National Press Club

Will social media elect the president? Panel discussion Oct. 30, 8:30 a.m.

October 16, 2012 | By Anthony Shop |

Experts in politics and digital media will discuss social media's role in the 2012 presidential campaign on Oct. 30.

The event begins at 8:30 a.m. with continental breakfast and coffee, with the program beginning at 9 a.m. in the First Amendment Lounge.

Members may register for free, but must login to get the discount code. Click here to register. The cost to non-members is $10.

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The Club is the Place To Be for Tuesday's Presidential Debate

October 12, 2012 | By Megan Cotten |

Looking for a fun way to experience Tuesday's second presidential debate? Come to the National Press Club's viewing party for the telecast which begins at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 in the Truman Lounge or Bloomberg Room.

If you are you a journalist covering the debates for work or fun, come watch or cover them with fellow Club members and bring your friends.

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American Women Writers Topic of Oct. 23 Lunchtime Event

October 12, 2012 | By Janice Law |

Dr. Thomas Stanley, director of the Harry Ransom Center humanities research library and museum in Austin, Texas, will speak at the National Press Club on American women writers at noon Tuesday, Oct. 23 in the McClendon Room.

Stanley, who has written extensively on literary subjects, will discuss "Adams to Wharton: The Ransom Center's American Women Writers."

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Legally unresolved GPS tracking issues to be discussed by attorneys at Oct. 18 Newsmaker

October 12, 2012 | By David Hodes |

Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking issues concerning Fourth Amendment rights protecting against unreasonable searches and seizures are being challenged in courtrooms across the country. Virginia attorney Christopher Leibig, who has represented a client involved in a GPS tracking case, and attorney Steve Shannon, a former Fairfax County, Va., prosecutor who teaches criminal law and served in the Virginia General Assembly, will discuss elements of the issue that have not been resolved by the U.S. Supreme Court. The National Press Club Newsmaker begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct.

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Fourth Estate: From the Bay, For the Bay

October 10, 2012 | By Susan Delbert, Executive Chef |

During the Week of October 9-13 the Fourth Estate Restaurant at the National Press Club is participating in “From the Bay, For the Bay,” an event celebrating and supporting Chesapeake Bay and local watermen. The Fourth Estate will be serving Chesapeake Bay oyster three ways: Chilly and freshly shucked Oysters on the Half Shell with cocktail sauce and lemon, warm Oysters Rockefeller with spinach and Pernod or baked Oysters Bienville with mushrooms and cheese. Oysters will be offered in half dozen ($10.00) or full dozen ($20.00) servings and may be ordered as an appetizer or an entrée.

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Virgil Goode of the Constitution Party to discuss his presidential bid at Friday Newsmaker

October 10, 2012 | By Anthony E. Gallo |

Former Virginia Republican Congressman Virgil Goode is the Constitution Party candidate for U.S. president, and political analysts say his candidacy could swing the battleground state of Virginia in a close contest there between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. Goode will discuss why he is running for the nation's highest office at a National Press Club Newsmaker that begins at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in the club's Zenger Room.

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South African Night Honors Nelson Mandela Legacy, 6:30pm Oct 30

October 8, 2012 | By Myron Belkind, Chair, International Correspondents Committee |

A South African Night on the "Life, Legacy and Values of Nelson Mandela" will be held at the National Press Club from 6:30pm 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&A session and a tasting of South African wines and dishes including biltang, boerewors, sosaties and samosas.

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Eisenhower's relationship to the media subject of Thursday panel of noted journalists and historians

October 8, 2012 | By John Shlaes |

Thursday at 6:30 p.m., in the spirit of the election season and in honor of the 60th anniversary of Dwight Eisenhower's presidential election, the National Press Club will host a distinguished panel of journalists and historians titled "Eisenhower in the Media." The event, free to members and $10 for the public, will be in the Holeman Lounge.

Eisenhower’s desire to communicate his views and policies directly to the public governed many of the media initiatives that were a legacy of his administration and are still in use today.

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Promote literature, reading by joining "Friends of the Book Fair"

October 5, 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.

For a contribution of $25, you will join fellow book lovers in promoting awareness of books and reading at this year’s Book Fair & Authors’ Night, which will be held Tuesday, Nov. 13.

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

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Former president of Colombia plans to discuss new memoir at NPC Book Rap Oct. 10

October 5, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Álvaro Uribe Vélez, former president of Colombia, plans to discuss his memoir No Lost Causes at a National Press Club Book Rap on Oct 10 at 6:30 p.m. A book signing will follow the discussion.

Tickets are free for Press Club members and $5 for all non-members. Space is limited. Club members should login to the website for the discount code. Register at

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