Inclement Weather Update: The Reliable Source and Fourth Estate Restaurant will close after today's lunch service.
We plan to re-open on Thursday, March 22, 2018. The Club will remain open for scheduled banquet events.

National Press Club

Club podcast focuses on freedom of expression online

December 20, 2016 | By Adam Konowe |

Consumer reviews on sites like Amazon and Google have provided everyday users an opportunity to share their own opinions. However, technology’s rise has triggered debate about the freedom of expression, leaving users vulnerable to contentious litigation for writing about their experience online.

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Remember when LBJ gave a farewell conference at the Club?

December 18, 2016 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

Only a week before he left the presidency in January 1969, Lyndon Johnson chose the National Press Club for his final news conference.

Although an honorary member, Johnson stopped to sign the guest register as he left. Almost immediately, some unknown person ripped the page from the book. Was it a Vietnam War protest or just the theft of a valuable autograph? To this day no one knows.

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Upcoming National Press Club Luncheons

December 18, 2016 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Jan. 9, 2017 -- Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell will speak on the consequences of repealing the Affordable Care Act. This program will take place in the Holeman Lounge and begin at 12 p.m.

All NPC Luncheons are open to credentialed members of the media. For more information go to or email

Follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #NPCLive, or on Facebook at ( and Twitter (@PressClubDC).

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Journalism Institute offers holiday book sale

December 15, 2016 | By Crystal White |

The National Press Club Journalism Institute will host a holiday book sale from Monday to Thursday at the Library.

Books will be on sale from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

They will cost between $2 - $10.

Cash and credit cards will be accepted.

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HHS secretary to defend Affordable Care Act at Jan. 9 luncheon

December 15, 2016 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell will discuss the Affordable Care Act and the consequences of the Republican-promised repeal at a Club luncheon Jan. 9.

The health care law has brought coverage to more than 20 million Americans, who would no longer have insurance if Republicans do away with it, as President-elect Donald Trump promised on the campaign trail. Republicans have yet to offer any alternative that covers as many Americans.

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Celebrate the holidays tonight with jazz and a special buffet

December 15, 2016 | By Mesfin Melkonen |

The Club's annual holiday buffet takes place tonight, featuring music from the U Street Collective Jazz.

The price of the buffet is $24 for Club members and $28 for nonmembers. Dinner will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the music will begin at 6 p.m. in the Truman Lounge. To reserve space, please contact the Reliable Source at RS or 202-662-7443

Here's the special menu for that evening:

Spiced pumpkin soup with gruyere croutons

Spinach with sugared cranberries, oranges, cinnamon pecans and ginger dressing

Read more founder to speak at Jan. 18 Book Rap

December 14, 2016 | By Kristin Szremski |

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, founder and editor of, plans to discuss her book, Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age, at a National Press Club Book Rap on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m., in the Club's conference rooms.

Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for the public. Go to to buy tickets.

Books can be purchased online at the same time as tickets or at the event. No outside books or memorabilia are permitted.

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Journalism Institute to offer press freedom fellowship

December 14, 2016 | By Julie Schoo |

The National Press Club's Journalism Institute will establish a Press Freedom Fellowship in order to shine a light on barriers to press freedoms abroad and in the United States.

The institute invites individuals with expertise or interest in this field to apply for the fellowship, a one-year, part-time position. A monthly stipend will be provided.

Ideal candidates will have experience both as a journalist and a manager and will:

-- Monitor press freedom issues, and, as necessary, write press releases and blog posts

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'Sanctuary Cities' subject of Newmaker today

December 14, 2016 | By Tony Gallo |

Supporters and opponents of the practice of some U.S. cities to protect unauthorized immigrants from federal immigration authorities will be discussed at noon today at the National Press Club's Zenger Room.

The speakers at the Newsmaker press conference will be Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies and William Stock of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

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Last chance to register for Tuesday's inaugural coverage workshop

December 11, 2016 | By Crystal White |

You'll need credentials to cover the presidential inauguration and related events next month.

Laura Lytle, director of the Senate Daily Press Gallery; Justin Wilson, director of the Senate Periodicals Press Gallery; and Alex Stroman, deputy director of communications for the 2017 Presidential Inaugural Committee will take you through the process of applying for the different credentials you'll need, depending on your assignment on Jan. 20.

The program begins at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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