National Press Club

Panel to discuss visual journalism in era of fake news on Monday

June 6, 2017 | By Kathy Kiely |

Fake news extends well beyond the written word. On Monday, a panel led by the National Press Photographers Association will dissect the problem and discuss the importance of vetting images and maintaining visual integrity.

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Hats in the ring: Snippet of Press Club history

June 6, 2017 | By Elizabeth Brownstein |

Hats in the ring: Two future U.S. presidents first announced they would seek that office at the National Press Club.

Democrat Jimmy Carter told an audience there in 1974 he planned to run in 1976. Then in 1975, Ronald Reagan announced at the Club that he would challenge President Gerald Ford for the Republican nomination, also in 1976.

Reagan lost, but bounced back to become the GOP nominee -- and win the presidency over Carter -- in 1980.

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Toastmasters meets at Club on Monday

June 6, 2017 | By Leslie Kingsley |

The next meeting of the Toastmasters Club is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday in the McClendon Room.

The idea of the group is to improve public speaking skills, and in, so doing hear and tell some fascinating stories. Topics have included an unexpected friendship with Maya Angelou and the power of Greek gods. This is the fun stuff.

Members also practice leading committees or rehearsing professional presentations and receive feedback about what worked and what needed improvements.

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Former energy secretary to speak at Headliners Newsmaker June 21

June 6, 2017 | By Jamie Horwitz |

Former U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz plans to propose ways to maintain America’s innovation leadership in energy at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker press event at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 21, in the Lisagor Room.

This Newsmaker event is open to credentialed media and Club members free of charge but advance registration is required.

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NY Times correspondent to discuss Obama book June 29

June 5, 2017 | By William Pierce |

Peter Baker, chief White House correspondent for the New York Times, plans to appear at a Headliner Book Rap on Thursday, June 29, to discuss his new book, Obama: The Call of History.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the conference rooms. The Book Rap will include a discussion with the author, a question-and-answer session from the audience and then a signing session

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Chicago Mayor Emanuel to discuss education agenda at June 20 Luncheon

June 5, 2017 | By Kristin Szremski |

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to discuss "Moving Forward in Chicago," including new initiatives for education and other programs, at a Headliner Luncheon on Tuesday, June 20.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for Club members (members may purchase two tickets at this rate) and $39 for all other non-member tickets. Tickets can be purchased online.

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April Ryan goes back-and-forth with Trump, named Journalist of the Year by NABJ

June 1, 2017 | By Jesse Rifkin |

National Press Club member April Ryan is achieving viral fame during the Trump administration for ranking among the most aggressive White House press questioners -- and she will soon receive a national recognition for her efforts.

The White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks since 1997, Ryan was named the 2017 Journalist of the Year award by the National Association of Black Journalists. She will receive the award at the NABJ convention in New Orleans in August.

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Upcoming National Press Club Luncheons

June 1, 2017 | By Lindsay Underwood |

June 19 -- Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Topic: Several important issues facing the U.S. military, including latest strategy to defeat the Islamic State and other terrorist groups
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DIFFERENT TIME: Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., program will run from 12 noon to 1 p.m.

June 20 -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel
Topic: New initiatives for public education and other programs

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White House correspondent plans to discuss book on President Obama, June 29, 6:30 p.m.

May 30, 2017 | By William Pierce |

Peter Baker, chief White House correspondent for the New York Times, plans to appear at the National Press Club at a Headliner's Book Rap on Thursday, June 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the NPC's Conference rooms to discuss his book, Obama: The Call of History.

Tickets are $5 for Press Club members and $10 for the general public. Tickets and books are available online.

This Book Rap is a fundraiser for the NPC's Journalism Institute so no outside books are allowed.

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Remembering Herbert Hoover: Snippet of Press Club history

May 30, 2017 | By Elizabeth Brownstein |

Herbert Hoover was a dues-paying National Press Club member for decades, far longer than any of the other U. S. presidents who have belonged, many of them as honorary members. Hoover joined in 1921, eight years before he entered the White House, and was a frequent Club speaker. His last such appearance, in 1954, 21 years after he left the presidency, drew a luncheon audience of almost 500 people.

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