National Press Club

Discovery Communications founder in conversation with journalist Paula Zahn about new book, June 27

June 25, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman | NHoffman@press.org

The founder and executive chairman of Discovery Communications, John Hendricks, will discuss his new book, “A Curious Discovery,” in conversation with award-winning journalist Paula Zahn at the National Press Club on Thursday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m.

For required registration, click here. Tickets are $5 for NPC members, $10 for the public. A book signing will follow the discussion. Proceeds benefit the non-profit National Press Club Journalism Institute.

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Authors: Apply now for NPC Book Fair and Authors' Night

June 25, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman | NHoffman@press.org

The 36th Annual Book Fair and Authors’ Night, in partnership with Politics and Prose, will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Apply to be a featured author at one of the premier literary events in the District.

For more information and to submit an application, click here.

The deadline for submission is Sept. 27. Applications and materials received after this period will not be reviewed.

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Crack those crustaceans! Reserve for Lobster Night tonight at the 4th Estate

June 25, 2013 | By Brent Gwathney | BGwathney@press.org

Enjoy a steamed 1 1/4 Maine lobster and all the fixings Wednesday night, June 26, at The Fourth Estate restaurant from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

NPC Members pay $25, non-members $30 for a Maine Lobster with coleslaw or salad and choice of French fries or oven-crisped new potatoes.

Reservations are requested in advance to assure a lobster. To reserve, please call 202-662-7638. A very limited number of lobsters will be available for those without a reservation.

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This Week in National Press Club History: Which retired world leader said "The old girl can still shout things from the sidelines"?

June 23, 2013 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | EksmithB@verizon.net

June 23, 2010: Controversial film producer/director Oliver Stone gives a news conference about his latest film “South Of The Border,” which features leftist Latin American political leaders, including Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez and Argentina’s Cristina Kirchner.

June 24, 2010: A reception in the Holeman Lounge commemorates the 25th anniversary of the merger of the Washington Press Club and the National Press Club.

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Get on-camera training at workshop with TV pro, June 27

June 23, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman | NHoffman@press.org

Mid-career journalists can get on-camera training on Saturday, July 27 from 10 am. to noon at the National Press Club's Broadcast Operations Center on the 4th floor.

NPC member and veteran television reporter Andrea McCarren will conduct the training.

The training costs $25 for NPC members and $50 for non-members. Registration is required. Click here to register.

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Transportation Secretary LaHood to make farewell remarks at National Press Club Newsmaker event

June 23, 2013 | By Herb Perone | herb@peronecomm.com

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, who is stepping down after more than four years at the department's helm, will make his farewell remarks at a Newsmakers news conference on Thursday, June 27 at 10 a.m. in the First Amendment Lounge.

LaHood’s crusade against the use of cell phones and other electronic devices while driving has made the phrase “distracted driving” a household term. The Transportation Department under LaHood's leadership has also advocated for crash-data recorders in cars and light trucks and pushed for tough fines for Toyota for alleged safety violations.

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Top CEO Carly Fiorina to address 'big data" and politics at July 1 luncheon

June 23, 2013 | By Mark Hamrick | Hampot20854@yahoo.com

At a time when the intersection of “Big Data” and politics makes daily headlines, the National Press Club's July 1 luncheon speaker, Carly Fiorina, is a seasoned expert.

Fiorina, former chairman and chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard from 1999 to 2005, played key roles in two presidential campaigns and now leads Good360, the world's largest product philanthropy organization. Based in Alexandria, Virginia, Good360 helps major companies to donate slow-moving, obsolete or seasonal items to thousands of charitable organizations.

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Special screening of documentary "Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America" on June 26

June 23, 2013 | By Aileen Roberta Schlef | creativealliance@msn.com

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, D-Ill., a strong advocate for pro-immigration reform who has succeeded in gaining significant bipartisan alliances on the issue, will give the keynote remarks at the showing of a special screening of "Harvest of Empires: The Untold Story of Latinos in America" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, in the Conference Rooms.

The screening has been arranged by the International Correspondents Committee and coincides with key votes expected this week in the Senate on an immigration reform package.

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Young to discuss his new book "The Warriors" at July 16 Book Rap

June 21, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman | NHoffman@press.org

NPC Member Tom Young will discuss his new book "The Warriors" on July 16 in the Conference Rooms at the National Press Club. A book signing will follow the discussion.

Registration is required. Click here to register. Tickets are free for NPC members and $5 for the public. This event is a fundraiser for the NPC Journalism Institute. No outside books permitted.

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Asian Development Bank VP to Speak on China, Myanmar & Other Countries, June 25

June 20, 2013 | By Tejinder Singh | tejindersinghdc@gmail.com

Stephen Groff, Asian Development Bank’s Vice President for Southeast/East Asia and the Pacific, will provide a real-time, on-the-ground assessment of operations in China, Myanmar and other countries in Southeast and East Asia at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 25 in the Club’s Zenger Room.

Groff will discuss in detail ADB’s re-engagement efforts in Myanmar and how ADB helped to restructure Myanmar’s debt.

For more information, contact Tejinder Singh, NPC Newsmakers event host, at 202-503-8052 or email at tejindersinghdc@gmail.com

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