomm.com

Lisa Maatz, vice president of government relations and Anne Hedgepeth, government relations manager at the American Association of University Women will address Trends in Campus Sexual Violence at a Thursday, Jan. 14 Newsmaker at the National Press Club.

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Tom Friedman To Lead Monday, Jan. 11 Panel On Impact of Paris Accords On Electric Utilities

January 4, 2016 | By Bill McCarren | wmccarren@press.org

Pulitzer Prize winner and best selling author Thomas Friedman of The New York Times will visit the National Press Club on Monday, Jan. 11 to lead a panel discussion on the impact of the recent U.N. Climate Conference in Paris and what it will mean for the U.S. electric utility industry and their customers. This program is sponsored by the Club’s Events Committee. Friedman has written about the Paris Conference and what it will mean in a recent column.

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House Armed Services Committee chairman to speak at Wednesday, Jan. 13 luncheon

January 3, 2016 | By Pat Host | patrick.host@gmail.com

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) will speak at a National Press Club luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 13.

Thornberry will discuss national security issues, President Barack Obama's State of the Union address and his agenda for military overhaul in the year ahead. Thornberry champions military acquisition and personnel overhaul efforts and is looking at ways to overhaul how the Pentagon buys its weapons systems, involving defense contractors in the effort.

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Update-1 podcast to air five-part series on social media starting Wednesday

January 2, 2016 | By Mark Hempen | mhempen204@comcast.net

Update-1, a podcast produced by the National Press Club's Broadcast Committee, will publish a five-part series on social media beginning this Wednesday, Jan. 6. The series will publish every Wednesday, concluding on Feb. 3.

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Survivor to participate on Jan. 8 sexual assault panel

January 2, 2016 | By Celia Wexler | cvwexler@gmail.com

Liz Securro, brutally raped in 1984, was not able to hold her attacker accountable until he wrote her a letter apologizing for what he had done -- 20 years later. Securro, the author of Crash Into Me: A Survivor's Search for Justice, will participate on a National Press Club panel on covering sexual assault. The event will take place in the Zenger Room on Friday, Jan. 8 from 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

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McClatchy's Allam joins Grisco, Meyer on Tues., Jan. 5, Pulitzer panel

December 30, 2015 | By Mike Soraghan | msoraghan@eenews.net

McClatchy foreign affairs correspondent and Pulitzer Prize Jury Chair Hannah Allam will join the Tuesday, Jan. 5, National Press Club panel discussion on entering the Pulitzer competition.

Allam will join Jill Grisco and Josh Meyer on the 9:30 a.m. panel that will provide advice and perspective on seeking the biggest prize in journalism.

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Former Senate leaders Lott, Daschle plan National Press Club Book Rap, Jan. 19, 6 p.m.

December 29, 2015 | 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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