National Press Club

Get comfortable with data journalism at NPC Journalism Institute, Google News Lab session, Aug. 15

August 3, 2019 | By Andie Coller |

Enter the powerful world of data journalism and discover how to use it to tell deep, insightful stories at a National Press Club Journalism Institute event held in conjunction with Google News Lab Thursday, on Thursday, Aug. 15, in the Bloomberg Room at 10 a.m.

At the session, you’ll learn to find, analyze, interpret and visualize data using Google Permissions, Google Public Data Explorer, Google Crisis Map, Global Forest Watch, Election Databot, Tilegrams, Google Data GIF Maker, Flourish, Google Trends and Google Fusion Tables.

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National Press Club in History: The Queen and I

August 3, 2019 | By Gil Klein |

During its history, 23 kings and queens have spoken at the National Press Club, starting with Peter II of Yugoslavia, who came to our podium in 1942 after fleeing his country during the World War II infighting between Nazis and communists.

But members of royalty are different from the rest of us, even from presidents and prime ministers. Royalty are conscious of their unique position as the symbol of the state, but in a constitutional monarch, not necessarily of the government. Putting themselves up for questioning before a live television audience is risky.

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More tickets available for Aug. 7 luncheon featuring House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings

August 2, 2019 | By Lori Russo |

Additional tickets have become available for the Aug. 7 National Press Club Headliners luncheon featuring Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

The event has been moved to the ballroom from the Holeman Lounge to accommodate demand. His remarks come in the wake of President Donald Trump’s recent Tweets about Cummings’ congressional district, in which he called Baltimore “a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” and the “worst in America.”

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Podcast explores 100-Year History of NPC affiliate American Legion Post 20

August 1, 2019 | By Adam Konowe |

Did you know the National Press Club has an American Legion post affiliated with the Club?

Learn about the post, American Legion Post 20,in the current edition of the Club's podcast, Update-1.

In the podcast, the commander of the post, Club member Jim Noone, talks with Broadcast/Podcast Team member Tom Young about the long and colorful history of the Post 20, which this year is celebrating its centennial.

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Learn use of basic journalism tools at NPC Journalism Institute, Google News Lab event, Aug. 14

August 1, 2019 | By Andie Coller |

Maggie Farley, a teaching fellow at Google News Lab, will offer advice on how to use the latest technology for reporting in the digital age at a National Press Club Journalism Institute event to be held in conjunction with Google News Lab on Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 10 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

Farley, a former Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent will teach use of a broad range of Google tools, including Google Search, Google Alerts, Google Scholar, Google Permissions, Google Maps, Google Translate and Google Trends.

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Father of slain journalist to pitch for change in Communications Decency Act at Newsmaker, Aug. 6

August 1, 2019 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Andy Parker, activist, author, and father of slain journalist Alison Parker, will make the case for revisiting the immunity and protections enjoyed by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and other online publishers of third-party content under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker event next Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 2 p.m.

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National Press Club in History: Is it art? Or is it offensive?

July 31, 2019 | By Gil Klein |

In 1932, the Brazilian embassy donated to the National Press Club a 4-ft. x 6-ft. painting of a reclining nude by Brazilian artist Antonio Parreiras. It depicted a Greek courtesan known as Phryne, who lay there with a come-hither expression on her face and little else.

It was hung in the Main Lounge, now known as the Holeman Lounge, over the entryway to the bar that leads to the Ballroom. Back then, the lounge was a place for Club members to relax and have a drink before going in for lunch or dinner.

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Venezuela's ambassador to assess his country's political situation at Headliners Newsmaker, tomorrow

July 29, 2019 | By Danny Selnick |

Carlos Vecchio, ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela to the United States, will address his country's political situation at a National Press Club Newsmaker tomorrow, Tuesday, July 30, at 11 a.m.

This Headliners Newsmaker event is open to credentialed media and Club members free of charge, with advance registration required. Click here to register.

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Sen. Sherrod Brown to unveil stock buyback legislation at Headliners Newsmaker, Wednesday

July 28, 2019 | By Jamie Horwitz | |

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, will speak at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker news conference at 10 a.m. this Wednesday, July 31, in the Holeman Lounge.

Brown, ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee, will unveil new legislation to curb stock buybacks and create a ‘worker dividend’ to ensure workers get a share of the profits that they help produce.

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Current Club podcast examines how students determine what's true and what isn't

July 25, 2019 | By Adam Konowe, |

How America’s young people are learning to separate fact from fiction in today’s information avalanche is discussed by three leading experts in the current edition of Update-1, the National Press Club’s podcast.

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