National Press Club

NPC Book Fair author submissions deadline: Sept. 25

September 21, 2015 | By Crystal White | cwhite@press.org

The region’s premier holiday book event, the National Press Club Book Fair and Authors' Night, is accepting author applications until 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 25.

Applications and materials received after this period will not be reviewed. Applicants will be notified of committee decisions via email by Oct. 9. All literary genres are considered; however, self-published books and books only available in e-format will not be accepted.

The application fee of $75 for Club members and $150 for non members is due and payable upon acceptance to the Book Fair.

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Shift toward shareable online video crucial, news orgs say

September 21, 2015 | By Yasmine El-Sabawi | yasmine.elsabawi@gmail.com

The average news consumer no longer visits a homepage to browse the day’s headlines, opting instead for a social media app where the news comes to them, a panel of top multimedia editors from three of the largest news organizations in the country said at a National Press Club event Sept. 16.

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"Opportunity Gap” to be focus of Education Secretary at Sept. 30 NPC luncheon

September 18, 2015 | By Debra Silimeo | DSilimeo@hagersharp.com

Education Secretary Arne Duncan will address how he’ll work to close what he calls the "Opportunity Gap” in education during the remaining time of the Obama Administration, at a National Press Club luncheon on Wednesday, September 30.

Duncan’s recent focus has been on early childhood learning and access to higher education, and he will have just completed his sixth annual “back to school” bus tour. Once back in D.C., he’ll be dealing with reauthorization of the legislation best known as "No Child Left Behind.”

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Chinese President Xi’s U.S. visit: Will President Obama press on human rights?

September 18, 2015 | By Herb Perone | herb@peronephotovideo.com

Amnesty International (AI) is pushing the Obama administration to use President Barack Obama’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping September 24-25 to advance the cause of human rights in China.

M.T. Kumar, international advocacy director of Amnesty International, will discuss the potential for that meeting – and what Kumar sees as the deteriorating state of human rights in China – at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. in the Zenger Room.

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Update One: The glamorous world of fashion reporting

September 18, 2015 | By Jennifer Strong | jennifer.l.strong@gmail.com

In this edition of Update One, hosted by Broadcast Committee member Jennifer Strong, we explore the glamorous world of fashion reporting.

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Is Amateurism Dead in Big Time College Sports? Find Out at Monday NPC Lunch

September 15, 2015 | By Pat Host | patrick.host@gmail.com

Big 12 sports conference Commissioner Bob Bowlsby will discuss at a National Press Club Luncheon whether amateurism is dying in college athletics and whether it can -- or should -- be saved on Monday, Sept. 21. An unprecedented mix of television revenue and court decisions mandating some of that money be passed on to players threatens the traditional amateur model of American college sports where a player is only “paid” in tuition, room and board scholarship money.

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Talking Baseball with MLB Commissioner on next Kalb Report Monday, Sept. 28

September 15, 2015 | By Gil Klein | gilbert.klein@yahoo.com

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred will be host Marvin Kalb’s guest Monday Sept. 28, for a one-on-one discussion to explore the beauty, simplicity, complexity, humor and historical significance of Our National Pastime -- baseball.

Manfred has served as an MLB executive since 1998 and became the tenth commissioner in January. He has lost no time in instituting his own ideas of how to improve the game.

A lifetime baseball fan, Kalb said this interview offers him a unique opportunity to examine the game. “I have but an hour of his time, and a lifetime of questions,” he said.

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Pick Your Poison - Special Drinks Tonight for GOP Debate Watch

September 15, 2015

Watch the next Republican presidential nomination debate on the Truman Lounge's plasma screen directly from Reagan Library in California, starting at 6:00 p.m. Here are special food and drinks that will be available.
Dinner specials
Grilled Shrimp with Baby Spinach salad and Mascarpone Vinaigrette $20
Grilled BBQ Angus flat iron Steak with Bi-Color Potato Gratin and Sauté Tarragon Green Beans $25
Lemon Grilled Swordfish with Warm Orzo Salad and Bell Pepper Tapenade $20

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Country Singer Carmel Helene at Fourth Estate Thursday, Sept. 17

September 15, 2015 | By Miguel Dominguez | mdominguez@press.org

Singer, songwriter Carmel Helene brings her unique brand of country music to the National Press Club in the Fourth Estate restaurant on Thursday, Sept. 17.

This is a ticketed event. Click here for reservations where members receive a discount.

For $25 members can get a burger, a beer and a great show. If members want different food they may receive a $17 food credit to apply toward any menu items.

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How To Get On TV and Radio Thursday, Sept 17

September 13, 2015 | By Crystal White | cwhite@press.org

Television and radio appearances can broaden the reach of a print story, and advance the careers of the reporters who wrote them. But if your publication doesn't have a bevy of publicists to line up such appearances, it falls to you. It can be difficult to navigate such terrain.

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