National Press Club

Travel reception to highlight 2014 NPC Travel Events, April 29

April 25, 2014 | By Fay Iudicello | faysiudicello@gmail.com

The NPC Travel Committee will present its schedule of travel events for 2014 at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 29 in the McClendon Room.

Susan Godfrey, Passport Costa Rica, will be discussing the itinerary for the NPC trip to Costa Rica scheduled for Oct. 11 to 18. Godfrey, a specialist in Costa Rica, is in charge of the ground tour for this trip and will be available to answer individual questions.

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Hear military historian talk at NPC Book Rap about D-Day as 70th anniversary, May 5

April 24, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

As the 70th anniversary of D-Day approaches, commemorate the historic event by attending a National Press Club Book Rap on the battle of Omaha Beach.

Military historian John C. McManus plans to talk and take questions about his book The Dead and Those About to Die: The Big Red One at Omaha Beach on May 5, 7:00 p.m. in the NPC conference rooms. A book signing is planned following the discussion.

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NPC Book Rap features Marlo Thomas sharing women's stories on May 2 at noon

April 21, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Best-selling author and award-winning actress Marlo Thomas aims to share a collection of inspiring stories of women living their dreams from her latest book It Ain’t Over…Till It’s Over during a National Press Club Book Rap on May 2, at noon in the NPC's Holeman Lounge. Thomas plans to sign copies of the book following the discussion.

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NPC Newsmaker plans to examine human sex trafficking in America, April 29 at 10 a.m.

April 21, 2014 | By Patti Giglio | patti@psgcom.net

The National Press Club plans to host a Newsmaker press conference on human sex trafficking in America on Tuesday, April 29 at 10 a.m. in the NPC's Zenger Room.

All NPC Newsmaker events are open to credentialed journalists and Press Club members, free of charge. No advance reservations are required.

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Tickets still available for U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh, April 23

April 18, 2014 | By Erik Meltzer | erik@erikmeltzer.com

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh will discuss the future of the Air Force a National Press Club breakfast on Wednesday, April 23.

Tickets may be purchased online by clicking here.

Welsh took the helm for the Air Force in August 2012. Before his appointment, he was Commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and oversaw the operations of the Air Force base in Ramstein, Germany.

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Call off the hunt! Fourth Estate has the perfect pre-Easter brunch

April 16, 2014 | By Miguel Dominguez | mdominguez@press.org

Enjoy a pre-holiday brunch at the Fourth Estate Restaurant on Saturday, April 19, beginning at 11:30 a.m. for egg-centric Easter delights.

Savor holiday offerings such as Eggs NPC with Hollandaise sauce on English muffin and made-your-way omelettes, as well as classic brunch fare including smoked salmon platter with a toasted bagel, crispy waffles, house-made granola and yogurt parfait, and eye-opening mimosas and bloody Marys.

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Author Russell Shorto to join Books & Brunch discussion of his book "Amsterdam," April 19

April 15, 2014 | By Jack Williams | weatherjack@mac.com

Author Russell Shorto will meet with the NPC's Books and Brunch group for a discussion of his book “Amsterdam," beginning at noon Saturday, April 19 in the Fourth Estate Restaurant.

The discussion, like all Books & Brunch meetings, is open to the public as well as NPC members since it's held in the Fourth Estate, the Club's public restaurant.

"Amsterdam" examines the city's history as a center of the 17th century Dutch Enlightenment; the root of the wider Enlightenment, which was the source of many of the principles of the founding fathers of the United States.

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Learn about copyright and social media, April 29

April 15, 2014 | By Darlene Shields | darleneshields@earthlink.net

How can photographers protect the millions of images and recordings produced every day and posted on traditional websites and social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram?

As millions of images and videos get uploaded, viewed, and shared, the importance of understanding and protecting intellectual property rights is more important than ever.

The Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW) and the Club’s Photography Committee will hold an event on “Copyright and Social Media” from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 29, in the NPC’s First Amendment Lounge.

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Stellar line up for Spring Hoot includes Gridiron pianist and 'mystery' celebrity, May 1

April 14, 2014 | By Frank Aukofer | faukofer@gmail.com

Gridiron Club pianist John Fluck and a Mystery Celebrity Guest will join the Washington Post’s Dan Balz at the Silver Owls' Spring Hoot on May 1.

Balz, the political reporter and columnist for the Washington Post, will speak and take questions about the upcoming mid-term congressional elections and the outlook for the 2016 presidential election.

Fluck, a virtuoso pianist who can play just about anything, has been the pianist for Gridiron rehearsals and shows for many years. He will play during the sit-down Hoot dinner.

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Fore! Shoot a round of golf to support Club's Journalism Institute April 25

April 14, 2014 | By Julie Schoo | JSchoo@press.org

Dust off your golf clubs, organize your foursome and join in the fun at the National Press Club Journalism Institute’s third annual golf invitational tournament on Friday, April 25 at the beautiful Woodmore Country Club in nearby Mitchellville, Md.

The outing, a fundraiser for the non-profit Institute, will begin with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m., and lunch at-the-turn will keep you going until the last hole! An awards reception will take place in the clubhouse.

Register by clicking here.

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