National Press Club

Upcoming National Press Club luncheons

August 22, 2013 | By Melinda Cooke |

NPC Luncheons are open to credentialed members of the media. Luncheon tickets are open to the public except where noted as "members and guests only".

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All NPC Luncheons are held in the National Press Club Ballroom unless otherwise noted.

The upcoming series includes:

Aug. 29: Ben Jealous, President and CEO, NAACP
Topic: The Trayvon Martin case and stand your ground laws.

Sept. 10: Thomas R. Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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CDC Director to discuss U.S. and global health threats Sept. 10

August 22, 2013 | By Doris Margolis |

Tom Frieden, M.D., director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will update his audience about major health issues and challenges at a Tuesday, September 10 National Press Club luncheon. The title of his talk will be “The Cough Heard ‘Round the World: CDC and Health Security.” He will discuss new and deadly pathogens that can “hitch-hike rides and crisscross the globe in a day,” creating a growing global threat.

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Mission in a bottle: The honest guide to doing business differently

August 21, 2013 | By Julie Schoo |

The founders of Honest Tea will discuss their new book on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in the National Press Club's Conference Rooms.

Join Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff, founders of Honest Tea, a local business phenomenon that has successfully maintained a mission-driven brand in a profit-driven world, for a lively discussion about their new book, “Mission in a Bottle: the Honest Guide to Doing Business Differently – and Succeeding.”

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Women media entrepreneurs summit: Making new ideas happen, Sept. 12

August 19, 2013 | By Julie Schoo |

A day-long summit featuring women media entrepreneurs who have launched media projects, large and small, is set for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 12, in the Conference Rooms of the National Press Club.

The women will share how they are moving their ideas forward and offer advice on the best digital tools and strategies that can be used for media projects.

Registration is required. The cost, including breakfast and lunch, is $35 for the public and $25 for NPC members. To register and view the agenda click. Club members should log in to view the discount code.

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Beat the deadline DEADLINES approaching for Sept. 7 race

August 18, 2013 | By Melinda Cooke |

We are only 3 weeks away from the 16th Annual National Press Club BEAT THE DEADLINE 5K on Saturday, Sept. 7.

The early bird registration deadline has been extended to Aug. 20. After that, the registration rate for runners goes up to $35, and will be $40 on race day.

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Screening of PBS landmark series Latino Americans with book signing on Sept. 11

August 15, 2013 | By Aileen Roberta Schlef and Josue Lopez Calderon |;

The National Press Club will hold an advance screening of the PBS landmark series, Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy That Shaped A Nation, with companion book signing by PBS NewsHour Senior Correspondent Ray Suarez. The event is on Sept. 11, 2013, at 6 p.m. in the Club's Ballroom.

This is a ticketed event: general admission $5, free for members. Click here to jump to the ticket form

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Lewis and Young join "Kalb Report" on March on Washington

August 14, 2013 | By Gilbert Klein |

Civil rights leaders Rep. John Lewis of Georgia and former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young have been added to the panel for the Aug. 27 “Kalb Report” to talk about the 1963 March on Washington and the significance of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

Lewis also spoke during the march, and Young was an assistant to King.

They join the already scheduled panel members, civil rights leader Julian Bond, PBS NewsHour anchor Gwen Ifill, Morehouse College President Dr. John Wilson and Dorothy Gilliam, the first African-American woman reporter for the Washington Post.

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Lithuanian Ambassador to discuss Lithuania’s first presidency of European Union

August 13, 2013 | By Herb Perone |

The Ambassador of Lithuania to the U.S., Zygimantas Pavilionis, will discuss Lithuania’s first presidency of the Council of the European Union at a Newsmaker news event on Aug. 22. He will also discuss the August 23 anniversary of the 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact which divided the territories of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Romania, Poland, and Finland into Soviet and Nazi "spheres of influence."

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Rejuvenating America's Economy: NPC Newsmakers panel on Aug. 21

August 13, 2013 | By Herb Perone |

More than four years after the recession officially ended, the U.S. economy is stuck in second gear. A panel of financial experts will address the state of the economy and financial system now and what needs to be done to pull America out of this tepid period of growth at a Newsmakers news conference in the Zenger Room at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21.

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Fourth Estate dinner gala to celebrate Andrea Mitchell of NBC News – Oct. 4, 2013

August 13, 2013 | By Julie Schoo |

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-honored prize.

Mitchell will receive the award at a gala dinner Friday, Oct. 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.

Tickets can be purchased here:

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