National Press Club

Space still available for Club trip to Gettysburg this Saturday

June 4, 2013 | By Pat Schoeni |

A few seats on the bus remain for the National Press Club's trip to the Gettysburg Battlefield, site of the Civil War's most famous battle, this Saturday, June 8. The bus will depart from 14th and F Streets -- around the corner from the National Press Building -- at 8 a.m. To sign up, call Richard Meyer at 703-356-6884.

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Documentary film screening June 18 to highlight current impact of climate change on U.S. coastal communities

June 4, 2013 | By Megan Cotten |

Hurricane Sandy,a "game changer" for many Americans who were not convinced that climate change would affect them, has provoked new interest in the link between rising sea levels and a warmer climate.

On Tuesday, June 18, filmmaker Ben Kalina will screen at the National Press Club his new documentary, "Shored Up," which explains that link and implications for residents of coastal states.

The screening will be preceded by a reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. and followed by a brief conversation among sea-level rise experts and the audience. The film will begin at 6:30 p.m.

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This week in National Press Club history: Olympic Torch and D-Day

June 2, 2013 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |]

JUNE 5, 2012: National Press Club member Tony Culley-Foster represented the United States as an Olympic Games Torchbearer when he carried the Olympic Flame across the borders of Counties Londonderry (Derry) and Tyrone in the village of Magheramason, Northern Ireland. In the summer of 1975, Tony ran 2.986 miles across the United States from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. to promote the President’s Council for Physical Fitness and Sports. In the spring of 1970, he became the only person in history to run the 1,234 circumference of Ireland.

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How to get on TV? Experts to offer tips tomorrow, 6:30 p.m.

June 2, 2013 | By Julie Schoo |

Television appearances can broaden the reach of a print story and advance the careers of the reporters who wrote them. But what if your publication doesn't have a bevy of publicists to line up such appearances?

It falls to you, and it can be difficult to navigate the new terrain. The National Press Club Journalism Institute's Professional Development Committee is offering a primer on how to do it at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, in the Holeman Lounge.

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Discovery Communications founder John Hendricks, with Paula Zahn, to discuss his new book June 27

June 2, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Media titan John Hendricks, founder and chairman of Discovery Communications, will discuss his new book, "A Curious Discovery: An Entrepreneur's Story," on June 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the Ballroom. A book signing will follow the discussion.

He will appear in conversation with award-winning journalist Paula Zahn, former CNN anchor who now hosts "On the Case with Paula Zahn, a newsmagazine series on Investigation Discovery Channel, one of Discovery Communications cable TV channels.

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CNN expert to show how to use Instagram as new tool in newsroom June 19

June 1, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

More and more newsrooms are using Instagram, a fast-growing digital photo sharing service, as an innovative reporting tool. But how do you leverage it to find story and visual ideas and for reporting on stories?

Find out how on Wednesday, June 19, from Eric Weisbrod, digital producer of cross platform platform programming at CNN. He'll teach a session that will show you how to use Instagram to create and push out your own images, build your social media community and find story ideas.

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Author Steve Berry to Speak at Club June 19

May 31, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Steve Berry, New York Times and No. 1 internationally bestselling author, will discuss his newest thriller, "The King's Deception," at 6:30 pm Wednesday, June 19. A book signing will follow the discussion.

Registration is required at Tickets are free for NPC members and $5 for nonmembers. This event is a fundraiser for the National Press Club Journalism Institute. No outside books will be permitted.

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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack to Speak at June 5 Luncheon

May 31, 2013 | By Kasia Klimasinska |

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will speak at a Club luncheon at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, June 5, with remarks beginning at 1 pm, followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 pm.

Vilsack will discuss risks of droughts, floods, invasive pests and food waste in the United States and highlight solutions to improve sustainability.

Before ascending to the position of USDA secretary in January 2009, Vilsack, a native of Pittsburgh, served two terms as the governor of Iowa. He unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for president in 2008.

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President of Chile to Speak at Club June 4

May 31, 2013 | By Melinda Cooke |

President Sebastian Pinera will be the speaker at a Luncheon on Tuesday June 4.

Pinera was elected president of Chile in January 2010. Prior to his service as president, Pinera had served in government, business and education. He has a doctorate in economics from Harvard.

Lunch will be served at 1 pm with remarks beginning at 1:30, followed by a question-and-answer session.The program will end at 2:30 pm.

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Upcoming National Press Club Luncheons

May 31, 2013 | By Melinda Cooke |

Here is a list of upcoming Club Luncheons.

NPC Luncheons are open to credentialed members of the media. Luncheon are open to the public except where noted as "members and guests only." For more information go to or email All NPC Luncheons are held in the Ballroom unless otherwise noted.

June 3 – THIS EVENT IS IN THE HOLEMAN LOUNGE. Gerald R. Ford Journalism Awards. Speakers are Representative Fred Upton, R-Mich., and David Gergen, senior political analyst for CNN.

June 4 - President Sebastián Piñera of Chile. Topic: TBA

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