National Press Club

Former Club presidents to talk future of journalism, Dec. 16

December 2, 2015 | By Julie Schoo |

Three former National Press Club presidents, each with a different perspective on the industry, will talk about journalism's future at an event geared toward those entering the field on Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

Immediate past president Myron Belkind, 2013 resident Angela Greiling Keane and 1994 president Gil Klein will share their thoughts on the development of journalism and what opportunities the field will offer in the future.

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The 7 deadly sins of bad PR management? Expert to reveal them at 'Get It Online' lunch Friday

December 1, 2015 | By Joan Coyle |

What are the seven deadly sins of bad PR measurement? Find out at the next "Get It Online" lunch discussion this Friday, Dec. 4, in the Club's Game Room.

Shonali Burke, a noted social PR strategist, will describe the basics of good PR measurement and, conversely, the seven deadly sins of bad measurement. She will discuss how to differentiate between fact and fiction in the measurement context.

The session is open only to National Press Club members and guests. To register, click here.

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Tomorrow's your chance to question President Lincoln

December 1, 2015 | By Gilbert Klein |

Lincoln impersonator George Buss

Lincoln impersonator George Buss

If you had been a reporter at the end of the Civil War, what would you have asked President Lincoln? At noon on tomorrow, Dec. 3, you have a chance to do just that.

The Club is one of the sponsors of an event bringing Lincoln impersonator George Buss to Ketchum Hall in the VFW Building at 200 Maryland Ave. NE to hold a press conference as though it were the final days of the Civil War.

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Watch Republican candidates debate, with new special drinks, at Club Dec. 15

December 1, 2015 | By Ruth Mohamed |

Join us at the next Republican Debate Watch Party of Campaign ’16 on Tuesday, Dec. 15 in the Conference Rooms. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for non-members and $10 for members. For tickets, click here.

You may make an evening of it by making a dinner reservation at the Reliable Source or Fourth Estate restaurants before the event begins.

The Reliable Source will also be showing the debates but will only be open to members.

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Prince Ali Hussein to discuss FIFA soccer scandal at luncheon, Dec. 4

November 30, 2015 | By Lori Russo - |

Prince Ali Al Hussein, FIFA presidential candidate and son of King Hussein of Jordan, will speak at a National Press Club luncheon this Friday, Dec. 4. Prince Ali will address FIFA’s recent corruption scandal and share his vision for how the organization can create a governing body worthy of the "world's game" of soccer.

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New Smithsonian leader to speak at luncheon, Dec. 8

November 29, 2015 | By Amy Henderson |

David Skorton, new secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, will outline his plans for the institution at a National Press Club luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 8.

A board-certified cardiologist, and the first physician to lead the Smithsonian Institution, Skorton previously was the president of Cornell University.

The 13th secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, Skorton will use his talk to explore the theme "What Do We Value," as he takes the helm of of the 169 year-old institution of museums and research programs that span the globe.

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This week in National Press Club history

November 24, 2015 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

Nov. 22, 1932: President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt is the first VIP invited to speak at the Club at a dinner less than three weeks after winning the first of his four elections. The Speakers Committee is created soon after. The format changes in 1934 to a luncheon format better suited to the afternoon news cycle and attracts prominent national figures in government (Secretary of State Cordell Hull) and the arts (filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille (“The Ten Commandments”) and Upton Sinclair, author of The Jungle, a grim expose of conditions in meat packing plants.)

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Upcoming National Press Club Luncheons

November 22, 2015 | By Melinda Cooke |

Dec. 2:
This event is in the Holeman Lounge
Deborah Lee James, Secretary of the Air Force
Topic: Budget cuts, sexual assaults and other issues facing the Air Force
To purchase tickets, click here.

Dec. 4:
Prince Ali Al Hussein of Jordan, presidential hopeful for soccer's international governing body and son of King Hussein of Jordan
Topic: TBA
Credentialed media must RSVP here

Dec. 8:
This event is in the Holeman Lounge
Dr. David J. Skorton, Secretary, Smithsonian
Topic: TBA
To purchase tickets, click here.

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Jordanian prince to talk about soccer scandal at Dec. 4 luncheon

November 19, 2015 | By Lori Russo |

Prince Ali Al Hussein, who is looking to head soccer's international governing body and is the son of Jordan's King Hussein, will speak at a Club Luncheon Friday, Dec. 4. He will talk about creating an institution to regulate soccer in the wake of the recent corruption scandal involving the sport's current leadership.

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Reliable Source to host jazz night and holiday buffet Dec. 17

November 19, 2015 | By Mesfin Mekonen |

Club members and their guests are invited for the annual holiday buffet and music by the popular the Greater U Street Jazz Collective on Dec. 17.

The buffet dinner will be available starting at 5:30 p.m. with holiday cuisine. The Greater U Street Jazz Collective will begin its performance in the Truman Lounge at 6:30 p.m.

Menu to follow.

Reservations are encouraged for this event by contacting at 202-662-7443 or e-mail

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