National Press Club

Industry experts: Partnerships between schools, local businesses can close manufacturing skills gap

May 6, 2014 | By Yasmine El-Sabawi |

You have to start them young to get them interested, and it has to be a community effort.

That’s the message business and education leaders in the U.S.'s manufacturing and energy sectors hammered home at a May 6 National Press Club Newsmakers event, where they emphasized the importance of young people in addressing the growing skills gap in the two industries.

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When not fighting Germans, GIs in "The Big Red One' raised hell, says author at Book Event

May 6, 2014 | By Jeffery King |

“The Big Red One” was the best infantry division in the U.S. Army in World War II, but its members were rabble-rousers when not fighting the Germans, revealed John C. McManus, a leading authority on the Normandy invasion of June 6, 1944, at a National Club book event May 5.

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Voter education group, at Newsmaker, unveils pilot program to connect voters

May 5, 2014 | By Galen Tan |

Voter Empowerment Action Project (VEAP) President Yvette Lewis announced formation of a new citizen-to-citizen outreach program, called Voter Connect, to connect voters across all states, at a May 5 National Press Club Newsmaker.

VEAP, formed to educate voters about their state’s election laws, will pilot Voter Connect in North Carolina, Lewis said. The pilot program, unveiled one day before the state's May 6 primaries, aims to improve voter turnout and assist voters navigate new voting legislation by connecting North Carolina voters with Maryland volunteers.

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Women stuck in mid-life change can reinvent themselves, Marlo Thomas says at Book Rap

May 3, 2014 | By Jan King |

Women who are forced to “reinvent” themselves because they are stuck in dead-end jobs, laid off or suddenly divorced don’t need to stop their dreams of living fulfilling lives, television icon and author Marlo Thomas told a National Press Club Book Rap May 2.

Thomas, a multiple award-winning actress best known for starring in the 1966-71 TV sitcom “That Girl,” appeared at the Club to discuss her latest book, “It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over,” which details inspirational stories of women in their 40s who managed to start new careers using nothing but their inborn talent.

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Library now has copy of three-volume 'Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics'

May 1, 2014 | By Marc A. Wojno |

As journalists covering politics are gearing up for mid-term elections, the National Press Club's National Journalism Institute now has a resource to offer those interested in the latest available research on the impact of social media on the U.S. political process.

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National Press Club podcast explores social-media usage while at work

May 1, 2014 | By Mike Hempen |

Should people be allowed to use social media while they are on the job? For communication professionals, the answer may seem like a no-brainer, but National Press Club member and human resources expert Aliah Wright says more than 40 percent of the nation's companies don't let employees use sites like Facebook and Twitter at work.

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Photographers advised how to protect rights to their work

May 1, 2014 | By Jack Williams |

The instant a photographer presses the button to open the shutter, he or she creates a copyrighted "work" that no one can legally use without the photographer's permission, Mickey H. Osterreicher told approximately 70 attendees at the April 29 evening presentation on "Copyright and Social Media" in the National Press Club's First Amendment Lounge.

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Herblock winner's cartoons displayed at the Club

April 30, 2014 | By Thomas Burr |

Four new cartoons – from Herblock Award winner Jen Sorensen – are now on display at the National Press Club's Reliable Source to highlight the wall devoted to a hallmark of journalism, editorial cartooning and its impact on the public discourse.

Sorensen, a freelance cartoonist whose sharp take on the political and social scene earned her the annual award named for longtime Washington Post cartoonist Herb Block, joined Press Club President Myron Belkind and others for lunch April 30 at the Club to view the new display. Sorensen, of Austin, Texas, said she was excited to have

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Officials, victims call human sex trafficking, a huge issue in the United States

April 29, 2014 | By Aisha Chowdhry |

Human sex trafficking has become a problem for large, urban counties in the United States. It is not just an international issue but a domestic one, which needs to be prioritized, officials and victims of sex trafficking, said at a National Press Club Newsmakers press conference on April 29.

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NPC Travel Committee announces 2014 trips at reception

April 28, 2014 | By Fay Iudicello |

The National Press Club Travel Committee announced the remaining 2014 travel schedule at a reception on April 29.

Potential travelers were briefed on each of the 2014 travel events and were able to pose questions to the presenters regarding various aspects of each trip.

The remaining trips for 2014 are:

  • June 7: Battle of the Wilderness/Annual Civil War Trust Trip
  • September 17-26: Amsterdam, Bruges, Normandy with an optional Paris extension for September 26-29
  • October 11-18: Costa Rica

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