National Press Club

  • NPC Forum: Merriman Smith and UPI's Glory Days
    NPC Forum: Merriman Smith and UPI's Glory Days

    November 17, 2016

    In the 1960s UPI and AP fought head to head for every second of every story. No one epitomized that competition more than Merriman Smith, who served as UPI’s White House correspondent from the Franklin Roosevelt administration through Richard Nixon. He won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of John…

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  • NPC Newsmaker: Peter Thiel
    NPC Newsmaker: Peter Thiel

    October 31, 2016

    Billionaire venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel rocked Silicon Valley with his support for Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump. Thiel discussed that political endorsement and the 2016 election at a National Press Club speakers Newsmaker event on October 31, 2016.

    Thiel, who co-founded PayPal and Palantir Technologies Inc., endorsed Trump…

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  • NPC Luncheon with Sec. John B. King
    NPC Luncheon with Sec. John B. King

    October 19, 2016

    Education Secretary John B. King appeared at an Oct. 19, 2016 National Press Club luncheon to discuss civic engagement as a cornerstone of democracy and the role of schools in preparing students to be active citizens.

    Before becoming secretary, Dr. King served as the Department's principal senior advisor, overseeing all preschool-through-12th-grade…

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  • NPC Luncheon with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    NPC Luncheon with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    October 17, 2016

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the NBA’s all-time leading scorer and the author of more than a dozen books, spoke at a National Press Club luncheon on Oct. 17, 2016.

    Abdul-Jabbar was the NBA’s MVP six times over during the 20 seasons he played for the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers. He…

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  • Pope Issues Prayer for Journalists
    Pope Issues Prayer for Journalists

    October 14, 2016

    From Vatican Radio:

    Pope Francis has released his video message accompanying his monthly prayer intention for October. This month’s intention is for Journalists: That journalists, in carrying out their work, may always be motivated by respect for truth and a strong sense of ethics.

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  • NPC Luncheon with Sec. Ray Mabus
    NPC Luncheon with Sec. Ray Mabus

    October 12, 2016

    Ray Mabus, the leader of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, discussed the state of America's sea services at a National Press Club Luncheon on October 12, 2016.

    As he nears the end of his tenure as Secretary of the Navy, Mabus spoke about Navy and Marine Corps accomplishments over the…

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  • NPC Press Freedom Panel: Reporting Under a Hostile President
    NPC Press Freedom Panel: Reporting Under a Hostile President

    October 12, 2016

    In the heat of a presidential campaign, candidates make many promises – and threats. Some are serious, others have little chance of going anywhere. A panel of lawyers and journalists examined the potential impact the 2016 campaign’s rhetoric could have on the news media, including: access issues and policies of…

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  • NPC Luncheon with Roberto Azevêdo
    NPC Luncheon with Roberto Azevêdo

    October 7, 2016

    World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevêdo spoke at a National Press Club Speakers luncheon on Friday, Oct. 7.

    Azevêdo became the sixth Director-General of the WTO in September 2013. In a statement, the WTO said that world trade will grow more slowly than expected in 2016. Azevêdo said the forecast is…

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  • NPC Luncheon with Sec. Tom Vilsack
    NPC Luncheon with Sec. Tom Vilsack

    October 3, 2016

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the only original member of President Obama's cabinet still serving in the administration, spoke at a National Press Club Luncheon on Monday, October 3.

    Vilsack, a former governor of Iowa, briefly ran in the 2008 presidential race and was considered by Hillary Clinton as a potential running…

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  • 2016 "Politicians vs Press" Spelling Bee
    2016 "Politicians vs Press" Spelling Bee

    September 21, 2016

    Watch as politicians square off against the press in the 2016 National Press Club "Politicians vs Press" Spelling Bee.

    Please note: This video is currently being edited, and there may be extended "pre-roll" footage you'll want to skip through. The program begins at about the 43-minute mark above.

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