National Press Club President Mark Hamrick wants to bring President Barack Obama to the Club for an event in 2011.
During his inaugural dinner on Jan. 29, Hamrick came close to achieving that goal. Obama greeted the packed ballroom through a video message.
“From one president to another, I want to congratulate Mark Hamrick for being chosen to lead the National Press Club this year,” Obama said.
In his brief remarks, Obama said that journalism “is more important than ever” and called the profession “a pillar of democracy.”