National Press Club

Istanbul terror attack survivor and church leader to discuss the deeper meaning of his experience at Aug 19 Newsmaker

August 15, 2016 | By David Hodes |

United Methodist Church leader Thomas Kemper, who was in Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport when terrorists killed 40 people, will share his experience of that event and the aftermath at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference at 10 a.m. Fri., Aug. 19, in the club’s Murrow Room.

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U.S. presidential race plays big In New Zealand

August 15, 2016 | By Adam Konowe |

The United States isn’t the only country closely following the Donald Trump-Hillary Clinton presidential race. It’s often the lead story of the day in New Zealand.

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Note new date for museum NPC Book Rap: Tuesday, Sept. 27

August 13, 2016 | By Eleanor Herman |

So as to not conflict with the presidential debate scheduled for the original night, the National Press Club’s Book & Author Committee has rescheduled the Book Rap featuring Gary Vikan and his memoir Sacred and Stolen: Confessions of a Museum Director to Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the NPC’s Conference Rooms.

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Snapchat Primer is back by popular demand: Aug. 12

August 10, 2016 | By Julie Schoo |

Got room for one more app in your life? How do you know if you don’t try?

Find out what the big deal is with Snapchat at a training session at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug 12, presented by the National Press Club Journalism Institute and the Professional Development Committee.

The event will be held in the NPC's Bloomberg Room. Tickets are required and cost $5 for NPC members; $10 for non-members. RSVP here.

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Last chance for tickets to luncheon featuring actor Michael York of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Austin Powers

August 10, 2016 | By Christine Warnke |

You might remember award winning actor Michael York from “Cabaret,” "Logan's Run" or from "The Three Musketeers." Now you have a chance to listen to him, in person, at a National Press Club luncheon on Friday, Aug. 12, talking about his struggles with a rare disease -- Amyloidosis -- and the blood stem cell transplant he went through.

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Seoul Man Frank Ahrens plans Press Club Book Rap, Sept. 7

August 9, 2016 | By Angela Greiling Keane |

Ever wondered what it would be like to leave your job and your home country behind, and start over with a new career in a new culture?

For those only wanting to do this vicariously, Frank Ahrens has written a book about doing just this and plans to discuss it at a National Press Club Book Rap on Sept. 7 at 6:30 p.m.

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Author plans Press Club Book Rap exploring museum secrets

August 3, 2016 | By Eleanor Herman |

The National Press Club’s Book & Author Committee plans to present a Book Rap on Monday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Rooms featuring Gary Vikan, who led Baltimore’s Walters Art Museum for nearly two decades. He will reveal the shocking truth behind the world’s great museums with his memoir Sacred and Stolen: Confessions of a Museum Director.

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Update-1 podcast: Former NPC President on political conventions, then and now

August 1, 2016 | By Adam Konowe |

Who better to discuss how political conventions have changed through the years than former National Press Club President Jonathan Salant? Update-1 caught up with him at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last week.

Broadcast Committee member Shannon Fisher talked with Salant on a noisy convention floor about the 18 conventions he has covered, beginning with the DNC in 1984 when New York Governor Mario Cuomo became a national political figure with his convention keynote address in which he spoke of "A Tale of Two Cities."

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This week! Join us at the Journalism Awards dinner Thursday, Aug. 4

August 1, 2016 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club Awards dinner is always a good time. So get a ticket for the Thursday night, Aug. 4, event and come by!

There is still time to join the celebration. The reception starts at 6 p.m. and dinner begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 and must be reserved through Eventbrite. For a link to the website to get tickets, click here.

At the awards dinner, the Press Club will also announce its annual scholarships for talented young people interested in journalism.

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Best in political, consumer affairs and online journalism to be recognized at NPC, Aug. 4

July 28, 2016 | By Will Lester |

The best journalism covering politics, the welfare of animals and consumer issues, and the best use of online storytelling will be among the award-winners celebrated Thursday, Aug. 4 at the National Press Club Awards dinner.

There is still time to get tickets and join the celebration. The reception starts at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 and must be reserved through Eventbrite. To purchase tickets on the website, click here.

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