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NPC in History: The first woman president

June 16, 2019 | By Gilbert Klein |

Vivian Vahlberg became a Washington correspondent at the unusually young age of 22. Growing up in Oklahoma City, she was bitten by the journalism bug in junior high school. While she went to Rice University to study sociology, every summer she came home to work at the Daily Oklahoman. She to graduate school at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism,and in the fall of 1970 she was reporting in Washington as part of Medill’s D.C. program.

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Army Secretary to speak on status of Army in 21st century, Monday, June 24

June 16, 2019 | By Lori Russo |

Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper will address a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Monday, June 24, concerning the current state of the Army and how it is adapting to the challenges of the 21st Century.

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Neil Irwin, NYT economics writer to discuss latest book “How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World”, Wednesday, June 26

June 16, 2019 | By Bill McQuillen |

New York Times senior economics correspondent Neil Irwin will discuss his new book, “How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World: The Definitive Guide to Adapting and Succeeding in High-Performance Careers” in a National Press Club Headliners book event on Wednesday, June 26.

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Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., to update media on Intel Committee investigations, Wednesday, June 19

June 15, 2019 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, will update the media on the status of the committee's investigations into whether Russia or other foreign governments attempted to influence U.S. elections at a National Press Club Headliners event on Wednesday, June 19 at 10 a.m.

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Journalism Institute announces Jim Kuhnhenn as new Press Freedom Fellow

June 14, 2019 | By Julie Moos |

Julie Moos, executive director of the National Press Club Journalism Institute, the non-profit affiliate of the National Press Club, announces the appointment of veteran journalist Jim Kuhnhenn as its 2019-2020 Press Freedom Fellow. Established in 2016, the fellowship helps direct advocacy for press freedoms in the United States and abroad.

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Democratic presidential primary candidate and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper to outline plan to expand access to birth control

June 12, 2019 | By Charles F. Porcari |

As state-led efforts to restrict abortion draw controversy, Democratic presidential candidate and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will explain his state's approach to curbing both abortion and teen pregnancies at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker event on Thursday, June 13, at 10:45 a.m. in the First Amendment Lounge.

The Colorado Family Planning Initiative helped reduce the both the rate of teen pregnancies and abortion by nearly 50%. The state-administered program was funded by private donations.

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Headliners Book Event: Mark Bowden, author of best-selling "Black Hawk Down" to discuss new true crime book, Monday, June 24

June 12, 2019 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Mark Bowden, the author of 13 books including the bestselling “Black Hawk Down,” will discuss his newest book, “The Last Stone,” at a National Press Club Headliners Book Rap at 6:30 p.m. on June 24.

In “The Last Stone,” Bowden, who reported at the Philadelphia Inquirer for 20 years, returns to a 44-year-old crime that first captured his attention as a cub reporter at the now-defunct Baltimore News-American.

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Buy Your Tickets Now! Institute includes drinks with Nipsey Hussle event registration

June 7, 2019 | By Andie Coller |

The National Press Club’s Journalism Institute is now including two free drinks (beer, wine and/or soda) at the Reliable Source following its event on Monday, June 10, featuring the Los Angeles Times team responsible for the coverage of the life and death of South Los Angeles rap artist Nipsey Hussle.

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Update-1 takes early look at 2020 presidential race

June 6, 2019 | By Adam Konowe |

In the latest edition of the National Press Club podcast Update-1, veteran political-journalist Larry Barrett, who covered campaigns, elections and the White House, notably for Time Magazine and the New York Herald Tribune, looks at the early stages of the 2020 campaign, and the lessons learned -- or the lessons that should have been learned -- by the media.

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NBC's Cynthia McFadden plans to recount risks, rewards of reporting on Thursday

June 5, 2019 | By Carmen Russell |

On Thursday, June 6, at 1 p.m. (doors open and lunch served at 12:30 p.m.), the National Press Club International Correspondents Team is hosting “High Risk, High Reward: The Challenge of Reporting from the Central African Republic,” featuring award-winning NBC News Senior Correspondent Cynthia McFadden.

Register online.

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