National Press Club

Half-day symposium on press freedom, April 19 at 9 a.m.

April 17, 2017 | By Julie Schoo |

The challenges to journalists are coming fast and furious: Access denied, outright falsehoods, alternative facts and sources afraid to talk.

The National Press Club Journalism Institute, the Club’s professional training affiliate, will join forces with another non-profit dedicated to journalism education, the National Press Foundation, to host a half-day symposium on Wednesday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Club’s Murrow Room.

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POSTPONED: NPC Luncheon with General Dunford; new date TBD

April 17, 2017 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Due to a last minute scheduling conflict, the NPC Luncheon with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford, originally scheduled for Friday, April 21, has been postponed.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and will be sure to let you know when a new date for this event has been selected.

Lindsay Underwood
Member Engagement Manager
The National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

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Test your speaking mettle with NPC Toastmasters, Monday, April 24 at 7pm

April 17, 2017 | By Leslie Kingsley |

Do you enjoy the challenge of speaking off-the-cuff? At the last Toastmasters meeting we had a great time doing just that during the very popular Table Topics session. Participants had to explain in one to two minutes why their car sported a particular bumper sticker. These different bumper stickers included:

· Be the reason someone smiles today

· Life begins at the end of your comfort zone

· Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see

· The best things in life aren't things

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Journalism Institute schedules movie premiere, discussion on Tuesday, April 18, 6:30 p.m.

April 13, 2017

The National Press Club's Journalism Institute plans to host the exclusive D.C. premier of the documentary "Danger Close" on Tuesday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the Club Ballroom followed by a question-and-answer session with featured reporter Alex Quade moderated by Defense News’ land warfare reporter and Club Secretary Jen Judson.

Tickets are required: $10 for Press Club members and $15 for general public. Tickets can be purchased here.

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Superstar ballerina Misty Copeland plans to discuss her advice book, April 17, 8 a.m.

April 12, 2017 | By Aprill O. Turner |

As many cling to New Year’s health resolutions and prep for beach-body season, America’s top ballerina has some advice to offer.

Misty Copeland, the first African-American female principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre, will discuss her first health and fitness book, "Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger, and More Graceful You," as well as her roles as a ballerina and an activist, in a discussion at the National Press Club on Monday, April 17, at 8 a.m., in the Club's Holeman Lounge.

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Memorial for Peter Hickman Set for Thursday, April 13, at 6 p.m. in Club Ballroom

April 11, 2017 | By Ken Dalecki |

Friends and associates of Peter J. Hickman, the National Press Club's long-time "ambassador to embassies" and Newsmaker organizer, are invited to attend a memorial service from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, in the Club Ballroom.

Hickman died of heart failure on April 2 at the age of 85.

Michael Hickman, Peter's son, plans to lead the memorial service and invite Peter's friends to join in reminiscing about his father's 28-year association with the Press Club.

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Journalism Institute hosts sixth annual golf tournament on May 31 at Woodmore

April 11, 2017 | By Julie Schoo |

Pull out your golf clubs and hit the driving range to limber up for the National Press Club Journalism Institute's Sixth Annual Golf Invitational Tournament.

The Journalism Institute plans to host the event on Wednesday, May 31, at 8:45 a.m. at the Country Club at Woodmore in Mitchellville, Md.

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Art Wiese Speaks: Kissinger delivers farewell address

April 10, 2017

"Kissinger's Farewell: Henry Kissinger, secretary of State in both the Nixon and Ford administrations, delivered his farewell address at the National Press Club in January 1977.

After reviewing the prospects for peace in the Mideast, Kissinger was surprised -- and visibly pleased -- when a belly dancer suddenly appeared before the podium and began her act. It was the Press Club's own humorous goodbye to one of the 20th Century's most famous diplomats. It happened at the Club -- where news (sometimes fun) happens in the nation's capital."

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Marking centennial of America’s entry into World War I, here is what happened at Club

April 10, 2017 | By Gil Klein |

With membership booming, the National Press Club relocated in 1914 to expanded facilities atop what was known as the Albee Building at the corner of 15th and G Streets, N.W.

Nearly a year before the United States declared war, President Woodrow Wilson spoke to the Club on May 15, 1916, about the worldwide conflagration and his burden in deciding what to do.

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Save the Date for a Certified Angus Beef dinner on May 24 at the NPC's Fourth Estate

April 6, 2017

The National Press Club's Fourth Estate Restaurant plans to host a food and wines dinner featuring unusual cuts of Certified Angus Beef on Wednesday, May 24, at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $80/single; $150/couple. Club members receive a 15 percent discount. Please click here for tickets. Club members must be logged into the main site to receive the discount.

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