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Tickets on sale for the 2015 National Press Club "Politicians vs. Press" spelling bee Wednesday, Oct. 21

October 6, 2015 | By Julia Pyper |

Members of Congress will face off against members of the news media in an event moderated by the Scripps National Spelling Bee at 7pm on Oct. 21, 2015. The event, sponsored by Discovery Communications, will also feature a performance by the 90s cover band sensation White Ford Bronco.

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All are welcome to watch the Democratic candidates' debate in the Conference Rooms Tuesday, Oct. 13

October 6, 2015 | By Ruth Mohamed |

The National Press Club will host its third Debate Watch Party of Campaign ’16 on Tuesday, Oct. 13 in the Conference Rooms. With huge TV audiences for these debates so far our events sell out quickly so get your tickets today. This is our first Democratic Debate so we will see some new candidates perform for the first time.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and we will watch some of the pregame and the analysis as well as the debate itself which starts at 9 p.m. on CNN.

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Club podcast features Reuters, McClatchy and Al Jazeera reps discussing multimedia

October 6, 2015 | By Mike Hempen |

The latest addition to the National Press Club podcasts, Update-1, features a panel discussion of their ongoing multimedia efforts by representatives from Reuters, McClatchy and Al Jazeera. Reuters executive digital editor Dan Colarusso talks about Reuters TV, McClatchy national video editor Jon Forsythe explains the company's digital video network and Al Jazeera engagement producer Carmel Delshad discusses AJ+.

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GM and Dominos executives to discuss self-driving cars

October 4, 2015 | By Herb Perone |

Former General Motors Chief Technology Officer Larry Burns and Executive Vice President Lynn Liddle of Domino's Pizza will discuss the future of autonomous vehicles and their implications for businesses and America’s economic security at a Newsmakers news conference on Wednesday Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room. Energy Security expert Robby Diamond, CEO of Securing America’s Future Energy, will join Burns and Liddle.

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Baltimore mayor to urge presidential candidates to address urban issues at Oct. 7 luncheon

October 2, 2015 | By Jonathan Salant |

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will discuss the U.S. Conference of Mayors' Baltimore Compact -- an agenda that mayors want to put before the 2016 presidential candidates -- at a National Press Club luncheon Oct. 7.

Rawlings-Blake, whose city was hit by riots following the death of Freddie Gray in April, will appear shortly after the conference's leadership meeting, where they will develop the agenda.

The city on Sept. 22 announced a $6.4 million civil settlement with Gray's family.

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Playwright to explore ongoing influence of author Edna Ferber, noon Oct. 7

October 2, 2015 | By Janice Law |

Playwright Julie Gilbert, grand niece of Pulitzer Winner Edna Ferber, author of the novel “Giant” (1952), will discuss her Great Aunt Edna at noon Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the McLendon Room.

National Press Club member Janice Law founded the nonprofit American Women Writers National Museum, which is sponsoring the free event that is open to Club members and the public.

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Special screening of “Uniquely Nasty: The U.S. Government’s War on Gays,” 6:30 pm Oct. 7

October 2, 2015 | By Joan Coyle |

A special screening of the documentary “Uniquely Nasty: The U.S. Government’s War on Gays” will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the National Press Club's conference rooms.

The screening is free for Club members and $5 for non-members. Registration is required.

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Native advertising: Why it matters and why it's growing, noon, Friday, Oct. 9

October 2, 2015 | By Joan Coyle |

The "Get It Online" lunch discussion series presents “Native Advertising: Why It Matters and Why It's Growing” at noon tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 9, in the Games Room.

During the program, Jeff Turner, head of ad product and monetization at The Huffington Post, will give a presentation on native advertising, or sponsored content, focusing on why it matters to marketers and why brands are increasingly relying on it to connect with their target audience.

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Club hosts Democratic debate watch party, 7:30 pm Oct. 13

October 1, 2015 | By Ruth Mohamed |

The National Press Club will host its third Debate Watch Party of the 2016 campaign at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in the conference rooms.

With huge TV audiences for the two Republican debates so far, the Club events have sold out quickly. Now it's the Democrats' turn.

Tickets -- $10 for Club members and $15 for non-members -- can be purchased online. We will wristband ticket holders, who get access to snacks and a first drink ticket.

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Screening of documentary about Afghanistan journalists, 6:30 pm Oct. 20

October 1, 2015 | By Joan Coyle |

An exclusive preview screening of “Frame by Frame,” a documentary about Afghanistan journalists presented by the Washington West Film Festival, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in the National Press Club Zenger Room.

The event is open to the publicm and registration is required. Tickets cost $5 for Club members and $10 for non-members.

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