National Press Club

Book Event: How Peter Thiel’s plot to destroy Gawker Media will affect the First Amendment, March 15

March 8, 2018 | By Lori Russo | LRusso@stantoncomm.com

Writer and media strategist Ryan Holiday’s latest book, "Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue," tells the inside story of Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel’s plot to destroy Gawker Media.

Holiday will share his findings and discuss how he believes this saga will affect the First Amendment at a National Press Club Headliners Book Event on Thursday, March 15, at 6:30 p.m.

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Justice Scalia's son to discuss father's legacy at book event, March 20

March 8, 2018 | By Lori Russo | LRusso@stantoncomm.com

Christopher J. Scalia, one of the late Justice Antonin Scalia’s nine children, will appear at a National Press Club Headliners book event on Tuesday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m.

He will discuss his father’s life and legacy, as well as the dozens of speeches and writings published in "Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived." The book is a compilation of dozens of Justice Scalia’s speeches, some published for the first time, that range in topic and tone from characteristically philosophical to surprisingly personal.

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Fourth Estate closed for brunch Saturday, March 10

March 8, 2018 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

This Saturday, March 10, the Fourth Estate will be closed for brunch. The restaurant will open for dinner, serving from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. We regret any convenience this may cause.

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Reserve your tickets for Wednesday panel on the limits to public information

March 7, 2018 | By Rachel Oswald | rachelm.oswald@gmail.com

In honor of Sunshine Week, the National Press Club's Press Freedom Committee will host an evening panel discussion on March 14 to examine how the Trump administration uses public information officers to limit and shape reporters' access to government information.

A panel of journalists and experts will examine limits on access to public information under the Trump administration, how they vary agency-to-agency and compare them to previous administrations.

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Enjoy St. Patrick's Irish buffet and music, Thursday, March 15

March 4, 2018 | By Mesfin Mekonen | mmekonen@press.org

National Press Club members and their guests are invited to the St. Patrick’s buffet and celebration at the Club on Thursday, March 15, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Come enjoy the food, and music by popular guitarist Mat Palombo at 6:30 p.m. Special drinks will be announced soon, just for this occasion.

The price of the buffet is $24 for Club members and $28 for nonmembers, plus tax and gratuity.
Reservations are encouraged because it is usually a sold out event. Please contact us at 202-662-7443 or e-mail RS@press.org.

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Supermodel Christy Turlington Burns of Every Mother Counts to discuss U.S. maternal health challenges

March 2, 2018 | By Tamara Hinton | tamara.hinton@storypartnersdc.com

Christy Turlington Burns, founder & CEO of the nonprofit Every Mother Counts, will appear at the National Press Club for a screening of two short films titled “Giving Birth in America” at 5 p.m. March 8 in the Club’s ballroom.

There is no charge for this event, but registration is required.

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U.S. senator to speak about truth, falsehoods & state of politics at NPC luncheon

March 1, 2018 | By Tamara Hinton | tamara.hinton@storypartnersdc.com

U.S. Senator Jeff Flake from Arizona, who has earned a reputation for being one of the most outspoken legislators in Washington, will deliver a speech entitled “Truth, Falsehood, and the Dangerous State of Our Politics: A Way Forward,” at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on March 15.

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National Press Club Sunshine Week panel to examine how public information officers limit media access

February 28, 2018 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

In honor of Sunshine Week, the National Press Club's Press Freedom Committee will host an evening panel discussion on March 14 to examine how the Trump administration uses public information officers to limit and shape reporters' access to government information.

The event will take place in the Club's Zenger room from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public, but reservations are necessary. To register to attend, sign-up here.

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Authors to discuss race, inequality, and the law at NPC Book Event

February 28, 2018 | By Lori Russo | lrusso@stantoncomm.com

Sherrilyn Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and Anthony Thompson, director of the Center on Race, Inequality and the Law at NYU, will appear together at a National Press Club Headliners Book Event at 6:30 p.m. on March 6. They co-authored the book “A Perilous Path: Talking Race, Inequality, and the Law” with former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and author and death penalty lawyer Bryan Stenson.

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The best, most innovative online journalism honored by the Friedenberg Online Journalism Award

February 28, 2018 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

Those who have done the most innovative online journalism in 2017 should enter their work in the competition for the Joan M. Friedenberg Online Journalism Award.

The deadline for entering the contest is April 1, so pick your entries and send them in soon. Entries can be submitted online or by the more traditional method of mailing them in. The entry fee is $50, but entries may be submitted for free by members of the National Press Club. For more information, click here.

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