National Press Club

Sign up today: Learn how to convert print stories to video at Boot Camp, June 9

June 5, 2018 | By Laura Coker | lcoker@press.org

The Young Members Team of the National Press Club will hold a day-long training session on Saturday, June 9, for young journalists to learn how to turn print pieces into video stories.

The course will begin at 9 a.m. with a three-hour lecture on how to converting print to video for the Web, taught by Zach Toombs and Kate Grumke of Newsy.

The cost of the class is $10. Registration is open here until Wednesday, June 6.

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The day Charles Lindbergh spoke to the National Press Club

June 5, 2018 | By Gil Klein | gilbert.klein@me.com

This is the fourth in a series provided by Club historian Gil Klein.

Dig down anywhere in the National Press Club’s 110-year-history, and you will find some kind of significant event in the history of the world, the nation, Washington and the Club itself. Many of these events were caught in illustrations that tell the stories.

June 11, 1927, was an incredible day – in American history, Washington history, broadcasting history and Club history. It was the day that Charles Lindbergh arrived home from Europe after his death-defying solo flight across the Atlantic.

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Journalism Institute Press Freedom Fellow Kathy Kiely named to Mizzou chair

June 4, 2018 | By Wire staff report | wire@press.org

Kathy Kiely, the National Press Club Journalism Institute Press Freedom Fellow, was named the Lee Hills Chair in Free-Press Studies at the Missouri School of Journalism last week.

A veteran journalist, Kiely's reporting and editing career has included work with WAMU-FM, Bill Moyers, Bloomberg Politics, National Journal and USA Today, as well as with the Sunlight Foundation. She also has served as the Washington bureau chief for the Houston Post and Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

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Last cookbook, wine dinner before summer hiatus features Potomac chef, June 5

June 1, 2018 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

The Fourth Estate restaurant will host a cookbook and wine dinner Tuesday, June 5, featuring Potomac, Md., native Jennifer Segal, author of “The Once Upon a Chef Cookbook: 100 Tested, Perfected, and Family-Approved Recipes.”

Hors d'oeuvres and a specialty cocktail from the cookbook, Segal's recipe for [Tipsy] Pink Lemonade, will be served at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served from 7-9 p.m.

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National Press Club in History: Bill Clinton's Club debut

May 26, 2018 | By Gil Klein | gilbert.klein@yahoo.com.

This is the third in a series provided by Club historian Gil Klein

Dig down anywhere in the National Press Club’s 110-year-history, and you will find some kind of significant event in the history of the world, the nation, Washington and the Club itself. Many of these events were caught in illustrations that tell the stories.

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Latest podcast interviews founder of initiative to help local newspapers

May 24, 2018 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmp.com

While several major newspapers have found a new source of revenue from digital subscribers far from their home base, local newspapers are hurting as subscribers and advertisers flee. To survive, they are cutting staffs to the bone.

An organization, Report for America, has been created to finance one-year stipends for professional journalists who would like the experience of working for a local paper. Applications from both reporters and editors have flooded in.

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Club to close Monday for Memorial Day holiday

May 24, 2018

The National Press Club will be closed Monday, May 28, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Club operations will resume at 7 a.m. Tuesday, May 29.

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Memorial service for Julie Schoo, beloved executive director of Club's Journalism Institute, set for June 21

May 22, 2018

The family of Julie Schoo has let the Club know there will be a memorial service for her at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at Christ Church Georgetown, 3116 O Street NW, Washington, D.C.. Schoo, who served the National Press Club and its Journalism Institute for 33 years, passed away at home earlier this month.

The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Julie make a contribution to the National Press Club Journalism Institute in her name or to Christ Church.

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May 29 Book Rap with Fox News Channel's Bret Baier canceled

May 22, 2018

The National Press Club's Headliners Book Rap scheduled Tuesday, May 29, with Fox News Channel host Bret Baier has been cancelled due to a last-minute scheduling conflict by Baier. The event will not be rescheduled. Refunds are being issued to registrants.

Baier was slated to discuss his new book, "Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire."

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Actor Wendell Pierce, PBS CEO to lead Headliners Newsmaker panel on military-civilian divide, tomorrow, 10 a.m.

May 22, 2018 | By Lori Russo | lrusso@stantoncomm.com

Actor Wendell Pierce, who will play the role of U.S. Naval Officer Adm. James Greer in Amazon’s upcoming TV series "Jack Ryan" (based on Tom Clancy’s fictional character), will join PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger and GI Film Group CEO Brandon Millett in a panel discussion entitled, "Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide Through Film and Television” at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker event Thursday, May 24, at 10 a.m. in the Club’s Zenger room.

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