National Press Club

Spend election night at the National Press Club

October 24, 2012 | By Megan Cotten |

The Club will host an election night party Tuesday, Nov. 6, for members and guests only in the Truman Lounge and for all in the First Amendment Lounge and the Bloomberg Room. The cost will be $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Hors d'oeuvres will be served at both sites and there will be a cash bar in the First Amendment Lounge, which opens at 6:30 p.m. Members can order drinks and food in the Truman Lounge.

Register here.

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Book fair and authors' night scheduled Tuesday, Nov. 13

October 23, 2012 | By Julie Schoo |

The National Press Club’s 35th annual Book Fair and Authors’ Night will showcase up to 100 authors from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13.

The authors will be on hand to meet their fans and sign books

From Michael Gordon’s New York Time's bestselling work chronicling the end of the war in Iraq, to Hedrick Smith’s book on the loss of the American dream to Stuart Eizenstat’s work on the future of the Jewish people, volumes on history and politics, mysteries, cookbooks, children’s books and memoirs will fill the tables.

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South African night to honor Nelson Mandela legacy, Tuesday, Oct. 30

October 21, 2012 | By Myron Belkin |

A South African Night will highlight the "Life, Legacy and Values of Nelson Mandela" from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday Oct. 30, in the Ballroom, under the auspices of the International Correspondents Committee.

The event will feature remarks honoring Mandela, a panel discussion on his legacy followed by a Q and A session and a tasting of South African wines and dishes including biltong, boerewors, sosaties and samosas.

The evening will open with video excerpts from Mandela's appearance at the Club as president of South Africa in 1994, one of two visits to the Club.

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Panel to address online security for journalists Wednesday

October 21, 2012 | By John Donnelly |

The Press Freedom Committee will host a panel on journalists' online security Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

There are concerns about U.S. government efforts to identify reporters' confidential sources, particularly in cases involving classified information. But foreign governments and criminal organizations may also represent threats.

A longer term threat is that loss of confidence in journalists' online security could deter potential whistle blowers from providing information to news media.

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Women’s Groups to Send Congress “Our Bodies, Ourselves”

October 18, 2012 | By Debra Silimeo |

"Our Bodies, Ourselves" was named by the Library of Congress as one of 88 books that shaped America, and now, some prominent women health advocates want to make sure that every member of Congress has a copy. They are concerned that policymakers need better information about women’s health and reproductive issues in making policy. At a Newsmaker at 1 p.m. Monday Oct.

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Campaign veterans to discuss social media and elections Tuesday, Oct. 30

October 18, 2012 | By Anthony Shop |

Experts in politics and digital media will discuss social media's role in the 2012 Presidential Campaign Tuesday, Oct. 30. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Holeman Lounge with continental breakfast and coffee; the program will begin at 9 a.m.

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35th Annual Book Fair & Authors’ Night Nov. 13

October 18, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

You are invited to join the “Friends of the Book Fair” in support of the National Press Club Journalism Institute’s 35th Annual Book Fair & Authors’ Night at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 in the Ballroom.

For a contribution of $25, you will join fellow book lovers in promoting awareness of books and reading.

As a “Friend of the Book Fair,” your generosity will support the National Press Club’s Journalism Institute, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization that provides training, research and resources for news professionals and scholarships for the next generation of journalists.

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Debate watch party tonight

October 18, 2012 | By Megan Cotten |

Join us to watch the last presidential debate before the November election from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, for members only in the Truman Lounge and in the First Amendment Lounge, where the event will be open to the public.

The moderator will be Bob Schieffer, host of Face the Nation on CBS, and the topic will be foreign policy.

Drinks will be available to order in both locations. The First Amendment Lounge opens at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and is hosted in a non-partisan atmosphere.

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In Retrospect: How Close Were the Polls? Post-election panel 10 a.m. Nov. 8

October 17, 2012 | By Julie Schoo |

What did the pre-election polls get right and where did they go wrong? Two days after the election, from 10 a.m. until noon on Nov. 8, a panel of polling experts will sit down at the National Press Club Journalism Institute's Bloomberg Classroom to discuss the numbers.’s Mark Blumenthal, George Washington University’s political scientist John Sides, Republican pollster Kellyanne Conway and Democrat pollster Margie Omero will offer their insights on surveys on the White House contest and dig into the election results.

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Supermodel Christy Turlington Burns to launch congressional initiative at Oct. 22 Newsmaker

October 16, 2012 | By Debra Silimeo |

Supermodel Christy Turlington Burns and the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective will appear at a Newsmaker press conference 1 p.m. Monday to launch an initiative to send every member of Congress a copy of the landmark book, "Our Bodies, Our Selves."

The event will be held in the Murrow Room.

Along with Turlington Burns, founder of Every Mother Counts, other speakers will include Judy Norsigian, executive director and founder of the collective, and Vivian Pinn, retired director, Office of Research on Women’s Health at the National Institutes of Health.

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