National Press Club

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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Take the night off! We'll cook and you'll see magic, Nov. 27

October 27, 2013 | By Larry Lipman |

Don’t cook at home the night before Thanksgiving. Be wined and dined at the National Press Club’s award-winning restaurant, The Fourth Estate, or enjoy more casual fare upstairs in The Reliable Source.

Either way, magicians from the Society of American Magicians who meet monthly at the National Press Club will perform table-side magic for your family and friends between 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. The magic will be so close, some of it will actually happen right in your own hands!

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Support the Book Fair, win fun prizes!

October 27, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Join “Friends of the Book Fair” in support of the NPC Journalism Institute and get a raffle ticket and free admission to the 36th Annual Book Fair & Authors' night Tuesday, Nov. 19.

“Friend of the Book Fair” contributions of $25 will support the institute, which provides training, research and resources for news professionals and scholarships for the next generation of journalists. Contributions are tax-deductible.

"Friends" can join on line, by mail or in person. To join online, please click here.

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Former Fed Chairman Greenspan to discuss, sign new book, Nov. 6

October 27, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan will discuss his book, "The Map and the Territory: Risk, Human Nature, and the Future of Forecasting" in conversation with NPC President Angela Greiling Keane on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the National Press Club Ballroom. A book signing will follow the discussion.

This is a ticketed event and registration is required. Click here to register.

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Lawyers for German human rights group to release report on Camp Ashraf massacre, Oct. 30

October 27, 2013 | By Anthony E. Gallo |

A report alleging Iraqi government complicity in the September massacre at Camp Ashraf of 52 Iranian dissidents will be released at a Newsmaker news conference 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 in the National Press Club's Zenger Room.

The release by lawyers will representing the German human rights group Menschenrechtsverein Für Migranten (Rights for Migrants)comes on the eve of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's state visit to meet with President Obama.

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