National Press Club

Pulitzer winner George Condon added to Communicators' Summit lineup, Nov. 15, 8:30 a.m.

November 9, 2016 | By Lindsay Murphy |

Pulitizer Prize winner George Condon, White House correspondent for the National Journal, has been added to the list of prominent participants, including former Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, at the National Press Club’s Communicators' Summit, on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:35 p.m. in the Conference Rooms.

Topic of the summit, sponsored by the Club’s Communications and Marketing Committee, will be crisis communications.

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Correction: Book Fair date is Friday, Nov. 18

November 9, 2016

The article, "Book Fair to draw over 100 noted authors, among them Ralph Nader, other writers of books on politics" published in yesterday's Wednesday, Nov. 9, edition of The Wire carried an incorrect date for the event. Correct date for the National Press Club's 39th annual Book Fair & Authors' Night is Friday, Nov. 18, in the Club's Ballroom.

Admission to the fair is $5 for Club members, $10 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased online.

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Maureen Dowd discusses her book, election on current Update-1 podcast

November 8, 2016 | By Adam Konowe |

Maureen Dowd, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the New York Times and best-selling author of "The Year of Voting Dangerously," a book about the 2016 presidential campaign, is the guest of the National Press Club's current Update-1 podcast.

In the podcast, Art Swift, Gallup managing aditor and member of the Club's Broadcast/Podcast Committee,discusses with Dowd several anecdotes in her book, including personal dealings with Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.

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Book Fair to draw over 100 noted authors, among them Ralph Nader, other writers of books on politics, Nov. 18

November 8, 2016 | By Julie Schoo |

Are politics and current affairs your passions? If so, don’t miss the National Press Club’s 39th Annual Book Fair & Authors’ Night on Friday, Nov. 18, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

A host of authors of top-selling political and current affairs books, including consumer advocate and former presidential candidateRalph Nader, will be among more than 100 nationally known writers who will autograph and sell their books at the festive event.

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Ex-Philadelphia Mayor Nutter, top panel to offer tips on crisis communications at Communicators Summit, Nov. 15

November 7, 2016 | By Lindsay Murphy |

Crisis communications will be the topic of the next Communicators Summit, sponsored by the National Press Club's Communications and Marketing Committee, on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:35 p.m. in the Conference Rooms.

Registration is required. Admission is $75 for the general public and $50 for National Press Club members. Please click here to register.

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Pulitzer rules are changing; learn more at the Club, Nov. 16

November 6, 2016 | By Mike Soraghan |

The Pulitzer Prize board recently announced two big changes: Magazines are eligible to win in all categories, and cover letters are being replaced with a questionnaire.

Gain an understanding of these changes from a panel of experts on entering the Pulitzer competition, organized by the the National Press Club Journalism Institute's Professional Developmewnt Committee, in the Club's Bloomberg Room at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16.

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WMATA GM Paul Wiedefeld to speak on Metro's challenges at luncheon, Wednesday, Nov. 30

November 3, 2016 | By Pat Host |

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) General Manager Paul Wiedefeld will address the state of Metro at a National Press Club luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Wiedefeld is entering a challenging time as he fights off bankruptcy while responding to safety and service issues with sometimes hostile jurisdictional masters and a beleaguered governing structure.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. with remarks beginning at 1:00 p.m., followed by a question and answer session ending at 2 p.m.

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Annual Book Fair Nov. 18 draws notable biographers, authors of books on history and journalism

November 3, 2016 | By Julie Schoo |

The National Press Club is pleased to partner with Washington’s largest independent bookstore, Politics & Prose, on its 39h annual Book Fair & Authors’ Night, scheduled from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18.

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EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to address Club luncheon, Monday, Nov. 21

November 2, 2016 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will speak at a National Press Club luncheon on Monday, Nov. 21.

Under McCarthy's leadership, the EPA helped penalize Volkswagen for cheating on diesel emissions, promoted a sweeping federal rule to cut carbon dioxide emission from power plants and played an active role in implementing international climate agreements.

McCarthy also admitted that EPA placed too much trust in Michigan's Department of Environmental Quality, the main culprit for the Flint water crisis.

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VFW leader to lay out veterans' agenda for next administration, Congress, Nov. 10, 10 a.m.

November 2, 2016 | By Tony Gallo | |

The day before Veterans’ Day, Brian Duffy, oommander-in-chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), will discuss the needs of the nation’s 20 million veterans and the plans of veterans’ groups to move promised benefits by the new president and the next Congress at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference on Thursday, Nov. 10.

Duffy will make his remarks at 10 a.m., in the club’s Bloomberg Room.

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