National Press Club

The art of the smear: Attkisson on the story behind her new book

September 5, 2017 | By Mark Krikorian | msk@cis.org

The best smears are based on a grain of truth, often a verbal slip-up identified from 24/7 tracking of every word spoken or written by a public figure, which is then escalated into a smear.

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Experts envision ‘City of the Future’ at Press Club Headliners Newsmaker, Sept. 26

September 1, 2017

A panel of transportation experts plans to discuss what is being done to make city transportation, especially public-transit options, more desirable and efficient, and what the future may hold for our nation’s cities at a National Press Club Headliners Newsmaker on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 10 a.m. in the Club’s Bloomberg Room.

This news conference is open to credentialed media and Club members free of charge, but advance registration is required. Please click here to register.

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Institute plans "El Paso" screening, panel on journalists fleeing violence, Sept. 11

September 1, 2017 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

The National Press Club's Journalism Institute plans to host a screening of Everardo González' film "El Paso" and a short panel discussion on the dangers Mexico's journalists still face, and their difficulties in receiving asylum in the U.S.

The event is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the Club's Murrow Room. The event is free but reservations are necessary; tickets can be reserved here.

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NPC Book Fair & Authors' Night continues to accept author applications

August 31, 2017 | By Crystal White | cwhite@press.org

The region’s premiere holiday book event is back at the National Press Club for the 40th year and is now accepting author applications through 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29. Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed.

All literary genres are considered, however self-published books and books only available in e-format will not be accepted. The application fee of $75 for Club members and $150 for non-members is due and payable upon acceptance to the Book Fair. Authors are expected to be available for the entirety of the event on Friday, Nov. 10, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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Graham, Woodward plan to speak at Fourth Estate Dinner honoring Kornheiser, Wilbon

August 31, 2017 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Bob Woodward and Donald Graham plan to join join Maury Povich and John Skipper as speakers roasting and toasting this year's Fourth Estate Award Winners, sports journalists Michael Wilbon and Tony Kornheiser, co-hosts of ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption," on Wednesday, Oct. 4.

Club members may purchase up to two tickets for the price of $175 each. Other tickets, including those for nonmembers, cost $225. Reservations can be made online.

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CIA plans document release at Headliners Newsmaker, Sept. 6

August 31, 2017 | By Heather Forsgren Weaver | HeatherForsgrenWeaver@gmail.com

The CIA’s Agency Data Office Information Management Services is partnering with the National Museum of the U.S. Navy and the Naval Historical Foundation to hold a records release event at the National Press Club as part of the Club’s Headliners Newsmakers series. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 10 a.m. in the Club’s Zenger Room.

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NEA president plans critique of Trump-DeVos agenda, Sept. 8

August 31, 2017 | By Mark Schoeff | markschoeff@gmail.com

Lily Eskelsen García, president of the National Education Association, plans to speak on what the Trump education agenda means for students and public schools at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Friday, Sept. 8

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National Press Club announces Headliners Luncheons for September, October

August 31, 2017 | By Lindsay Underwood | lunderwood@press.com

The National Press Club announced the Headliners Luncheon featuring Air Force Chief of Staff General Series David L. Goldfein discussing the challenges facing the U.S. Air Force scheduled for Oct. 11 has been postponed. A new date has not been set.

The following are other Headliners Luncheons on the Press Club calendar:

Sept. 8: National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen García
Topic: Back to school education talk
To purchase tickets CLICK HERE

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Attkisson brings ‘The Smear’ to Headliners Book Rap, Aug. 31

August 28, 2017

Former CBS News Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson, author of The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think and How You Vote, will speak at a National Press Club Headliners Book Rap on Thursday, Aug. 31, at 6:30 p.m. in the Club’s conference rooms.

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National Press Club members' photo exhibit kicks-off Aug. 31

August 28, 2017 | By Alan Kotok | alankotok@gmail.com

The National Press Club 2017 members' photography exhibit begins Thursday, Aug. 31.

The 18th annual show put on by Club's Photography Team continues in the Club's main lobby through Sept. 29.

The show features the work of 48 members telling visual stories from today's headlines, as well as gripping images from history and those with timeless natural beauty.

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