National Press Club

Mine workers union president to discuss impact of climate change initiatives on coal industry, Sept. 4

August 30, 2019 | By Jamie Horwitz |

International President of the United Mine Workers of America Cecil Roberts will discuss the impact of climate change legislation on the future of the coal industry at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker on Sept. 4.

The Headliners Newsmaker news conference will be held at 10 a.m. in the First Amendment Lounge. Register online. This event is open to credentialed media and Club members free of charge, with advance registration required.

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Book Fair author applications due today

August 30, 2019 | By Beth Francesco |

Calling all book lovers: The National Press Club Journalism Institute is seeking authors and volunteers for the 2019 Book Fair and Authors’ Night.

The selection criteria and the submission form are available online. Applications must be received no later than Friday, Aug. 30. Authors, regardless of membership status, are invited to submit their work for consideration.

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Club launches series to connect journalists, communicators with diverse thought leaders, Sept. 16

August 30, 2019 | By Aileen Roberta Schlef |

The National Press Club's Communicator and Events Teams are collaborating to produce a series of programs to convene journalists and communicators with top communications officials from diverse communities.

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Update-1 passes 150-episode milestone, promoting Club mission on podcast platform

August 29, 2019 | By Kristina Groennings |

A recent episode of Update-1, the National Press Club podcast, was not only a milestone for the initiative, it also captures how the effort promotes Club priorities on an increasingly popular platform.

The topic of the the Aug. 14 program -- the 150th episode since the podcast's inception in 2013 -- was the creation of a memorial in Washington dedicated to a free press and fallen journalists.

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Panel to discuss media’s role in the higher education scandal, Sept. 5

August 29, 2019 | By Carmen Russell-Sluchansky |

The National Press Club Events Committee will present “Higher Ed at a Crossroads: What role does the media play in the crisis?” at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5.

Panel participants include Paul Glastris, editor-in-chief of Washington Monthly College Guide and Rankings, Kaitlin Mulhere, reporter/special projects editor for MONEY, and Mark Solheim, editor of Kiplinger’s Best College Values. Jamaal Abdul-Alim, education editor for The Conversation, will moderate.

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Vogel to discuss new book about espionage in Cold War Berlin, Oct. 10

August 27, 2019 | By Joseph Luchok |

Steve Vogel plans to discuss his new book "Betrayal in Berlin: The True Story of the Cold War’s Most Audacious Espionage Operation," at a National Press Club Book Rap at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10.

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NPC in History: Elizabeth Taylor counters AIDS misinformation

August 26, 2019 | By Gil Klein |

Movie stars often come to the National Press Club as the spokespeople for worthy causes. That’s the one way an organization can assure an avid turnout of an audience, even if many people are there just to see the star and to ask questions about Hollywood.

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Celebrate journalistic excellence at Club Awards Dinner, Wednesday

August 26, 2019 | By Will Lester |

Celebrate journalistic excellence Wednesday, Aug. 28, at the annual National Press Club Awards Dinner. A reception will be held at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

Among the winners are the Capital Gazette of Annapolis and the Baltimore Sun, who captured the breaking news award for their courageous coverage of the shooting that killed five people at the Annapolis paper in June of last year.

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Podcast compares Biden 2020 to Biden 1988

August 22, 2019 | By Adam Konowe |

With the 2020 election campaign well under way, the Democrats have a front runner, thanks in part to the name recognition Joe Biden acquired as senator, vice president and a previous presidential candidate.

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Bee there or bee square: Tickets on sale for Sept. 17 spelling bee

August 22, 2019 | By Brennan Hoban |

Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 National Press Club Spelling Bee, which will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the ballroom.

The event, organized by the Club's Young Members Team, pits members of Congress against Beltway reporters in an evening of camaraderie and entertainment.

Tickets can be purchased online. A discounted rate is available for Club members.

For any questions, please contact Brennan Hoban (

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