National Press Club

Marvin Kalb to discuss Trump's danger to democracy March 14; screening of 'Good Night and Good Luck' to follow

March 2, 2017 | By Mike Freedman | mfr@gwu.edu

Legendary journalist Marvin Kalb, the last correspondent personally hired at CBS News by Edward R. Murrow, will discuss the threats to democracy in the United States being posed by the Trump administration in a commentary at the National Press Club on Tuesday, March 14,at 6:30 p.m. in the Murrow Room.

His remarks will be followed by a screening of the film “Good Night and Good Luck,” which chronicles Murrow’s epic rebuke of Sen. Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s.

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Club, Newsy to host premiere of 'A Woman's Job' series, plus discussion, March 8, 6 p.m.

March 2, 2017 | By Jackie Kasuya | jmkasuya@gmail.com

The National Press Club and the video news network Newsy will host a premiere event and panel discussion of “A Woman's Job” in celebration of International Women’s Day on Wednesday, March 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Holeman Lounge.

“A Woman's Job” is a six-episode Newsy Original video series that profiles women who are redefining what it means to build a career in jobs that are traditionally male-dominated.

The event is free, but reservations are required. Register here.

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Have you reported on the elderly? The Club's journalism contest wants your entry

March 1, 2017 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com>

Journalists who have done outstanding work covering the problems of the elderly are encouraged to enter the National Press Club’s annual journalism contest.

One of the contest's awards, The Joseph D. Ryle Award for Excellence in Writing on the Problems of Geriatrics, honors top reporting on aging. Named after Joseph D. Ryle, a longtime National Press Club member, the award carries a prize of $750 for the winner.

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Book Rap to feature Paul Dickson and his new book, "Leo Durocher, Baseball's Prodigal Son," March 22

March 1, 2017 | By Heather Forsgren Weaver | heatherforsgrenweaver@gmail.com

National Press Club member and baseball historian Paul Dickson will discuss his latest book, "Leo Durocher, Baseball’s Prodigal Son," on Wednesday, March 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Rooms at the Club.

Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for the public. Tickets can be purchased online here.

Books can be purchased online at the same time as tickets or at the event. No outside books or memorabilia are permitted.

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Pfizer CEO plans to address healthcare reform at Club, March 23

March 1, 2017 | By Heather Forsgren Weaver | HeatherForsgrenWeaver@gmail.com

As congressional efforts are underway to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, Ian Read, chairman and chief executive officer of Pfizer, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, plans to speak at a National Press Club luncheon on Thursday, March 23.

The luncheon is sold out, but credentialed members of the media are welcome to attend the speech. 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.

For questions, please email reservations@press.org or call (202) 662–7501. T

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Club member Kathy Bonk discusses growing use of storytelling on current NPC podcast

February 28, 2017 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmpgovernment.com

Storytelling has been around for thousands of years, but it’s a practice that’s now widely used by communities and organizations as a way of initiating change at the international, national, state and local levels.

To learn more about this new trend, check out the current National Press Club podcast, Update-1. It features National Press Club member Kathy Bonk, executive director of the Communications Consortium Media Center, where she is directly involved with storytelling,

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Satirist O'Rourke returns to Club to explain election, March 16

February 28, 2017 | By Heather Forsgren Weaver | HeatherForsgrenWeaver@gmail.com

P.J. O'Rourke returns to the National Press Club Thursday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m. for a Club Book Rap on his latest book, "How The Hell Did This Happen?"

The Book Rap will take place in the Club's Conference Rooms. Tickets are $5 for National Press Club members and $10 for the public. Tickets can be purchased online here.

Books can be purchased online at the same time as tickets, or at the event. No outside books or memorabilia are permitted.

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Club to recognize top political reporting by young journalists with Sandy Hume Award

February 28, 2017 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The Sandy Hume Memorial Award for Excellence in Political Journalism, one of many awards offered in the National Press Club's annual journalism contest, shines a spotlight on excellent political reporting and writing by a young journalist for work done in 2016.

The award, named for The Hill reporter who broke the story of the aborted 1997 coup against House Speaker Newt Gingrich, honors excellence and objectivity in political coverage in print or online publications.

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How to deal with fake news? Pros to share their strategies at free symposium at Club, March 9

February 26, 2017 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

What’s fact and what’s fake? Those questions dominated the 2016 election campaign and swirl today in Donald Trump’s presidency, providing new challenges for journalists as they seek to cover the White House accurately and fairly.

You can get help in facing those challenges at a free symposium sponsored by the Missouri School of Journalism, the Reynolds Journalism Institute, and the National Press Club Journalism Institute, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the National Press Club on Thursday, March 9.

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Tom Rosenstiel, journalism thinker, author to discuss his new political thriller at book event, Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

February 26, 2017 | By Lindsay Underwood | lunderwood@press.org

Tom Rosenstiel, one of the nation’s most recognized media thinkers and co-author of the "The Elements of Journalism," the revered text assigned to nearly every journalism school student in modern history, will share his first work of fiction, "Shining City," at a National Press Club book event on Thursday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the Club's Conference Rooms.

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