National Press Club

Club plans ‘Saving Capitalism’ screening on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m.

November 28, 2017 | By Heather Forsgren Weaver |

The National Press Club plans to screen the Netflix original documentary “Saving Capitalism” at an event on Thursday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the Ballroom.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is expected to introduce the film featuring former Labor Secretary Robert Reich and directed by award-winning writer and director Jacob Kornbluth. Admission is free for Club members and credentialed media, and $5 for the general public. Click here for tickets.

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NIH to release drugs report at Headliners Newsmaker this Thursday, Nov. 30, at 1 p.m.

November 28, 2017 | By Heather Forsgren Weaver |

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine plans to release and discuss the findings of its new affordable drugs report at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 1 p.m. in the Club’s Fourth Estate.

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“The Future of the Alternative Press” discussion and live podcast recording, Dec. 11

November 27, 2017 | By Suzanne Struglinski, director of membership engagement |

In partnership with the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, the Online News Association’s D.C. Meetup Group and the National Press Club, the "It’s All Journalism" podcast will host a panel and live recording on Monday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m., in the Club’s conference rooms.

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Ag secretary plans report on listening tour at Headliners Luncheon, Tuesday, Dec. 12

November 27, 2017 | By Heather Forsgren Weaver |

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue plans to speak about his recent nationwide listening tour at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 12, in the Club’s Holeman Lounge.

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TONIGHT: Want to speak like a pro? Come to tonight's 7 p.m. meeting of the Toastmasters group

November 27, 2017 | By Leslie Kingsley |

If you came to hear World Bank President Jim Yong Kim speak at the National Press Club Headliners Luncheon last Monday, you heard a pro deliver a 25-minute message confidently and smoothly, with no obvious use of notes and none of those distracting "ums" and "ahs."

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Silver Owls Hoot on This Thursday, Nov. 30

November 27, 2017 | By Richard Ryan |

The National Press Club's Silver Owls will kick off the holiday season this Thursday, Nov. 30, with a special edition of its Fall Hoot, featuring a world class entertainer, a sumptuous smorgasbord, specialty cocktails, and a unique gift exchange.

The special Holiday Hoot, open to all members of the Club and their guests, begins at 6 p.m. Reservations can be made by email to, or by telephone, 202-662-7501. The traditional cost remains $35 per person.

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Headliners Book Rap revisits 1968

November 21, 2017 | By Mark Schoeff Jr. |

Lawrence O’Donnell, an MSNBC anchor and Emmy-winning TV writer, will discuss his new book, Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics, at a National Press Club Headliners Book Rap on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in the Club’s conference rooms.

Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for the general public. Purchase tickets and copies of the book online.

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Mix Jewish cooking and wine at dinner Dec. 5

November 21, 2017 | By Susan Delbert |

Award-winning author Joan Nathan will sign copies of her latest cookbook, King Solomon’s Table, A Culinary Exploration of Jewish Cooking from Around the World, at a five-course wine dinner in the Fourth Estate on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Covenant Wines, owned by cookbook author Jeff Morgan will ,supplying wines from California to complement recipes from Nathan’s book.

Appetizers will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

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Club closed for Thanksgiving

November 21, 2017

The National Press Club will be closed Thursday, Friday and Saturday for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Club operations will resume Monday, Nov. 27. Enjoy the holiday.

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Space still available for public relations training

November 21, 2017 | By Crystal White |

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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