National Press Club

Wigle Whiskey Tasting celebrates year of 'good spirits' with Club President Ballou, Jan. 12

January 4, 2018 | By Laura Coker |

An event featuring a signature drink from his hometown of Pittsburgh will celebrate a year of 'good spirits' with outgoing Club President Jeffrey Ballou at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, in the Holeman Lounge.

The Wigle Whiskey Tasting will run until 8:30 p.m. Tickets are available online. They can be purchased for a $15 early-bird rate until midnight, Jan. 7. The regular price is $20.

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Book Rap: O’Donnell talks politics then and now

December 14, 2017 | By Dominique Maria Bonessi |

Talking about his new book on the 1968 election of Richard Nixon as president, Lawrence O’Donnell, host of MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” on Wednesday night drew strong parallels to the 2016 election of Donald Trump.

“I wanted to write about the craziest presidential campaign we’ve ever had,” O’Donnell said at the National Press Club Headliners Book Rap. He began writing his book, “Playing With Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics,” four years ago.

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Last call: Celebrate the holidays with jazz, a special buffet, and drinks

December 14, 2017 | By Mesfin Mekonen |

Celebrate the holidays with jazz and a special buffet.

National Press Club members and their guest are invited to the Club's annual holiday buffet, which takes place Thursday, Dec. 14 and features music from the U Street Jazz Collective. To reserve space, please contact the Reliable Source at RS or 202-662-7443.

The price of the buffet is $24 for Club members and $28 for nonmembers, plus tax and gratuity.

Dinner will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. and the music will begin at 6 p.m. in the Truman Lounge.

Dinner Menu:

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Apply for grants up to $15K for enterprise business reporting

December 13, 2017 | By Suzanne Struglinski |

Applications are now open for the Winter 2018 McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism with a deadline of Dec. 15.

The fellowships, awarded twice a year by the McGraw Center for Business Journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, typically grant $5,000 a month for one to three months to experienced journalists to support deeply reported investigative and enterprise stories on critical issues related to U.S. business, the economy and finance.

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Pre-holiday jazz and a special dinner buffet at the Club, Thursday, Dec. 14

December 11, 2017 | By Mesfin Mekonen |

As the holiday crush winds down and your last packages have hit the deadline for dispatch, it's time to take a deep breath and enjoy some food, beverage and jazz at the National Press Club before heading off to your holiday destinations.

Club members and their guests are invited to Club's annual holiday buffet Thursday, Dec. 14, featuring music from the U Street Jazz Collective. The price of the buffet is $24 for Club members and $28 for nonmembers, plus tax and gratuity. To reserve space, please contact the Reliable Source at or 202-662-7443

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Podcast captures Iraqi ambassador’s dinner address to NPC members

December 5, 2017 | By Adam Konowe |

Iraq's ambassador to the U.S. says Iraqi forces could not have defeated the Islamic State group without help from the U.S.-led coalition and paramilitary troops. In the newest edition of Update-1, Fareed Yasseen tells National Press Club President Jeff Ballou the battle with ISIS militants has been a transformative experience that has given the country a new spirit.

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Walter Isaacson discusses da Vinci at Headliners Breakfast, Monday, Dec. 18

December 5, 2017 | By Mark Schoeff Jr. |

Walter Isaacson, former managing editor of Time and former CNN chairman, plans to speak at a National Press Club Headliners Breakfast Monday, Dec. 18, to discuss his new book, "Leonardo da Vinci."

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Last chance to attend tonight's Holiday Hoot

November 29, 2017 | By Richard Ryan |

Today is the last opportunity to plan to attend tonight's Holiday Hoot put on by the National Press Club's Silver Owls.

The event, open to all Club members and their guests, begins at 6 p.m. and features a sumptuous smorgasbord, specialty cocktails, a unique gift exchange, and a world class entertainer. Reservations for the event can be made until 2 p.m. today either through the Club's email -- -- or by telephone -- 202-662-7501. The traditional cost remains $35 per person.

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Think Like A Reporter: Media Training for Public Relations Professionals this Friday

November 28, 2017 | By Julie Schoo |

There’s still space available to sign up for the National Press Club Journalism Institute’s on-camera media training workshop for public relations professionals. The training, led by veteran multimedia journalist and Emmy Award-winning Club member Andrea McCarren, will be held on Friday, Dec. 1, from 9–11 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

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California AG plans Headliners Newsmaker discussing anti-Trump litigation on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m.

November 28, 2017 | By Jamie Horwitz |

California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra plans to appear at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker press event on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 10 a.m. in the First Amendment Lounge to discuss the legal actions his state has taken against the Trump administration.

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