National Press Club

NPC Podcast: Solution-Based Journalism

September 8, 2015 | By Shannon Fisher |

In this episode of Update-1, National Pres Club member Shannon Fisher interviews award-winning journalist Daniel Heimpel about solution-based journalism.

Heimpel created the Journalism for Social Change program at the University of California, Berkeley, which is a unique collaboration between UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, School of Social Welfare, and Goldman School of Public Policy.

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Another First! Monday, Sept. 14 NPC Event Now a “Breakfast from Outer Space”

September 3, 2015 | By Jeffrey Ballou |

The National Press Club’s Monday, Sept. 14 breakfast with astronauts Mark Kelly and Terry Virts will now be, in part, a “breakfast from outer space,” as the Club has arranged for a videolink with astronaut Scott Kelly –- Mark’s twin brother -– from the International Space Station.

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Digital: Cutting Edge Ventures in Multimedia Journalism - Wednesday, Sept. 16

September 3, 2015 | By Carmen Russell |

The National Pres Club's Freelance and Professional Development committees are hosting “Digital: Cutting Edge Ventures in Multimedia Journalism,” Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Conference Rooms.

This panel will bring together representatives from three major media outlets -- Reuters, McClatchy and Al Jazeera -- that are building the latest in multimedia.

One of the panelists, Dan Colarusso, is the Executive Editor, Digital at Reuters, and is responsible for the direction of its consumer platforms including Reuters TV and

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Pub Quiz next Thursday Sept. 10 at 7:00

September 3, 2015 | By Joan Coyle |

They say you learn something new every day, but when you come to Pub Quiz, you learn many new things. You also have an opportunity to win great prizes, put your knowledge to the test, make new friends and enjoy yourself.

The next Pub Quiz will take place in the Reliable Source's Truman Lounge at 7:00 p.m., a week from tonight. Veteran Pub Quiz emcee Marc Wojno will lead a fun-filled evening of levity, knowledge and prizes. What kind of prizes? There’s only one way to find out. Gather a team of four (at least one teammate must be a Club member) and participate.

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Country Music's Carmel Helene at Fourth Estate Thursday, Sept. 17

September 2, 2015

Singer/Songwriter Carmel Helene brings her unique brand of country music to the National Press Club on Thursday, Sept. 17. This is a ticketed event where members receive a discount. For $25 members can get a burger, a beer and a great show. If members want different food they may receive a $17 food credit to apply toward any menu items.

The event begins at 7 p.m. and Carmel will begin playing about 8 p.m. She will play for about 45 minutes and will perform her new single “One Foot Out the Door.”

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NPC Beat The Deadline 5K online race registration closes today, Sept. 2, at 4 p.m.

September 2, 2015 | By Melinda Cooke |

ARE YOU READY? The National Press Club BEAT THE DEADLINE 5K is on Saturday, Sept. 5 at 7:30 a.m.

Register now by clicking here.

Online registration closes today, Wednesday Sept. 2, at 4 pm.

You can still register after today by:

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Fourth Estate will be closed for Labor Day weekend

August 31, 2015 | By Miguel Dominguez |

The Fourth Estate Restaurant will be closed for Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5, 2015 through Sept. 7, 2015.

Have a safe Labor Day weekend and don't forget to stop by for lunch on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.

Miguel Dominguez
Co-Director of Banquets

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Schedule of events for this week's 5K - still have time to register

August 31, 2015 | By Melinda Cooke

The BEAT THE DEADLINE schedule of events is as follows:

Sept. 2 ■ 4:00 PM ■ Online Registration Closes
You can still register by fax (202) 662 – 7512 or email. Forms are available online or at Packet Pick up on Sept. 4.

Sept. 3 ■ 6:30 PM ■ BEAT THE DEADLINE P90X Workout with Tony Horton

Sept. 4 ■ 12 – 7 PM ■ Packet Pick up and Onsite Registration
Last day to register at the $45 rate.

Sept. 5 ■ 7:30 AM ■ RACE DAY

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Eleanor Herman reigns at her `Legacy of Kings' NPC Book Rap

August 28, 2015 | By Jan King |

National Press Club member Eleanor Herman chose to write about Alexander the Great at 16 because not much is known about him before he is 20, which gave her more freedom to write, she said at an Aug. 26 NPC Book Rap on her debut novel, Legacy of Kings.

The young Alexander is one of six main characters in the story – three males and three females -- all with intricate plots surrounding them, Herman said. It was her job as a writer to make these characters attractive and courageous as they go through various conflicts in the story line, she added.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, GOP presidential candidate, to speak at Sept. 8 NPC luncheon

August 28, 2015 | By Jerry Zremski |

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, will speak at a National Press Club luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 8, about why he thinks the Iran nuclear deal is bad for the U.S. and why the next president can and must negotiate a better one.

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