National Press Club

Support the Book Fair, win fun prizes!

October 27, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Join “Friends of the Book Fair” in support of the NPC Journalism Institute and get a raffle ticket and free admission to the 36th Annual Book Fair & Authors' night Tuesday, Nov. 19.

“Friend of the Book Fair” contributions of $25 will support the institute, which provides training, research and resources for news professionals and scholarships for the next generation of journalists. Contributions are tax-deductible.

"Friends" can join on line, by mail or in person. To join online, please click here.

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Former Fed Chairman Greenspan to discuss, sign new book, Nov. 6

October 27, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan will discuss his book, "The Map and the Territory: Risk, Human Nature, and the Future of Forecasting" in conversation with NPC President Angela Greiling Keane on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the National Press Club Ballroom. A book signing will follow the discussion.

This is a ticketed event and registration is required. Click here to register.

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Lawyers for German human rights group to release report on Camp Ashraf massacre, Oct. 30

October 27, 2013 | By Anthony E. Gallo | agallo2368@verizon.net

A report alleging Iraqi government complicity in the September massacre at Camp Ashraf of 52 Iranian dissidents will be released at a Newsmaker news conference 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 in the National Press Club's Zenger Room.

The release by lawyers will representing the German human rights group Menschenrechtsverein Für Migranten (Rights for Migrants)comes on the eve of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's state visit to meet with President Obama.

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John DiMaggio to premiere voice acting documentary at NPC, Nov. 8

October 27, 2013 | By Emily Whitten | ewhitten@law.gwu.edu

The National Press Club will host the East Coast premiere of the voice acting documentary, "I Know That Voice" on Friday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. in the National Press Club's conference rooms.

The film’s executive producer, Annie award-winning and Emmy-nominated voice actor John DiMaggio, will introduce the film and answer questions after the screening, followed by a meet-and-greet and signing.

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Former Sen. Judd Gregg to announce new investor protections by bank group at Nov. 7 luncheon

October 24, 2013 | By Alison Fitzgerald | alifitzgerald@me.com

Former New Hampshire Sen. Judd Gregg, CEO of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, will unveil new protections for investors to be endorsed by the banking group at a National Press Club luncheon on Nov. 7.

Gregg will be accompanied by leaders of several banks who are SIFMA members.

Luncheon is served at 12:30 p.m. Remarks beginning at 1 p.m. and end at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $21 for Press Club members (NPC members may purchase two tickets at this rate) and $35 for all other non-member tickets. This event is in the Holeman Lounge.

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Need holiday gifts for the munchkins in your life? Give them a great read from NPC Book Fair, Nov. 19

October 24, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

A terrific selections of children's books will be for sale at the National Press Club's 36th annual Book Fair & Authors' Night on Tuesday, Nov. 19.

They will be among close to 100 nationally known writers autographing and selling their books at the festive event scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The event is a fundraiser for The National Press Club’s Journalism Institute, a 501(c0(3) that offers training, research and resources for news professionals, and scholarships for the next generation of journalists.

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Top journalists, producer to discuss John F. Kennedy, show clips of new PBS documentary, Oct. 30

October 24, 2013 | By Megan Cotten | megan@thehatchergroup.com

A panel will discuss John F. Kennedy’s life and presidency, accompanied by clips from an upcoming film at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the National Press Club.

The film, "JFK," premieres on PBS in November in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the president’s death.

The panel will examine how the press treated Kennedy and how the media’s treatment of presidents has changed throughout the years.

Purchase tickets by clicking here.

Press club members pay $5 and non-members pay $10.

Participants include:

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Interior Secretary Jewell to discuss shutdown's impact on national parks, value of federal lands at Oct. 31 luncheon

October 23, 2013 | By Rod Kuckro | rodkuckro@att.net

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, in the aftermath of the federal government shutdown, plans to discuss the economic value of our nation's national parks and other public lands at a National Press Club luncheon 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31.

Lunch is served at 12:30 p.m.. Remarks begin promptly at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m.

Tickets cost $21 for Press Club members (NPC members may purchase 2 tickets at this rate) and $35 for all other non-member tickets.

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Come dressed as a lobster and your crustacean is on the house! Oct. 30

October 23, 2013 | By Brent Gwathney | bgwathney@press.org

Reserve now for Lobster Night at the Fourth Estate restaurant on Wednesday, Oct. 30.

Dinner includes a 1 1/4-pound steamed Maine lobster with a choice of French fries or rosemary and garlic roasted new potatoes, and a choice of coleslaw or a green salad.

The cost is $25 for members, $30 for non-members. Reservations are required to guarantee a lobster. Call 202-662-7638 to reserve.

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Fall freelance workshop to offer tips on pitching, Nov. 8

October 22, 2013 | By Tam Harbert | tam@tamharbert.com

Whether you’re new to freelancing or an old hand, selling yourself and your ideas to new publications is often the most challenging part of the job. This year’s Fall Freelance Workshop includes a panel of experienced freelancers and editors who will offer tips on pitching.

The workshop, co-sponsored by the National Press Club's Freelance Committee and the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Club.

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