National Press Club

Hungarian wine dinner planned for Fourth Estate Restaurant Sept. 27

September 14, 2016 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

the Fourth Estate will host a six-course wine dinner with the Embassy of Hungary featuring traditional Hungarian dishes and Hungarian wines on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

Featured items include roasted venison, perch fillet with dill mushroom sauce, appetizers such as pogásca (savory cheese biscuits) and a traditional Hungarian dessert, somlói (sponge cake dumplings). Hungarian wines will be matched with each course.

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Ted Koppel, Gloria Borger to speak at Fourth Estate Dinner honoring Wolf Blitzer

September 14, 2016 | By Crystal White | cwhite@press.org

Ted Koppel, former anchor of ABC News Nightline, and Gloria Borger, CNN’s chief political analyst, will join Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide, in paying tribute to Wolf Blitzer as he receives the Fourth Estate Award for lifetime achievement in journalism at a dinner on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Registration for tickets will close at close of business this Friday.

Blitzer, CNN’s lead political anchor and host of “The Situation Room” is the 44th recipient of the award, which recognizes a journalist who has made significant contributions to the field through a lifetime of excellence.

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Defense secretary luncheon postponed

September 14, 2016 | By Erik Meltzer | emeltzer@ap.org

Thursday's Luncheon with Secretary of Defense Ash Carter was postponed due to a conflict with the secretary’s schedule.

A new date has not been set but efforts are underway to reschedule it for the fall.

Members who bought tickets for the luncheon and want a refund should contact reservations@press.org. Otherwise, tickets will remain valid for the new date.

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Freelancers invited to media law program Sept. 20

September 13, 2016 | By Crystal White | cwhite@press.org

The National Press Club Journalism Institute and the Media Law Resource Center Institute will present a one-day workshop aimed at freelancers, bloggers and other independent journalists working without the benefit of a legal department.

Media lawyers will address libel, privacy, newsgathering and the Freedom of Information Act, and copyright and digital law. A media panel will discuss career paths, story pitches, and the ups and downs of being a journalist in 2016.

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Learn about reporting grants at Sept. 29 program

September 13, 2016 | By Rachel Oswald | rachelm.oswald@gmail.com

Representatives from several journalism grant-making institutions will discuss what funding they have available to finance reporting trips abroad at a Club event on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 6:30-8 p.m. in the conference rooms.

The program is sponsored by the club's International Correspondents and Freelancer committees. Tickets are free for members and $10 for nonmembers and can be purchased at http://www.press.org/events/npc-panel-international-reporting-grants-and...

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Last chance to buy Fourth Estate Award dinner tickets

September 13, 2016 | By Crystal White | cwhite@press.org

There’s still time to purchase tickets for the 2016 Fourth Estate Award dinner. Sales end at the close of business on Thursday.

Join Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide, and others as they toast Wolf Blitzer when accepts the Club’s highest honor at a gala dinner Tuesday.

The Fourth Estate Award recognizes a journalist who has made significant contributions to the field. Blitzer is the 44th recipient of the award.

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Defense secretary to discuss military policy at Thursday Luncheon

September 12, 2016 | By Erik Meltzer | emeltzer@ap.org

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Secretary of Defense Ash Carter will discuss his concerns with the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act at a Club Luncheon on Thursday. The title of his speech is "Dulling the Edge: How Congress Risks Undermining the Finest Fighting Force the World Has Ever Known”.

Carter said that unless significant changes are made, he’ll recommend President Barack Obama veto the legislation.

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Panel to look at secret money in political campaigns

September 12, 2016 | By Herb Jackson | herbjackson202@gmail.com

The National Press Club Journalism Institute and the club’s Professional Development Committee will look at the secret money that will fund many of the campaign ads that will air between now and Election Day.

The program will be Sept. 13 starting at 6:30 in the Zenger Room of the National Press Club. Admission is $10 for the public, $5 for NPC members. Tickets are required; RSVP using the link here: http://www.press.org/events/dark-money-politics-abcs-501c4s

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Club to hold legal workshop Sept. 20 for bloggers and freelancers

September 8, 2016 | By Crystal White | cwhite@press.org

The National Press Club Journalism Institute and the Media Law Resource Center Institute will present a one-day workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 20, aimed at freelancers, bloggers and other independent journalists working without the benefit of a legal department.

Media lawyers will address libel, privacy, newsgathering and the Freedom of Information Act, copyright and digital law, how to protect oneself from lawsuits, and other issues. The session will conclude with a journalists' roundtable including former Club President Donna Leinwand Leger, managing editor for breaking news at USA Today.

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Salt or sugar meat? Douse tomatoes with vodka? Answers coming Oct. 5

September 8, 2016 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

Food expose biochemist Shirley Corriher is returning to the National Press Club on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 6-7:30 p.m.

The last time Corriher visited the Club, she explained how to make Starbucks coffee drinkable, how to un-glue and why garlic sometimes turns blue. This time, Corriher will join executive chef Susan Delbert to show whether one should sugar rather than salt meat before cooking, whether Parmiagiana Reggiano is the new Viagra and whether to douse tomatoes with vodka before eating.

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