National Press Club

World Bank president plans Headliners Luncheon speech, Nov. 20

October 25, 2017 | By Robert Weiner |

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim plans to appear at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Nov. 20 in the Club’s Holeman Lounge to outline recent trends in the global economy.

Kim, the bank's 12th president, is also expected to discuss new ways to help women entrepreneurs and the role of the private sector in maximizing development finance.

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Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's 'Hardball', to discuss new book at NPC Headliners Book Rap Wednesday, Nov. 8

October 25, 2017 | By Mark Krikorian |

Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s ‘Hardball’ plans to share his new book, Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit, at a National Press Club Headliners Book Rap on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Club’s Conference Rooms.

Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for the general public. Tickets and book are available by clicking here. Books will also be available for purchase at the event, no outside books or memorabilia are permitted.

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Lobster with benefits returns to the Fourth Estate, Nov. 17

October 24, 2017

Fourth Estate Lobster Night returns to the Fourth Estate restaurant on Friday, Nov. 17.

Relax with a great lobster dinner before the craziness of Thanksgiving week kicks in.

This year, the restaurant is experimenting with a new format: Guests can reserve on event-brite to be assured a lobster. The meal includes a glass of wine, a steamed 1¼-pound Maine Lobster, coleslaw (or salad), choice of French fries or oven crisped new potatoes and dessert.

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Pussy Riot, Azar Nafisi among the artists, authors at Burning to Tell You: Critical Conversations with Risk-Taking Artists, Oct. 28

October 22, 2017 | By Jackie Kasuya |

Join the NPC Events Team, The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics (The Lab) at Georgetown University and The Artist Partner Program at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland for Burning to Tell You: Critical Conversations with Risk-Taking Artists at the National Press Club on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m in the Ballroom.

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The secrecy surrounding the President's Daily Briefing

October 19, 2017 | By Adam Konowe |

If you’ve ever wondered how the president of the United States makes national security decisions, part of it comes from guidance in the President’s Daily Briefing or PDB.

The PDB is a top-secret report that’s prepared by the intelligence community on security issues around the world and presented to the president every day. It has long been shrouded in secrecy, but to help decipher it, National Press Club Broadcast/Podcast
Team member Leone Lakhani speaks on Update-1 to David Priess, a former CIA analyst and author of “The President’s Book of Secrets.”

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NPC History: Which Club president reported WWI from Berlin and demonstrated the first TV signal?

October 18, 2017 | By Gil Klein |

What tales a ring can tell.

Oswald F. Schuette, who had been National Press Club president for just three months in 1913, died in the Club’s lobby in 1953 of a massive heart attack just after he pushed the elevator’s down button.

Schuette’s death came just weeks after he received the coveted “black ring” created that year to be presented to every Club president, past and future. Schuette was the oldest president to receive the ring.

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Learn why it's never too early to follow the money in politics at Oct. 20 workshop

October 18, 2017 | By Crystal White |

The second workshop of the “It’s Never Too Early to Follow the Money” series with the Center for Responsive Politics will be held Friday, Oct. 20, at 9:30 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

The event, hosted by the National Press Club Journalism Institute, will help reporters tap into the center’s resources for analyzing campaign finance data, personal finances of members of Congress, foreign lobbyists data and political TV ad buys.

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Know Your Reporting Rights: Learn when to not back down, Oct. 20

October 17, 2017 | By Julie Schoo |

Join the National Press Club Journalism Institute during Free Speech Week on Friday, Oct. 20, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., for an important discussion on the First Amendment and reporters’ rights that will be streamed on Facebook Live at

This event in the Club's Murrow Room is free to attend but reservations are required. Tickets can be reserved online.

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Last chance to register: Developing credible content amid ‘fake news,’ Oct. 18

October 15, 2017 | By Paul Minehart |

Leading experts will share insights on producing content suited to the unique strengths of different digital, online and social media channels, as well as emerging technologies, at the National Press Club Communicators Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 18.

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Washington Post, New York Times executive editors on Kalb Report, Oct. 16

October 11, 2017 | By Gil Klein |

As the president of the United States has challenged the legitimacy of journalism, moderator Marvin Kalb has invited Marty Baron and Dean Baquet, the executive editors of The Washington Post and The New York Times, to talk about how the news media should respond on TV's The Kalb Report.

The taping begins at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at the National Press Club. Guests should plan to be in their seats several minutes before the start of the program.

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