National Press Club

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., will address Trump investigation at Headliners luncheon Aug. 7

July 15, 2019 | By Robert Weiner |

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, will speak at a National Press Club Headliners luncheon on Wednesday, Aug. 7.

Cummings will address the Oversight Committee’s investigations into President Donald Trump and his administration.

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Just announced: 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar to deliver major speech at Headliners Newsmaker, Tuesday

July 15, 2019 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Democratic presidential candidate and Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar will deliver a major speech at the National Press Club on Tuesday, July 16, to outline more than 100 steps she would take in her first 100 days if elected president.

The Headliners Newsmaker will be held at 10:30 am. in the Holeman Lounge. The event is open to credentialed media and Club members, but registration is required. Click here to register.

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NPC softball team falls short in quest for Media League title

July 14, 2019

The National Press Club softball team's quest for its first Metropolitan Media Softball League championship failed over the weekend with losses to Bloomberg and Politico in the double-elimination tournament.

The Club's appearance in Saturday's playoffs was its 12th in a row, tops among the other teams in the league.

The players included Jim Rubin, Mike Desenne, Raph Mazzone, Del Wilber, Clay Kaufman, Laura Faul, Patti Giglio, Jo Mezoly, Molly Pezzulo, Andrew Collier, Ben Laskey, Chris Teale, Josue Lopez Calderon, Richard Strauss, Ryan Grizzle, Amy Fickling, Bill Holland and Ken Giglio.

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Whiskey tasting will benefit Club's Journalism Institute

July 10, 2019 | By Ferdous Al-Faruque |

More than 100 craft distillers from around the country will hold a tasting event for whiskey and other distilled spirits at the National Press Club from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 23. The tasting is open to Club members, working journalists and the general public.

The event is sponsored by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States and the American Craft Spirits Association to benefit the Club's Journalism Institute, which campaigns for press freedom issues and helps train journalists. The event will be hosted in the First Amendment and Holeman Lounges.

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NPC in History – H. Ross Perot

July 10, 2019 | By Gil Klein |

The death this week of H. Ross Perot, the billionaire businessman-turned-presidential hopeful, who may have led the way for Donald Trump’s political career, brings to mind his long association with the National Press Club.

He spoke nine times at Club luncheons, according to the Club’s archives. The first was in 1970 when he was working independently to help free American prisoners of war in Vietnam. He said he would “support the devil himself” for the release of American POWs. “The treatment of our men in Vietnam reads like something out of a Medieval history,” he said.

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Podcast summarizes America’s wars and what sustains them

July 9, 2019 | By Adam Konowe |

Although President Donald Trump called off military strikes on Iran last month, American troops are involved in conflicts around the world.

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NPCJI professional program: How can journalists maintain trust with victims and whistleblowers in a high stakes story, July 25

July 7, 2019 | By Andie Coller |

What makes a whistleblower or someone who’s been a victim of a crime or major misdeed willing to come forward to a particular journalist or outlet?

Hear from the subject of The Washington Post story, "'The man who attacked me works in your kitchen’: Victim of serial groper took justice into her own hands," as well as her advocate and The Washington Post journalists they trusted at a National Press Club Journalism Institute program on July 25.

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Aerospace magazine editor summarizes news from the 2019 Paris Air Show on Update-1

July 2, 2019 | By Adam Konowe |

On the latest edition of edition of Update-1, Tim Robinson, editor-in-chief of the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Aerospace magazine, speaks with National Press Club Broadcast/Podcast Team Co-Vice Chair Adam Konowe about developments at the 2019 Paris Air Show.

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NPC in History: Crank up the popcorn popper for the Club's two silver screen cameos

June 30, 2019 | By Gil Klein |

The National Press Club made two cameo appearances in feature films.

In the renowned 1939 movie, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” – nominated for 11 Academy Awards – an irate Jimmy Stewart chases a newsman known as “Nosey” into the Club to denounce the entire press corps after an unflattering report about him appeared in a newspaper.

“Why don’t you tell the truth for a change,” Smith yells at the reporters.

Retorts one, “Why, we’re the only ones who can afford to be honest in what we tell the voters. We don’t have to be re-elected like politicians.”

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Last chance: Register for “Journalism Under Attack: Protect yourself from threats,” Friday, June 28

June 26, 2019 | By Julie Moos |

To help journalists manage the heightened dangers they face in newsrooms, in the field and online, the National Press Club Journalism Institute and the National Press Foundation are co-hosting a safety workshop at the National Press Club on Friday, June 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The event is free, but registration is required.

The program will have three sessions:

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