National Press Club

Upcoming National Press Club luncheons

November 28, 2012 | By Melinda Cooke |

Here is a list of upcoming National Press Club luncheons. All luncheons are open to credentialed media. Tickets are available to the public except where noted. All luncheons are held in the Club Ballroom unless otherwise noted.

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Dec. 7 - James Taylor, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter. Topic: Election Reform.

Dec. 18 - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. Topic: TBD. This event is limited to members and guests only. Credentialed press may cover this event with ID.

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Singer James Taylor to headline Club Luncheon Dec. 7

November 27, 2012 | By Melinda Cooke |

Singer James Taylor is scheduled to speak at a Club Luncheon on Friday, Dec. 7.

Taylor, a singer-songwriter and guitarist, is a five-time Grammy Award winner. His first breakthrough hit came in 1970 with "Fire and Rain," and he performed at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., in September.

He was inducted into both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2000. He is a recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters from the French Government.

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Press Club to host screening of documentary on investigative reporting in Mexico

November 27, 2012 | By Delphine Halgend |

The Club, along with Reporters Without Borders, is hosting a screening of a new PBS documentary, Reportero, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12. The documentary looks at the risks of investigative journalism in Mexico.

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ABC News' Jake Tapper to discuss new book

November 27, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper will discuss his new book, "The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5. A book signing will follow the discussion.

Tickets are free for National Press Club members and $5 for non-members. As this is a fundraiser for the National Press Club Journalism Institute, no outside books will be permitted.

To register, go to Club members should enter the discount code “outpost” to obtain free admission.

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Reporters, Press Gallery director to discuss covering the presidential inauguration

November 27, 2012 | By Elizabeth Allin |

Joe Keenan, director of the Senate Daily Press Gallery, and a group of reporters are scheduled to discuss covering the presidential inauguration at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10.

The speakers will talk about credentialing, logistics and story ideas. The program is presented by the NPC Journalism Institute, the club's Professional Development Committee and the Regional Reporters Association.

The program is free but registration required. Please reserve here at

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Wife, lawyer to brief reporters Friday on case of USAID subcontractor Alan Gross imprisoned in Cuba

November 26, 2012 | By Anthony E. Gallo |

A lawyer representing Alan Gross, a U.S. Agency for International Development subcontractor imprisoned in Cuba, will brief reporters Friday at 10 a.m. on the latest developments in his case and the prospects for improved U.S.-Cuba relations.

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Defense industry CEOS to discuss sequestration, national security at Dec. 3 Newsmaker

November 26, 2012 | By Patti Giglio |

A panel of defense industry CEOs will discuss impact of budget cuts and sequestration on national security at a National Press Club Newsmaker at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3 in the Bloomberg Room.

Panelists are Wes Bush, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Northrop Grumman Corp., David P. Hess, president, Pratt & Whitney, Dawne S. Hickton, vice chair, president and chief executive officer, RTI International Metals Inc., and David Langstaff, president and chief executive officer, TASC.

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Fourth Estate dinner special offered to "Honor Flight" screening ticket holders

November 26, 2012 | By Megan Cotten |

The Fourth Estate restaurant at the National Press Club is offering a dinner special for attendees of the screening of "Honor Flight" on Tuesday.

To take advantage of the special, attendees should show their ticket or reservation confirmation to restaurant manager Olivia Haver. The a la carte menu is also available.

The three-course menu featuring a Caesar Salad, choice of chicken breast or flat iron steak with sides and a warm apple and walnut bread pudding costs $25 per person special, not including tax, gratuity and drinks.

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Experts to discuss campaign money avalanche in 2012 and how to follow it in future

November 18, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Never in the history of political campaigning has money played as big a role as it did in the 2012 election. And more of the same seems in store for the future.

A panel of experts will take a look back at fundraising in this year's campaigning and offer advice on how journalists can cover the avalanche of money in the future at a National Press Club event on Tuesday, Dec. 4.

Sponsored by the Club's Journalism Institute and the Professional Development Committee, the session is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

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Say goodbye to turkey, hello to lobster at Lobster Night Nov. 28

November 15, 2012 | By Susan Delbert |

Enough of turkey; dine at Lobster Night Nov. 28 for change of pace

You may sick of Thanksgiving turkey by next Wednesday night, Nov. 28. So what better way to change your culinary pattern than to sink your teeth into a crusty lobster that evening at the Fourth Estate restaurant?

It’ll be the restaurant's monthly Lobster Night, the popular event at which National Press Club members pay $25, non-members $30, for a steamed 1 ¼ pound Maine lobster with coleslaw (or salad) and choice of French fries or oven -crisped New Potatoes.

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