National Press Club

Jan. 8 Panel on Covering Sexual Assault

December 29, 2015 | By Julie Schoo |

Perhaps no task is as daunting for reporters than interviewing a victim of sexual assault. A National Press Club Journalism Institute panel will address how best to avoid pitfalls that could compromise a good story or unnecessarily harm a victim.

The panel discussion will be held in the Zenger Room on Friday, January 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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Relive Dr. Martin Luther King's 1962 NPC Speech on Jan. 12

December 27, 2015

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

In July 1962 King became the first African American to speak at the Club. An audio recording was made of the speech and filed away in the Club’s Archives and later transferred to the Library of Congress. No television footage of the speech in its entirety exists.

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Preventing Youth Sports Concussions Jan. 5 Newsmaker

December 27, 2015 | By Herb Perone |

Washington, D.C., is leading the way – can it serve as a model for a federal reporting requirement?

The National Press Club’s first Newsmakers news conference of 2016 will look at the issue of sports injuries sustained by middle school or high school students and young adults. While every state in America has laws on the books to prevent and report on sports injuries to ensure the protection of young people, very few have enforcement mechanisms in place.

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Burr inaugural to mark centenary of National Park Service

December 23, 2015 | By Suzanne Struglinski |

Tommy Burr will mark the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service when he is inaugurated as the Club's 109th president on Saturday, Jan. 23.

The theme of the inauguration will be “Our American Treasures.” Burr, the Washington correspondent for The Salt Lake Tribune, also will pay tribute to the freedoms of the press.

The black-tie event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a reception in the Holeman Lounge, followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. in the Ballroom.

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Last chance for New Year's Eve reservations at Fourth Estate

December 23, 2015 | By Miguel Dominguez |

Today is the final day to make reservations for New Year's Eve dinner at the Fourth Estate Restaurant.

The price is $60 per member and $70 per non-member (tax, gratuity and beverage not included). There will be seatings at 6 p.m. and at 8 p.m.


Amuse bouche

Spinach salad, avocado, mango, apricots, goat cheese, pecans and champagne vinaigrette

Warm lobster bisque, Old Bay & herb croutons with crisp potato garnish

Lamb chops from the rack, ginger demi-glace, saffron couscous with petite vegetables, roasted grapes

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

December 23, 2015 | By Patrick Host |

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

Thornberry is looking at ways to overhaul how the Pentagon buys its weapons systems, involving defense contractors in the effort. He succeeded Rep. Buck McKeon of California, who retired, as chairman in January 2015. Thornberry was first elected in the Republican landslide of 1994 that ended 40 years of Democratic control of the House.

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Upcoming National Press Club luncheons

December 23, 2015 | By Ruth Mohamed |

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

December 22, 2015 | By Mike Soraghan |

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 |

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 |

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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