National Press Club

Last chance to reserve your seat for Panera Bread founder Ron Shaich speech on Friday

April 24, 2019 | By Tamara Hinton |

Panera Bread founder Ron Shaich will discuss why Wall Street's fixation on short-term profit is creating social instability and political polarization and why America's leaders need to re-invest in America's future in a speech to a National Press Club Headliners luncheon at 12:30 p.m. April 26 in the ballroom.

In the early 1990s, Shaich took Panera off the public stock exchange and stepped down as its CEO. Shaich did this, he said, to protect the fast-casual empire and its more than 100,000 employees from falling prey to the pressures of shareholders chasing short-term profits.

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Watch documentary depicting Robert F. Kennedy's visit to South Africa with International Correspondents team, May 10

April 21, 2019 | By Aileen Roberta Schlef |

The documentary "RFK in the Land of Apartheid: A Ripple of Hope" will be screened at 6:30 p.m., Friday, May 10, at the National Press Club followed by a discussion and audience question-and-answer session with producer/director Larry Shore of Hunter College and Robert F. Kenndy's daughter Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, the former lieutenant governor of Maryland.

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Original Earth Day organizer to preview 50th anniversary at Newsmaker event, April 22

April 19, 2019 | By Lori Russo |

This year’s Earth Day will be marked on Monday, April 22, at the National Press Club with a Newsmaker event featuring one of the day’s original organizers, Denis Hayes.

The first Earth Day, held April 22, 1970, drew 20 million Americans to streets, parks, and auditoriums to protest environmental degradation. The event sparked the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. Earth Day will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2020.

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NPC in History: The race to the North Pole

April 17, 2019 | By Gil Klein |

The most valuable items in the National Press Club archives are the volumes of autograph books that include the signatures of the thousands of the greats, the near greats, the heroes and the rogues of the 20th and 21st centuries who have come through the Club’s doors.

The image here is of the first page of the first book. It starts with some of the celebrities who showed up for the Club’s housewarming party on May 18, 1908 in the first club house, which was located above a jewelry store at 1205 F St. NW. And yes, that is W.F. Cody of Cody, Wyoming, better known as "Buffalo Bill".

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Trade journalist celebrates 40-year career with same publisher

April 17, 2019 | By Adam Konowe |

In an era when journalists change employers often and out of necessity, Barb Zuehlke has broken the mold. On the cusp of retirement later in 2019, Zuehlke, now senior editor at Aircraft Maintenance Technology, is celebrating a 40-year career for the same publishing company.

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Symposium at Club to explore key journalism issues, April 25

April 17, 2019 | By Adam Shapiro |

Is the First Amendment still relevant in the age of social media? How can we be sure that what we’re reading and watching is true? What can social media platforms do to curtail the spread of misinformation and lies? How can journalists make the best use of social media?

All these questions, and others, will be explored by journalists, social media experts and legal scholars at the Missouri–Hurley and Price Sloan Symposium, "Free Speech, Free Press or Free For All” Thursday, April 25, at the National Press Club.

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Last chance to reserve for tonight's special Kalb Report featuring Gemini and Apollo astronaut Michael Collins

April 15, 2019 | By Gil Klein |

Michael Collins, one of the three astronauts on the mission to land a man on the moon 50 years ago, will be Marvin Kalb’s guest on a special edition of The Kalb Report Monday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in the National Press Club Ballroom.

Admission is free, but seats are limited. Reserve online or at the front desk.

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Attention procrastinators: Today is the last day to submit your entries for the Club's annual journalism contest

April 15, 2019 | By Will Lester |>

The time is at hand to get those entries in to the National Press Club's annual journalism contest. The deadline is Monday, April 15.

The best journalism from 2018 -- in such areas as politics, breaking news, broadcast news, consumer news, foreign coverage, use of online news techniques and news photos -- should be entered in the contest.

Most of the categories have cash prizes and some offer a year of free membership in the Club. Details of the prizes are here.

The fee is $60 for each entry, but there is no charge for Club members.

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Three days left to enter your best aviation, space, defense coverage in Journalism Contest

April 11, 2019 | By Will Lester |>

There's still time, but not much. The deadline is three days away -- Monday, April 15 -- for journalists who report and write about aviation, aerospace and defense to enter their best work from 2018 in the National Press Club’s annual journalism contest.

Entrants will compete for the Michael A. Dornheim Award, one of the awards in the Journalism Congest. It is presented in honor of the late Michael Dornheim, a longtime reporter and editor at Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine.

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Learn about upcoming NPC's 'Night Out for Austin Tice' campaign on Update-1 podcast

April 11, 2019 | By Adam Konowe |

The current edition of Update-1, the National Press Club's podcast, previews the "Night Out for Austin Tice," the special event the Club plans for Thursday, May 2, to raise reward money for information leading to the safe return of the only American journalist currently being held overseas.

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