National Press Club

Update-1 podcast to air five-part series on social media starting Wednesday

January 2, 2016 | By Mark Hempen |

Update-1, a podcast produced by the National Press Club's Broadcast Committee, will publish a five-part series on social media beginning this Wednesday, Jan. 6. The series will publish every Wednesday, concluding on Feb. 3.

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Survivor to participate on Jan. 8 sexual assault panel

January 2, 2016 | By Celia Wexler |

Liz Securro, brutally raped in 1984, was not able to hold her attacker accountable until he wrote her a letter apologizing for what he had done -- 20 years later. Securro, the author of Crash Into Me: A Survivor's Search for Justice, will participate on a National Press Club panel on covering sexual assault. The event will take place in the Zenger Room on Friday, Jan. 8 from 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

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McClatchy's Allam joins Grisco, Meyer on Tues., Jan. 5, Pulitzer panel

December 30, 2015 | By Mike Soraghan |

McClatchy foreign affairs correspondent and Pulitzer Prize Jury Chair Hannah Allam will join the Tuesday, Jan. 5, National Press Club panel discussion on entering the Pulitzer competition.

Allam will join Jill Grisco and Josh Meyer on the 9:30 a.m. panel that will provide advice and perspective on seeking the biggest prize in journalism.

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Former Senate leaders Lott, Daschle plan National Press Club Book Rap, Jan. 19, 6 p.m.

December 29, 2015 | By Jan King |

Former Senate Majority Leaders Trent Lott and Tom Daschle plan to discuss their new book, "Crisis Point: Why We Must -- and How We Can -- Overcome Our Broken Politics in Washington and Across America," at a National Press Club Book Rap on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m. in the Conference Rooms. Please note the new time. The event was originally scheduled for later.

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Jan. 8 Panel on Covering Sexual Assault

December 29, 2015 | By Julie Schoo |

Perhaps no task is as daunting for reporters than interviewing a victim of sexual assault. A National Press Club Journalism Institute panel will address how best to avoid pitfalls that could compromise a good story or unnecessarily harm a victim.

The panel discussion will be held in the Zenger Room on Friday, January 8th from 1 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Tickets are required and can be purchased here. The price for NPC members including service charge is $6.24; non-members pay $11.29.

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Relive Dr. Martin Luther King's 1962 NPC Speech on Jan. 12

December 27, 2015

Excerpts of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s National Press Club speech will be aired during a special 7:30 p.m. event on Tuesday, Jan. 12, in the Club's ballroom for the first time since they were delivered 53 years ago.

In July 1962 King became the first African American to speak at the Club. An audio recording was made of the speech and filed away in the Club’s Archives and later transferred to the Library of Congress. No television footage of the speech in its entirety exists.

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Preventing Youth Sports Concussions Jan. 5 Newsmaker

December 27, 2015 | By Herb Perone |

Washington, D.C., is leading the way – can it serve as a model for a federal reporting requirement?

The National Press Club’s first Newsmakers news conference of 2016 will look at the issue of sports injuries sustained by middle school or high school students and young adults. While every state in America has laws on the books to prevent and report on sports injuries to ensure the protection of young people, very few have enforcement mechanisms in place.

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Burr inaugural to mark centenary of National Park Service

December 23, 2015 | By Suzanne Struglinski |

Tommy Burr will mark the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service when he is inaugurated as the Club's 109th president on Saturday, Jan. 23.

The theme of the inauguration will be “Our American Treasures.” Burr, the Washington correspondent for The Salt Lake Tribune, also will pay tribute to the freedoms of the press.

The black-tie event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a reception in the Holeman Lounge, followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. in the Ballroom.

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Last chance for New Year's Eve reservations at Fourth Estate

December 23, 2015 | By Miguel Dominguez |

Today is the final day to make reservations for New Year's Eve dinner at the Fourth Estate Restaurant.

The price is $60 per member and $70 per non-member (tax, gratuity and beverage not included). There will be seatings at 6 p.m. and at 8 p.m.


Amuse bouche

Spinach salad, avocado, mango, apricots, goat cheese, pecans and champagne vinaigrette

Warm lobster bisque, Old Bay & herb croutons with crisp potato garnish

Lamb chops from the rack, ginger demi-glace, saffron couscous with petite vegetables, roasted grapes

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House Armed Services Committee chairman to speak at Jan. 13 luncheon

December 23, 2015 | By Patrick Host |

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) will speak at a Club luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 13.

Thornberry is looking at ways to overhaul how the Pentagon buys its weapons systems, involving defense contractors in the effort. He succeeded Rep. Buck McKeon of California, who retired, as chairman in January 2015. Thornberry was first elected in the Republican landslide of 1994 that ended 40 years of Democratic control of the House.

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