National Press Club

Wednesday: Aid Worker to Tell Story of Being Kidnapped by Somali pirates

May 16, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Jessica Buchanan and Erik Landemalm will discuss their book "Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue by SEAL Team Six" at 6:30 Wednesday in the Conference Rooms. A book signing will follow the discussion.

Registration is required at by clicking here. This event is a fundraiser for the National Press Club Journalism Institute and tickets are free for Club members and $5 for the general public.

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Meat and wine lovers rejoice! Multi-course dinner, Tuesday at Fourth Estate

May 15, 2013 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

May 21 will be a meat-lover's dream at the National Press Club's Fourth Estate restaurant.

Enjoy a multi-course Certified Angus Beef dinner with paired wines from Rodney Strong.
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The meal will feature beef-focused hors d'oeuvres including beef satay and flatiron steak. Four beef-themed courses include a soup, a grilled Certified Angus Hanger steak salad, a surf and turf course and the as a main dish, the King of Beef: a certified Angus Prime Rib.

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NPC Luncheon: Gerald R. Ford Journalism Awards Featuring Rep. Fred Upton & David Gergen June 3

May 14, 2013 | By Jennifer Schonberger |

Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., and David Gergen, senior political analyst for CNN, will be the featured speakers at the 26th annual Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation journalism awards luncheon, hosted by the National Press Club at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, June 3.

The Ford Presidential Foundation will honor the winners of its annual contest for coverage of the presidency and for coverage of national defense issues. John Dickerson, chief political correspondent for Slate and political director of CBS News, won the prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency.

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Social TV of Today and Tomorrow To Be Explored Tuesday

May 14, 2013

In this age of dual screens, watching a Twitter feed during a live broadcast can be as important an event as the broadcast itself. Networks are even building social-driven audience interaction directly into their programs, allowing audiences to engage with characters.

From Oreo’s “You can still dunk in the dark” Super Bowl ad to the real-time audience participation in "American Idol," social channels are enhancing the narrative of live events, and in many cases, grabbing the headlines.

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Fourth Estate Lobster Night, Wednesday, May 29

May 12, 2013 | By Susan Delbert, Executive Chef |

Celebrate an end to the Memorial Day Weekend; it’s unofficially summer in Washington: The Fourth Estate restaurant is hosting Lobster Night, 5:30-8:30pm, Wednesday, May 29, the last Wednesday of the month. 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. Reservations are requested 24 hours in advance to assure a lobster; phone: 202-662-7638. A very limited number of lobsters will be available for those without a reservation.

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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack will Speak at a Press Club Luncheon on June 5

May 12, 2013 | By Kasia Klimasinska

By U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will be speaking at a National Press Club luncheon on Wednesday, June 5

Before ascending to the position of USDA chief in January 2009, Vilsack, a native of Pittsburgh, served two terms as the Governor of Iowa. He has led the Agriculture Department since the start of President Barack Obama's first term.

The luncheon begins at 12:30 with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a Q-and-A session ending at 2 p.m.

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Certified Angus Beef/Rodney Strong Dinner May 21

May 12, 2013 | By Susan Delbert, Executive Chef |

At 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 21, the Fourth Estate restaurant on the Club's 13th floor, will host one of the most unique food and wines dinners offered at the Press Club. The five course menu will feature unusual cuts of Certified Angus Beer, including Spinalus and Teres Major, paired with beautiful wines from Rodney Strong, the renowned Sonoma County, Calif., winery.

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Journalism Boot Camp Saturday to Help With Job Search or Career

May 12, 2013 | By Julie Schoo |

For job search or career help, save May 18 to attend the National Press Club Journalism Institute’s Journalism Boot Camp. Get tips from the experts on using Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and schedule a check-up with the “resume doctor.”

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Famous Filmmaker to Show Clips from Eight Films and Discuss Them, May 20

May 12, 2013 | By Megan Cotten |

From the Vatican to Venezuela, from Berbers to buffalos, from gauchos to gold, the documentaries of Judith Dwan Hallet spread all over the map. A documentary filmmaker for more than 40 years, she will discuss her career and her adventures making films around the world.

The event will take place at 7:00 p.m., May 20, in the conference rooms. It is free for club members and $5 for nonmembers. Please register here. There will be free refreshments and popcorn provided.

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Newsmaker: Government Contracting in Era of Sequestration, May 16

May 9, 2013 | By Herb Perone, Chair, NPC Newsmakers Committee |

Companies that do business with the U.S. government, Fortune 500 companies and small businesses alike, are faced with unprecedented fiscal uncertainty as they work to navigate the impact of sequestration. At a National Press Club Newsmaker at 10 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room on Thursday, May 16th, three private-sector CEOs will discuss the future of government contracting in the era of sequestration.


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