National Press Club

Read book, then see show: NPC member's book gets TV deal; Rap on Aug. 26

August 21, 2015 | By Jan King |

Eleanor Herman, a member of the National Press Club for 15 years, will discuss her new book, “Legacy of Kings: Blood of Gods and Royals,” at a Club Book Rap Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Ballroom.

The Book Rap comes on the heels of news that Simon Helberg, who plays Howard Wolowitz on “The Big Bang Theory,” and his wife, writer-director-actor Jocelyn Towne, have obtained exclusive rights to produce a TV show based on Herman’s book on Warner Brothers Television. The television company made the announcement.

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NGA chair to speak on innovative state solutions at Oct. 2 Club luncheon

August 21, 2015 | By Matt Mlynarczyk |

Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert, newly-appointed chairman of the National Governors Association, will lay out his 2015-16 Chair’s Initiative, “States: Finding Solutions, Improving Lives,” at a National Press Club Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 2.

Innovative solutions to today’s challenges are happening every day at the state level, and Herbert’s initiative is designed to highlight governors’ solutions to today’s most pressing problems, enhance a more collaborative state-federal partnership, and share best practices.

Herbert has been Utah's governor since 2009.

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan booked as luncheon speaker, Sept. 30

August 21, 2015 | By Debra Silimeo |

Education Secretary Arne Duncan, one of President Barack Obama’s original cabinet members, will discuss what’s ahead in education policy at a National Press Club luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Duncan’s speech will come as Congress works to complete the reauthorization of the legislation best known as “No Child Left Behind” - the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). ESEA was due to be reauthorized in 2007, but Congress has been unable to act on the issue so far.

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Learn to get fit at Tony Horton's P90X Boot Camp workout, Sept. 3

August 20, 2015 | By Melinda Cooke |

Are you ready to BRING IT?

Tony Horton, celebrity trainer known for creating the P90X® Extreme Home Fitness System, will once again lead a Washington, D.C. audience in a workout session at the National Press Club on Thursday, Sept. 3.

The event is part of a week of activities leading up to the 18th annual National Press Club BEAT THE DEADLINE 5K race, for which Horton will serve as honorary marshal on Saturday, Sept. 5.

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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to deliver major speech at Sept. 2 luncheon

August 20, 2015 | By Matt Mlynarczyk

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will deliver a major speech entitled “Lessons from the New South” at a National Press Club luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 2.

Haley is the youngest governor in the country and the first female and first minority governor in South Carolina history. Last year she was re-elected by the largest margin of victory for a South Carolina gubernatorial candidate in 24 years.

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Check out publisher's web videos, then sign up for Eleanor Herman Book Rap, Aug. 26

August 20, 2015 | By Jan King |

The publisher of the novel by National Press Club member Eleanor Herman,"Legacy of Kings: Blood of Gods and Royals," has produced a series of promotional web videos. Watch the videos and then sign up for the Club's Book Rap on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Ballroom.

The event includes an author discussion, questions-and-answers from the audience and book signing. Tickets are $5 for National Press Club members and $10 for the public. Click here to register.

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If offered a buyout, what should you consider? Latest NPC podcast examines the question

August 19, 2015 | By Jennifer Strong |

Buyouts have become commonplace in the world of journalism, but what should journalists consider before signing a buyout or severance agreement? That’s the focus of the latest Update-1, the podcast of the National Press Club.

In the podcast, Broadcast Committee member Jennifer Strong talks to jobs expert John Challenger, who believes journalists need to see themselves as free agents and network with other journalists.

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GOP candidate Santorum to address Club Thursday, 11 a.m.

August 18, 2015 | By Jonathan Salant |

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will speak at a National Press Club event sponsored by the NPC Speakers Committee on Thursday, Aug. 20.

The event will begin at 11 a.m.

Santorum a former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, is one of 17 Republicans seeking their party's 2016 nomination.

The format for Santorum's appearance will be that of a Club luncheon, in which he will have an hour to speak and field questions asked by Club President John Hughes from cards submitted by the audience. But there will be no lunch served and no members' reception.

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Get started with WordPress at class Sept. 30

August 18, 2015 | By Crystal White |

Many publishers are asking reporters to be familiar with a Content Management System. Is yours?

If so, help is on the way. The National Press Club Journalism Institute will conduct a class on Wednesday, Sept. 30, that will help you learn the CMS basics of what a writer needs to know, including hands-on training for WordPress. The session will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

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John Norris to speak on his biography of Mary McGrory at Book Rap Sept. 23

August 18, 2015 | By Jan King |

John Norris, author of the upcoming biography of Mary McGrory, "Mary McGrory: The First Queen of Journalism," plans to speak about the legendary journalist on Wednesday, Sept. 23, a National Press Club Book Rap.

The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Rooms. Tickets are $5 for National Press Club members, $10 for the public.

To register, click here.

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