National Press Club

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Dunford to speak at Club luncheon, April 21

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

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, U.S. Marine Corps General Joseph F. Dunford, plans to speak at a National Press Club luncheon on Friday, April 21.

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. Tickets cost $25 for National Press Club members (members may purchase two tickets at this rate) and $39 for all other non-member tickets.

Purchase tickets here.

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Ready, Set, Abracadabra on April 17

April 1, 2017 | By Larry Lipman | lorenzomagic@cox.net

It’s not too late to reserve a seat to watch five close-up magicians entertain National Press Club members and guests at a free, family-friendly magic show beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, April 17, in the conference rooms. This show has been an annual favorite at the Club for years and is guaranteed to amaze the adults and captivate the youngsters, so bring the entire family.

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AFL-CIO President Trumka plans to outline union strategy at NPC Luncheon, April 4

April 1, 2017 | By Mark Krikorian | msk@cis.org

Just beyond the halfway mark in President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka will address the National Press Club on April 4 to outline the labor movement’s strategy.

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Sign up for next NPCJI workshop: Tracking Corporate Welfare in your City and State, April 3

March 31, 2017 | By Crystal White | cwhite@press.org

Learn about the new government accounting standard at the NPC Journalism Institute’s next workshop, “Tracking Corporate Welfare in Your City and State: New Rule, New Tools” on April 3 at 9.30 a.m.

The new standard, GASB Statement No. 77 on Tax Abatement Disclosures, will begin generating brand new data this spring for taxpayers. Greg LeRoy, with Good Jobs First, will share the how to read this new data and Good Job First’s resource on company-specific tax break records – a dynamic database called Subsidy Tracker.

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Art Wiese speaks: How American Legion Post 20 came to be

March 28, 2017 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

"American Legion: Since 1919, the year after World War I ended, the National Press Club has been home to American Legion Post 20, a veterans' organization with a rather illustrious pedigree. It originally had nicknames like "the Pershing Post" and the "Black Jack Post" in honor of a distinguished Club member, General John J. Pershing, who had commanded Allied forces in Europe in the Great War. The National Press Club -- where news (some of it patriotic) is made in the nation's capital."

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Academy Awards snafu: A reporter’s firsthand account

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

It's considered the biggest snafu in Academy Award show history - a wrong envelope resulting in the wrong film being named "Best Picture" during this year's Oscars telecast. Vanity Fair Hollywood correspondent Rebecca Keegan talks to NPC Broadcast/Podcast team member Veronica Vaquer about what it was like to cover the unfolding story backstage. This was Keegan's 11th time covering the Oscars.

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DeGette, Democrats' chief deputy whip, to discuss what next for healthcare at Newsmaker, March 29

March 28, 2017 | By Jamie Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

What's next in the Congressional battle for healthcare legislation? Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., chief deputy whip of the Democratic Caucus who played a major role in the development of the Affordable Care Act, will discuss bipartisan solutions to healthcare at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 29, in the Bloomberg Room.

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Last day to sign up for Marvin Kalb's talk and movie screening of "Good Night and Good Luck"

March 28, 2017 | By Crystal White | cwhite@press.org

Journalism luminary Marvin Kalb, the last correspondent personally hired at CBS News by Edward R. Murrow, will discuss threats to U.S. democracy in the Trump administration at a National Press Club Journalism Institute’s Press Freedom Committee talk on Thursday, March 30 at 6 p.m. in the Murrow Room.

The talk will be followed by a screening of the film “Good Night and Good Luck," which chronicles Murrow’s epic rebuke of Sen. Joseph McCarthy.

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Deadline is here! Looking for best 2016 breaking news, photo, consumer news coverage for National Press Club journalism contest

March 27, 2017 | By Will Lester | WJLester@aol.com

Could your working be award-winning? This week marks the final deadline to submit your best work to the National Press Club's journalism contest.

So check your best work from 2016 and get those entries in this week! The deadline is April 1. Remember that entries are free for National Press Club members and only $50 for non-members.

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Toastmasters meets tonight, March 27, 7pm

March 27, 2017 | By Leslie Kingsley | lrkingsley@gmail.com

The NPC Toastmasters group returns to its normal format tonight with three new speeches scheduled. All guests are welcomed; there is no charge and you do not have to be a Press Club member to visit or join.

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