National Press Club

Brian Karem shares personal experience, professional advice in Young Members’ “Piano Talk”

September 16, 2018 | By Kristina Groennings |

Brian Karem doesn’t care if anyone in the administration likes him. He’s not afraid to shout a snarky remark at the president, if that’s what it takes to keep him from walking away from an important question. And he will never invite a source to a barbeque.

The award-winning journalist shared personal anecdotes and professional advice in a candid, occasionally irreverent and frequently profound question and answer session with Young Members at the National Press Club on Sept. 11.

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NPC in History: Now that’s entertainment

September 15, 2018 | By Gil Klein |

The National Press Club has attracted big name entertainers to perform at social events throughout its history. Buffalo Bill Cody attended the inaugural party in May, 1908. Nat King Cole, Carol Channing, the incomparable Louis Armstrong. Humorist –- and newspaper columnist -- Will Rogers was so pleased with the reception he got that he joined the Club. In the 1950s, actor Gordon MacRae rode a horse -– yes, a live horse -– into what is now the Holeman Lounge.

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Politicians square off against press in annual National Press Club Spelling Bee, Sept. 27

September 12, 2018 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Relationships between politicians and the media members who cover them have been tested throughout history, but on Thursday, Sept. 27, in the National Press Club’s historic ballroom, fun and friendly competition will prevail as lawmakers and reporters compete in the uproariously entertaining Press vs. Politicians Spelling Bee.

Confirmed contestants representing the Politicians Team are Reps. Suzanne Bonamici D-Ore.), Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.), Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Jamie Raskin (D-Md.).

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Popular cooking celebrity Dorie Greenspan to debut her newest cookbook the Fourth Estate, Oct. 23

September 12, 2018 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Award-winning cookbook author and National Press Club favorite Dorie Greenspan is back at the Fourth Estate restaurant for a sumptuous wine dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 23.

The dinner marks the debut of Greenspan's latest cookbook "Everyday Dorie: The Way I Cook," 368 pages of practical recipes sure to become instant classics. The dinner is the third Club appearance by Greenspan, an inductee of the James Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America and the author of two James Beard award-winning cookbooks.

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NPC in History: The Club press conference that launched a campaign icon

September 11, 2018 | By Gil Klein |

This iconic 2008 Obama campaign poster started life at the National Press Club in June 2006.

Actor George Clooney held a press conference to talk about the war in Darfur, where he and his father, journalist Nick Clooney, had recently visited. Then-Sen. Barrack Obama took part, and photos of Clooney and Obama together are in three places in the Club. They rank among the Club’s most memorable photos.

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Mark Leibovich Plans to Discuss NFL book "Big Game" at NPC Book Rap, Oct. 9

September 9, 2018 | By Joseph Luchok |

Mark Leibovich plans to discuss his book “Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times” at a National Press Club Headliners Book Rap at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Tickets are $5 for Club members; $10 public. This event is a fundraiser for the nonprofit NPC Journalism Institute. No outside books or memorabilia are permitted.

Tickets for the event may be purchased by clicking here:

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Education reporters happy hour set for TONIGHT Wednesday, Sept. 12

September 7, 2018 | By Laura Coker |

The National Press Club and the Education Writers Association have teamed up for a networking event at the Club. Think of it as our version of a back-to-school night!

Whether you cover K-12 or college curriculum, federal policy or anything related to education -- join us for an informal happy hour to get to know other reporters and sources on the beat.

The networking will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the Cosgrove Lounge.

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CNN’s Jake Tapper and Author Sean Parnell Discuss New Book “Man of War," TONIGHT

September 5, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Author Sean Parnell will discuss his debut novel "Man of War" with CNN anchor Jake Tapper and National Press Club President Andrea Edney at a Headliners Book Rap on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Club's conference rooms.

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NPC in History: What’s that thing on the lectern?

September 5, 2018 | By Gilbert Klein |

Here’s a photo of First Lady Rosalynn Carter speaking to the National Press Club in 1978. President Frank Aukofer of the Milwaukee Journal is presiding. But what is attached to the side of the lectern? It pops up in other luncheon photos, notably one with President Dwight Eisenhower in 1959.

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Using a virtual classroom to determine news from nonsense

September 5, 2018 | By Adam Konowe |

The founder and CEO of the News Literacy Project, Alan Miller, calls the epidemic of disinformation a public health crisis.

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