National Press Club

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

October 10, 2018 | By Lori Russo | lrusso@stantoncomm.com

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 | gilbert.klein@yahoo.com

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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Today: Speaker Paul Ryan to outline Republican vision, 4 pm

October 8, 2018 | By Tamara Hinton | tamara.hinton@storypartnersdc.com

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) will deliver remarks and take questions at a National Press Club Newsmaker event at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8.

This event is open to the press. All media who wish to attend must RSVP online in advance. Media who RSVP will receive additional logistical information closer to the event. Register online.

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MSNBC host to discuss new book at Headliners Breakfast, 8 am Oct. 5

October 4, 2018 | By Tamara Hinton | tamara.hinton@storypartnersdc.com

Steve Kornacki, a MSNBC host and political correspondent, will appear at a National Press Club Headliners Book & Breakfast event to discuss his new book, The Red and The Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism, on Friday, Oct. 5.

Tickets are $25 for Club Members and $39 for the general public. Purchase tickets online.

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NPC in History – What two African carvings say about press freedom

October 4, 2018 | By Gil Klein | gilbert.klein@me.com

Two African carvings that sit in a display cabinet on the National Press Club’s mezzanine tell the story of the Club’s commitment to freedom of the press around the world and the rescue of an African journalist and his pregnant wife.

Every year the Club awards its John Aubuchon Freedom of the Press Award in the international category to a journalist who has done notable work in advancing the cause of a free press in his or her country.

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NEW DATE: Mark Leibovich discusses book on NFL, Oct. 11

October 3, 2018 | By Lori Russo | lrusso@stantoncomm.com

New York Times Magazine chief national correspondent Mark Leibovich will discuss his new book, “Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times,” at a National Press Club Headliners Book Event at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, in the conference rooms.

This event, originally scheduled for Oct. 9, 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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Journalism lessons from a civil rights reporter on Update-1

September 27, 2018 | By Adam Konowe | Adam.Konowe@tmp.com

New York Times correspondent John Herbers was born to a white family in the segregated South, but he went on to earn praise for his pivotal coverage of the civil rights movement.

In the latest Update-1, National Press Club Broadcast/Podcast Committee member Viola Gienger speaks with his daughter, journalist Anne Farris Rosen, about the personal and professional journey Herbers chronicled – and the lessons for journalists today -- in the memoir he wrote with her help before he died in 2017.

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President of the Republic of Slovenia to speak at Club, Sept. 28

September 26, 2018 | By Tamara Hinton | tamara.hinton@Storypartnersdc.com

The President of the Republic of Slovenia, Borut Pahor, will deliver an address at a National Press Club Newsmaker event Friday, Sept. 28, at 9:30 a.m. in the Fourth Estate restaurant.

The news conference is open to credentialed media and Club members free of charge. Registration is required at this link.

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Spelling Bee after-party announced for Thursday, Sept. 27! Tickets to Bee available!

September 26, 2018 | By Laura Coker | lcoker@press.org

Bee there or Bee square! This Thursday promises to be a riotous, brain-twister and rip-roaring good time at the National Press Club as lawmakers and reporters will compete in the Press vs. Politicians Spelling Bee, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m.

To purchase tickets, please click here. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Food and drinks will be available, as well as a raffle with gifts from local vendors.

Confirmed contestants representing the Politicians team are:

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Seats still available: Historical talk on espionage in the Press Building

September 26, 2018 | By Gil Klein | gilbert.klein@me.com

Two National Press Club presidents and a bartender helped to defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962.

How did that happen?

Come hear Steven T. Usdin talk about his book “Bureau of Spies: The Secret Connections Between Espionage and Journalism in Washington,” on Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for non-members and can be purchased here.

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