National Press Club

Introduction to bill-tracking website postponed to April 19

April 4, 2018 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

An introduction to the Library of Congress' bill-tracking site has been moved to April 19.

The site, www.congress.gov, also provides access to the Congressional Record, committee reports, nominations, treaties, and executive communications.

The National Press Club Journalism Institute and the Club's Professional Development Committee are offering a workshop on using the website at 9.30 a.m. April 19, in the Bloomberg Room. Tickets for $5 for Club members and $10 for the general public.

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Exquisite foods of Emilia-Romagna region paired with Tuscan wines at cookbook dinner, April 17

April 2, 2018 | By Donna Leinwand Leger | dleinwand@usatoday.com

Enjoy the food and wine of two of Italy's most celebrated regions at a dinner Tuesday, April 17, at the Fourth Estate Restaurant.

Acclaimed Italian food and culture expert Francine Segan will explore the culinary specialities of Emilia-Romagna, the region that gives us such delicacies as prosciutto di Parma, balsamic vinegar of Modena and Parmigiano-Reggiano. The gourmet menu will be paired with the wines of noted Tuscan wine producer Castello di Gabbiano, a winery in operation in the heart of the Chianti region since the 12th century.

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Books and Brunch to meet April 14

April 1, 2018 | By Fay Iudicello | faysiudicello@gmail.com

The National Press Club Books and Brunch group will meet at noon on April 14 in the Fourth Estate Restaurant to discuss "Alex's Wake" by Martin Goldsmith.

The work is a story of two parallel journeys undertaken several decades apart. In 1939, Goldsmith's grandfather Alex and his uncle Helmut were among the 937 passengers fleeing Nazi Germany aboard the ship St. Louis. Goldsmith later spent six months following in their footsteps and tracking their fate.

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Get your best, most creative online journalism entered in Club contest

April 1, 2018 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

Those who have done the most innovative online journalism in 2017 should enter their work in the competition for the Joan M. Friedenberg Online Journalism Award. The deadline has been extended to Monday, April 16.

The winner of this National Press Club award will have done original reporting and have taken advantage of online technology, such as interactive databases, primary-source interviews, and accompanying charts and graphs, in order to provide a thorough and graphically attractive report.

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Deadline approaching to enter best writing in diplomatic, foreign policy in contest

March 30, 2018 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

Your best reporting and writing on diplomatic and foreign affairs for 2017 are wanted for the National Press Club’s annual journalism contest. The extended deadline is April 16.

The winners in both print/online and broadcast will get the Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence.

The award is named for Hood, a distinguished diplomatic correspondent for The Associated Press and a founding member of the Club. Entrants must demonstrate an understanding of American foreign policy and how foreign affairs affect those policies.

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'Putin’s Trump Card' is topic for Kalb Report April 16 at the National Press Club

March 29, 2018 | By Gil Klein | gilbert.klein@me.com

Moderator Marvin Kalb plans to lead a panel of experts exploring President Donald Trump’s relations with Russia’s Vladimir Putin on the next Kalb Report on April 16 in the National Press Club ballroom.

The program begins at 8 p.m. sharp, and attendees should be seated by 7:45 p.m. Admission is free, but seats are limited. Club members can reserve by clicking here.

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Learn truth behind how female Marines are trained at April 12 Club Headliners Book Rap

March 29, 2018 | By Lori Russo | lrusso@stantoncomm.com

On Thursday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m., Kate Germano plans to share her new book Fight Like a Girl: The Truth Behind How Female Marines Are Trained at a National Press Club Headliners Book Rap and explain why she believes the male-dominated Marine Corps has a systematic problem with female leadership and institutionalized gender bias.

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NPC's Fourth Estate hosts Wine Dinner featuring food, drink from Tuscany

March 29, 2018 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

The National Press Club's Fourth Estate Restaurant plans to host an Italian Wine Dinner on Tuesday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. featuring Francine Segan.

Tickets are $85 single/$160/ couple with a 15 percent discount for Club members ($72.25 single/$136/couple) and can be purchased by clicking here.

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Owls book Washington Post cartoonist Tom Toles to headline Hoot April 26

March 28, 2018 | By Frank Aukofer | faukofer@gmail.com

Tom Toles, the Pulitzer-Prize winning editorial cartoonist for The Washington Post, will headline the Silver Owls’ Spring Hoot at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the National Press Club ballroom.

The Hoot is open to all Club members and their guests. Tickets are $35, which covers one of the Club’s superb sit-down dinners, preceded by a cash bar. Reservations can be made at on the Club's website, by calling 202-662-7501 or emailing reservations@press.org.

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Sheila Tate shares new biography of Nancy Reagan at April 4 Headliners Book Rap

March 28, 2018 | By Lori Russo | LRusso@stantoncomm.com

Sheila Tate, who served as press secretary to former First Lady Nancy Reagan from 1981 to 1985, plans to offer a glimpse into Reagan's personal life in a discussion about her book Lady in Red: An Intimate Portrait of Nancy Reagan at a National Press Club Headliners Book Rap on Wednesday, April 4, at 6:30 p.m.

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