National Press Club

Pulitzer winner Jon Meacham to discuss new book at Club breakfast event, June 20

June 12, 2018 | By Tamara Hinton |

Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Jon Meacham will discuss his latest book, "The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels," at a National Press Club Headliners Book and Breakfast Event Wednesday, June 20, at 8 a.m. in the Club’s Fourth Estate restaurant.

Meacham is the author of several New York Times bestsellers including "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power," "American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House" and "Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush."

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Did the Korean War start at the National Press Club?

June 12, 2018 | By Gilbert Klein |

As President Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un appears to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula, we should look back at a time when the National Press Club may have played a role in launching the Korean War.

With the Cold War heating up following the success of the communist revolution in China, Secretary of State Dean Acheson chose a Club Luncheon on Jan. 12, 1950, to outline America’s defense perimeter in the Far East. He said it included Japan, Okinawa and the Philippines. Not mentioned were South Korea and Taiwan.

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Jeff Bezos and John Henry remaking newspapers for the 21st Century – Headliners Book Rap, June 13

June 8, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Dan Kennedy, author of “The Return of the Moguls: How Jeff Bezos and John Henry Are Remaking Newspapers for the Twenty-First Century,” will explain how a new crop of business-minded press barons have the power to reshape the industry and democracy itself at a National Press Club Headliners Book Rap at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, in the Club’s conference rooms.

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Past National Press Club President Doug Harbrecht to serve as interim executive director of Journalism Institute

June 6, 2018 | By Barbara Cochran |

Doug Harbrecht, a past president of the National Press Club, will serve as interim executive director of the NPC Journalism Institute this summer.

Harbrecht, who retired in Jaunuary as director of digital media for Kiplinger, is stepping in to lead the Club’s non-profit educational arm after the death last month of longtime executive director Julie Schoo.

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Tonight: Author Peter Lovenheim discusses new book, "The Attachment Effect"

June 6, 2018 | By Tamara Hinton |

Award-winning journalist and author Peter Lovenheim will appear at a National Press Club Headliners book event to discuss his new work, "The Attachment Effect: Exploring the Powerful Ways Our Earliest Bond Shapes Our Relationships and Lives," at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7.

Lovenheim, who spent years researching attachment theory, will help audience members understand their own attachment styles and how they affect the way they interact with the rest of the world.

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Podcast: The life of a journalist in Syria

June 5, 2018 | By Adam Konowe |

Now entering its eighth year, the Syrian conflict has taken a truly devastating human toll, killing nearly a half-million people and leaving millions of refugees stranded around the world.

In this Update-1 podcast, Broadcast/Podcast team member Ruqaiyah Najjar talks with Syrian American journalist Rasha Elass about what is considered one of the worst conflicts of modern times.

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Sign up today: Learn how to convert print stories to video at Boot Camp, June 9

June 5, 2018 | By Laura Coker |

The Young Members Team of the National Press Club will hold a day-long training session on Saturday, June 9, for young journalists to learn how to turn print pieces into video stories.

The course will begin at 9 a.m. with a three-hour lecture on how to converting print to video for the Web, taught by Zach Toombs and Kate Grumke of Newsy.

The cost of the class is $10. Registration is open here until Wednesday, June 6.

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The day Charles Lindbergh spoke to the National Press Club

June 5, 2018 | By Gil Klein |

This is the fourth in a series provided by Club historian Gil Klein.

Dig down anywhere in the National Press Club’s 110-year-history, and you will find some kind of significant event in the history of the world, the nation, Washington and the Club itself. Many of these events were caught in illustrations that tell the stories.

June 11, 1927, was an incredible day – in American history, Washington history, broadcasting history and Club history. It was the day that Charles Lindbergh arrived home from Europe after his death-defying solo flight across the Atlantic.

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Journalism Institute Press Freedom Fellow Kathy Kiely named to Mizzou chair

June 4, 2018 | By Wire staff report |

Kathy Kiely, the National Press Club Journalism Institute Press Freedom Fellow, was named the Lee Hills Chair in Free-Press Studies at the Missouri School of Journalism last week.

A veteran journalist, Kiely's reporting and editing career has included work with WAMU-FM, Bill Moyers, Bloomberg Politics, National Journal and USA Today, as well as with the Sunlight Foundation. She also has served as the Washington bureau chief for the Houston Post and Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

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Last cookbook, wine dinner before summer hiatus features Potomac chef, June 5

June 1, 2018 | By Susan Delbert |

The Fourth Estate restaurant will host a cookbook and wine dinner Tuesday, June 5, featuring Potomac, Md., native Jennifer Segal, author of “The Once Upon a Chef Cookbook: 100 Tested, Perfected, and Family-Approved Recipes.”

Hors d'oeuvres and a specialty cocktail from the cookbook, Segal's recipe for [Tipsy] Pink Lemonade, will be served at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served from 7-9 p.m.

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