National Press Club

International Center for Journalists featured on Update-1 podcast

October 18, 2018 | By Adam Konowe |

The International Center for Journalists was founded in 1984 by three veteran editors who sought to help jump start an independent press in emerging nations, including those emerging from home-grown dictatorship.

Joyce Barnathan, the organization’s president for the last 12 years, is a former Moscow correspondent for Newsweek, and Hong-Kong-based Asia editor for Business Week.

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White House photographers to tell what it takes to snap the president, Oct. 29

October 18, 2018 | By Alan Kotok |

The iconic images of U.S. presidents burned in our minds are often shot by White House photographers, from both media and White House staff. Current and former White House photographers will describe capturing those images in a National Press Club panel discussion, Photographing the President, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29.

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Air and Space Museum director to share vision for its future, Oct. 22

October 16, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Ellen R. Stofan, former chief scientist at NASA and the first female director of the National Air and Space Museum, will share her vision for its future and describe its role helping lead the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Apollo Lunar Program at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Monday, Oct. 22.

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Fourth Estate Award Gala tickets on sale; Marty Baron, Dean Baquet honored, Nov. 29

October 13, 2018 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Tickets are still available for the 2018 Fourth Estate Award Gala honoring Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron and New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet.

The event will be held Thursday, Nov. 29, in the National Press Club ballroom. Baron and Baquet will accept the evening’s highest honor, the Fourth Estate Award, for their significant contributions to the field of journalism.

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Communicators Summit to explore new tech for storytelling, audience reach, Oct. 31

October 13, 2018 | By Danny Selnick |

New technologies, including artificial intelligence, that can help public relations professionals and journalists with effective storytelling and audiences development will be the focus of the National Press Club Communicators Annual Summit from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the ballroom.

A full agenda and registration information for the event, Today's Biggest Challenges: Technology and Inter-generational Communications, is available online.

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NPC in History: News from outer space

October 13, 2018 | By Gil Klein |

In 2015, National Press Club President John Hughes pondered this question. A century earlier, the Club made news when then Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan made one of the first coast-to-coast, long-distance telephone calls from the Club to the San Francisco Press Club on Jan. 26, 1915.

What would be a similar feat today?

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Tonight: Preview Nicole Kidman/Russell Crowe film "Boy Erased"

October 12, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

In celebration of LGBT History Month, the Mattachine Society of Washington will present a sneak preview of the upcoming Nicole Kidman/Russell Crowe feature “Boy Erased” at a National Press Club Headliners event at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12.

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Hedrick Smith to keynote Silver Owls Fall Hoot, Oct. 26

October 11, 2018 | By Richard A. Ryan |

Hedrick Smith, a prize winning journalist, author, and documentarian will headline the National Press Club Silver Owls Fall Hoot at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 26, in the ballroom.

The Hoot is open to all Club members and their guests. Tickets are $35, which includes the Club's superb three-course dinner. The meal is preceded by a cash bar. Reservations can be made online or by calling the Club's reservations department at 202-662-7501.

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NFL Fans: Come to Club Thursday for Leibovich book event, Eagles-Giants game

October 10, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Touch down at the National Press Club this Thursday, Oct. 11, for two major NFL events. First, The New York Times Magazine’s chief national correspondent, Mark Leibovich, will share his new book, “Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times,” at a Headliners Book Event at 6:30 p.m.

The event will feature a discussion with the author, an audience question-and-answer session, and a book signing. There will be a cash beer bar in the room, as well as complimentary game-day snacks for attendees.

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NPC in History: Where did the Club’s first president work?

October 8, 2018 | By Gil Klein |

William P. Spurgeon was the first National Press Club president, of that there is no doubt.

When Graham Nichol of the Washington Times, who was the driving force in establishing the Club, declined the presidency, Spurgeon was elected and served in both 1908 and 1909.

But for whom did he work?

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