National Press Club

SBA chief at Headliners Luncheon, May 17

May 11, 2018

Linda McMahon, the 25th Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA), will discuss the state of America’s small businesses at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Thursday, May 17.

McMahon advocates on behalf of the nearly 30 million small businesses in America, fulfilling the mission of the SBA to “aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests” of small businesses by offering loans, loan guarantees, government contracts, financial counseling and other forms of assistance.

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Menu announced for May 24 Spanish dinner

May 11, 2018 | By Mesfin Mekonen | mmekonen@press.org

National Press Club members and their guests are invited to attend a special Spanish Dinner on Thursday, May 24, at the Reliable Source at 5:30 p.m.

Reservations are recommended. To reserve a space, please contact the Reliable Source at RS@press.org or call 202-662-7443.

Here is the menu:

Appetizers/Bar snacks

Choice: chicken or beef empanadas with chimichurri dipping sauce(5) $10

Pimientos de Padrón, Spanish style blistered mini-peppers in garlic butter $8
Spanish style blistered mini-peppers in garlic butter
(served with toasted baguette) $8

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TONIGHT! Get Your Trivia Game on for Pub Quiz!

May 9, 2018 | By Marc A. Wojno | mwojno@kiplinger.com

Things are heating up in D.C., as we skip Spring and jump into Summer. Rather than melt to the ground in the heat on your way home from a grueling week at work, cool off with your fellow Club members and friends with an evening of trivia, food, drinks and merriment at the National Press Club’s Pub Quiz, Thursday, May 10.

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41st Annual NPC Book Fair & Author’s Night, in partnership with Politics & Prose, opens author applications

May 9, 2018 | By Crystal White | cwhite@press.org​

The region’s premiere holiday book event, the National Press Club Book Fair, is back for the 41st year and is now accepting author applications through 5 p.m .on Friday, Sept. 21. Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed.

The event will be held on Friday, Nov. 2, in the Club’s historic ballroom from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

All literary genres are considered, however self-published books and books only available in e-format will not be accepted. The application fee of $75 for Club members and $150 for non-members is due and payable upon acceptance to the Book Fair.

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Books & Brunch to discuss award-winning 'Lincoln in the Bardo,' May 19

May 9, 2018 | By Fay Iudicello | faysiudicello@gmail.com

The National Press Club's Books and Brunch series will be discussing "Lincoln in the Bardo" by George Saunders at noon on Saturday, May 19, in The Fourth Estate. Saunder's won the 2017 Man Booker Prize for this novel, only the second American to win this award.

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Once upon a chef cookbook & wine dinner, June 5

May 9, 2018 | By Susan Delbert, Executive Chef | sdelbert@press.org

The National Press Club Fourth Estate restaurant will be hosting a June 5 cookbook and wine dinner featuring Potomac, Maryland, native, Jennifer Segal, author of “The Once Upon a Chef Cookbook: 100 Tested, Perfected, and Family-Approved Recipes.” Hors-d'oeuvres and a specialty cocktail from the cookbook, White Sangria with Frozen Grapes, will be served starting at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served 7-9 p.m.

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May 22 breakfast: How to determine the return on investment for communications

May 9, 2018 | By Andy Fisher | ajfisher2@yahoo.com

One of the oldest dilemmas in communications is valuating public relations reach, engagement and impact.

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May Brings Trifecta of Headliners Luncheons

May 9, 2018 | By Lori Russo | lrusso@stantoncomm.com

The National Press Club’s Headliners schedule is packed for May, including three high-profile luncheons in just a week and a half.

First, on Monday, May 14, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross will discuss everything going on in the Commerce Department, including trade with China, steel and aluminum tariffs, plans to regulate the space industry, and the controversial citizenship question on the 2020 Census. Tickets can be reserved by clicking here.

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Jeff Bezos & John Henry Remaking Newspapers for the 21st Century – Headliners book event, Wednesday, June 13

May 8, 2018 | By Lori Russo | lrusso@stantoncomm.com

With the proliferation of the internet over the last half-century, reporters at major daily and weekly newspapers all over America found themselves writing obits for their own publications. Unable to retain readership and therefore unable to rake in revenue from advertisers, print publications became increasingly unprofitable and unattractive to potential investors. But then something strange happened – a new generation of media moguls with deep pockets decided to buy-into the newspaper business.

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NPC Podcast: World Press Freedom Index highlights drops in U.S. and elsewhere

May 6, 2018 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmp.com

Hostility towards journalists and the news media is escalating dramatically worldwide, led by political leaders and authoritarian regimes, according to the latest World Press Freedom Index released by Reporters Without Borders on April 25.

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