National Press Club

Update-1 podcast: Former NPC President on political conventions, then and now

August 1, 2016 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmpgovernment.com

Who better to discuss how political conventions have changed through the years than former National Press Club President Jonathan Salant? Update-1 caught up with him at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia last week.

Broadcast Committee member Shannon Fisher talked with Salant on a noisy convention floor about the 18 conventions he has covered, beginning with the DNC in 1984 when New York Governor Mario Cuomo became a national political figure with his convention keynote address in which he spoke of "A Tale of Two Cities."

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This week! Join us at the Journalism Awards dinner Thursday, Aug. 4

August 1, 2016 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The National Press Club Awards dinner is always a good time. So get a ticket for the Thursday night, Aug. 4, event and come by!

There is still time to join the celebration. The reception starts at 6 p.m. and dinner begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 and must be reserved through Eventbrite. For a link to the website to get tickets, click here.

At the awards dinner, the Press Club will also announce its annual scholarships for talented young people interested in journalism.

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Best in political, consumer affairs and online journalism to be recognized at NPC, Aug. 4

July 28, 2016 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The best journalism covering politics, the welfare of animals and consumer issues, and the best use of online storytelling will be among the award-winners celebrated Thursday, Aug. 4 at the National Press Club Awards dinner.

There is still time to get tickets and join the celebration. The reception starts at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 and must be reserved through Eventbrite. To purchase tickets on the website, click here.

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Join in a celebration of journalistic excellence at the National Press Club Aug. 4

July 26, 2016 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

Some of the nation’s best journalism will be recognized Thursday, Aug. 4 at the National Press Club Awards dinner.

There is still time to get tickets and join the celebration. The reception starts at 6 p.m. and dinner will start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 and must be reserved through Eventbrite. Click here to get the tickets.

At the awards dinner, the Press Club will also announce its annual scholarships for some talented young people interested in journalism.

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Aug. 1 Press Club luncheon to mark 100th anniversary of U.S. National Parks

July 25, 2016 | By Rod Kuckro | kuckro@eenews.net

National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis will speak at a National Press Club luncheon Monday, Aug. 1.

He will discuss the 100th anniversary this year of the system of national parks and the agency’s focus on creating the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates. Jarvis will also outline the challenges in trying to operate and maintain the expanding park system during an era of fiscal restraint.

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War correspondent Kim Barker to speak at 'Whiskey Tango Foxtrot' screening July 29

July 25, 2016 | By Sarahanne Driggs | sdriggs@press.org

The National Press Club's Young Members and International Correspondents Committees will host a screening of the film "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" on Friday, July 29, at 6:15 in the Holeman Lounge, followed by a panel discussion featuring journalist and author Kim Barker.

Barker's real life experiences depicted in her book, "The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan," inspired the making of the film.

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For the 'real' Trump, hear author of 'The Making of Donald Trump,' at Book Rap Aug. 4

July 21, 2016 | By Joseph Luchok | joseph.luchok@verizon.net

The Grand Old Party has picked its nominee for president.

Think you know about Donald J. Trump? Maybe, Maybe not.

The author of a new book thinks he does and David Cay Johnston plans to discuss his new book, "The Making of Donald Trump," at a National Press Club Book Rap at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, in the Conference Rooms.

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Book Rap to feature author of new book 'The Making of Donald Trump' Aug. 4

July 17, 2016 | By Joseph Luchok | joseph.luchok@verizon.net

David Cay Johnston plans to discuss his new book, "The Making of Donald Trump," at a National Press Club Book Rap at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, in the Conference Rooms.

Tickets are $5 for National Press Club members; $10 for the public. This event is a fundraiser for the nonprofit National Press Club Journalism Institute.

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Nats' analyst Phil Wood to tell how baseball reporting has changed at 'Get It Online' discussion Wednesday

July 17, 2016 | By Joan Coyle | jcoyledc@verizon.net

Enjoy a delicious buffet and talk Nationals baseball with Phil Wood, host of “Nats Talk” on MASN, television home of the Washington Nationals, at the National Press Club’s next “Get It Online” lunch discussion Wednesday (July 20), at noon in the Games Room.

Woods will discuss how baseball reporting has changed with the advent of social media. The "Get It Online" discussion series brings experts in social media to the Club for a lunch discussion. Speakers deliver a short presentation and then answer questions.

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Update-1 podcast: Club member interviews analyst on Brexit impact on aerospace industry

July 16, 2016 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmpgovernment.com

The current edition of Update-1, the national Press Club’s podcast, features an interview by Club Broadcast Committee member Adam Konowe with aerospace analyst Richard Aboulafia about the potential impact on the United Kingdom’s aerospace industry of the country’s referendum vote to leave the European Union.

Aerospace is one of the U.K.’s most important industries.

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