National Press Club

Former president of Colombia plans to discuss new memoir at NPC Book Rap Oct. 10

October 5, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Álvaro Uribe Vélez, former president of Colombia, plans to discuss his memoir No Lost Causes at a National Press Club Book Rap on Oct 10 at 6:30 p.m. A book signing will follow the discussion.

Tickets are free for Press Club members and $5 for all non-members. Space is limited. Club members should login to the website for the discount code. Register at

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Watch VP debate at NPC, Oct. 11

October 5, 2012 | By Megan Cotten |

Working journalists and spectators looking for a fun place to watch the vice presidential candidates debate are invited to a viewing party Thursday, Oct. 11 at the National Press Club.

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Schumer to discuss how election should influence Democrats on tax reform at Oct. 9 Newsmaker

October 4, 2012 | By Jamie Horwitz |

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., will discuss how the presidential election should influence national Democrats’ approach to tax reform later this year. The National Press Club Newsmaker begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the National Press Club, 529 14th St., NW.

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Eat your oysters for the good of the Bay at Fourth Estate restaurant event

October 4, 2012 | By Susan Delbert |

Slurp some oysters in support of the Chesapeake Bay and the watermen who ply it next week at the "From the Bay, For the Bay" event at the Fourth Estate restaurant at the National Press Club.

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Rivlin, Walker to discuss fiscal message of U.S. bus tour, 1 pm Oct. 10

October 2, 2012 | By Joan Michelson |

David Walker, CEO of Comeback America and former head of the U.S. Government Accountability Office, and Alice Rivlin, member of the Presidential Debt Commission and former head of the Office of Management and Budget, will discuss the national debt, health care policy and tax reform at a National Press Club Newsmaker panel at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the Zenger Room.

In a U.S. bus tour, Walker and Rivlin sought to gauge public sentiment and support for strong fiscal leadership from the next president.

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Panel to analyze Eisenhower's relationship with the media, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 11

October 2, 2012 | By John Shales |

Noted historians and authors will discuss President Dwight David Eisenhower's relationship to the media at a National Press Club panel at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Club's conference rooms.

Eisenhower's desire to communicate his views and policies directly to the public governed many of the media initiatives that his Administration employed, which are still in use today.

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Screening and discussion of "Codebreaker" in honor of Alan Turing, father of the computer age, Oct. 4

October 1, 2012 | By Pender M. McCarter |

Celebrate the achievement of Alan Turing, the man credited with "catapulting civilization into the digital age," at a reception, documentary screening and panel discussion on Thursday, Oct. 4 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The advance screening of "Codebreaker," a new 53-minute film chronicling Turing's heroic life, tragic death and lasting legacy, will be followed by a panel discussion featuring one of the film's producers.

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Journalism Institute plans Tableau Software training on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 10 a.m.

September 28, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

A trainer from Tableau, a unique software tool to create an interactive web graphic, is offering a two-hour, hands-on class Oct. 3 at the National Press Club.

The free software can transform a pile of data into an eye-catching web graphic for a website or blog. The software allows journalists and bloggers to visualize data fast and publish it interactively to the web without programming.

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National Press Club plans presidential debates viewing parties

September 28, 2012 | By Megan Cotten |

Looking for a fun way to experience the presidential debates that begin next month or are you a journalist covering the debates for work or fun? Come watch or cover them with fellow National Press Club members and bring your friends.

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Politics Straight Up plans to feature seven journalists live from NPC's Truman Lounge

September 27, 2012 | By Norma Jean Reck |

Politics Straight Up plans to broadcast tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. from the NPC's Reliable Source's Truman Lounge.

Julia Mason, host of the Sirius XM radio program "Press Pool," plans to host the program, which features continuing coverage of the 2012 presidential campaign. It will be broadcast live on POTUS (Politics of the United States for the People of the United States) on Sirius XM channel 174.

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