National Press Club

Acclaimed presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin discusses "Leadership in Turbulent Times" at NPC Luncheon today

November 4, 2018 | By Lori Russo | lrusso@stantoncomm.com

On the eve of the 2018 midterm elections, world-renowned presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin will share her seventh and latest book, “Leadership in Turbulent Times,” at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Monday.

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All that reading will make you hungry! Reserve your spot at the Annual Book Fair Roast Beef Buffet, tonight

November 2, 2018 | By Mesfin Mekonen | MMekonen@press.org

National Press Club members and their guests are invited to the Annual Book Fair and Author Night Roast Beef Buffet on Friday, Nov. 2.

The buffet opens at 5:30 p.m. in the Reliable Source.

Stop in for a hearty meal either before or after you visit the Club's popular pre-holiday book fair. The price of the Roast Beef Buffet is $25 for Club members and $32 for non-members, plus tax and gratuity.

Reservations are encouraged because this event usually sells out. Please contact us at 202-662-7443 or e-mail at RS@press.org

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Tonight's the night for the NPC Book Fair. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

November 2, 2018 | By Chrystal White | cwhite@press.org

The region's premiere holiday book event returns Friday evening for its 41st year!

The National Press Club Journalism Institute is again partnering with landmark local book seller Politics & Prose for a night of pols, pundits and prose.

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NPR’s “All Things Considered” co-host Mary Louise Kelly talks about reporting from North Korea

November 2, 2018 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmp.com

What challenges do journalists face when reporting from a secretive regime like North Korea? National Public Radio’s Mary Louise Kelly recently visited North Korea to cover the 70th anniversary of the country’s founding. She referred to her official guide as a “one-man journalism prevention service.”

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NPC in History: FDR gets his Club membership card

October 28, 2018 | By Gilbert Klein | gilbert.klein@yahoo.com

For its 25th anniversary bash on May 29, 1933 – the Silver Jubilee – the National Press Club invited President Franklin Roosevelt to be the guest of honor at the black-tie event less than three months after he was inaugurated.

As was customary, the Club wanted to present the new president of the United States with his membership card. Every president since Woodrow Wilson had been a Club member – and they all paid their dues, like any other member (a tradition that lasted through President Kennedy).

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White House photographers to tell what it takes to produce presidential images, Oct. 29

October 23, 2018 | By Alan Kotok | photo@technewslit.com

Picture in your mind the president of the United States. Any president.

More than likely, that picture is the result of an image captured by news media or official staff photographers. A group of current and recent White House media and staff photographers will tell what it takes to produce those images in a National Press Club program called Photographing the President, on Monday, Oct. 29, at 6:30 p.m., a project of the Club's Photography Committee and World Press Photo DC.

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Club Institute draws big sponsors for Fourth Estate Award Gala, Nov. 29

October 23, 2018 | By Lindsay Underwood | lunderwood@press.org

The National Press Club Journalism Institute, the Club’s non-profit affiliate, has collected nearly $50,000 in sponsor donations so far for this year’s Fourth Estate Award Gala. The annual event serves as a fundraiser for the Institute and celebrates journalistic achievement and press freedom.

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National Press Club in History: Club president elected to Congress

October 21, 2018 | By Gilbert Klein | gilbert.klein@yahoo.com

To get into National Press Club politics, perhaps more than a few Club presidents like to wheel and deal like a politician. And to be sure, many reporters in the Capitol press galleries think they could do a better job than the politicians they are covering.

But only one Club president made the leap from the Club to the House chamber.

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International Center for Journalists featured on Update-1 podcast

October 18, 2018 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmp.com

The International Center for Journalists was founded in 1984 by three veteran editors who sought to help jump start an independent press in emerging nations, including those emerging from home-grown dictatorship.

Joyce Barnathan, the organization’s president for the last 12 years, is a former Moscow correspondent for Newsweek, and Hong-Kong-based Asia editor for Business Week.

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White House photographers to tell what it takes to snap the president, Oct. 29

October 18, 2018 | By Alan Kotok | photo@technewslit.com

The iconic images of U.S. presidents burned in our minds are often shot by White House photographers, from both media and White House staff. Current and former White House photographers will describe capturing those images in a National Press Club panel discussion, Photographing the President, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29.

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