National Press Club

Report on Youth Civic Engagement to Be Released at Oct. 9 Newsmaker

September 25, 2013 | By Herb Perrone |

A report on youth civic engagement will be released at a Club Newswmakers event at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in the Bloomberg Room.

The report, “All Together Now: Collaboration and Innovation for Youth Engagement,” was prepared by the Commission on Youth Voting and Civic Knowledge. It will be released by the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement at Tufts University’s Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service.

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Activist Calls on President Obama to Press China on Human Rights

September 25, 2013 | By Jennifer Ejim |

Chen Guangcheng, a prominent Chinese human rights activist and political dissident, called on President Barack Obama administration to show greater commitment toward addressing what he said were human rights violations by the government in Beijing.

He said Obama should ``protect and promote democracy worldwide'' and should raise the issue of human rights with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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Jazz Night Returns to Fourth Estate Restaurant Oct. 2

September 25, 2013 | By Jake Serwer |

Jazz Night returns to the Fourth Estate Restaurant during dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 2.

Members of the Blues Alley Youth Orchestra will play from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. as background music. To reserve, go to or call 202-662-7638.

The restaurant will host the event with Blues Alley, Georgetown’s home for jazz. In addition to great music, there will be culinary jazz specials of oysters Rockefeller, oysters Bienville and okra gumbo with rice and beans.

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Education Secretary to Speak at Club Sept. 30

September 25, 2013 | By Debra Silimeo |

On the heels of a four-state bus tour, Education Secretary Arne Duncan will speak at a the Club at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30. While the event will follow the Speakers luncheon format, no meal will be served.

Duncan has been making the case for providing preschool education for all 4-year-olds and for a new higher education agenda, including a ratings system for colleges' affordability and value.

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Chinese Cultural Revolution Documentary to Be Shown Tonight

September 24, 2013 | By Megan Cotten |

"The Revolutionary," a documentary about the Chinese Cultural Revolution, is to be shown tonight at 6:30 p.m. at the Club.
Chairman Mao Zedong's call to "make revolution" was answered by tens of millions of Chinese and one American. The Revolutionary is a feature-length documentary film about the Maoist Era and Sidney Rittenberg, an American who played an unprecedented role for a foreigner in Chinese politics.

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NPC Newsmaker to Focus on New Campaign Finance Case Before Supreme Court

September 24, 2013 | By Jonathan D. Salant |

With the U.S. Supreme Court about to hear arguments on another case that could allow donors to give millions of dollars more than they now can contribute to federal campaigns, two experts on campaign finance law will discuss the case of McCutcheon v. FEC and its impact on campaign finance regulations at a Club Newsmaker at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, in the First Amendment Lounge.

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Upcoming National Press Club Luncheons

September 24, 2013 | By Melinda Cooke |

Sept. 26: New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter will address the issue of gun violence and murder in the inner cities

Sept. 30: Education Secretary Arne Duncan will discuss this year's education priorities. This will be a press conference from 1-2 p.m. No lunch will be served,

Oct. 18: George Takei, actor and gay rights activist will speak on LBGT issues. This event will be held in the Holeman Lounge. Members can only bring two guests.

Nov. 5: Goldie Hawn, actress and founder, The Hawn Foundation. Members and their guests only

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Communicators Breakfast Today to Discuss Internet Advertising

September 24, 2013 | By Tom McMahon |

A panel of communications experts plans to examine the growth of native advertising and its effect on paid content today at a Communicators Breakfast at the Club.

The event begins with breakfast at 8 a.m. in the Fourth Estate Restaurant. The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. The event is Communications and Marketing Committee.

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This Week In National Press Club History

September 23, 2013 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

Sept. 22, 2011: John Grisham, lawyer, politician, and author of legal thrillers that have sold over 250 million copies worldwide, including A Time To Kill, The Pelican Brief and The Firm, is presented the 2011 Harper Lee Award for Legal Fiction. The award is co-sponsored by the University of Alabama School of Law and the ABA Journal, and celebrates the role of lawyers in society and the ideals represented by Atticus Finch, the hero of Lee’s beloved novel To Kill A Mockingbird.

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Pulitzer Winners Feted With Reception and Discussion Tonight

September 23, 2013 | By Amy Fickling |

The NPC's Professional Development Committee recognizes this year's Pulitzer Prize in journalism winners with a reception and panel discussion on Monday, Sept. 23 at 5:30 p.m. in the NPC's Zenger Room.

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