National Press Club

Who holds the record for giving the most speeches at the National Press Club?

July 30, 2018 | By Gilbert Klein | gilbert.klein@me.com

Ed. note: Looking for the report on Gil's book rap? Click here.

Who holds the record for appearing the most times at a National Press Club Luncheon?

When I was president in 1994, I believe the record holder was Israeli diplomat Abba Eban. When I introduced him on May 27, 1994, I noted that this was his ninth appearance at the Club’s podium, and the first time was Nov. 21, 1950, a month after I was born.

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First-hand account of Trump bombshell interview with The Sun

July 27, 2018 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmp.com

There’s seldom a week that’s not memorable under the Trump White House. President Donald Trump’s visit to the UK in mid-July was one of those moments.

In an exclusive interview with The Sun tabloid , Trump broke with all diplomatic etiquette, heavily criticizing his host, British Prime Minister Theresa May. The article was published as May wined and dined the Trumps at an elaborate black-tie dinner.

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Influential writing coach Roy Peter Clark conducts July 27 workshop

July 26, 2018 | By Doug Harbrecht | dharbrecht@press.org

Improve your writing at a July 27 workshop led by “America’s Writing Coach,” Roy Peter Clark.

Clark, one of journalism's most influential writing coaches, returns to the National Press Club to conduct one of his popular and informative writing workshops.

This event, sponsored by the Club's Journalism Institute, will be held in the Holeman Lounge on Friday, July 27, from 9.30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tickets are required and are $5 for Club members and $10 for the general public. Register here.

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Explore the hidden history of Lafayette Square at Book Rap, July 26

July 26, 2018 | By Lori Russo | lrusso@stantoncomm.com

Not far from the National Press Club, and directly north of the White House, is Lafayette Square. While many people are drawn there by the iconic grandeur of the executive mansion, few are likely aware of the park’s fascinating place in history as the setting for some of our nation’s most shocking and dramatic events.

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Media literacy podcast distinguishes between fact, fiction

July 23, 2018 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmp.com

How do you know if something you see or hear on social media is true?

Erin McNeill founded Media Literacy Now, which prepares young people to be thoughtful, safe, and effective consumers and creators of media in the digital age.

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Carlson, Hopper plan to highlight Miss America changes at NPC Luncheon, July 24

July 22, 2018 | By Tamara Hinton | tamara.hinton@Storypartnersdc.com

Gretchen Carlson, chairwoman of the Miss America board of directors, and Regina Hopper, chief executive officer of the Miss America Organization, plan to discuss upcoming changes to the annual Miss America pageant and the 98-year old organization at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Tuesday, July 24.

Lunch will be served in the Club’s Ballroom at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for Club members (members may purchase two tickets at this rate) and $39 for all other non-member tickets.

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Nixon snubbed Club, but Humphrey, Muskie, Agnew, Wallace spoke from podium in 1968

July 22, 2018 | By Gil Klein | gilbert.klein@me.com

The tumultuous 1968 election 50 years ago played out at the National Press Club as Democratic candidate Vice President Hubert Humphrey, his running mate Ed Muskie, Republican vice-presidential candidate Spiro Agnew and American Independent Party candidate George Wallace all took their turns at the podium.

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Help your colleagues at the Capital Gazette

July 19, 2018 | By Kathy Kiely | kkiely@press.org

Our colleagues and neighbors at the Capital Gazette can use your help.

In the wake of the June 28 shooting, the newspaper needs reporters and editors who help publish the daily paper.

If you can commit two to five consecutive days in July, August and/or September and be available to work on-site at the Baltimore Sun office, please contact Andy Green at angreen@baltsun.com or 410-332-6227.

Please let Andy know the days and times you will be available and the skills you bring to the table.

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From the Border: Journalists share firsthand accounts, tips for reporting on immigration, July 26

July 18, 2018 | By Doug Harbrecht | dharbrecht@press.org

Dig deeper into the immigration debate with a special workshop panel, "Beyond Borders: Reporting from the Field," featuring reporters who reported from El Salvador and the Texas-Mexico border.

The July 26 program is sponsored by the National Press Club Journalism Institute and the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF).

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Controversial cartoonist Rob Rogers in conversation with Pulitzer-winning WaPo cartoonist Ann Telnaes, July 19

July 18, 2018 | By Doug Harbrecht | dharbrecht@press.org

Rob Rogers, a former editorial cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette whose edgy work was too hot for his publisher to handle, will talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Ann Telnaes of the Washington Post at a National Press Club Journalism Institute (NPCJI) event at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, in the Club's Bloomberg Room.

You must have a ticket to attend the two-hour event. Click here to reserve your space.

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