National Press Club

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

August 13, 2015 | By Matt Mlynarczyk | matt@advocatusgroup.com

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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Panel to focus on the cutting edge of multimedia news Sept. 16

August 13, 2015 | By Carmen Russell-Sluchansky | carmen@sluchansky.com

The Freelance and Professional Development Committees of the National Press Club will join to host a panel discussion, “Digital: Cutting Edge Ventures in Multimedia Journalism,” on Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Zenger Room.

This panel will bring together representatives from three major media outlets - Reuters, McClatchy and al Jazeera - that are building the latest in multimedia. Panelists will present their organizations’ work and discuss the foundation of their projects, the challenges they have encountered and what they have learned along the way.

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Three weeks away: Tony Horton's P90X Boot Camp workout, Sept. 3

August 12, 2015 | By Merlinda Cooke | mcooke@press.org

Are you ready to BRING IT i

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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Fourth Estate restaurant takes summer break; to close Aug. 17-29

August 11, 2015 | By Miguel Dominguez | mdominguez@press.org

The Fourth Estate Restaurant will be closed for two weeks for its annual summer break beginning Monday, Aug.17, through Saturday, Aug.29. It will reopen for regular dining hours beginning Monday, Aug. 31.

But for National Press fans of the restaurant, all is not lost. Club members can still enjoy lunch and dinner in the Club's Reliable Source restaurant on the 14th floor.

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10 years after Katrina, New Orleans mayor to update city's recovery at Aug. 18 luncheon

August 11, 2015 | By Rod Kuckro | rodkuckro@att.net

A decade after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast and nearly wiped out New Orleans, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will report on New Orleans’ steps toward urban renewal and economic recovery at a National Press Club luncheon on Aug. 18.

Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall on Aug. 29, 2005, is the costliest disaster in U.S. history. When the levees failed, 80% of the city flooded and hundreds of thousands of people lost their homes. More than 1,800 people died.

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Latest NPC podcast features expert on police use of lethal force

August 11, 2015 | By Adam Konowe | Adam.Konowe@tmpgovernment.com

Incidents of lethal use of force by law enforcement officers that have dominated domestic news in recent months is the topic of the latest National Press Club podcast.

In it, Adam Konowe, a member of the Club's Broadcast Committee, talks with an expert on the subject, Gary Harris of Meggitt Training Systems, a Georgia-based supplier of weapons training systems for military, law enforcement, federal and commercial applications.

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AME church senior bishop to discuss shootings in Charleston at luncheon Wednesday

August 9, 2015 | By Jeff Ballou | jeffrey.Ballou@aljazeera.net

The Right Rev. John Richard Bryant, senior bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, will discuss the Charleston, S.C., church shootings at a National Press Club luncheon on Wednesday, Aug. 12.

At a prayer vigil after the shootings, Bryant invoked the African-American legacy of resilience, saying the shooting suspect, Dylann Roof, had "picked the wrong place and the wrong crowd." He then railed against gun violence in American society.

In addition to serving as senior bishop, Bryant is the presiding prelate of the AME church’s Fourth Episcopal District.

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Italy's first, only female Jewish rabbi to speak at Newsmaker Aug. 13

August 9, 2015 | By Tony Gallo | 202 -544-6973

Rabbi Barbara Aiello, who serves Jews across Europe as an advocate for pluralistic Judaism, will address the challenges of serving as Italy’s first and only female rabbi at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference Thursday, Aug. 13.

In many parts of the Jewish world – notably in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Israel itself – the number of female rabbis is increasing dramatically. Several rabbinical schools now boast classes that are 60 percent female.

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Air Force Secretary to speak at Dec. 2 luncheon

August 5, 2015 | By Gene Tighe | eftighe@verizon.net

Deborah Lee James, the 23rd secretary of the Air Force, will speak at a National Press Club luncheon on Dec. 2.

James will address budget cuts, sexual assaults and other issues facing the Air Force.

The Press Cub breakfast begins at 12:30 p.m. James’ talk will begin at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session that ends at 2 p.m. The cost of luncheon admission is $23 for NPC members and $37 for non-members. Tickets must be purchased at time of reservation and are available here.

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NEA chairman to speak at Sept. 28 NPC breakfast

August 5, 2015 | By Nik Apostolides | nik apostolides@icloud.com

Jane Chu, the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, will outline her plans for its 50th anniversary activities at a National Press Club Newsmaker Breakfast on Sep. 28.

The eleventh chairman of the NEA, Chu will use her talk to launch a number of initiatives, including “Mapping Creativity for the Future.”

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