National Press Club

Whiskey tasting will benefit Club's Journalism Institute

July 10, 2019 | By Ferdous Al-Faruque |

More than 100 craft distillers from around the country will hold a tasting event for whiskey and other distilled spirits at the National Press Club from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 23. The tasting is open to Club members, working journalists and the general public.

The event is sponsored by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States and the American Craft Spirits Association to benefit the Club's Journalism Institute, which campaigns for press freedom issues and helps train journalists. The event will be hosted in the First Amendment and Holeman Lounges.

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NPC in History – H. Ross Perot

July 10, 2019 | By Gil Klein |

The death this week of H. Ross Perot, the billionaire businessman-turned-presidential hopeful, who may have led the way for Donald Trump’s political career, brings to mind his long association with the National Press Club.

He spoke nine times at Club luncheons, according to the Club’s archives. The first was in 1970 when he was working independently to help free American prisoners of war in Vietnam. He said he would “support the devil himself” for the release of American POWs. “The treatment of our men in Vietnam reads like something out of a Medieval history,” he said.

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Podcast summarizes America’s wars and what sustains them

July 9, 2019 | By Adam Konowe |

Although President Donald Trump called off military strikes on Iran last month, American troops are involved in conflicts around the world.

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Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe to discuss book on white nationalism at Headliners event, Aug. 6

July 8, 2019 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Nearly two years after a "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville resulted in the deaths of three people, former Gov. Terry McAuliffe will speak at a National Press Club Headliners book event at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, about how the country can take a stand against white nationalism.

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NPCJI professional program: How can journalists maintain trust with victims and whistleblowers in a high stakes story, July 25

July 7, 2019 | By Andie Coller |

What makes a whistleblower or someone who’s been a victim of a crime or major misdeed willing to come forward to a particular journalist or outlet?

Hear from the subject of The Washington Post story, "'The man who attacked me works in your kitchen’: Victim of serial groper took justice into her own hands," as well as her advocate and The Washington Post journalists they trusted at a National Press Club Journalism Institute program on July 25.

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Aerospace magazine editor summarizes news from the 2019 Paris Air Show on Update-1

July 2, 2019 | By Adam Konowe |

On the latest edition of edition of Update-1, Tim Robinson, editor-in-chief of the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Aerospace magazine, speaks with National Press Club Broadcast/Podcast Team Co-Vice Chair Adam Konowe about developments at the 2019 Paris Air Show.

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NPC in History: Crank up the popcorn popper for the Club's two silver screen cameos

June 30, 2019 | By Gil Klein |

The National Press Club made two cameo appearances in feature films.

In the renowned 1939 movie, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” – nominated for 11 Academy Awards – an irate Jimmy Stewart chases a newsman known as “Nosey” into the Club to denounce the entire press corps after an unflattering report about him appeared in a newspaper.

“Why don’t you tell the truth for a change,” Smith yells at the reporters.

Retorts one, “Why, we’re the only ones who can afford to be honest in what we tell the voters. We don’t have to be re-elected like politicians.”

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Last chance: Register for “Journalism Under Attack: Protect yourself from threats,” Friday, June 28

June 26, 2019 | By Julie Moos |

To help journalists manage the heightened dangers they face in newsrooms, in the field and online, the National Press Club Journalism Institute and the National Press Foundation are co-hosting a safety workshop at the National Press Club on Friday, June 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The event is free, but registration is required.

The program will have three sessions:

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Update1: Aerospace Media Dinner founder talks about journalistic excellence

June 25, 2019 | By Adam Konowe |

Peter Bradfield, founder of the Aerospace Media Dinner held annually on the eve of the biennial Paris and Farnborough Air Shows, talked to National Press Club Broadcast/Podcast Team co-vice chair Adam Konowe about this year’s event.

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Yahoo correspondent to discuss book on Trump's cabinet, June 27

June 25, 2019 | By William McQuillen |

Alexander Nazaryan, national affairs correspondent for Yahoo, will discuss his new book, “The Best People: Trump’s Cabinet and the Siege on Washington,” as part of a discussion with Republican political strategist Rick Wilson at a National Press Club Headliners event at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27.

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