National Press Club

Works by notable photojournalist John Launois 'L'Americain' on display in Club lobby

October 15, 2013 | By Aileen Roberta Schlef

The works of iconic photojournalist John Launois, who traveled around the world to capture major historic events for the great photo magazines, are on display this month in the lobby of the National Press Club.

Launois, a naturalized American citizen, died in 2002 in Liechtenstein.

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Get tips on how to write, pitch a book Oct. 29

October 15, 2013 | By Julie Schoo |

Want to write a book but don't know how? Or need help in getting it published?

Find out Tuesday, Oct. 29. A book agent and four National Press Club members/book authors will discuss how to write and pitch a book at a panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, co-sponsored by the Professional Development Committee, Freelance Committee and National Press Club Journalism Institute.

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Actress Goldie Hawn to discuss education at Nov. 5 luncheon

October 15, 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 purchase tickets, click here.

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Panel to offer a primer on covering federal agencies Oct. 25

October 15, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

What’s a journalist to do when the federal government agency you want to cover doesn’t want to be covered?

Learn how to navigate the political and bureaucratic federal agency waters, how to work with public affairs officers and how to develop sources that can provide the intel you need to write your story. A panel scheduled for 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at the National Press Club will provide you this information, and more.

Panelists will be:

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Alan Greenspan to discuss new book on economic forecasting at Club Nov. 6

October 14, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Alan Greenspan, former longtime chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, will discuss his newest book, "The Map and the Territory: Risk, Human Nature, and the Future of Forecasting" on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the National Press Club Ballroom. A book signing will follow the discussion.

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Thanks to room change, space still available for Oct. 18 Communicators Summit

October 13, 2013 | By Tom McMahon |

Due to popular demand, the National Press Club Communicators Summit on Friday, Oct. 18, has been moved to the Club's Conference Rooms to accommodate more attendees. The summit, sponsored by the Communications and Marketing Committee, will focus on how social media is playing a greater role in journalism and public relations.

The event will start with a networking breakfast at 8 a.m. Admission is $30 for NPC members and $50 for non-members.

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This week in National Press Club history: For first time, broadcaster gets Fourth Estate Award

October 13, 2013 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |]

This Week In National Press Club History:

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Panel to discuss the right to photograph and record in public Oct. 23

October 13, 2013 | By Darlene Shields |

In support of Free Speech Week, the National Press Club's Photography Committee will sponsor a panel discussion on the "Right to Photograph and Record in Public," on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 6 p.m. to 8 .m. in the Club's Conference Rooms. The panel will be moderated by Mickey H. Osterreicher, general counsel to the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA).

The expert panel includes:

- Robert Corn-Revere, partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, an expert in First Amendment Law.
- Gwendolyn Crump, director, Office of Communications, D.C, Metropolitan Police Department.

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CNN's Piers Morgan to discuss, sign copies of his new book at afternoon Book Rap Oct. 18

October 12, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Piers Morgan, host of CNN’s "Piers Morgan Live," will discuss and sign copies of his new book "Shooting Straight: Guns, Gays, God, and George Clooney" on Friday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m. in the Holeman Lounge.

This is a ticketed event, and registration is required by clicking here. Tickets are $5 for Club members, $10 for the public.

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Justice Breyer joins Oct. 17 "Saturday Night Massacre" event

October 10, 2013 | By Gilbert Klein |

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will make opening remarks at the National Press Club’s retrospective Thursday, Oct. 17, on the 40th anniversary of the “Saturday Night Massacre” when President Nixon fired Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox, setting in motion the events that led to the president’s resignation.

The event will be held in the Holeman Lounge beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Breyer, who served on Cox’s staff, will talk about the character of the man who led the investigation into the Watergate scandal.

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