National Press Club

Gloria Steinem, feminist activist, to address an NPC Luncheon, Nov. 18

November 1, 2013 | By Alison Fitzgerald |

Gloria Steinem, the feminist activist and founder of Ms. Magazine, will speak at a National Press Club luncheon on Nov. 18.

Steinem is one of 16 people President Barack Obama honored this year with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.

In her more than 40 years advocating for women’s equality, Steinem helped found the Women’s Action Alliance, the National Women’s Political Caucus and the Women’s Media Center.

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UN human rights investigators to discuss N. Korea violations today

October 31, 2013 | By Myron Belkind |

Three members of the U.N. Human Rights Council's Commission of Inquiry (COI) established last March to investigate allegations of widespread violations of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) will discuss concerns raised by their probe at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference on Friday, Nov. 1 at 10:30 a.m. in the Zenger Room.

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How to write short: Word craft for fast times, Nov. 20

October 31, 2013 | By Julie Schoo |

Roy Peter Clark, the Poynter Institute’s writing coach, will discuss the most effective techniques and strategies for making your work stand out at a workshop Nov. 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Zenger Room.

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Seats going fast for NPC retrospective on Kennedy assassination retrospective, Nov. 4

October 31, 2013 | By Gil Klein |

Four journalists who went on to prominent careers will their experiences in Dallas on Nov. 22 1963 when Lee Harvey Oswald’s shots changed their lives – and the life of the nation – at a retrospective panel 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at the National Press Club.

CBS News Senior Correspondent Bob Schieffer was a cub reporter at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram when he answered a phone call from Lee Harvey Oswald’s mother, asking for a ride to Dallas to see her son.

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Jazz up your dinner with great music at the Fourth Estate, Nov. 6

October 31, 2013 | By Susan Delbert |

he First Week of the Month, Gumbo and Jazz Night in the Fourth Estate

Jazz up some great food with some great music at the Fourth Estate's Jazz Night on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

The Fourth Estate hosts Jazz Night the first Wednesday of every month in conjunction with Blues Alley, Georgetown’s home for jazz. The November Jazz Night kicks off the winter jazz scene in Washington and features some cool and comfortable foods to enjoy the music, including New Orleans gumbo and red beans & rice.

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Just a few tickets left for Goldie Hawn luncheon, Nov. 5

October 31, 2013 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Oscar-winning actress and children’s advocate Goldie Hawn will speak about a science-based education program to address emotional stress among children at a National Press Club luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

To guarantee your seat, reserve now by clicking here to jump to the ticket page.

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Club to screen "Long Island Railroad Massacre" Nov. 6

October 30, 2013 | By Allyson Cannon |

Join The National Press Club for a preview screening of “Long Island Railroad Massacre” at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Holeman Lounge.

Reserve your seat by registering here.

On Dec. 7th, 1993, Colin Ferguson boarded a Long Island commuter train and began to shoot passengers, killing six people and wounding 19 others. As the 20-year anniversary of the event approaches, the film brings to light issues in gun control and mental illness that still resonate today.

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Show me the money! Schwab CEO Walt Bettinger to tackle the '401K' at Nov. 11 luncheon

October 30, 2013 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Walter W. Bettinger, CEO of The Charles Schwab Corporation, one of the world’s largest investment companies, will tackle issues facing future retirees in a speech entitled "401(k) Plans: When will we put hard-working Americans first?" at a National Press Club luncheon on Nov. 11.

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Post's Petula Dvorak to receive Order of the Owl at 'Fall Hoot,' noon Saturday

October 30, 2013 | By Frank Aukofer |

The Silver Owls of the National Press Club will confer the Order of the Owl on Washington Post columnist Petula Dvorak at the Owls' Fall Hoot noon Saturday at the club.

The award is given on an occasional basis to journalists "who give a hoot about Washington journalism." Among others who have received it are satirist Mark Russell, humor columnist Art Buchwald, TV curmudgeon Andy Rooney, pianist John Eaton, the Kiplinger Report's Austin Kiplinger and the Club's own John Cosgrove, 95, the oldest living past NPC president.

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Panel to reveal how to make blogging pay

October 28, 2013 | By Hannes Luth |

A panel of journalists will discuss how to make blogging pay on Nov. 18, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the National Press Club conference rooms.

Blogging offers opportunities and risks. It can bolster a journalist’s career. On the other hand, journalists are frequently asked to blog for free or very little pay, a trend that seems to be growing in the publishing industry.

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