National Press Club

Cybersecurity for journalists discussed on Update-1 podcast

November 29, 2018 | By Adam Konowe |

Journalists are vulnerable to hackers trying to access sensitive, confidential data. Growing threats against press freedom around the world make reporters frequent targets for both public and private sector snooping, requiring them to protect data, drafts and sources from prying eyes.

In latest edition of the Update-1 podcast, Andy Yen, chief executive and co-founder of ProtonMail, speaks with National Press Club Broadcast/Podcast team member Shannon Fisher about cybersecurity for journalists.

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Former Guardian editor to discuss new book with Washington Post editor Dec. 7

November 29, 2018 | By William McCarren |

Alan Rusbridger, the long-time former editor-in-chief of The Guardian, will discuss his new book “Breaking the News: The Remaking of Journalism and Why it Matters,” in a conversation with Washington Post Editor Marty Baron on Friday, Dec. 7.

The luncheon is being sponsored by the National Press Club's nonprofit Journalism Institute and will take place in the Holeman Lounge.

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Press Freedom book talk on war correspondent Marie Colvin to take place Monday

November 28, 2018 | By Crystal White |

Lindsey Hilsum will talk about fellow journalist Marie Colvin at an event sponsored by the National Press Club's Freedom of the Press Committee at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3.

Hilsum first met Colvin in 1998 while they both were on assignment in Djibouti. Their instant bond lasted until the end when Colvin was killed by an IED in Homs, Syria, in 2012. Everyone knew of Colvin’s reporting from the world’s most treacherous war zones, but after her death, Hilsum realized that there was much she did not know about her friend and colleague.

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R&B broadcast legend Donnie Simpson to speak at Club dinner Tuesday

November 28, 2018 | By Lindsay Underwood |

The next guest in the National Press Club's Legends of Broadcasting series is veteran Washington-based broadcaster Donnie Simpson, who will appear Tuesday evening, Dec. 4, for dinner.

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NPC in History: The tiny room with the big legacy

November 27, 2018 | By Gil Klein |

Down at the end of the corridor on the 14th floor – past the photos of former presidents, past the fitness center, past the work space for freelance writers – is a door with the words NPC Studio written in gold on a glass window.

The door is usually locked, but inside is a small, soundproofed room hardly large enough for a couple of chairs. Before the National Press Club’s Broadcast Operations Center opened in 2006 on the fourth floor, this was a space that could be used to do television and radio interviews.

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Commandant of U.S. Coast Guard to discuss national security issues, Dec. 6

November 27, 2018 | By Tamara Hinton |

Adm. Karl L. Schultz, the 26th commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, will speak about stepping up America's presence in the Arctic as a measure of national security at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 12:30 p.m. in the Holeman Lounge.

Tickets cost $25 for Club members, who may purchase two at this rate, $39 for all other non-member and can be purchased online.

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History repeats: NPC member Sergent recalls grandmother's unceremonious booting from the White House press corps circa 1972

November 23, 2018 | By Jennifer Sergent

As CNN challenges the White House over its banning of reporter Jim Acosta following his combative exchange with President Donald Trump, imagine a different scenario: What if Trump instead chose to ban Kate Bennett, the CNN reporter who covers the first lady?

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Menu announced for Thursday, Dec. 20 holiday buffet and jazz at the Reliable Source

November 22, 2018 | By Mesfin Mekonen |

When the holiday crush winds down and your last packages have hit the deadline for dispatch, it will be time to take a deep breath and enjoy some food, beverage and jazz at the National Press Club before heading off to your holiday destinations.

Mark your calendar now so this relaxing night doesn't get crowded out of a busy schedule!

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NPC in History: The Fourth Estate Award begins with a bang

November 20, 2018 | By Gil Klein |

With the National Press Club's Fourth Estate Award presentation coming up next week in the middle of a major special prosecutor investigation, now is the time to talk about the origin of the award and the strange events that surrounded the evening when it was presented for the first time.

The Fourth Estate was promoted by Club President Don Larrabee of the Griffin-Larrabee News Service, who wanted the Club to create a lifetime achievement award to honor those journalists who had contributed the most to the profession throughout their careers.

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Step back in time at a festive 1920s cocktail party, Dec. 13

November 19, 2018 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Cocktail historian Philip Greene will lead you on a journey back to the 'Roaring Twenties' with cocktails from his latest book at the Fourth Estate restaurant on Thursday, Dec. 13.

Diners will sample retro cocktails, including The Bees Knees and The Boulevardier, from "A Drinkable Feast," while enjoying passed hors d'oeuvres and dinner.

The evening begins with hors d’oeuvres at 6:30 p.m. Dinner follows at 7 p.m.

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