National Press Club

Experience the ancient art of Mediterranean food preservation at Italian dinner featuring Domenica Marchetti, April 4

March 23, 2017 | By Susan Delbert |

Travel back in time at an Italian dinner dedicated to the ancient Mediterranean art of food preservation with acclaimed cookbook author
Domenica Marchetti on April 4 at the Fourth Estate restaurant.

The dinner kicks off with hors d'oeuvres and a speciality cocktail at 6:30 p.m. You'll then enjoy four courses with perfectly paired wines.

Read more

Club co-sponsors “Women in Media’ with D.C. mayor’s office, March 28

March 23, 2017 | By Suzanne Struglinski, director of membership engagement |

Join National Press Club members Eleanor Clift, Marilyn Geewax, and Michele Salcedo as they participate in a panel “Conversations with women who lead: Women in Media” coordinated with the Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 28 in the ballroom.

Read more

Tax Day approaches! Reserve for IRS Commissioner Koskinen luncheon speech on April 5

March 22, 2017 | By Kristin Szremski |

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen will speak at a National Press Club Luncheon on April 5, less than two weeks before the annual tax-filing deadline.

Koskinen is expected to discuss how proposed budget cuts to the IRS could affect the agency’s ability to operate effectively. Questions related to proposed changes to the tax code are likely as well.

Koskinen has led the IRS since December 2013. The agency, with an $11.2 billion budget, collects $3.3 trillion in tax revenue each year, and employs 80,000 workers

Read more

A word from Art Wiese: Who played the Club? Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Jack Benny and Pearl Bailey

March 21, 2017 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

"Entertainers: Evening galas at the National Press Club in the 1950s and 60s sometimes featured performances by legendary performers, some of the 20th Century's greatest entertainers. Jazz greats like Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman swung out there. Jack Benny and Bob Hope cracked jokes. Nat King Cole and Pearl Bailey sang for their suppers. Sometimes movie stars like Maureen O'Hara were just part of the audience. Those were magical nights at the National Press Club--where news is made (entertainingly) in the nation's capital."

Read more

Due to high interest, ticket sales for Pfizer CEO lunch, March 23, reopened

March 19, 2017 | By Danny Selnick |

The National Press Club has reopened ticket sales for the luncheon featuring Pfizer CEO Ian Read after extraordinary interest. The event will move from Holelman Lounge to Ballroom to accommodate many more who wish to attend.

Read, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, will address health care reform and the pharmaceutical industry on Thursday, March 23 at a National Press Club luncheon.

Read more

Esteemed journalist Marvin Kalb will discuss press freedom and democracy in the Trump administration, March 30

March 19, 2017 | By Crystal White |

Journalism luminary Marvin Kalb, the last correspondent personally hired at CBS News by Edward R. Murrow, will discuss threats to U.S. democracy in the Trump administration at a National Press Club Journalism Institute’s Press Freedom Committee talk on Thursday, March 30 at 6 p.m. in the Murrow Room.

The talk will be followed by a screening of the film “Good Night and Good Luck," which chronicles Murrow’s epic rebuke of Sen. Joseph McCarthy.

Read more

Don't get hacked and protect your sources with hands on encryption training for journalists, March 25

March 19, 2017 | By Crystal White |

Learn how to report securely using your smart phone at a National Press Club Journalism Institute class March 25 with cyber security expert Aaron Rinehart.

Rinehart and National Press Club board member Danny Al-Faruque will lead this new unique new series featuring hands-on encryption training for journalists, with guest lecturers joining certain sessions.

The first class, Secure Reporting with Smart Phones, will be held Saturday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the club’s Bloomberg Room.

Read more

Actors' Equity president Shindle to advocate against cuts to federal arts funding TODAY

March 16, 2017 | By Jamie Horwitz |

Kate Shindle, president of the Actors’ Equity Association, will advocate against funding cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts and answer questions at a National Press Club Newsmaker press event this morning, Thursday, March 16, at 10 a.m. in the National Press Club’s Bloomberg Room.

In his budget proposals released today, President Donald Trump has called for deep cuts in domestic programs to fund an increase in defense spending, including the complete elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts and its $149 million budget.

Read more

Club podcast addresses private space entrepreneurs

March 15, 2017 | By Adam Konowe |

In the latest episode of Update-1, Adam Knowe, vice-chair of the National Press Club Broadcast/Podcast Team, discusses private sector space entrepreneurs with Pat Host, Club board of governors member and a staff reporter with Access Intelligence.

Read more

Newsmaker panel slates examination of Trump budget, March 17

March 12, 2017 | By Joseph Luchok |

The framework for President Donald Trump's first federal budget proposal is expected to be released this Thursday. The following day, on March 17, the National Press Club is presenting a panel of federal budget experts to discuss the proposal at a National Press Club Newsmaker at 10 a.m., in the Club's Conference Rooms.

This news conference is open to credentialed media and Club members, free of charge. No advance registration is required.

The panel is expected to include:

Read more