National Press Club

Basketball legend and author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to speak at Monday, Oct. 17 Luncheon

October 4, 2016 | By Lindsay Underwood | lunderwood@press.org

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and the author of more than a dozen books, will speak at a National Press Club luncheon on Monday, Oct. 17.

Abdul-Jabbar was the NBA’s Most Valuable Player six times during the 20 seasons he played for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers. He was a member of six championship teams and was named an All-Star a record 19 times.

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NPC member Raasch plans Rap about Gettysburg aftermath, Thursday, Oct. 20

October 2, 2016 | By Joseph Luchok | joseph.luchok@verizon.net

Chuck Raasch plans to discuss his new book Imperfect Union: A Father's Search for His Son in the Aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg, at a National Press Club Book Rap at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 in the NPC’s Conference Room.

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Award-winning journalist, NPC member plans Book Rap on voting rights, Tuesday, Oct. 18

October 1, 2016 | By Eleanor Herman | elherman@aol.com

Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, an award-winning legal correspondent and National Press Club member, plans to discuss her book, "The Voting Rights War: The NAACP and the Ongoing Fight for Justice," on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the NPC’s Conference Rooms.

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Lawyers, reporters to examine reporting under hostile president, Wednesday, Oct. 12

September 30, 2016 | By Rachel Oswald | rachelm.oswald@gmail.com

A distinguished panel of attorneys, and White House and Supreme Court journalists will try to separate hyperbole from reality in an Oct. 12 National Press Club panel discussion examining the potential damage to the First Amendment a future president, who is hostile to independent reporting, could have.

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Press Club schedules Luncheon with Navy Secretary Ray Mabus on Wednesday, Oct. 12

September 30, 2016 | By Lindsay Underwood | lunderwood@press.org

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, the leader of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, plans to discuss the state of America’s sea services at National Press Club Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 12.

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Last day to apply to participate in National Press Club Book Fair & Author's Night

September 30, 2016 | By Crystal White | cwhite@press.org

Today is the last day to apply to participate in the region’s premier holiday book event, the 39th National Press Club Book Fair & Author's Night to be held Friday, Nov. 18.

The Book Fair is accepting applications through 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 30. Applications and materials received after this period will not be reviewed. To submit your application, visit National Press Club Book Fair Application.

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Tickets still available for Friday Speakers Luncheon with WTO Director-General Azevêdo

September 29, 2016 | By Erik Meltzer | emeltzer@ap.org

World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevêdo plans to speak at a National Press Club Speakers Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 7.

Azevêdo became the sixth Director-General of the WTO in September 2013. In a recent statement, the WTO said that world trade will grow more slowly than expected in 2016. Azevêdo said the forecast is “serious and should serve as a wake-up call.” He called it “particularly concerning in the context of growing anti-globalization sentiment.”

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Press Club Newsmaker looks at presidential transition on Friday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m.

September 29, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

What will the Clinton and Trump transition teams need to accomplish to ensure the next president will be fully prepared to assume the reins of power next January?

What are they already doing?

How has the transition process changed as a result of cyber security threats and other concerns?

These are some of the questions a National Press Club Newsmaker plans to examine on Friday, Sept. 30 at 10 a.m. in the NPC's Zenger Room. As with all Newsmaker events, this press conference is open to credentialed media and Press Club members, free of charge. No advance registration is required.

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Find support for your foreign reporting idea at National Press Club panel tonight

September 28, 2016 | By Carmen Russell | carmen.russell@gmail.com

Do you have an idea for a story out of Africa, South America or just about anywhere in the world? While many news outlets no longer facilitate foreign reporting trips and have scaled back their foreign bureaus, there are organizations that are picking up that slack, helping foreign correspondents report on the ground -- just as reporters were meant to.

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Part Two: Gen. Hayden discusses intelligence gathering, constitutional protections

September 28, 2016 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmpgovernment.com

This edition of Update-1, the National Press Club's podcast, features part two of a two-episode conversation with Gen. Michael Hayden. NPC Board Member Molly McCluskey talks with the former NSA and CIA director about how journalists can effectively work with the intelligence community and the future of intelligence in the United States. General Hayden is the author of Playing to the Edge: American Intelligence in the Age of Terror.

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