National Press Club

Members' photo exhibit opens with reception, Sept. 3

September 3, 2013 | By Darlene Shields | darleneshields@earthlink.net

A reception honoring members whose photos are displayed in the 14th Annual National Press Club Members' Photo Exhibit will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3, in the Club's Holeman Lounge instead of the Library Classroom as previously announced.

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Award-winning photojournalist to discuss challenges in Myanmar Sept.11

September 1, 2013 | By Darlene Shields

Award-winning photojournalist Thomas Cheatham will discuss "Myanmar Today and the Challenges Ahead," at a special event presented by the Club's International Correspondents and Photography Committees on Wednesday, Sept. 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., in the Holeman Lounge. The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) is sponsoring Cheatham's presentation and slideshow.

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Tickets and sponsorships available for Oct. 4 Fourth Estate Dinner honoring Andrea Mitchell

September 1, 2013 | By Lori Russo | LRusso@stantoncomm.com

Mark your calendars! On Friday, Oct. 4, the National Press Club will honor Andrea Mitchell, NBC News' chief foreign affairs correspondent and host of MSNBC’s "Andrea Mitchell Reports," with the 2013 Fourth Estate Award. Join your fellow members and Washington movers and shakers in celebration of Mitchell’s long career in journalism covering everything from the energy crisis and Three Mile Island to presidential campaigns and national security issues.

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Lisbon trip over MLK holiday weekend filling

August 28, 2013 | By Pat Schoeni | PQSCHOENI@aol.com

Sign up for the Jan. 15-20, 2014, trip to Lisbon over the Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday. The trip includes four nights in the 5-star Hotel Tivoli Lisbon, buffet breakfast daily, round trip airfare, taxes, fees and sightseeing in central Lisbon, including the Belem Tower, the Monument to the Age of Discovery and the Jeronimos Monastery.

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Craft beer dinner on tap at Fourth Estate restaurant, Sept. 12

August 28, 2013 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

Reserve now to experience the best of California’s craft beer paired with a five-course dinner Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Fourth Estate restaurant.

The menu matches six micro-brews from the North Coast Brewing Company, founded in California in 1988, with gourmet creations, including a seafood ceviche, a duck breast with plum sauce and a mocha crème brulee. A full menu is listed below.
Reservations are essential. To reserve, click here.

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PBS correspondent Suarez to present screening of 'Latino Americans' and sign books Sept. 11

August 28, 2013 | By Aileen Roberta Schlef | creativealliance@msn.com

Ray Suarez, PBS Newshour correspondent, will present segments of a forthcoming PBS series on Latino Americans and sign a companion book Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m.

The event, co-sponsored by the Events and and Book and Author Committees, opens Hispanic Heritage Month. A reception and book signing of "Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped A Nation" will follow the screening. National Press Club member, Rudy Arredondo will perform Mexican-American and Latino music during the reception.

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Pols v. press spelling bee set

August 25, 2013 | By Gilbert Klein | gilbert.klein@me.com

One hundred years ago, the National Press Club organized a spelling bee, pitting members of Congress against Washington reporters. In 1913, President Wilson attended, a member of his Cabinet moderated and an Ohio congressman won.

On Sept. 18, 2013, the Press Club is reprising the "Best Speller in the United States" competition, to celebrate Washington, D.C., history, promote education and raise money for the Club's non-profit Journalism Institute. Merriam-Webster will provide the words and the pronouncer. Washington satirist Mark Russell will make a special appearance.

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Newsmaker panel to discuss Egypt tomorrow, Aug. 27

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

A panel of experts in Middle East policy will appear at a Newsmakers news conference on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 10 a.m. in the Zenger Room to discuss the current crisis in Egypt and the forces that will shape Egypt's future, including U.S. involvement there.

The panel includes Stephen McInerney, Executive Director of Project on Middle East Democracies; Michele Dunne, Director, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council; and Tamara Cofman Wittes, Senior Fellow and Director of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution.

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Rapidly-growing threats to America and the global community will take center stage at Sept. 10 Luncheon featuring CDC director Frieden

August 23, 2013 | By Doris Margolis | dorismargolis@editorialassociates.com

Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will update his audience on major health issues and challenges at a Tuesday, Sept. 10 National Press Club luncheon.

In his talk, “The Cough Heard ‘Round the World: CDC and Health Security,” he will discuss new and deadly pathogens that can “hitch-hike rides and crisscross the globe in a day,” creating a growing global threat.

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Upcoming National Press Club luncheons

August 22, 2013 | By Melinda Cooke | mcooke@press.org

NPC Luncheons are open to credentialed members of the media. Luncheon tickets are open to the public except where noted as "members and guests only".

For more information go to www.press.org or email mcooke@press.org
All NPC Luncheons are held in the National Press Club Ballroom unless otherwise noted.

The upcoming series includes:

Aug. 29: Ben Jealous, President and CEO, NAACP
Topic: The Trayvon Martin case and stand your ground laws.

Sept. 10: Thomas R. Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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