National Press Club

Book Rap to feature author of new book 'The Making of Donald Trump' Aug. 4

July 17, 2016 | By Joseph Luchok | joseph.luchok@verizon.net

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, in the Conference Rooms.

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

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Nats' analyst Phil Wood to tell how baseball reporting has changed at 'Get It Online' discussion Wednesday

July 17, 2016 | By Joan Coyle | jcoyledc@verizon.net

Enjoy a delicious buffet and talk Nationals baseball with Phil Wood, host of “Nats Talk” on MASN, television home of the Washington Nationals, at the National Press Club’s next “Get It Online” lunch discussion Wednesday (July 20), at noon in the Games Room.

Woods will discuss how baseball reporting has changed with the advent of social media. The "Get It Online" discussion series brings experts in social media to the Club for a lunch discussion. Speakers deliver a short presentation and then answer questions.

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Update-1 podcast: Club member interviews analyst on Brexit impact on aerospace industry

July 16, 2016 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmpgovernment.com

The current edition of Update-1, the national Press Club’s podcast, features an interview by Club Broadcast Committee member Adam Konowe with aerospace analyst Richard Aboulafia about the potential impact on the United Kingdom’s aerospace industry of the country’s referendum vote to leave the European Union.

Aerospace is one of the U.K.’s most important industries.

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Want a crackin' good time? Reserve for Club's Crab Fest at Reliable Source July 28

July 13, 2016 | By Mesfin Mekonen | | mmekonen@press.org

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..

It's 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.

To make a reservation contact the Reliable Source at RS@press.org or at 202-662-7443.

Here's the menu:

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Club to mark 100th anniversary of U.S. national parks at luncheon Aug. 1

July 13, 2016 | By Rod Kuckro | kuckro@eenews.net

National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis will speak at a National Press Club luncheon Monday, 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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NSA chief Rogers to speak on cyber security at Club luncheon tomorrow

July 12, 2016 | By Kevin Wensing | kmwensing@comcast.net

National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers will discuss the continuing cyber security challenges facing the United States and the world at a National Press Club luncheon tomorrow, 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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Next 'Get It Online' discussion: Baseball reporting, from transistors to Twitter, noon July 20

July 12, 2016 | By Joan Coyle | jcoyledc@verizon.net

Enjoy a delicious buffet and talk Nationals baseball with Phil Wood, host of “Nat’s Talk” on MASN, television home of the Washington Nationals, at the National Press Club’s next “Get It Online” lunch discussion Wednesday, July 20, at noon in the Games Room.

Woods will discuss how baseball reporting has changed with the advent of social media. The "Get It Online" discussion series brings experts in social media to the Club for a lunch discussion. Speakers deliver a short presentation and then answer questions.

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Last chance to register for Wednesday's Snapchat Boot Camp

July 11, 2016 | By Crystal White | cwhite@press.org

Sign up today for the next edition Wednesday (July 13) of the Club's popular Campaign 2016 Boot Camp series on using Snapchat at 9:30 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

The session, sponsored by the National Press Club Journalism Institute and the NPC Professional Development Committee, will teach you the basics and best practices of Snapchat as well as how to maximize the social media app at the upcoming political conventions.

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Toastmasters to meet tonight, 7 pm, in the McClendon Room

July 11, 2016 | By Leslie Kingsley | lrkingsley@gmail.com

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 tonight at 7 p.m. 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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Menu announced for July 18-21 GOP convention watch party

July 8, 2016 | By Mesfin Mekonen | mmekonen@press.org

National Press Club members and their guests are invited to watch live coverage from Cleveland of the Republican National Convention on wide-screen TVs in the Truman Lounge from the evening of July 18 through the end of the convention July 21.

Here is the menu:

Appetizer: Chicken croquettes with roasted pepper remoulade $10

Special entrée: Meat lover's grilled porterhouse steak with baked potato $25

Grilled salmon with fruity rice pilaf and lemon butter sauce $22

Drinks: DC Brau ale $6.50

Old Fashioned $9

Manhattan $9

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