National Press Club

New report details forced human organ harvesting in China, 2 pm June 22

June 20, 2016 | By Erik Meltzer |

Former Canadian Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific David Kilgour, investigative journalist Ethan Gutmann and Canadian human rights attorney David Matas will release a detailed and comprehensive report on China's organ transplantation industry, dealing specifically with the use of prisoners of conscience as a profitable organ source at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, in the Zenger Room.

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Country Music artists Kristian Bush, Charlie Worsham to perform, promote music education, June 22

June 20, 2016 | By Brian Taylor |

Country music artists Kristian Bush and Charlie Worsham will give an acoustic performance and conduct a media availability regarding the Country Music Association (CMA) Foundation's Music Education Initiative at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at the National Press Club.

Tickets are $15 for guests and the general public; Club members are eligible for one free ticket. You must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Find more For information and register online.

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Expert analyzes high rate of military suicide, care for survivors, 10 a.m. June 23

June 17, 2016 | By Tony Gallo |

Kim Ruocco, chief external relations officer for The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), will discuss efforts to offer comfort and care to those who are grieving the loss of a military service member to suicide at National Press Club Newsmaker press conference at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 23, in the Zenger Room.

Suicide in the United States has surged to its highest levels in 30 years, more lives have been lost to suicide in the past 15 years than the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan combined.

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Libertarian presidential ticket – former Govs. Johnson, Weld – to make case for third party at Thursday July 7 luncheon

June 16, 2016 | By Mark Schoeff Jr. |

The Libertarian Party presidential ticket – former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson and former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld – will outline why they think a third-party effort may be more likely to succeed this year than in past elections at a July 7 National Press Club luncheon.

Johnson and Weld were nominated at the Libertarian convention in late May and are promoting an agenda of fiscal conservatism and social liberalism.

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Update-1 podcast reveals tips to land freelance journalism gigs

June 15, 2016 | By Adam Konowe |

Freelance journalists need to complement their research and writing skills with relationship management and social media content expertise as well, according to Industry Dive editor Randy Lilleston and freelance health reporter Joya Patel.

Lilleston and Patel were involved in panel discussions recently as part of the National Press Club's latest installment of its freelance workshop series. They then spoke with Broadcast Committee member Stephanie Gailhard for the Club’s Update-1 podcast.

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Newsmaker features former chief prosecutor for Guantánamo, June 17

June 14, 2016 | By Molly McCluskey |

Morris Davis, the former chief prosecutor for the Guantánamo military commissions, who later spoke out publicly against the treatment of inmates imprisoned there, will address a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference at 10 a.m. Friday, June 17, in the Zenger Room.

Davis recently settled a lawsuit against the Library of Congress, which had fired him for writing newspaper opinion pieces criticizing the Obama administration’s decision to resume use of the military commissions system.

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NTSB Chair Christopher Hart to discuss self-driving cars at June 30 luncheon

June 13, 2016 | By Angela Greiling Keane |

National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Christopher Hart will address the role of automation in preventing transportation accidents and will apply lessons learned in aviation to the development of self-driving cars at a National Press Club luncheon June 30.

Hart will talk about new technology in transportation with special emphasis on self-driving cars and how lessons from past investigation experience can help to prevent accidents.

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Author Sebastian Junger to discuss new book on breakdown of American communities at June 16 Newsmaker

June 13, 2016 | By Keith Hill |

Sebastian Junger will discuss his new book, "Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging," at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 16, in the Bloomberg Room.

In his new book best-selling author Junger discusses the breakdown of our communities and explores what we can learn from tribal societies about loyalty, belonging and the eternal human quest for meaning.

Junger says humans have an innate preference to live in small groups defined by clear purpose. According to the author that connection has been lost in American society today.

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Ukrainian Prime Minister to speak at June 16 afternoon Newsmaker

June 13, 2016 | By Peter Hickman |

In his first visit to the United States as Ukraine’s prime minister, Volodymyr Groysman will discuss the current political situation in his country, economic reforms and cooperation with the International Monetary Fund at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 16, in the Bloomberg Room.

He will also will discuss the results of his talks with U.S. officials,representatives of international organizations and institutions and Ukrainian-U.S. and Ukrainian-IMF relations.

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Club to honor CNN's Wolf Blitzer with 4th Estate Award, Sept. 20

June 8, 2016 | By Thomas Burr |

Wolf Blitzer, acclaimed journalist and CNN's lead political anchor and host of “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer,” will accept the National Press Club's highest honor, the Fourth Estate Award, at a Sept. 20 gala.

Blitzer is the 44th recipient of the award, which recognizes a journalist who has made significant contributions to the field of journalism.

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