National Press Club

NPC History: Which Club president reported WWI from Berlin and demonstrated the first TV signal?

October 18, 2017 | By Gil Klein | gklein@american.edu

What tales a ring can tell.

Oswald F. Schuette, who had been National Press Club president for just three months in 1913, died in the Club’s lobby in 1953 of a massive heart attack just after he pushed the elevator’s down button.

Schuette’s death came just weeks after he received the coveted “black ring” created that year to be presented to every Club president, past and future. Schuette was the oldest president to receive the ring.

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Learn why it's never too early to follow the money in politics at Oct. 20 workshop

October 18, 2017 | By Crystal White | cwhite@press.org

The second workshop of the “It’s Never Too Early to Follow the Money” series with the Center for Responsive Politics will be held Friday, Oct. 20, at 9:30 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

The event, hosted by the National Press Club Journalism Institute, will help reporters tap into the center’s resources for analyzing campaign finance data, personal finances of members of Congress, foreign lobbyists data and political TV ad buys.

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Know Your Reporting Rights: Learn when to not back down, Oct. 20

October 17, 2017 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Join the National Press Club Journalism Institute during Free Speech Week on Friday, Oct. 20, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., for an important discussion on the First Amendment and reporters’ rights that will be streamed on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/RTDNA.RTDNF.

This event in the Club's Murrow Room is free to attend but reservations are required. Tickets can be reserved online.

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Last chance to register: Developing credible content amid ‘fake news,’ Oct. 18

October 15, 2017 | By Paul Minehart | paul.minehart@syngenta.com

Leading experts will share insights on producing content suited to the unique strengths of different digital, online and social media channels, as well as emerging technologies, at the National Press Club Communicators Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 18.

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Washington Post, New York Times executive editors on Kalb Report, Oct. 16

October 11, 2017 | By Gil Klein | gklein@american.edu

As the president of the United States has challenged the legitimacy of journalism, moderator Marvin Kalb has invited Marty Baron and Dean Baquet, the executive editors of The Washington Post and The New York Times, to talk about how the news media should respond on TV's The Kalb Report.

The taping begins at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at the National Press Club. Guests should plan to be in their seats several minutes before the start of the program.

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Follow the political money: Meet new FEC website, Oct. 13

October 11, 2017 | By Kathy Kiely | kkiely@press.org

The homestretch of the 2018 elections is a year away, and political spending already is underway. The National Press Club Journalism Institute is presenting a fall curriculum for reporters who will be keeping readers, viewers and listeners posted on who is trying to influence the outcome.

The series, “It’s never too early to follow the money,” will be held in three separate sessions in the Club’s Bloomberg Room starting on Oct. 13.

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It's never too early to follow the money: Getting ready for 2018; Oct. 13, 20, Nov. 3

October 10, 2017 | By Kathy Kiely | kkiely@press.org

The homestretch of the 2018 elections is a year away, and political spending already is underway. The National Press Club Journalism Institute is presenting a fall curriculum for reporters who will be keeping readers, viewers and listeners posted on who is trying to influence the outcome.

The series, “It’s never too early to follow the money,” will be held in three separate sessions in the Club’s Bloomberg Room. Each session requires separate registration, found in the links below. Tickets for each are $5 for Club members and $10 for non-members.

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Champion whistler, PR pro shares insights in new book

October 3, 2017 | By Adam Konowe | Adam.Konowe@tmp.com

Four-time international whistling champion Chris Ullman’s message is as clear as his music: everyone has a special talent, an individual version of his award-winning whistle, he said in an interview on Update-1, the National Press Club's podcast.

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C-SPAN Video Library training, Oct. 10: Search, clip, share 30 years of video

October 3, 2017 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Learn how to search, clip, and share 30 years' worth of digitized C-SPAN video at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, in the National Press Club's Bloomberg Room.

In the class, C-SPAN's Social Media Senior Specialist Jeremy Art will demonstrate how to research, fact check, illustrate and inspire your reporting using the network's extensive archives of digitized video.

There is no charge for the event, which will last until 10:30 a.m., but reservations are required. Reserve your ticket online.

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POSTPONED: Today’s Headliners Luncheon with FDA Commissioner

September 29, 2017 | By Heather Forsgren Weaver | HeatherForsgrenWeaver@gmail.com

The National Press Club Headliners Luncheon featuring Dr. Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, scheduled for today, Friday, Sept. 29, has been postponed to a later date.

The Club has issued full refunds to all ticket holders and will announce a new date as soon as one can be arranged. Please contact Lindsay Underwood at lunderwood@press.org if you have any questions.

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