National Press Club

Santorum to speak at National Press Club Thursday, 11 a.m.

August 17, 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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10 years after Katrina, New Orleans mayor to update city's recovery at luncheon

August 16, 2015 | By Rod Kuckro |

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 resilience at a National Press Club luncheon on Tuesday, 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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How to get on TV and radio: Panel to offer tips Sept. 17

August 16, 2015 | By Crystal White |

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

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Fourth Estate restaurant closes next two weeks for summer break

August 16, 2015 | By Miguel Dominguez |

The National Press Club's Fourth Estate Restaurant will be closed for two weeks beginning today through Saturday, Aug. 29. It will reopen for regular dining hours beginning Monday, Aug.31.

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

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Big 12 commissioner booked as Club luncheon speaker Sept. 21

August 15, 2015 | By Pat Host |

Bob Bowlsby, commissioner of the Big 12 athletic conference, will discuss whether substantive change is possible in the current environment of college athletics at a National Press Club luncheon on Monday, Sept. 21.

The Big 12 has two of the top four teams in the 2015 preseason football bowl subdivision poll.

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Space filling up for Club's India and Bhutan trip Nov. 8-22

August 13, 2015 | By Fay Iudicello |

Seeking exotic travel? The National Press Club's small group tour to India, a colorful, mystical place bustling with activity and interest, and Bhutan, a remote and enticing final frontier, is made to order for you.

The two-week trip, Nov. 8-Nov. 22, is sponsored by the Club's Travel Committee. But to sign up, act fast. Only a few spaces are left.

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Publisher promotes Eleanor Herman’s debut novel ahead of NPC Book Rap, Aug. 26

August 13, 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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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to deliver major speech at Sept. 2 luncheon

August 13, 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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Panel to focus on the cutting edge of multimedia news Sept. 16

August 13, 2015 | By Carmen Russell-Sluchansky |

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 |

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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