National Press Club

NPC American Legion Post to honor WWII vet Metelsky, talk Ike, June 6

May 29, 2016 | By Ken Dalecki |

The anniversary of D-Day will include a status report on the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial and a ceremony honoring long-time NPC member and WWII veteran John Metelsky at a June 6 noon luncheon meeting of NPC American Legion Post 20 in the McClendon Room.

The ceremony and report portions of the meeting are open to all NPC members.

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Watch Convention Boot Camp on live stream, May 31

May 29, 2016 | By Julie Schoo |

A panel discussion on covering national political conventions will be live streamed on the web, and out of town participants will be able to submit questions via email.

The program on Tuesday, May 31, starts at 9:30 a.m. and is designed to help reporters planning to cover the Republican and Democratic conventions in July get information about logistics and story ideas. It is presented by the club's Journalism Institute and the Professional Development Committee.

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Last chance to reserve: CDC Director Frieden to discuss Zika virus at NPC Luncheon, May 26

May 25, 2016 | By Doris Margolis |

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will address the Zika virus outbreak at a National Press Club speaker luncheon on Thursday, May 26.

Please note the new date. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a Q&A session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $24 for National Press Club members and one guest, and $38 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased online here. Or call (202) 662-7501.

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Reminder: U.S. Reps. Ellison and Carson, Congress’ only Muslim members, discuss Islamophobia , May 24 at 9:30 a.m.

May 22, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz |

U.S. Reps. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and André Carson, D-Ind., at a National Press Club Newsmaker May 24, will discuss the rhetoric targeting Muslims and the Islamophobia surfacing in this presidential election year.

The event, which is open to NPC members and credentialed media, will begin at 9:30 a.m. (30 minutes earlier than previously announced) in the Club's Zenger Room.

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W.Va attorney general joined by clear air and utilities experts to update on legal challenge to Obama's Clean Power Plan, May 23

May 21, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz |

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey will discuss the rapidly evolving legal challenge to the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan at a Newsmaker news conference on Mon., May 23, at 3 p.m., in the Club’s Bloomberg Room.

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Did you Scout? Head table seats available for NPC Luncheon with Girl Scouts CEO

May 19, 2016 | By Debra Silimeo |

Did you proudly wear the green? NPC members who were Girl Scouts or Troop Leaders can enjoy hearing from the CEO of the Girl Scouts, Anna Maria Chavez, at a National Press Club Luncheon on Monday, June 13.

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Campaign Boot Camp: Covering conventions, May 31

May 18, 2016 | By Herb Jackson |

With the Republicans meeting in Cleveland and the Democrats in Philadelphia next month, the National Press Club’s Journalism Institute will focus on covering national party conventions at the next in its series of Campaign Boot Camp programs.

Get tips from veteran journalists about how to find stories inside and outside the convention hall, and find out from the House Press Gallery staff about logistics surrounding credentials.

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Lawmakers to discuss proposal to overhaul campaign finance laws at Monday Newsmaker

May 12, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz |

U.S. Reps. David Jolly (R-Fla.) and Rick Nolan (D-Minn.) will discuss what they said were the long hours they needed to spend making fundraising phone calls and their proposals to change the practice at a Newsmaker at 10 a.m. Monday, May 16 in the Bloomberg Room.

Jolly, who is seeking the Republican nomination for Senate to succeed Marco Rubio, introduced legislation in February to ban members of Congress from personally asking for money.

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Friday Newsmaker looks at voting rights

May 12, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz |

A Newsmaker news conference at 10 am Friday will look at the changes to voting across the country and problems that voters could face at the polls in November.

Speakers in the club’s Zenger Room include: Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law; Wade Henderson, president and chief executive of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers Union; and Cory McCray, member of the Maryland House of Delegates.

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University of Missouri System President Middleton to speak at Speakers Breakfast

May 10, 2016 | By Angela Greiling Keane |

Michael Midddleton, the University of Missouri System interim president, will speak at a National Press Club Speakers breakfast on Tuesday, June 21.

Middleton was appointed to head the University of Missouri last year following racial tension and protests on its flagship campus. He will speak about moving the university forward amid a national conversation about diversity, equity and inclusion that was sparked by the protests.

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