National Press Club

Programs for Young English-Language Learners: Study To be Unveiled at Club Newsmaker on May 14

May 9, 2013 | By Herb Perone |

"Public Policy for the Emerging Population of Dual Language Learners" -– an extensive study to determine which educational programs have worked for dual language learners and which programs have been wasteful or even harmful -– will be released at a National Press Club Newsmaker at 10 a.m., on May 14 in the Club’s Zenger Room.

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Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno to Speak at Luncheon, June 4 – Tickets Available

May 9, 2013 | By Erik Meltzer |

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno will be speaking at a National Press Club luncheon at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4 with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m.

Before ascending to the position of Army Chief of Staff, Odierno commanded United States Joint Forces Command and was the commanding general for the U.S. campaign in Iraq.

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Tuesday: "The Endangered Newsroom Ombudsman?"

May 7, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association's Washington, D.C., Chapter and the National Press Club Journalism Institute will present a discussion on the role of the ombudsman in a changing news business from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, in the Zenger Room.

Admission is free, but registration is required by clicking here.

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Showing Monday at the Club: Documentary Tells Story of WWII Unit that Duped Hitler’s Army With Illusions

May 7, 2013 | By Megan Cotten |

The National Press Club will be previewing the full PBS documentary “The Ghost Army” on Monday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Rooms. A meet and greet with the film’s director, Rick Beyer, and his wife, Marilyn Rea Beyer will start at 6 p.m. There will be free refreshments and popcorn. The screening is free for Club members and $5 for nonmembers. Please register here.

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June 21 is New Date for ANWC Gala Luncheon Honoring Barbara Walters

May 6, 2013 | By Theresa Werner |

NPC Members receive special price for gala luncheon honoring Barbara Walters on Friday, June 21. This is a new date for the event.

Broadcast journalist Walters will receive the American News Women's Club Excellence in Journalism Award for 2013. She is being recognized for her lifetime of groundbreaking professional accomplishments. The luncheon at the National Press Club will raise money for scholarships for aspiring journalism students.

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Effective Messaging from a Network TV Anchor’s Perspective

May 6, 2013 | By Tom McMahon |

Thalia Assuras has anchored TV newscasts at CBS and ABC, plus at CTV and Global TV in Canada. At the next Communicators Breakfast, she will provide her perspective on why it’s important for interview subjects to be prepared with effective messaging to tell their stories and get their point across, whether on TV or in other media.

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Communicators Dinner Wednesday With APCO's Margery Kraus

May 6, 2013 | By Tom McMahon, |

APCO Worldwide Founder and Chief Executive Officer Margery Kraus will share her perspective on the public relations industry and how technology, including social media, will influence its future, at an upcoming National Press Club Communicators Dinner.

The event starts at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, in the Winners Room of NPC's Fourth Estate Restaurant.

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NPC Luncheon with Carly Fiorina, Chairman, Good360, July 1

May 5, 2013 | By Mark Hamrick |

Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, who currently serves as Chairman of Good360, will speak at a National Press Club Luncheon on Monday, July 1. Her speech is titled “American Innovation -- Leadership in the 21st Century.”

The event begins at 12:30 p.m.

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Managing the Pentagon amid fiscal uncertainty: Rescheduled for May 7

May 2, 2013 | By Herb Perone |

Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Ashton B. Carter will address strategic and budgetary challenges facing the Defense Department during a period of unprecedented fiscal uncertainty at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference on May 7.

The event begins at 10 a.m. on Tuesday in the NPC's First Amendment Lounge.

Carter was confirmed as Deputy Secretary of Defense in October 2011 after serving as Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics since April 2009.

This news conference was originally set for May 2.


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May 2 Newsmaker with Ashton Carter CANCELLED

May 1, 2013 | By Herb Perone |

Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Ashton B. Carter has cancelled his appearance for the May 2 Newsmaker, citing a late-breaking scheduling conflict.

He was scheduled to speak at the National Press Club on strategic and budgetary challenges facing the Defense Department during a period of unprecedented fiscal uncertainty.

The news conference, originally set for Thursday, May 2 at 10 a.m. in the NPC's Zenger Room, will no longer be held.

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