National Press Club

Update-1 talks one-on-one with award-winning Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary

July 18, 2017 | By Adam Konowe |

Washington Post columnist Michelle Singletary says regardless of income level, the key to successful money management is living below your means.

In an Update-1 interview with senior economic analyst and former National Press Club President Mark Hamrick, Singletary discusses why even high wage earners have money problems. She talks about growing up in Baltimore and being taken in by her grandmother, who taught her valuable financial lessons. She explains the role her grandmother played in the start of her award-winning column, “The Color of Money.”

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Celebrate journalism excellence at the National Press Club awards dinner, July 28; Tickets available now

July 16, 2017 | By Will Lester |

This seems like a very good year to celebrate the best of journalism at the National Press Club Awards Dinner on Friday, July 28.

The winners of the Press Club’s journalism contest will be honored at a reception and dinner at the club. The reception in the Holeman Lounge starts at 6 p.m. and the dinner and program start at 7 p.m. in the National Press Club Ballroom.

Club President Jeff Ballou said that recognizing quality work and the bravery of our colleagues is very appropriate right now.

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Army Staff Chief Milley plans to review state of the Army at Headliners Luncheon, July 27

July 14, 2017 | By Jan King |

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark. A. Milley plans to speak on the current state of U.S. Army at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Thursday, July 27.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m. followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m.

Tickets cost $25 for Club members, who may purchase two tickets at this rate, and $39 for all other non-member tickets. Tickets may be purchased online.

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Broadcast/podcast team member Irv Chapman reviews more than 50 years in journalism

July 11, 2017 | By Adam Konowe |

National Press Club member and Bloomberg Radio Washington reporter Irv Chapman reviews his more than 50 years of broadcast network news reporting for Radio Press International, six bureaus of ABC, and now Bloomberg in a new Update-1 podcast interview with fellow broadcast/podcast team member Bill McCloskey.

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Headliners Newsmaker examines how to elect more independents in 2018, July 12

July 10, 2017 | By Jamie Horwitz |

A panel of elected officials from across the country who were elected as independent candidates without the support of a political party plan to appear at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmakers event Wednesday, July 12, at 10 a.m. in the Club’s Bloomberg Room to examine whether electing more independents could break the current political gridlock.

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Tickets still available for Press Club Headliners Luncheon featuring Amtrak CEO, July 12

July 9, 2017 | By Kevin Wensing |

Tickets are still available for the National Press Club Headliners Luncheon featuring Charles “Wick” Moorman IV, Amtrak’s president and chief executive officer, on Wednesday, July 12, in the Club's Ballroom.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for Club members (members may purchase two tickets at this rate) and $39 for all other non-member tickets. Purchase tickets online.

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NPC Toastmasters meets Monday, July 10 at 7pm in the McClendon Room

July 9, 2017 | By Leslie Kingsley |

Are you aspiring to deliver a TED talk? Or perhaps speaking in front of others make you jittery? No matter your expertise, the NPC Toastmasters Club has helped many of us get to the next level.

Join your fellow colleagues and take your speaking to the next level at 7 p.m. Monday in the McClendon Room. There is no charge to visit and advance registration is not necessary.

The NPC’s Toastmasters club consists of many seasoned professionals who continue to find value in practicing in this safe and friendly environment. We meet on the second and fourth Mondays of each month.

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Tonight: NY Times correspondent plans to discuss his new Obama book

June 29, 2017 | By William Pierce |

Peter Baker, chief White House correspondent for the New York Times, plans to appear at a Headliners Book Rap Thursday, June 29, to discuss his new book, Obama:The Call of History.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Club's Conference Rooms. The Book Rap will include a discussion with the author, a question-and-answer session from the audience and then a signing session

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Defense and security policy podcast from biennial Paris Air Show

June 28, 2017 | By Adam Konowe |

The biennial Salon du Bourget or Paris Air Show is recognized as one of the world's largest industry events. For one week, thousands of reporters descend on the show in search of relevant news.

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Fourth Estate closed for July 4 holiday weekend

June 28, 2017 | By Miguel Dominguez |

The National Press Club will be closed Saturday, July 1, through Tuesday, July 4, in celebration of Independence Day.

There will be no brunch or dinner service in the Fourth Estate on Saturday, July 1, or lunch service on Monday, July 3. The restaurant will re-open on Wednesday, July 5.

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