National Press Club

From the Border: Journalists share firsthand accounts, tips for reporting on immigration, July 26

July 18, 2018 | By Doug Harbrecht | dharbrecht@press.org

Dig deeper into the immigration debate with a special workshop panel, "Beyond Borders: Reporting from the Field," featuring reporters who reported from El Salvador and the Texas-Mexico border.

The July 26 program is sponsored by the National Press Club Journalism Institute and the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF).

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Controversial cartoonist Rob Rogers in conversation with Pulitzer-winning WaPo cartoonist Ann Telnaes, July 19

July 18, 2018 | By Doug Harbrecht | dharbrecht@press.org

Rob Rogers, a former editorial cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette whose edgy work was too hot for his publisher to handle, will talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Ann Telnaes of the Washington Post at a National Press Club Journalism Institute (NPCJI) event at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 19, in the Club's Bloomberg Room.

You must have a ticket to attend the two-hour event. Click here to reserve your space.

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Major League Baseball commissioner to speak at National Press Club luncheon, July 16

July 13, 2018 | By Tamara Hinton | tamara.hinton@storypartnersdc.com

Major League Baseball Commissioner Robert D. Manfred will address the state of America's favorite pastime at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on July 16.

Manfred, baseball's 10th Commissioner, will appear at the Club a day before the MLB All-Star Game at Nationals Park in Washington. He signed on with the MLB full-time in 1998 as executive vice president of economics and league affairs. In that position, he negotiated the MLB's first drug testing agreement with the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) in 2002.

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Update-1 podcast tackles what's next for the U.S. and North Korea following President Trump's historic meeting with Kim Jong Un

July 12, 2018 | By Mike Hempen | mhempen204@comcast.net

What happens next following last month's summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un?

They signed a letter with four primary provisions -- renewed security for North Korea, renewal of peaceful relations, denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and North Korean commitment to recovering Prisoner of War and Missing in Action remains.

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Today: CEO of Union Pacific to address Headliners Luncheon

July 11, 2018 | By Tamara Hinton | tamara.hinton@Storypartnersdc.com

Lance Fritz, chairman, president and chief executive of Union Pacific, will discuss trade, technology, and his insights into the economy at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on the 7th floor of the National Press Building on July 12 at 12:30 p.m.

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Today: Ohio Gov. John Kasich to address impact of Trump foreign policy on NATO

July 11, 2018 | By Lindsay Underwood | LUnderwood@press.org

On the heels of this week's NATO Summit in Brussels, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a likely Republican primary challenger to President Trump in 2020, will discuss how Trump's foreign trade policies and relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin have affected America's relations with NATO allies at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker on Thursday, July 12, at 10 a.m. in the Club's Zenger room.

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"Silent Cal" had something to say when he laid the cornerstone of the National Press Building

July 8, 2018 | By Gil Klein | gilbert.klein@me.com

What did Calvin Coolidge say when he laid the National Press Building cornerstone?

A photo of President Coolidge laying the cornerstone of the National Press Building on April 8, 1926, is one of the National Press Club’s iconic images. The Club was struggling to put together the financing to construct the building. Already, William Fox of the Fox Theater Corp. had agreed to advance $500,000 if the building included a movie palace. Charlie Chaplain was one of the witnesses to that agreement.

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NPC to participate in July 5 moment of silence

July 5, 2018 | By William McCarren | wmccarren@press.org

On Thursday, July 5, newsrooms nationwide are being asked to recognize the tragic loss of life last week at the Annapolis Capital Gazette with a moment of silence. This will take place at 2:33 p.m.

The National Press Club, which acts as a newsroom for many, will also participate. Members who are working in the Club or in the building are invited to come to the lobby on the 13th floor or gather on the staircase to the 14th floor. Club staff has also been invited to attend.

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National Press Club in History: Early Club luncheons

July 2, 2018 | By Gilbert Klein | gilbert.klein@me.com

What did an early National Press Club luncheon look like?

From its inception, the Club has attracted prominent people in politics, government, business and entertainment. William Howard Taft, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Sarah Bernhardt, and Andrew Carnegie were all early visitors.

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National Press Club displays Capital Gazette front-page coverage of shooting

July 2, 2018 | By Wire staff report | wire@press.org

The National Press Club displayed the June 29 front page of The Capital Gazette on the wall of its members-only bar and grill, The Reliable Source, on the day that the paper was published.

The Annapolis newspaper’s A1 covers the aftermath of the June 28 shooting in its newsroom that killed five journalists. The front page is the newest addition to dozens of other historic front pages from newspapers around the country adorning the walls of The Reliable Source that depict important moments in U.S. culture.

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