National Press Club

Coast Guard Commandant calls for more Arctic ships to protect national security

December 7, 2018 | By Chris Teale | chris.teale55@gmail.com

If the United States is to protect its national security interests in the Arctic, it needs to fund more ships for the U.S. Coast Guard, the service's Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz said Thursday at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon.

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Today: Former Guardian editor to discuss new book with Washington Post editor

December 6, 2018 | By William McCarren | wmccarren@press.org

Alan Rusbridger, the long-time former editor-in-chief of The Guardian, today will discuss his new book, “Breaking the News: The Remaking of Journalism and Why it Matters,” with Washington Post Editor Marty Baron.

The luncheon is being sponsored by the National Press Club's Journalism Institute and will take place in the Holeman Lounge.

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A legend in broadcasting, Donnie Simpson discusses his career at the Club

December 6, 2018 | By Irv Chapman | irv24chap68man@comcast.net

Donnie Simpson became a radio disc jockey at age 15 in his hometown of Detroit. A dozen years later, he moved to Washington and realized he didn’t have to channel the style of radio personalities he admired — he could just be Donnie Simpson, and people were increasingly tuning in.

They still are; his afternoon show on WMMJ-FM 102.3 is No. 1 one in the ratings, he said.

After years of morning drive time, he said during a Legends of Broadcasting dinner sponsored by the National Press Club’s Broadcast/Podcast Team on Dec. 4 that he liked his current afternoon hours just fine.

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Biographer quotes correspondent saying war is about broken bodies, not tech

December 5, 2018 | By Lorna Aldrich | lorna2@verizon.net

Lindsey Hilsum, author of “In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin,” described her subject as the correspondent who went the furthest into dangerous situations and stayed the longest.

Hilsum, speaking at a Dec. 3 book event co-sponsored by the National Press Club's Freedom of the Press Committee and International Women’s Media Foundation, remembered Colvin saying, “War is not high tech in the end. In the end, war is about broken bodies,” when she spoke at an annual memorial for journalists killed while working.

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NPC in History: The Club legacy of George H.W. Bush

December 4, 2018 | By Gil Klein | gilbert.klein@me.com

President George H.W. Bush was no stranger to the National Press Club. As chairman of the Republican National Committee in 1973, he made his first appearance at the Club podium in a debate with Robert Strauss, his Democratic counterpart, as Bush put the best face possible on the Nixon administration as the Watergate scandal escalated.

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Coast Guard commandant to address Headliners Luncheon Thursday

December 2, 2018 | By Tamara Hinton | tamara.hinton@Storypartnersdc.com

Admiral Karl L. Schultz, the 26th Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, will discuss America's presence in the Arctic as a matter of national security at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 12:30 p.m. in the Holeman Lounge.

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Online tools to help youth soccer coaches and parents track concussions announced at Headliners Newsmaker

November 29, 2018 | By Jamie Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

Several experts on youth sports and sports medicine used a Nov. 14 National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker press conference to announce online tools to help track head injuries from youth soccer

The online tools, called the US Youth Soccer “Athlete Incident Management System,” comes at a time when concern about concussions is increasing, especially as an evolving body of research shows that head injuries from sports can lead to lifetime health issues. While not as violent as football, soccer also is a contact sport.

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Cybersecurity for journalists discussed on Update-1 podcast

November 29, 2018 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmp.com

Journalists are vulnerable to hackers trying to access sensitive, confidential data. Growing threats against press freedom around the world make reporters frequent targets for both public and private sector snooping, requiring them to protect data, drafts and sources from prying eyes.

In latest edition of the Update-1 podcast, Andy Yen, chief executive and co-founder of ProtonMail, speaks with National Press Club Broadcast/Podcast team member Shannon Fisher about cybersecurity for journalists.

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Former Guardian editor to discuss new book with Washington Post editor Dec. 7

November 29, 2018 | By William McCarren | wmccarren@press.org

Alan Rusbridger, the long-time former editor-in-chief of The Guardian, will discuss his new book “Breaking the News: The Remaking of Journalism and Why it Matters,” in a conversation with Washington Post Editor Marty Baron on Friday, Dec. 7.

The luncheon is being sponsored by the National Press Club's nonprofit Journalism Institute and will take place in the Holeman Lounge.

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Press Freedom book talk on war correspondent Marie Colvin to take place Monday

November 28, 2018 | By Crystal White | cwhite@press.org

Lindsey Hilsum will talk about fellow journalist Marie Colvin at an event sponsored by the National Press Club's Freedom of the Press Committee at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3.

Hilsum first met Colvin in 1998 while they both were on assignment in Djibouti. Their instant bond lasted until the end when Colvin was killed by an IED in Homs, Syria, in 2012. Everyone knew of Colvin’s reporting from the world’s most treacherous war zones, but after her death, Hilsum realized that there was much she did not know about her friend and colleague.

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