National Press Club

Press Club Newsmaker looks at presidential transition on Friday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m.

September 29, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz |

What will the Clinton and Trump transition teams need to accomplish to ensure the next president will be fully prepared to assume the reins of power next January?

What are they already doing?

How has the transition process changed as a result of cyber security threats and other concerns?

These are some of the questions a National Press Club Newsmaker plans to examine on Friday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. in the NPC's Zenger Room. As with all Newsmaker events, this press conference is open to credentialed media and Press Club members, free of charge. No advance registration is required.

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Find support for your foreign reporting idea at National Press Club panel tonight

September 28, 2016 | By Carmen Russell |

Do you have an idea for a story out of Africa, South America or just about anywhere in the world? While many news outlets no longer facilitate foreign reporting trips and have scaled back their foreign bureaus, there are organizations that are picking up that slack, helping foreign correspondents report on the ground -- just as reporters were meant to.

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Part Two: Gen. Hayden discusses intelligence gathering, constitutional protections

September 28, 2016 | By Adam Konowe |

This edition of Update-1, the National Press Club's podcast, features part two of a two-episode conversation with Gen. Michael Hayden. NPC Board Member Molly McCluskey talks with the former NSA and CIA director about how journalists can effectively work with the intelligence community and the future of intelligence in the United States. General Hayden is the author of Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror.

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National Symphony Orchestra violinist comes to Press Club Friday, Sept. 30, 6 p.m.

September 27, 2016 | By Marc A. Wojno |

Bring your family and join us at the National Press Club for a musical evening on Friday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. when Glenn Donnellan with the National Symphony Orchestra introduces you to the Electric Slugger™, an electric violin that he custom-made from a baseball bat. This violin virtuoso plans to play a wide range of musical styles on the Slugger, and on violins from around the globe. This program is for people of all ages.

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Learn how to stay safe, plan your foreign reporting trip at NPC panel, Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m.

September 26, 2016 | By Rachel Oswald |

Planning your first foreign reporting trip is a serious logistical task. There are many things to think about including vaccinations, emergency insurance, in-country transportation and lodging, and, most critically to success, finding a good fixer.

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Toastmasters meets Monday, Sept. 26, 7p.m. in NPC's McClendon Room

September 26, 2016 | By Leslie Kingsley |

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 at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, and is open to Press Club members and the public. Toastmasters meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month. The Oct. 10 meeting has been moved to Oct. 17 due to the federal holiday on Oct. 10.

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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Shirley and the Chef event returns to National Press Club Oct. 5 at 6 p.m.

September 23, 2016 | By Joan Coyle |

Shirley and the Chef plans to return to the National Press Club to unravel food mysteries and make you laugh on Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. in the NPC's First Amendment Lounge.

Tickets are $10 for NPC members and $15 for nonmembers. The cost includes hors d’oeuvres and tastings. There will also be a cash bar. Click here for tickets.

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Fourth Estate adds Hungarian wines to menu for Tuesday, Sept. 27 event

September 22, 2016 | By Susan Delbert |

The NPC's Fourth Estate restaurant is adding Hungarian wines to the menu for the celebration of Hungarian food and wine the National Press Club is planning for Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Just a few tickets remain for the event. Tickets are $80 per person, $155 per couple, with a 15-percent discount for Press Club members. To register, click here.

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Another nonprofit joins Sept. 29 talk on international reporting grant opportunities

September 21, 2016 | By Rachel Oswald |

A fourth organization has signed up to participate in a Sept. 29 National Press Club evening panel discussion on international reporting grants and how to win one.

The Thursday Sept. 29 event goes from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. in the NPC's Conference Rooms and is sponsored by the NPC's International Correspondents and Freelancer committees. Tickets are free for members and $10 for nonmembers and can be purchased here.

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Gen. Hayden discusses balance between stealing, exposing secrets in Update-1

September 19, 2016 | By Adam Konowe |

How can the journalism community expose secrets the intelligence community wants to keep secret? That’s the theme of a special two-episode Update-1 podcast in which National Press Club Board Member and Update-1 host Molly McCluskey interviewed General Michael Hayden, former National Security Agency and CIA director, and author of Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror. In this podcast they discuss the constitutionally mandated conflict between journalists and spies.

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