National Press Club

Get on-camera training at workshop with TV pro, June 27

June 23, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Mid-career journalists can get on-camera training on Saturday, July 27 from 10 am. to noon at the National Press Club's Broadcast Operations Center on the 4th floor.

NPC member and veteran television reporter Andrea McCarren will conduct the training.

The training costs $25 for NPC members and $50 for non-members. Registration is required. Click here to register.

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Transportation Secretary LaHood to make farewell remarks at National Press Club Newsmaker event

June 23, 2013 | By Herb Perone |

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, who is stepping down after more than four years at the department's helm, will make his farewell remarks at a Newsmakers news conference on Thursday, June 27 at 10 a.m. in the First Amendment Lounge.

LaHood’s crusade against the use of cell phones and other electronic devices while driving has made the phrase “distracted driving” a household term. The Transportation Department under LaHood's leadership has also advocated for crash-data recorders in cars and light trucks and pushed for tough fines for Toyota for alleged safety violations.

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Top CEO Carly Fiorina to address 'big data" and politics at July 1 luncheon

June 23, 2013 | By Mark Hamrick |

At a time when the intersection of “Big Data” and politics makes daily headlines, the National Press Club's July 1 luncheon speaker, Carly Fiorina, is a seasoned expert.

Fiorina, former chairman and chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard from 1999 to 2005, played key roles in two presidential campaigns and now leads Good360, the world's largest product philanthropy organization. Based in Alexandria, Virginia, Good360 helps major companies to donate slow-moving, obsolete or seasonal items to thousands of charitable organizations.

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Special screening of documentary "Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America" on June 26

June 23, 2013 | By Aileen Roberta Schlef |

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, D-Ill., a strong advocate for pro-immigration reform who has succeeded in gaining significant bipartisan alliances on the issue, will give the keynote remarks at the showing of a special screening of "Harvest of Empires: The Untold Story of Latinos in America" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, in the Conference Rooms.

The screening has been arranged by the International Correspondents Committee and coincides with key votes expected this week in the Senate on an immigration reform package.

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Young to discuss his new book "The Warriors" at July 16 Book Rap

June 21, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

NPC Member Tom Young will discuss his new book "The Warriors" on July 16 in the Conference Rooms at the National Press Club. A book signing will follow the discussion.

Registration is required. Click here to register. Tickets are free for NPC members and $5 for the public. This event is a fundraiser for the NPC Journalism Institute. No outside books permitted.

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Asian Development Bank VP to Speak on China, Myanmar & Other Countries, June 25

June 20, 2013 | By Tejinder Singh |

Stephen Groff, Asian Development Bank’s Vice President for Southeast/East Asia and the Pacific, will provide a real-time, on-the-ground assessment of operations in China, Myanmar and other countries in Southeast and East Asia at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference 1 p.m., Tuesday, June 25 in the Club’s Zenger Room.

Groff will discuss in detail ADB’s re-engagement efforts in Myanmar and how ADB helped to restructure Myanmar’s debt.

For more information, contact Tejinder Singh, NPC Newsmakers event host, at 202-503-8052 or email at

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This Week in Press Club History: Guess which glamorous celebrity made her first of three Club appearances in 2005

June 17, 2013 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

June 22, 2005: Ashley Judd, actress, humanitarian, and political activist with a masters degree in public administration from Harvard, makes her first appearance at the National Press Club. At a Club luncheon in her role as ambassador for Youth AIDS, Judd explains the how the global initiative that generates funding for grassroots programs in 65 countries and raises awareness to help fight the spread of HIV/AIDS among the world’s most vulnerable population.

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Goodwill to announce job initiative for female veterans at Newsmaker, June 20 at 10 a.m.

June 17, 2013 | By Herb Perone |

Goodwill will launch a new initiative to expand its support of military veterans at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 20 at at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference in the Club's Murrow Room.

Goodwill will help 3,000 women veterans in the next two years find jobs and address the challenges they experience as they return home.

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AP CEO Gary Pruitt at June 19 luncheon to address press freedom in wake of Justice Department media probe

June 16, 2013 | By Debra Silimeo |

Associated Press President and CEO Gary Pruitt will explain steps he believes need to be taken to ensure freedom of the press when he speaks Wednesday at a National Press Club luncheon.

Pruitt's appearance comes after news that the Justice Department secretly obtained phone records of several of AP’s reporters and four of its offices. The National Press Club has called on the Obama administration to publicly explain why it took this action.

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Project leader, South African science minister to discuss building of giant telescope at June 20 Newsmaker

June 16, 2013 | By Peter Hickman |

Dr. Bernie Fanaroff, former aide to South African President Nelson Mandela, and South African Minister of Science and Technology Derek Hanekom will discuss the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project at a Newsmakers news conference at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 20 in the club's Bloomberg Room. The project will build the largest radio telescope ever, taking scientists closer to the instant of the "Big Bang" than previously thought possible.

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