National Press Club

  • NPC Spelling Bee: Pols vs. Press - Sept. 18, 2013
    NPC Spelling Bee: Pols vs. Press - Sept. 18, 2013

    September 13, 2013

    Lawmakers and journalists are getting ready to take the stage for that most American of showdowns: a spelling bee. And the public may not get another chance to see such a spectacle for a century.

    One hundred years ago, the National Press Club organized a similar spelling bee, pitting members of…

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  • Newsreel: Alfred Hitchcock visits The National Press Club in 1963
    Newsreel: Alfred Hitchcock visits The National Press Club in 1963

    September 12, 2013

    Legendary film director Alfred Hitchcock speaks about "The Birds" in this 1963 Universal-International News newsreel.

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  • NPC Luncheon with Thomas Frieden
    NPC Luncheon with Thomas Frieden

    September 10, 2013

    Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is worried about coughs.

    In his Sept. 10, 2013 talk at the National Press Club, Frieden cataloged the many types of health threats posed by the many new, deadly, sometimes drug-resistant pathogens loose in today's interconnected global…

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  • NPC Luncheon with NAACP Chief Benjamin Jealous
    NPC Luncheon with NAACP Chief Benjamin Jealous

    August 29, 2013

    If history is any guide, racial profiling is ineffective, inhumane and indefensible, Benjamin Jealous, president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), told an Aug. 29, 2013 National Press Club luncheon.

    The United States is a young country, so “we have no excuse not to…

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  • NPC Panel - Government Public Affairs Offices: More Hindrance Than Help?
    NPC Panel - Government Public Affairs Offices: More Hindrance Than Help?

    August 12, 2013

    The National Press Club hosted a panel on August 12, 2013 to debate whether federal public-affairs offices hinder more than help the cause of open government. The panel included a number of experts from the fields of journalism, public relations and academia who can give voice to multiple perspectives.

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  • 2013 NPC Journalism Awards Dinner
    2013 NPC Journalism Awards Dinner

    August 6, 2013

    Full video from the 2013 National Press Club Journalism Awards Dinner.

    Among the honorees: SCOTUSblog wins the Breaking News Award for its coverage of the Supreme Court's health care ruling, and Time Magazine's Michael Scherer wins a top award for political analysis.

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  • Wendy Davis Speaks at Aug. 5, 2013 National Press Club Luncheon
    Wendy Davis Speaks at Aug. 5, 2013 National Press Club Luncheon

    August 5, 2013

    "Texas isn’t listening to families,” said Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, at a National Press Club luncheon on August 5, 2013. Explaining her recent 13-hour filibuster in the Texas Senate, Davis emphasized that the filibuster was not just about a bill challenging reproductive rights. “It is about the failure of…

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  • Helen Thomas on winning the NPC's Fourth Estate Award
    Helen Thomas on winning the NPC's Fourth Estate Award

    July 23, 2013

    Legendary journalist Helen Thomas, a long-time member of the National Press Club, passed away July 20, 2013 at the age of 92.

    In 2004, she was interviewed for the documentary "The National Press Club at 100: A Century of Headlines." Here we present an outtake of that interview in which she…

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  • Helen Thomas on discrimination against female journalists
    Helen Thomas on discrimination against female journalists

    July 23, 2013

    Legendary journalist Helen Thomas, a long-time member of the National Press Club, passed away July 20, 2013 at the age of 92.

    In 2004, she was interviewed for the documentary "The National Press Club at 100: A Century of Headlines." Here we present an outtake of that interview in which she…

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  • Helen Thomas on the role of the press in a free society
    Helen Thomas on the role of the press in a free society

    July 23, 2013

    Legendary journalist Helen Thomas, a long-time member of the National Press Club, passed away July 20, 2013 at the age of 92.

    In 2004, she was interviewed for the documentary "The National Press Club at 100: A Century of Headlines." Here we present an outtake of that interview in which she…

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