National Press Club

Newsmaker plans to examine H-1B visa program, lawsuit against Trump agency, April 8

April 6, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz |

Abuse of the H-1B visa program and a related lawsuit against a company founded by and associated with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump by a Jamaican fashion model is the topic of a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference at 10 a.m., Friday, April 8, in the NPC's Zenger Room.

Like all Newsmakers events, this news conference is open to credentialed media and NPC members, free of charge. No advance registration is required.

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D.C. reporters plan discussion of local journalism on May 4 at 7 p.m.

April 6, 2016 | By Jonathan Make |

Three local journalists plan to discuss the challenges they face and the resources their media organizations bring in covering District of Columbia regional news at a Society of Professional Journalists D.C. (SPJ DC) Chapter event on Wednesday, May 4 at 7 p.m.

Registration is required. Tickets are $5 for Press Club and SPJ DC members and $10 for the general public. Students are free. To register click here.

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Girl Scouts CEO Anna Maria Chávez plans to speak at Press Club Luncheon, June 13

April 6, 2016 | By Debra Silimeo |

Girl Scouts CEO Anna Maria Chávez plans to discuss the changes she is bringing to the organization at a National Press Club Luncheon on Monday, June 13 at 12:30 p.m.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $24 for Press Club members (NPC Members may purchase two tickets at this rate) and $38 for all other non-member tickets.

Tickets may be purchased online.

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Young Members host Press & PR Pub Tonight, Wednesday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m.

April 5, 2016 | By Jackie Kasuya |

Join the NPC's Young Members Committee this evening, Wednesday, April 6 at the National Press Club for Press & PR Pub —- a networking mixer for journalists and communicators.

The event is slated to start at 6:30 p.m. in the NPC's Holeman Lounge.

Registration is required. Tickets are $5 for members and $10 for non-members. There will be a cash bar. A free drink ticket and light appetizers are included in the price of the ticket. Click here for tickets.

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Entry deadline is today for NPC journalism contest; coverage of animal welfare is among the prizes

March 31, 2016 | By Will Lester |

The best coverage of animals and their welfare in 2015 is honored by the Ann Cottrell Free Animal Reporting Award, one of the multiple awards in the National Press Club’s journalism contest.

But if the Cottrell prize -- or any of the many other awards in the contest -- interests you, you'd better hurry. The entry deadline for the contest is today.

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2016 Emmy Award nominee Pati Jinich of PBS' 'Pati's Mexican Table' to host cookbook dinner, May 24

March 31, 2016 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Experience the best of modern Mexican cooking with celebrity chef and James Beard nominee Pati Jinich, host of the popular PBS TV series, Pati’s Mexican Table, at a cookbook dinner May 24 at the Fourth Estate restaurant.

Jinich, a two-time Emmy Award nominee whose sparkling personality has enthralled viewers for five seasons, will introduce recipes from her latest cookbook, "Mexican Today: New and Rediscovered Recipes for Contemporary Kitchens," including chicken in red mole sauce and warm nopales with with guajillo chiles and corn.

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How to find 'dark' political money? Panel to offer tips, April 12

March 30, 2016 | By Herb Jackson |

OK, so you've mastered the Federal Election Commission's website. But what about the "dark" political money that can't be found there?

You can find out a lot about that at a program in the National Press Club’s Bloomberg Room from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 12.

Attendance is open to the public for $10, or $5 for National Press Club members. RSVP by clicking here.

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Update-1 podcast reviews the Utah primary and its 2016 election impact

March 29, 2016 | By Adam Konowe |

Update-1, the National Press Club’s podcast, continues its 2016 presidential election coverage by focusing on Ted Cruz’s triumph in the Utah Republican presidential primary.

Is it possible that aversion to Donald Trump may make Utah go Democratic in the general election? What impact will Trump’s behavior have on the Intermountain West in the fall?

Exploring these questions in the podcast is Art Swift, managing editor at Gallup poll, and Tommy Burr, Washington correspondent for the Salt Lake Tribune and current Club president.

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Dive deep into Federal Election Commission data, April 7

March 29, 2016 | By Herb Jackson |

Ahead of the next major quarterly filing deadline for Congressional campaigns, professionals from the Federal Election Commission will appear at the National Press Club on Thursday, April 7, to talk about when and where to find campaign fundraising data and how to get it to tell you what you want to know.

The program will be in the Club's Zenger room from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Registration is $5 for Nationl Press Club members and $10 for the public. RSVP by clicking here.

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CDC head to discuss outbreak of Zika virus at luncheon, April 25

March 29, 2016 | By Doris Margolis |

Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will address the Zika virus outbreak at a National Press Club speaker luncheon Monday, April 25.

Frieden, who has led the CDC since 2009, will discuss the latest research and forecasts about Zita as scientists at the CDC and other leading health-related organizations work around the clock to better understand and address the virus tied to birth defects.

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