National Press Club

Club podcast covers Trump phenomenon: What the media got wrong

November 1, 2017 | By Adam Konowe | Adam.Konowe@tmp.com

The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States came as a surprise to many, particularly in the mainstream media and political establishment.

But should it have been a surprise? Did the mainstream media miss a beat? And could they still be? Leonard Steinhorn, a professor of communication and affiliate professor of history at American University, believes that might be the case.

In the latest episode of Update-1, National Press Club Broadcast/Podcast team member Leone Lakhani speaks to Steinhorn to find out why.

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Institute session to demonstrate tools for tracking corporate political spending, Nov. 3

November 1, 2017 | By Kathy Kiely | kkiely@press.org

Join the National Press Club Journalism Institute Friday, Nov. 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room for the last session of the three-part series “It’s Never Too Early to Follow the Money.”

“Lightening the money” will focus on resources The Center for Political Accountability uses to track corporate political spending. Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for non-members. Register for tickets here.

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National Press Club and Politics & Prose: Two great Washington institutions make one great book fair, Nov. 10

October 31, 2017 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo

More than 90 nationally known authors have signed on to attend the National Press Club’s Book Fair & Authors’ Night on Friday, Nov. 10. They’ll be here to talk with their fans and sign books at this festive literary event. Patrons can browse for books in the Club’s historic ballroom from 5:30 pm to 8:30 p.m.

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National Press Club’s 40th Annual Book Fair & Authors’ Night to showcase scores of best-selling writers, Nov. 10

October 29, 2017 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

The capital region’s premier holiday book event is back for the 40th year and once again, the National Press Club and its Journalism Institute are partnering with landmark local book seller Politics & Prose for a night of politicians, pundits and prose.

More than 90 authors will attend the National Press Club’s Book Fair & Authors’ Night on Friday, Nov. 10. They’ll be here to talk to their fans and sign books at this most exciting literary event of the holiday season. Patrons can browse for books in the Club’s historic ballroom from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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Check out the menu for the roast beef buffet on Book Fair night, Nov. 10

October 27, 2017 | By Mesfin Mekonen | mmekonen@press.org

National Press Club members and their guests are invited to attend the Annual Book Fair and Author Night Roast Beef Buffet on Friday, Nov. 10.

The buffet opens at at 5:30 p.m. in the Reliable Source.

Stop in for a hearty meal either before or after you visit the Club's popular pre-holiday book fair. The price of the Roast Beef Buffet is $24 for Club members and $28 for non-members plus tax and gratuity.

Reservations are encouraged because this event usually sells out. Please contact us at 202-662-7443 or e-mail at RS@press.org

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Vast culinary diversity on display at Turkish dinner, Nov. 1 at the Fourth Estate

October 25, 2017 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

International food writer Robyn Eckhardt and photographer David Hagerman will take you on a journey through Turkey with their cookbook, "Istanbul & Beyond," at a multi-course wine dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 1.

The dinner will pair the vast cultural diversity of Turkish cuisine with two specialty cocktails from the book -- a Purple Basil Vodka Cooler and a warm Cinnamon Rum Tea -- as well as three Italian wines. The full menu is listed below.

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Learn how to track corporate political spending at NPCJI session Nov. 3

October 25, 2017 | By Kathy Kiely | kkiely@press.org

Join the NPC Journalism Institute on Nov. 3 for the last session of the three-part series “It’s Never Too Early to Follow the Money.”

“Lightening the money” will focus on resources The Center for Political Accountability uses to track corporate political spending. This session will be held on Friday, Nov. 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the National Press Club’s Bloomberg Room. Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for non-members.

Register for tickets by clicking here.

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FDA commissioner luncheon rescheduled for Nov. 3

October 25, 2017 | By William Pierce | wpierce@apcoworldwide.com

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, will speak at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Nov. 3 to discuss the agency's agenda and related issues.

Gottlieb was scheduled for a Sept. 29 Luncheon, which had to be postponed.

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Club schedules pre-Veterans Day Headliners Luncheon featuring VA secretary, Nov. 6

October 25, 2017 | By Kevin Wensing | kmwensing@comcast.net

As Veterans Day approaches, Dr. David Shulkin, secretary of Veterans Affairs, will speak at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Monday, Nov. 6, in the Club’s Holeman Lounge.

Shulkin plans to discuss the effort to care for millions of America’s veterans and improve the effectiveness of the Veterans Affairs health-care system.

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World Bank president plans Headliners Luncheon speech, Nov. 20

October 25, 2017 | By Robert Weiner | weinerpublic@comcast.net

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim plans to appear at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Nov. 20 in the Club’s Holeman Lounge to outline recent trends in the global economy.

Kim, the bank's 12th president, is also expected to discuss new ways to help women entrepreneurs and the role of the private sector in maximizing development finance.

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