National Press Club

Pfizer CEO plans to address healthcare reform at Club, March 23

March 1, 2017 | By Heather Forsgren Weaver |

As congressional efforts are underway to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, Ian Read, chairman and chief executive officer of Pfizer, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, plans to speak at a National Press Club luncheon on Thursday, March 23.

The luncheon is sold out, but credentialed members of the media are welcome to attend the speech. 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.

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Club member Kathy Bonk discusses growing use of storytelling on current NPC podcast

February 28, 2017 | By Adam Konowe |

Storytelling has been around for thousands of years, but it’s a practice that’s now widely used by communities and organizations as a way of initiating change at the international, national, state and local levels.

To learn more about this new trend, check out the current National Press Club podcast, Update-1. It features National Press Club member Kathy Bonk, executive director of the Communications Consortium Media Center, where she is directly involved with storytelling,

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Satirist O'Rourke returns to Club to explain election, March 16

February 28, 2017 | By Heather Forsgren Weaver |

P.J. O'Rourke returns to the National Press Club Thursday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m. for a Club Book Rap on his latest book, "How The Hell Did This Happen?"

The Book Rap will take place in the Club's Conference Rooms. Tickets are $5 for National Press Club members and $10 for the public. Tickets can be purchased online here.

Books can be purchased online at the same time as tickets, or at the event. No outside books or memorabilia are permitted.

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Club to recognize top political reporting by young journalists with Sandy Hume Award

February 28, 2017 | By Will Lester |

The Sandy Hume Memorial Award for Excellence in Political Journalism, one of many awards offered in the National Press Club's annual journalism contest, shines a spotlight on excellent political reporting and writing by a young journalist for work done in 2016.

The award, named for The Hill reporter who broke the story of the aborted 1997 coup against House Speaker Newt Gingrich, honors excellence and objectivity in political coverage in print or online publications.

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How to deal with fake news? Pros to share their strategies at free symposium at Club, March 9

February 26, 2017 | By Julie Schoo |

What’s fact and what’s fake? Those questions dominated the 2016 election campaign and swirl today in Donald Trump’s presidency, providing new challenges for journalists as they seek to cover the White House accurately and fairly.

You can get help in facing those challenges at a free symposium sponsored by the Missouri School of Journalism, the Reynolds Journalism Institute, and the National Press Club Journalism Institute, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the National Press Club on Thursday, March 9.

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Tom Rosenstiel, journalism thinker, author to discuss his new political thriller at book event, Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

February 26, 2017 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Tom Rosenstiel, one of the nation’s most recognized media thinkers and co-author of the "The Elements of Journalism," the revered text assigned to nearly every journalism school student in modern history, will share his first work of fiction, "Shining City," at a National Press Club book event on Thursday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the Club's Conference Rooms.

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Wanted by National Press Club: Best writing about aviation, aerospace, defense

February 23, 2017 | By Will Lester |>

The National Press Club encourages journalists who write about aviation, aerospace and defensee to enter their best work from 2016 in the Club’s annual journalism contest.

The Michael Dornheim award, one of the awards in the contest, is presented in celebration of the career of the late Michael A. Dornheim, a longtime reporter and editor at Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine. T

Recipient of the award must be a working journalist writing about aerospace, defense, the airline industry, or aerospace science and engineering.

The winner gets a $1,000 prize.

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Schumer, Pelosi to 'prebut' Trump's speech to Congressional joint session at Newsmaker, Monday, 2 p.m.

February 23, 2017 | By Jonathan D. Salant |

A day before President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of Congress, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer will offer a prebuttal to the President’s speech at a National Press Club Newsmaker at 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 27, in the Club’s First Amendment Lounge. National Press Club President Jeff Ballou will serve as the moderator.

Pelosi has led the House Democrats since 2003 and was the first woman elected to be Speaker of the House; Schumer became Democratic leader in January with the retirement of Sen. Harry Reid.

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Learn about evolution of the cocktail at Fourth Estate dinner, Monday, 6:30 p.m.; there's still space

February 23, 2017 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Reservations are still available for the "evolution of the cocktail" small plates dinner and drink pairing with cocktail expert and author Philip Green, Monday (Feb. 27), at 6:30 p.m. in the Fourth Estate restaurant.

Sip the Americano as you enjoy a cocktail hour of passed hors d’oeuvres before sitting down to five more courses of food, drink and Greene’s sparkling wit and wealth of knowledge.

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Club seeks best political reporting for Lee Walczak Award

February 22, 2017 | By Will Lester |

The Lee Walczak Award for Political Analysis, part of the National Press Club's Journalism Contest, is accepting entries to recognize some of the top political reporting and writing for 2016.

The award is named in memory of Lee Walczak, a Washington editor, bureau chief and White House correspondent who worked for Bloomberg News and Business Week.

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