National Press Club

Washington Post writer Bob Thompson to discuss legend of Davy Crockett, March 13

February 19, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Longtime Washington Post feature writer Bob Thompson will discuss his new book Born on a Mountaintop: On the Road with Davy Crockett and the Ghosts of the Wild Frontier at 6:30 p.m. March 13 at the National Press Club.

A book signing will follow the discussion. This event is a fundraiser for the National Press Club Journalism Institute. No outside book will be permitted.

Registration is required at http://www.press.org/events/davycrockett. Tickets are free for NPC members and $5 for the general public.

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National Press Club panel plans to offer social media communication tips, Feb. 21

February 19, 2013 | By Jonathan D. Salant | jsalant@bloomberg.net

A panel of journalists will share their tips on how to use social media to break and report stories, and find sources at this National Press Club event and reception on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Speakers include Club member Julie Bykowicz of Bloomberg News, Mike DeBonis of the Washington Post and Stacey Samuel of CNN.

Press Club members receive a discount. To sign up, click here.

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Washington-based regional reporters compete for National Press Club honors

February 17, 2013 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

For Washington-based regional reporters, translating complex news from the nation’s capital for readers in cities, states and regions they represent is a difficult job. The National Press Club journalism contest seeks to recognize the best of this important work, which has become even more challenging in recent years.

The 2012 winner was Maureen Groppe of The Indianapolis Star.

The deadline for entering the NPC Journalism Contest is April 1, so pick your entries and mail them soon.

Information about the contest is at http://press.org/about/awards.

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Last chance for chef’s dinner featuring Pati Jinich

February 15, 2013 | By Donna Leinwand Leger | dleinwand@usatoday.com

Just three seats remain for a five-course dinner and tequila with chef Pati Jinich, host of PBS’ popular “Pati’s Mexican Table” at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, in the National Press Club's Fourth Estate restaurant.

Please click here to reserve. Members must be signed in to take advantage of the discount.

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National Press Club closed on Presidents' Day

February 15, 2013 | By Ryan Howell | rhowell@press.org

The National Press Club plans to be closed on Monday, Feb. 18, in observance of Presidents' Day.

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National Press Club award honors the finest work of young reporters

February 15, 2013 | By Lisa Friedman | WLester@AP.org

From exposing corruption to shining a light on political horse-trading and influence peddling, the finest in political journalism from reporters 34 years old or younger is honored by the National Press Club each year.

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Boeing engineers speak about potential strike at National Press Club Newsmaker

February 14, 2013 | By Angela Greiling Keane | President@press.org

Leaders of the Boeing Co. engineers and technicians union plan to address a National Press Club Newsmakers press conference on Friday Feb. 22 at 10 a.m.

Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace Executive Director Ray Goforth, and Secretary-Treasurer of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers Paul Shearon are Boeing employees who serve on union negotiating teams.

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Edinburgh Royal Military Tattoo highlights Scotland trip

February 14, 2013 | By Pat Schoeni | pqschoeni@aol.com

Join members of the National Press Club, families, and friends on a trip to Scotland Aug. 3-12, for only $2,248.00 per person, double occupancy ($536 single supplement), plus airfare. Roundtrip fares from Dulles to Scotland are approximately $1,300.

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Former AIG CEO Greenberg plans Newsmaker discussion on corporate challenges, Feb. 21

February 13, 2013 | By Patti Giglio | patti@psgcom

Former AIG CEO Maurice R. “Hank” Greenberg plans to discuss current financial, legal, and regulatory challenges during a National Press Club Newsmaker press conference on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m.

NPC Newsmaker events are open to Club members and the working press.

Greenberg plans to discuss his experiences as a long-time chief executive officer of two of the world's top insurance companies and will offer perspectives regarding what the modern investor and shareholder can expect in the current financial, legal and regulatory climates.

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Israeli envoy plans discussion of Israel's new government at Feb. 13 NPC Newsmaker

February 13, 2013 | By Peter J. Hickman | pjhickman@hotmail.com

Zalman Shoval, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's special envoy to the U.S. and Europe, and a former Israeli ambassador to the U.S., plans to speak at 4 p.m. Feb. 13 at a Newsmaker press conference at the National Press Club.

Shoval plans to address issues of concern in the Middle East and the priorities of Israel's new government.

Newsmakers are open to Club members and the working press.

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