National Press Club

Headliners Book Rap features Newt Gingrich, tomorrow, 10 a.m.

June 14, 2017 | By Lindsay Underwood | lunderwood@press.org

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a top campaign surrogate for Donald Trump, will appear at a National Press Club Headliners Book Rap Friday, June 16, to discuss his new book about the 45th president, "Understanding Trump."

The event begins at 10 a.m. in the First Amendment Lounge. This event will feature a discussion with the author, an audience question-and-answer session and a book signing.

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Learn on-camera skills at training class for journalists, 9 a.m. Friday

June 13, 2017 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

National Press Club member Andrea McCarren, a veteran multimedia journalist and Emmy Award-winner, will offer an on-camera media training class for journalists this Friday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

The hands-on workshop is for journalists who want to improve their presentation skills on-camera or online. The three-hour session costs $75 for Club members and $150 for non-members.

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Latest Club podcast reviews 2016 Clinton campaign with NY Times best-selling author

June 12, 2017 | By Adam Konowe | Adam.Konowe@tmp.com

Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign was an example of poor organization and ineffective messaging. So says Amie Parnes, the co-author of "Shattered," the number one New York Times best-seller about the Clinton campaign on the latest edition of the National Press Club's podcast, Update-1.

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Former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is Headliners speaker, June 21

June 12, 2017 | By Jamie Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

Former U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz plans to propose ways to maintain America’s innovation leadership in energy at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker press event at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, in the Lisagor Room.

This Newsmaker event is open to credentialed media and Club members free of charge but advance registration is required.

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On camera media training scheduled for June 16

June 8, 2017 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

National Press Club member Andrea McCarren, a veteran multimedia journalist and Emmy Award winner, will offer an on-camera media training class for journalists on Friday, June 16.

The program will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room. The hands-on workshop is for journalists who want to improve his or her presentation skills on camera or online. The three-hour session costs $75 for Club members and $150 for non-members.

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Podcast provides perspective on Trump administration foreign policy

June 8, 2017 | By Adam Konowe | Adam.Konowe@tmp.com

President Donald Trump faces a multitude of foreign policy challenges in the early months of his administration. From Trump's interacting with G-7 leaders to tension with NATO to relations with Asia, the National Press Club’s Update-1 podcast explores what has happened since January, plus what to expect in the months and years to come.

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Last call for Monday's program on visual journalism

June 8, 2017 | By Kathy Kiely | kkiely@press.org

Last chance to register for Monday's program on maintaining visual integrity.

The program, “Is Seeing Still Believing? The Importance of Visual Journalism in an Era of Fake News,” will be held in the Bloomberg Room from 9.30-11 a.m. Tickets are $5 for National Press Club members and $10 for the general public. Registration is required; tickets can be purchased online.

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Panel to discuss visual journalism in era of fake news on Monday

June 6, 2017 | By Kathy Kiely | kkiely@press.org

Fake news extends well beyond the written word. On Monday, a panel led by the National Press Photographers Association will dissect the problem and discuss the importance of vetting images and maintaining visual integrity.

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Hats in the ring: Snippet of Press Club history

June 6, 2017 | By Elizabeth Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

Hats in the ring: Two future U.S. presidents first announced they would seek that office at the National Press Club.

Democrat Jimmy Carter told an audience there in 1974 he planned to run in 1976. Then in 1975, Ronald Reagan announced at the Club that he would challenge President Gerald Ford for the Republican nomination, also in 1976.

Reagan lost, but bounced back to become the GOP nominee -- and win the presidency over Carter -- in 1980.

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Toastmasters meets at Club on Monday

June 6, 2017 | By Leslie Kingsley | lrkingsley@gmail.com

The next meeting of the Toastmasters Club is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday in the McClendon Room.

The idea of the group is to improve public speaking skills, and in, so doing hear and tell some fascinating stories. Topics have included an unexpected friendship with Maya Angelou and the power of Greek gods. This is the fun stuff.

Members also practice leading committees or rehearsing professional presentations and receive feedback about what worked and what needed improvements.

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