National Press Club

Catholic Charities USA President to address Pope Francis’ US trip and raising awareness of American poverty Thursday Sept. 17

September 10, 2015 | By Herb Perone |

CEO of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) Sister Donna Markham, OP, Ph.D., will deliver remarks at a Newsmaker news conference on Thursday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. in the Zenger Room -- discussing Pope Francis’ first trip to the U.S. and how it aligns with CCUSA’s commitment to shine a light on poverty in America. Bringing greater attention to helping the nation’s poor is part of CCUSA’s long standing mission to support all people in need.

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“The Opportunity Gap” to be focus of Education Secretary at Luncheon, Wednesday Sept. 30

September 10, 2015 | By Debra J. Silimeo |

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will address how he’ll work during the remaining time of the Obama Administration to close what he calls “the Opportunity Gap” in education at a National Press Club luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Duncan’s recent focus has been on early childhood learning and access to higher education, and he will have just completed his 6th annual “back to school” bus tour. Once back in D.C., he’ll be dealing with reauthorization of the legislation best known as ”No Child Left Behind.”

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Catholic Leaders to Discuss the U.S. Church’s Reception of Pope Francis’ Encyclical on Ecology Wednesday, Sept. 16

September 10, 2015 | By Herb Perone |

Three prominent Catholic leaders will speak at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 1:30 p.m. in the Ballroom, highlighting the activities of the U.S. Catholic Church in response to Pope Francis’ groundbreaking encyclical on the environment, Laudato Si’. The Newsmaker will occur on the eve of the Pope’s visit to the United States.

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Jindal to Speak at NPC on Thursday, Sept. 10

September 9, 2015 | By Patti Giglio |

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican presidential candidate, will speak at the National Press Club on Thursday, Sept. 10.

A two-term governor and former Member of Congress, Jindal is one of 17 Republican candidates seeking his party’s nomination for President. A former Rhodes scholar, Jindal describes himself as “an outspoken voice for integrity and conservatism in American politics.”

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This Week In National Press Club History

September 9, 2015 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

Sept. 11, 1953: 20-year-old Crown Prince Akihito of Japan, the future emperor, visits the National Press Club and reads a prepared statement: “Through the press of the United States, I wish to express my sincere appreciation for the warm welcome extended to me both by the government and the people of this country.” The Club has welcomed other royal visitors over the years, including the exiled King Peter II of Yugoslavia in 1942, King Hussein of Jordan in 1970, and Prince Albert II of Monaco in 2009.

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Foxx, Hoffa, Barbour to Address Infrastructure Issues and Announce Funding Campaign Wednesday at 10

September 8, 2015 | By Herb Perone |

Infrastructure in the United States is crumbling and funds to fix it are disappearing. It’s time to address the immediate need to fund infrastructure building, maintenance and repair. That’s the message to be presented by Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Teamsters President James P. Hoffa and former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour at a Newsmakers news conference on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

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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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