National Press Club

Chefs to kings, queens and presidents to explain culinary diplomacy, U.S. tour at NPC Newsmaker, 2 p.m. Aug. 1

July 28, 2013 | By Myron Belkind |

In a unique appearance at the National Press Club, 20 chefs to world leaders, including kings, queens and presidents, will participate in a Newsmaker news conference at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, in the Holeman Lounge to discuss their week-long visit to the United States.

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Tonight: Film Legend Shirley Jones to Discuss and Sign copies of "Shirley Jones: A Memoir"

July 26, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

American film legend Shirley Jones will discuss and sign copies of her new book, "Shirley Jones: A Memoir," at 6:30 p.m. tonight July 26 in the ballroom.

This is a ticketed event, and registration is required. Click here to register.

Tickets are $5 for National Press Club members; $10 for the public. The Club-member admission fee is waived with a pre-order of a copy of the book, an option that appears on the reservation page. Limit one member ticket per Club member.

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Memorial for Mr. Price Saturday Noon - 1 p.m.

July 26, 2013 | By Melinda T. Cooke |

The National Press Club Fellowship committee will hold a memorial service for Andrew Price, former NPC head waiter, from noon until 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 27, in the Holeman Lounge. Club members are invited to attend.

Mr. Price, a much-loved waiter at the Club who retired last Aug. 3 after 45 years of service, died in April of a heart attack. He was 66.

Mr. Price grew up in Scotland Neck, N.C., and came to Washington in his late teens, working first as a dishwasher at the Shoreham Hotel and later at the Heritage House restaurant in Georgetown.

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Last Chance to Join NPC Trip to Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast

July 24, 2013 | By Pat Schoeni, Chair, NPC Travel Committee |

Don't miss the National Press Club's trip to Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast from Sept. 27 to Oct. 6. Visit Dubrovnik, Split, Plitvice Lakes, Bled, Ljubljana, Slovenia, and Zagreb. Included are eight nights in first-class hotels, buffet breakfast daily, five dinners, sightseeing throughout, and airport and hotel transfers. The cost is $1798 per person, double occupancy, $625 single supplement. International airfare is additional, and costs about $1400 for economy class.

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Upcoming National Press Club Lunches

July 23, 2013 | By Melinda Cooke |

Aug. 5 -- Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis; Topic: TBA

Sept. 10 -- Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Topic: TBA

Sept. 17 -- Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, Vice Chair, National Governors Association; Topic: TBA

November 11 -- Walt Bettinger, President and CEO, The Charles Schwab Corporation; Topic: TBA

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This Week In National Press Club History

July 22, 2013 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

July 23, 1992: Jim Brown, Cleveland Browns running back (1957-1965) and film actor, speaks to a National Press Club luncheon about his work with Los Angeles street gangs. Called by Sporting News in 2002 “the greatest ever professional football player,” Brown later became an accomplished film actor, his performance as the convict Robert Jefferson in “The Dirty Dozen” one of his best-known roles.

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Club Freelance Committee Launches Searchable Listing of Members

July 22, 2013 | By Brooke C. Stoddard |

Editors looking for freelance help now have a new resource at the National Press Club – a listing of NPC freelancers on the Club’s website. The searchable list is available to Club members and the general public.

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Centers for Disease Control Director Slated for Sept. 10 Luncheon

July 18, 2013 | By Doris Margolis |

Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will report on major health issues and challenges at a Tuesday, Sept. 10, National Press Club luncheon.

CDC is charged with protecting public health and safety via the control and prevention of disease, injury and disability. It focuses on infectious disease, food-borne pathogens, environmental health, occupational safety and health and health promotion. The CDC also researches and provides information on non-infectious diseases, such as obesity and diabetes.

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Club's 2013 Fourth Estate Award To NBC's Andrea Mitchell

July 18, 2013 | By Lori A. Russo |

Andrea Mitchell, veteran NBC Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent and host of MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports, has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Fourth Estate Award, the National Press Club's most-prestigious prize.

Mitchell will receive the award at a gala dinner Friday, October 4. She is the 41st recipient of the Fourth Estate Award, which recognizes a journalist who has made significant contributions to the field through a lifetime of excellence.

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Training: Streamlne your Social Media Accounts through HootSuite

July 16, 2013 | By Elizabeth Allin |

Join National Press Club Journalism Institute's Research Librarian Elizabeth Allin at 9:30 a.m., Monday, July 29 in the Bloomberg Room, and discover how streamlining your social media accounts through HootSuite can benefit you or your company. The class will end at 11:00 a.m.

Now that you have learned the ins and outs of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc., learn how to use HootSuite to manage your social networks. Maximize your social media presence and update all your accounts from one place -- the HootSuite dashboard.

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