National Press Club

Ms. Quote: Panel to explore lack of female sources in coverage, Jan. 13

January 6, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman |

What are we missing when our reporting doesn’t adequately include women experts and women subjects? Why should we care and how can we increase women's voices in the news?

Come explore these issues and engage in the debate with an expert panel at the National Press Club on Jan. 13, from 6:30-8 p.m.

Registration ( -- $5 for Club members (login for code); $10 public -- is required.

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Amtrak CEO Boardman at NPC Luncheon on Friday, head table seats available

January 6, 2014 | By Matt Mlynarczyk |

Amtrak President & CEO Joseph H. Boardman will discuss passenger rail issues and federal transportation funding in a speech entitled “Bringing Transportation Funding into the 21st Century” at a National Press Club Luncheon on Friday, Jan. 10.

Boardman was appointed to his current position in November 2008 after serving as Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration and a member of the Amtrak Board of Directors. Prior to his position at FRA, he was the longest serving Commissioner of the New York State Department of Transportation.

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Book rap featuring Diana Gabaldon on June 18 -- get your tickets now

January 3, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman |

It may be five months away, but the Diana Gabaldon book rap scheduled for June 18 is selling fast! Almost 350 tickets have already been purchased, so be sure you get yours today.

Diana Gabaldon, author of the popular Outlander series, plans to discuss the next book in the series, Written in My Own Heart’s Blood, on June 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ballroom. A book signing will follow the discussion.

This is a ticketed event and registration is required. Click here ( to register. All attendees must have a ticket.

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Jazz Night in the Fourth Estate on a NEW DATE, Jan. 8

January 2, 2014 | By Susan Delbert |

Jazz Night in the Fourth Estate on a NEW DATE

On Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, the Fourth Estate restaurant will host “Jazz Night” in conjunction with Blues Alley, Georgetown’s home for jazz. The Fourth Estate usually celebrates Jazz Night the first Wednesday of every month, but due to the New Year, it is pushed forward to next Wednesday.

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How to cover the federal government: One-day event Jan. 11

January 2, 2014 | By Jonathan D. Salant |

The National Press Club Professional Development Committee, NPC Journalism Institute and Investigative Reporters and Editors are teaming up for a one-day conference on covering the federal government. The session will run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11.

Topics include investigating Congress, covering health care and national security and following the money.

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You Have the Power: Advanced Internet research + using Google Drive

December 31, 2013 | By Elizabeth Allin

Have you ever been frustrated by an internet search that turns up no hits? Or by one that returns too many? Have you felt in your bones that the info you need is out there in the wild west of the internet, but you just can’t find it?

Studies show that searchers are unsuccessful 50 percent of the time. Up your average by learning tricks of the trade from a news librarian with who has worked as a researcher at the Newseum, NPR and The National Press Club.

Tuesday Jan. 14, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room

Registration is $5 for members, $10 for non-members

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Top National Guard general to outline future of the force at Jan. 9 luncheon

December 30, 2013 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Gen. Frank J. Grass, member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and chief of the National Guard Bureau, will explore issues facing the National Guard at a National Press Club luncheon Jan. 9.

Grass, who took command Sept. 7, 2012, is responsible for ensuring that the more than 460,000 Army and Air National Guard citizen-warriors stand ready to protect the nation and mobilize as active duty soldiers and airmen and women. Since 9-11, National Guard citizen soldiers and airmen have supported more than 760,000 overseas mobilizations, some more than once.

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Make Fourth Estate your first stop on New Year’s Eve

December 29, 2013 | By Susan Delbert |

Before you head to your friend’s soiree to watch the ball drop, have a sumptuous early dinner on New Year's Eve at the National Press Club.

The Fourth Estate Restaurant, on the 13th floor of the National Press Building, will open (and close) early, 5-8:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 31.

Start your dinner with a glass of bubbly on us and then enjoy six entrée choices on the modified Prix Fixe menu, which is usually offered only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.

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Fourth Estate Italian feast to feature popular cookbook author Domenica Marchetti, Jan. 23

December 26, 2013 | By Susan Delbert, executive chef |

Popular Italian cookbook author Domenica Marchetti will sign her latest book and host a five-course dinner on Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Fourth Estate restaurant.

The dinner will draw from her latest cookbook, The Glorious Vegetables of Italy, and will include Italian wines, such as Piemonte and Sardenga, specially paired with the dishes. The menu is listed below.

National Press Club members can purchase tickets for $150 per couple and $80 per single. Non-member tickets are $170 per couple and $90 for per single. Tickets include tax, tip and one signed cookbook.

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Amtrak President Joseph H. Boardman headlines Jan. 10 luncheon

December 26, 2013 | By Matt Mlynarczyk |

Amtrak President and chief executive Joseph H. Boardman will analyze passenger rail issues and preview the year ahead for Amtrak at a National Press Club luncheon on Friday, Jan. 10.

The luncheon will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. Remarks will begin at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $22 for Club members and up to one guest, and $36 for non-members.

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