National Press Club

DeGette, Democrats' chief deputy whip, to discuss what next for healthcare at Newsmaker, March 29

March 28, 2017 | By Jamie Horwitz |

What's next in the Congressional battle for healthcare legislation? Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., chief deputy whip of the Democratic Caucus who played a major role in the development of the Affordable Care Act, will discuss bipartisan solutions to healthcare at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 29, in the Bloomberg Room.

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Last day to sign up for Marvin Kalb's talk and movie screening of "Good Night and Good Luck"

March 28, 2017 | By Crystal White |

Journalism luminary Marvin Kalb, the last correspondent personally hired at CBS News by Edward R. Murrow, will discuss threats to U.S. democracy in the Trump administration at a National Press Club Journalism Institute’s Press Freedom Committee talk on Thursday, March 30 at 6 p.m. in the Murrow Room.

The talk will be followed by a screening of the film “Good Night and Good Luck," which chronicles Murrow’s epic rebuke of Sen. Joseph McCarthy.

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Deadline is here! Looking for best 2016 breaking news, photo, consumer news coverage for National Press Club journalism contest

March 27, 2017 | By Will Lester |

Could your working be award-winning? This week marks the final deadline to submit your best work to the National Press Club's journalism contest.

So check your best work from 2016 and get those entries in this week! The deadline is April 1. Remember that entries are free for National Press Club members and only $50 for non-members.

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Toastmasters meets tonight, March 27, 7pm

March 27, 2017 | By Leslie Kingsley |

The NPC Toastmasters group returns to its normal format tonight with three new speeches scheduled. All guests are welcomed; there is no charge and you do not have to be a Press Club member to visit or join.

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Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian foreign ministers to discuss NATO, Russian influence at Newsmaker, March 28

March 24, 2017 | By Keith Hill |

The foreign ministers from the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will discuss their countries’ relations with the United States, as well as the importance of NATO to shared security, and other topics such as Russian influence, emerging threats, and the fight against terrorism at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 28, in the Murrow Room.

The foreign ministers are:

· Sven Mikser, Estonia

· Edgars Rinkevics, Latvia

· Linas Linkevicius, Lithuania

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Canceled: Saturday's encryption class

March 24, 2017 | By Crystal White |

The encryption training on secure smart phone reporting techniques, scheduled for Saturday, March 25, has been cancelled. The workshop is part of a three-session series providing hands-on encryption training for journalists.

Sign up to attend the next two sessions. All require individual reservations, found here:

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Support the National Press Club Journalism Institute when you shop on Amazon

March 24, 2017 | By Julie Schoo |

Login at every time you shop on Amazon and .05% of your purchase will be donated to the Club’s nonprofit National Press Club Journalism Institute. It’s easy, and there’s no additional cost to the customer.

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Club co-sponsors “Women in Media’ with D.C. mayor’s office, March 28

March 23, 2017 | By Suzanne Struglinski, director of membership engagement |

Join National Press Club members Eleanor Clift, Marilyn Geewax, and Michele Salcedo as they participate in a panel “Conversations with women who lead: Women in Media” coordinated with the Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, in the ballroom.

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A word from Art Wiese: Who played the Club? Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Jack Benny and Pearl Bailey

March 21, 2017 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

"Entertainers: Evening galas at the National Press Club in the 1950s and 60s sometimes featured performances by legendary performers, some of the 20th Century's greatest entertainers. Jazz greats like Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman swung out there. Jack Benny and Bob Hope cracked jokes. Nat King Cole and Pearl Bailey sang for their suppers. Sometimes movie stars like Maureen O'Hara were just part of the audience. Those were magical nights at the National Press Club--where news is made (entertainingly) in the nation's capital."

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Due to high interest, ticket sales for Pfizer CEO lunch, March 23, reopened

March 19, 2017 | By Danny Selnick |

The National Press Club has reopened ticket sales for the luncheon featuring Pfizer CEO Ian Read after extraordinary interest. The event will move from Holelman Lounge to Ballroom to accommodate many more who wish to attend.

Read, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, will address health care reform and the pharmaceutical industry on Thursday, March 23 at a National Press Club luncheon.

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