National Press Club

Once upon a chef cookbook & wine dinner, June 5

May 9, 2018 | By Susan Delbert, Executive Chef |

The National Press Club Fourth Estate restaurant will be hosting a June 5 cookbook and wine dinner featuring Potomac, Maryland, 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, White Sangria with Frozen Grapes, will be served starting at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served 7-9 p.m.

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May 22 breakfast: How to determine the return on investment for communications

May 9, 2018 | By Andy Fisher |

One of the oldest dilemmas in communications is valuating public relations reach, engagement and impact.

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May Brings Trifecta of Headliners Luncheons

May 9, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

The National Press Club’s Headliners schedule is packed for May, including three high-profile luncheons in just a week and a half.

First, on Monday, May 14, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross will discuss everything going on in the Commerce Department, including trade with China, steel and aluminum tariffs, plans to regulate the space industry, and the controversial citizenship question on the 2020 Census. Tickets can be reserved by clicking here.

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Jeff Bezos & John Henry Remaking Newspapers for the 21st Century – Headliners book event, Wednesday, June 13

May 8, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

With the proliferation of the internet over the last half-century, reporters at major daily and weekly newspapers all over America found themselves writing obits for their own publications. Unable to retain readership and therefore unable to rake in revenue from advertisers, print publications became increasingly unprofitable and unattractive to potential investors. But then something strange happened – a new generation of media moguls with deep pockets decided to buy-into the newspaper business.

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NPC Podcast: World Press Freedom Index highlights drops in U.S. and elsewhere

May 6, 2018 | By Adam Konowe |

Hostility towards journalists and the news media is escalating dramatically worldwide, led by political leaders and authoritarian regimes, according to the latest World Press Freedom Index released by Reporters Without Borders on April 25.

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Home Recipies featured at June 5 cookbook and wine dinner

May 3, 2018 | By Susan Delbert, executive chef |

The National Press Club Fourth Estate restaurant will be hosting a cookbook and wine dinner featuring Potomac, Maryland, native, Jennifer Segal, author of “The Once Upon a Chef Cookbook: 100 Tested, Perfected, and Family-Approved Recipes,” on June 5.

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NPC members, guests invited to tour historic Washington Navy Yard Friday, June 1

May 2, 2018 | By Jim Noone |

The National Press Club Events Team and NPC American Legion Post 20 are sponsoring a tour of the historic Washington Navy Yard on Friday, June 1, at 11 a.m. The walking tour, hosted by the Naval Historical Foundation, will take about 90 minutes and will conclude with a visit to the National Museum of the U.S. Navy.

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World Press Freedom Day Thursday, May 3 – Dangerous Times

May 2, 2018 | By Julie Schoo |

In recognition of World Press Freedom Day, The National Press Club and its non-profit affiliate NPC Journalism Institute, will hold a news conference at 1 p.m., Thursday, May 3, to discuss developments in the cases of four journalists who are recent recipients of one of the Club’s highest honors, the John Aubuchon Press Freedom award.

The news conference will be held in the Club’s Bloomberg Room. There is no charge to attend however RSVPs are required. To register, click here.

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Member Molly McCluskey explores embassies’ histories in new newsletter

May 2, 2018 | By Julia Haskins |

National Press Club Board of Governors member Molly McCluskey has launched a new weekly newsletter, Diplomatica, exploring the hidden histories of diplomatic properties in Washington and around the world. McCluskey will draw on her extensive experience as a foreign correspondent, a columnist for the Washington Diplomat and Diplomatic Courier, and the former chair of the Club’s International Correspondents Team, to share the interesting and unusual aspects of these embassies, residences and chanceries.

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Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to Speak at Club Headliners luncheon, Monday, May 14

May 1, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, who recently announced his department’s plans to become a “one-stop shop” for regulating the space industry, will discuss at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Monday, May 14, how the his department is creating what he calls conditions for economic growth and opportunity for the people of the United States.

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