National Press Club

Books and Brunch to Discuss "Lincoln in the Bardo" at Saturday, May 19 meeting

April 29, 2018 | By Fay Iudicello | faysiudicello@gmail.com

The National Press Club's Books and Brunch series will discuss "Lincoln in the Bardo" by George Saunders at noon Saturday, May 19, in The Fourth Estate restaurant.

Saunder's won the 2017 Man Booker Prize for this novel, becoming the second American to win this award.

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross discusses economic growth at May 14 Luncheon

April 27, 2018 | By Lori Russo | lrusso@stantoncomm.com

Wilbur Ross, the 39th Secretary of Commerce, will discuss how the Department of Commerce is creating conditions for economic growth and opportunity for the people of the United States at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Monday, May 14.

Ross is a regular fixture on cable news discussing our nation’s looming trade war with China and his recent decision to overrule officials in the Census Bureau, an agency housed within the Department of Commerce, on the inclusion of a controversial citizenship question in the 2020 census.

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Battle of Midway author to speak at NPC American Legion Post 20 meeting May 31

April 27, 2018 | By Jim Noone | janoone44@gmail.com

Battle of Midway expert Jim D'Angelo will discuss his recently published book, "Victory at Midway: The Battle That Changed the Course of World War II," at a luncheon meeting of the National Press Club's American Legion Post 20 at noon on Thursday, May 31, in the McClendon Room. The speaker portion of the meeting is open to all Club members.

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Defend yourself against the trolls! Panel, launch of "Online Harassment Field Manual," April 27

April 26, 2018 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

The National Press Club Journalism Institute and PEN America have teamed up to present an important discussion to help and empower writers, journalists and all those active online with practical tools and tactics to defend against hateful speech and trolling.

The program will be held April 27 in the National Press Club’s Holeman Lounge, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. There is no charge for the event but reservations are required. Attendees can RSVP here.

Panel participants include:

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World Press Freedom Day news conference to highly cases of four journalists who risked lives, May 3

April 26, 2018 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

In recognition of World Press Freedom Day, the National Press Club and its non-profit affiliate NPC Journalism Institute, will hold a news conference Thursday, May 3, to discuss developments in the cases of four journalists who are recent recipients of one of the Club’s highest honors, the John Aubuchon Press Freedom award.

The news conference will be held at 1 p.m. in the Club’s Bloomberg Room. There is no charge to attend however RSVPs are required.

Register here.

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Friends of the National Zoo celebrates 60th anniversary at NPC Newsmaker, May 1

April 24, 2018 | By Lori Russo | lrusso@stantoncomm.com

Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ), a non-profit membership organization dedicated to raising funds for the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this month. The timing coincides with the birth of the zoo’s first baby gorilla in nine years, an endangered lowland gorilla named Moke.

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Ukrainian broadcaster discusses press freedom threats

April 24, 2018 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmp.com

Ukrainian journalists trying to deliver news about Russian aggression, government corruption and their country’s existential struggles face their own battles, including oligarchic control of media, increasing restrictions on press freedom and even attacks on journalists.

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Fore! It's time to register for the National Press Club Journalism Institute's 7th Annual Golf Invitational Tournament, May 29

April 22, 2018 | By Crystal White | cwhite@press.org

Tee off on May 29 at the Country Club at Woodmore to support the National Press Club Journalism Institute's 7th Annual Golf Invitational.

This great day of golf at the prestigious country club in Mitchellville, Md., begins with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Golfers should plan to arrive by 8:30 a.m.

Register online here to attend. Club members must log in to receive the member promotion.

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Learn to defend yourself from online trolls and hate speech at NPCJI/Pen America program, April 27

April 19, 2018 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

The National Press Club Journalism Institute and PEN America have teamed up to present an important discussion to help and empower writers, journalists and all those active online with practical tools and tactics to defend against hateful speech and trolling.

The program will be held April 27 in the Club’s Holeman Lounge, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., the day before the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. There is no charge for the event, but reservations are required.

RSVP here.

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Learn to navigate congressional website on April 19 with Library of Congress team

April 18, 2018 | By Crystal White | cwhite@press.org

The National Press Club Journalism Institute and Club's Professional Development Team are offering a workshop on using the congress.gov website at 9.30 a.m. Thursday, April 19, in the Bloomberg Room.

Congress.gov is the official public web site for legislative information and includes data for bills and resolutions, the Congressional Record, committee reports, nominations, treaties, and executive communications.

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