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Defense and security policy podcast from biennial Paris Air Show

June 28, 2017 | By Adam Konowe |

The biennial Salon du Bourget or Paris Air Show is recognized as one of the world's largest industry events. For one week, thousands of reporters descend on the show in search of relevant news.

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Fourth Estate closed for July 4 holiday weekend

June 28, 2017 | By Miguel Dominguez |

The National Press Club will be closed Saturday, July 1, through Tuesday, July 4, in celebration of Independence Day.

There will be no brunch or dinner service in the Fourth Estate on Saturday, July 1, or lunch service on Monday, July 3. The restaurant will re-open on Wednesday, July 5.

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Latest podcast covers 2017 Aerospace Media Awards from the Paris Air Show

June 21, 2017 | By Adam Konowe |

The latest National Press Club podcast, Update-1, features an interview by Adam Konowe, a member of the Club’s Broadcast/Podcast team, with Peter Bradfield, an aerospace industry veteran who founded the annual Aerospace Media Awards dinner at the Paris Air Show.

Konowe, head of the judging panel for the awards, attended the dinner at the Aéro Club de France on the eve of the Air Show on June 18. He interviewed Bradfield and his celebrity host, Scottish comedian Fred MacAulay, the following day in the Air Show’s media center.

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Ex-energy chief, Greek official on tap for Headliners Newsmaker events Wedmesday morning

June 19, 2017

The National Press Club will host two Headliners Newsmaker press events Wednesday morning,June 21.

At 10 a.m., in the Lisagor Room, former U.S, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz plans to propose ways to maintain America’s innovation leadership in energy. He will announce the formation of a new nonprofit organization, Energy Futures Initiative, that aims to push for clean energy.

At 11 a.m., in the Bloomberg Room, Greek Minister of Economy and Development Dimitri Papadimitriou plans to discuss the Greek debt crisis and next steps for the European nation.

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Dinner on July 28 to honor winners of Club's Journalism Awards

June 16, 2017 | By Joann Booze |

The National Press Club will celebrate winners of its 44th Annual Journalism Awards on Friday, July 28, with a reception in the Holeman Lounge beginning at 6 p.m. followed by dinner and program in the Ballroom at 7 p.m.

Tickets to this event are $50 per person.

Reservations are required and must be made here.

For more information, contact: Joann Booze or 202-662-7532.

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Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Dunford to speak at Headliners Luncheon, Monday, 11:30 a.m.

June 15, 2017 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will discuss several important issues facing the U.S. military, including the latest strategy to defeat the Islamic State and other terrorist groups, at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon this coming Monday, June 19.

Lunch will be served at a special time of 11:30 a.m. The program will run from noon to 1 p.m. and be webcast live on at noon.

Purchase tickets online.

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Tickets still available for Headliners Luncheon featuring Chicago Mayor Emanuel, June 20

June 15, 2017 | By Kristin Szremski |

Tickets are still available for the National Press Club Headliners Luncheon featuring Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) on Tuesday, June 20, at 12:30 p.m.

Mayor Emanuel plans to discuss "Moving Forward in Chicago" including new initiatives for education and other programs at the event.

Tickets cost $25 for Club members (members may purchase two tickets at this rate) and $39 for all other non-member tickets. Purchase tickets online.

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Greek official plans debt crisis discussion at Headliners Newsmaker, June 21

June 14, 2017

Greek Minister of Economy and Development Dimitri Papadimitriou plans to discuss the Greek debt crisis and next steps for the European nation at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker in the Club’s Bloomberg Room on Wednesday, June 21, at 11 a.m.

All Headliners Newsmaker press events are open to credentialed media and Press Club members free of charge but RSVPs are required. Click here to register.

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Headliners Book Rap features Newt Gingrich, tomorrow, 10 a.m.

June 14, 2017 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a top campaign surrogate for Donald Trump, will appear at a National Press Club Headliners Book Rap Friday, June 16, to discuss his new book about the 45th president, "Understanding Trump."

The event begins at 10 a.m. in the First Amendment Lounge. This event will feature a discussion with the author, an audience question-and-answer session and a book signing.

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Learn on-camera skills at training class for journalists, 9 a.m. Friday

June 13, 2017 | By Julie Schoo |

National Press Club member Andrea McCarren, a veteran multimedia journalist and Emmy Award-winner, will offer an on-camera media training class for journalists this Friday, June 16, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

The hands-on workshop is for journalists who want to improve their presentation skills on-camera or online. The three-hour session costs $75 for Club members and $150 for non-members.

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