National Press Club

Washington Metro GM Paul Wiedefeld to headline Nov. 30 luncheon

October 16, 2016 | By Pat Host |

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) General Manager Paul Wiedefeld will address the state of Metro at a National Press Club luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Wiedefeld is entering a challenging time as he fights off bankruptcy while responding to safety and service issues with sometimes hostile jurisdictional masters and a beleaguered governing structure.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. EDT with remarks beginning at 1:00 p.m., followed by a question and answer session ending at 2 p.m.

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Update-1 Podcast Covers the Future of Journalism Education

October 10, 2016 | By Adam Konowe |

In a Update-1 podcast, National Press Club member Scott Maucione talks with University of Maryland journalism professor Sean Mussenden about the modern media landscape. They discuss how journalism education keeps pace with a rapidly changing industry.

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Dorie Greenspan’s New Cookbook to launch at Fourth Estate Friday, Oct. 28

October 6, 2016 | By Susan Delbert |

Renowned cookbook author, Dorie Greenspan (“At My French Table,”” Baking Chez Moi”) is publishing her new cookie-centric cookbook, “Dorie’s Cookies,” the last week of October. The Fourth Estate is throwing a launch party/wine dinner on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, hors d’oeuvres starting at 6:30 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $80 per person, $155 per couple, with a 15% discount for members. A copy of the book (one per couple) is included in the price. Register here.

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Panel to probe US. president's potential to affect press freedom by law or practice Wednesday, Oct. 12

October 6, 2016 | By Rachel Oswald |

An all-star panel of journalists and lawyers will plumb the depths of the power of a president to affect press freedom at a Wednesday Oct. 12 evening event at the National Press Club.

Sponsored by the club's Press Freedom Committee and Journalism Institute, the discussion will take place from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m, preceded by a 6 p.m. reception. Attendance is $5 for club members and $10 for the public. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Education Secretary John B. King to speak at Luncheon Wednesday, Oct. 19

October 5, 2016 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Secretary of Education John B. King will appear at a Wednesday, Oct. 19 National Press Club luncheon to discuss civic engagement as a cornerstone of democracy and the role of schools in preparing students to be active citizens.

Before becoming secretary, King served as the Department's principal senior advisor, overseeing all preschool-through-12th-grade education policies, programs, and strategic initiatives. Earlier in his career, he was the commissioner of education for the state of New York.

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Federal Election Commissions officials to answer questions Friday, Oct. 7

October 4, 2016 | By Julie Schoo |

Fine tune your campaign finance skills in the final weeks of the campaign season with officials from the Federal Elections Commission, who will be available to answer your questions Friday, Oct. 7 from 9:30 11 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room. The eventis sponsored by the National Press Club Journalism Institute and the Regional Reporters Association. Free. RSVP here.

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Basketball legend and author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to speak at Monday, Oct. 17 Luncheon

October 4, 2016 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and the author of more than a dozen books, will speak at a National Press Club luncheon on Monday, Oct. 17.

Abdul-Jabbar was the NBA’s Most Valuable Player six times during the 20 seasons he played for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers. He was a member of six championship teams and was named an All-Star a record 19 times.

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NPC member Raasch plans Rap about Gettysburg aftermath, Thursday, Oct. 20

October 2, 2016 | By Joseph Luchok |

Chuck Raasch plans to discuss his new book Imperfect Union: A Father's Search for His Son in the Aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg, at a National Press Club Book Rap at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 in the NPC’s Conference Room.

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Award-winning journalist, NPC member plans Book Rap on voting rights, Tuesday, Oct. 18

October 1, 2016 | By Eleanor Herman |

Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, an award-winning legal correspondent and National Press Club member, plans to discuss her book, "The Voting Rights War: The NAACP and the Ongoing Fight for Justice," on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the NPC’s Conference Rooms.

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Lawyers, reporters to examine reporting under hostile president, Wednesday, Oct. 12

September 30, 2016 | By Rachel Oswald |

A distinguished panel of attorneys, and White House and Supreme Court journalists will try to separate hyperbole from reality in an Oct. 12 National Press Club panel discussion examining the potential damage to the First Amendment a future president, who is hostile to independent reporting, could have.

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