National Press Club

Friends of the National Zoo celebrates 60th anniversary at NPC Newsmaker, May 1

April 24, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ), a non-profit membership organization dedicated to raising funds for the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, is celebrating its 60th anniversary this month. The timing coincides with the birth of the zoo’s first baby gorilla in nine years, an endangered lowland gorilla named Moke.

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Ukrainian broadcaster discusses press freedom threats

April 24, 2018 | By Adam Konowe |

Ukrainian journalists trying to deliver news about Russian aggression, government corruption and their country’s existential struggles face their own battles, including oligarchic control of media, increasing restrictions on press freedom and even attacks on journalists.

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Fore! It's time to register for the National Press Club Journalism Institute's 7th Annual Golf Invitational Tournament, May 29

April 22, 2018 | By Crystal White |

Tee off on May 29 at the Country Club at Woodmore to support the National Press Club Journalism Institute's 7th Annual Golf Invitational.

This great day of golf at the prestigious country club in Mitchellville, Md., begins with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Golfers should plan to arrive by 8:30 a.m.

Register online here to attend. Club members must log in to receive the member promotion.

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Learn to defend yourself from online trolls and hate speech at NPCJI/Pen America program, April 27

April 19, 2018 | By Julie Schoo |

The National Press Club Journalism Institute and PEN America have teamed up to present an important discussion to help and empower writers, journalists and all those active online with practical tools and tactics to defend against hateful speech and trolling.

The program will be held April 27 in the Club’s Holeman Lounge, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., the day before the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. There is no charge for the event, but reservations are required.

RSVP here.

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Learn to navigate congressional website on April 19 with Library of Congress team

April 18, 2018 | By Crystal White |

The National Press Club Journalism Institute and Club's Professional Development Team are offering a workshop on using the website at 9.30 a.m. Thursday, April 19, in the Bloomberg Room. is the official public web site for legislative information and includes data for bills and resolutions, the Congressional Record, committee reports, nominations, treaties, and executive communications.

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Cochrans to share views on the state of journalism and j-schools at May 15 Legends dinner

April 17, 2018 | By Bill McCloskey & Lindsay Underwood | &

Don't miss your opportunity to sign up for a limited access dinner conversation with John and Barbara Cochran as part of the National Press Club's "Legends of Broadcasting" series on Tuesday, May 15. Attendance is strictly limited to 30 guests.

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Personal branding tips for journalists and communicators

April 17, 2018 | By Andy Fisher |

The key to personal branding is being authentic, public relations and reputation consultant Angel Livas advised National Press Club members participating in her professional development session at the monthly meeting of the Communicator Team.

Online content should educate, demonstrate, motivate and inspire, Livas said. To determine your authentic strengths ask: “Where are you passionate?”

Livas, who started her consulting business three years ago, gave her tips at a Club Communicator Team breakfast meeting on Wednesday, April 11.

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Peggy Orchowski discusses history of U.S. immigration on Update-1

April 15, 2018 | By Adam Konowe |

As National Guard troops deploy along the Mexico border, Update-1 examines the issue of immigration with Peggy Orchowski, a credentialed congressional correspondent for Hispanic Outlook Magazine, based in Washington, D.C., and a senior correspondent for the Georgetowner.

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Monday's Kalb Report to focus on Trump-Putin relationship

April 15, 2018 | By Gil Klein |

The relationship between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin has become one of the defining issues of this administration.

Marvin Kalb will lead a panel discussing the relationship between Trump and Putin on the next Kalb Report to be held at 8 p.m. Monday, April 16, in the National Press Club ballroom.

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California Gov. Jerry Brown to speak at Headliners Newsmaker on Tuesday

April 15, 2018 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Outgoing California Gov. Jerry Brown will discuss how California has changed under his leadership and the challenges facing his successor and the nation at a National Press Club Headliners Newmaker at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, in the Zenger Room.

Chief among those challenges, are rising deficits and crumbling infrastructure, and the ongoing and escalating threats posed by climate change and global nuclear proliferation, Brown said.

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