National Press Club

Club co-sponsors “Women in Media’ with D.C. mayor’s office, March 28

March 23, 2017 | By Suzanne Struglinski, director of membership engagement |

Join National Press Club members Eleanor Clift, Marilyn Geewax, and Michele Salcedo as they participate in a panel “Conversations with women who lead: Women in Media” coordinated with the Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, in the ballroom.

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A word from Art Wiese: Who played the Club? Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Jack Benny and Pearl Bailey

March 21, 2017 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

"Entertainers: Evening galas at the National Press Club in the 1950s and 60s sometimes featured performances by legendary performers, some of the 20th Century's greatest entertainers. Jazz greats like Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman swung out there. Jack Benny and Bob Hope cracked jokes. Nat King Cole and Pearl Bailey sang for their suppers. Sometimes movie stars like Maureen O'Hara were just part of the audience. Those were magical nights at the National Press Club--where news is made (entertainingly) in the nation's capital."

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Due to high interest, ticket sales for Pfizer CEO lunch, March 23, reopened

March 19, 2017 | By Danny Selnick |

The National Press Club has reopened ticket sales for the luncheon featuring Pfizer CEO Ian Read after extraordinary interest. The event will move from Holelman Lounge to Ballroom to accommodate many more who wish to attend.

Read, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, will address health care reform and the pharmaceutical industry on Thursday, March 23 at a National Press Club luncheon.

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Don't get hacked and protect your sources with hands on encryption training for journalists, March 25

March 19, 2017 | By Crystal White |

Learn how to report securely using your smart phone at a National Press Club Journalism Institute class March 25 with cyber security expert Aaron Rinehart.

Rinehart and National Press Club board member Danny Al-Faruque will lead this new unique new series featuring hands-on encryption training for journalists, with guest lecturers joining certain sessions.

The first class, Secure Reporting with Smart Phones, will be held Saturday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the club’s Bloomberg Room.

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Actors' Equity president Shindle to advocate against cuts to federal arts funding TODAY

March 16, 2017 | By Jamie Horwitz |

Kate Shindle, president of the Actors’ Equity Association, will advocate against funding cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts and answer questions at a National Press Club Newsmaker press event this morning, Thursday, March 16, at 10 a.m. in the National Press Club’s Bloomberg Room.

In his budget proposals released today, President Donald Trump has called for deep cuts in domestic programs to fund an increase in defense spending, including the complete elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts and its $149 million budget.

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Club podcast addresses private space entrepreneurs

March 15, 2017 | By Adam Konowe |

In the latest episode of Update-1, Adam Knowe, vice-chair of the National Press Club Broadcast/Podcast Team, discusses private sector space entrepreneurs with Pat Host, Club board of governors member and a staff reporter with Access Intelligence.

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Newsmaker panel slates examination of Trump budget, March 17

March 12, 2017 | By Joseph Luchok |

The framework for President Donald Trump's first federal budget proposal is expected to be released this Thursday. The following day, on March 17, the National Press Club is presenting a panel of federal budget experts to discuss the proposal at a National Press Club Newsmaker at 10 a.m., in the Club's Conference Rooms.

This news conference is open to credentialed media and Club members, free of charge. No advance registration is required.

The panel is expected to include:

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Contender in Mexico’s elections plans appearance, March 15

March 10, 2017

Mexico is gearing up for a presidential election in June 2018, and the leading contender, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the founder of Mexico´s Morena Party (Movimiento de Regeneración Nacional-National Regeneration Party), plans to speak at a National Press Club Newsmaker on Wednesday, March 15, at 1 p.m. in the Lisagor Room.

This news conference is open to credentialed media and Club members, free of charge. No advance registration is required.

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Register today to learn cyber security techniques for journalists March 13

March 10, 2017 | By Julie Schoo |

Sign up today to attend a lively conversation on journalism’s changing relationship with using cybersecurity techniques.

A panel of reporters and cyber security professionals will examine the current threat landscape and offer recommendations to journalists on how to safeguard their digital communications at an evening discussion on March 13 at 6:30 p.m. The program is part of the National Press Club's annual celebration of Sunshine Week.

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Satirist O'Rourke returns to Club to explain election March 16

March 10, 2017 | By Heather Forsgren Weaver |

The 2016 presidential election found P.J. O’Rourke, a libertarian satirist who almost always votes for the Republican nominee, endorsing and voting for Hillary Clinton, he told Jeff Glor on the Charlie Rose Show March 1.

O'Rourke plans to explain his transformation to a National Press Club Book Rap audience when he returns to the Club Thursday, March 16, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss his latest book, "How The Hell Did This Happen?"

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