National Press Club

Panel to discuss the right to photograph and record in public Oct. 23

October 13, 2013 | By Darlene Shields |

In support of Free Speech Week, the National Press Club's Photography Committee will sponsor a panel discussion on the "Right to Photograph and Record in Public," on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 6 p.m. to 8 .m. in the Club's Conference Rooms. The panel will be moderated by Mickey H. Osterreicher, general counsel to the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA).

The expert panel includes:

- Robert Corn-Revere, partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, an expert in First Amendment Law.
- Gwendolyn Crump, director, Office of Communications, D.C, Metropolitan Police Department.

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CNN's Piers Morgan to discuss, sign copies of his new book at afternoon Book Rap Oct. 18

October 12, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Piers Morgan, host of CNN’s "Piers Morgan Live," will discuss and sign copies of his new book "Shooting Straight: Guns, Gays, God, and George Clooney" on Friday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m. in the Holeman Lounge.

This is a ticketed event, and registration is required by clicking here. Tickets are $5 for Club members, $10 for the public.

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Justice Breyer joins Oct. 17 "Saturday Night Massacre" event

October 10, 2013 | By Gilbert Klein |

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will make opening remarks at the National Press Club’s retrospective Thursday, Oct. 17, on the 40th anniversary of the “Saturday Night Massacre” when President Nixon fired Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox, setting in motion the events that led to the president’s resignation.

The event will be held in the Holeman Lounge beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Breyer, who served on Cox’s staff, will talk about the character of the man who led the investigation into the Watergate scandal.

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Screening of PBS "JFK" film clips, panel discussion slated for Oct. 30

October 10, 2013 | By Megan Cotten |

On Wednesday,Oct. 30. at 6:30 p.m., a prestigious panel will discuss John F. Kennedy's life and presidency by showing clips from the upcoming "American Experience" film "JFK," premiering in November on PBS in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the president's death.

The panel will examine the relationship between JFK and the press, and explore how the media's treatment of the personal and political life of presidents has evolved through the years. To purchase tickets, click here.

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Expert to answer questions on debt-ceiling law at Newsmaker Oct. 14

October 10, 2013 | By Herb Perone |

As the possibility of a first-ever federal default looms closer, a respected authority will answer questions about the nation's controversial debt-ceiling law at a National Club Newsmaker event at 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 14.

Neil Buchanan, a professor at George Washington University Law School, will address questions about the law’s constitutionality and options available to President Obama and Congress in resolving the current debt-ceiling crisis.

Among the issues he will discuss:

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Bob Schieffer, Jim Lehrer, Marianne Means to reminisce on JFK shooting at Nov. 4 event

October 9, 2013 | By Gilbert Klein |

Where were you when Kennedy was shot? Anyone over the age of 60 can tell you exactly what he or she was doing at the moment the news broke.

It was the seminal breaking news story between the attack on Pearl Harbor and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It's an event that has captured the imagination of Americans of all ages.

To mark the assassination's 50th anniversary, the National Press Club is bringing together on Monday, Nov. 4, three journalists who were in Dallas that memorable day a half-century earlier.

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Michigan attorney general to preview affirmative action case at Newsmaker Oct. 14

October 8, 2013 | By Herb Perone |

Michigan attorney general Bill Schuette, who is defending Michigan’s constitutional amendment requiring equal treatment in public college and university admissions before the U.S. Supreme Court, will preview the case at a National Press Club Newsmaker Monday, Oct. 14, at 10 a.m. in the Zenger Room.

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Former Brady Campaign head to discuss gun control impasse at Newsmaker Oct. 18

October 8, 2013 | By Herb Perone |

Paul Helmke, former president and CEO of the Brady Campaign/Center to Prevent Gun Violence, will address the political impasse over national efforts to reduce gun violence at a National Press Newsmaker event Friday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

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So you want to write a book

October 8, 2013 | By Jonathan D. Salant |]

Join a book agent and four Club members/book authors to discuss how to pitch and write a book at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in a program co-sponsored by the Professional Development Committee, Freelance Committee and National Press Club Journalism Institute.

Book agent Deborah Grosvenor and authors Tom Dunkel, Alison Fitzgerald, Eleanor Herman and Tom Young, all of them members of the Club, will talk about their experiences and offer tips.

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Journalists, communicators to meet at 'summit' Oct. 18

October 7, 2013 | By Tom McMahon |

Journalists and communicators may be separate categories of communications professionals, but they will get together Friday, Oct. 18, for the National Press Club's Communicators Summit to discuss how they are using social media to do their jobs.

The summit, sponsored by the Communications and Marketing Committee, will take place in the Zenger Room starting with a networking breakfast at 8 a.m. Admission is $30 for NPC members and $50 for non-members.

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