National Press Club

Panelists advocate safety in numbers, situational awareness for journalists in dangerous areas

July 2, 2019 | By Anne Bader |

Journalists must maintain situational awareness and should work in teams to keep safe in potentially dangerous situations, panelists at a June 28 workshop on safety for journalists said.

The event was co-sponsored by the National Press Club’s Journalism Institute and the National Press Foundation.

Chase Ford, senior instructor with Orbis Operations, who conducted a session on situational awareness, urged journalists to “pay attention to what is happening around you and get distance between you and that dangerous event.”

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New book from Yahoo reporter paints unflattering picture of first two years of Trump's cabinet

June 30, 2019 | By Louise D. Walsh |

Yahoo reporter Alexander Nazaryan's examination of the first two years of President Trump’s Cabinet amid scandals, indictments, embarrassments and resignations in light of the Trump's campaign pledge to hire only “the best people" paints a harsh picture of life inside The White House.

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New York Times economics writer Neil Irwin gives career advice for the new economy

June 28, 2019 | By Mark Krikorian |

"A career now is not a marriage, it's a series of hook-ups."

That's how Neil Irwin describes the underlying reality of the modern workplace. To provide advice on how to thrive in such an environment, Irwin, senior economics correspondent at The New York Times, has written "How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World: The Definitive Guide to Adapting and Succeeding in High-Performance Careers," which was the topic of a National Press Club Headliners Book Rap on June 26.

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Author Mark Bowden says path to truth is a long trail of lies in Headliners talk on 'The Last Stone'

June 25, 2019 | By Joe Luchok |

Best-selling author Mark Bowden said his latest book, “The Last Stone: A Masterpiece of Criminal Interrogation," takes readers down the same path detectives took when they finally cracked the 40-year-old cold case of two sisters who had gone missing in a Washington suburb.

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Stars & Stripes publisher cites enhanced independence from Pentagon

June 24, 2019 | By Ken Dalecki |

The publisher of Stars & Stripes, which has covered the U.S. military from the soldier's perspective since the Civil War, told a meeting of American Legion Post 20 Thursday, June 20, that editorial independence from Pentagon interference has grown more robust.

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Schiff warns against 'tragic' unilateral U.S. action on Iran

June 19, 2019 | By Wesley G. Pippert |

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., House Intelligence Committee chair, warned Wednesday that U.S. action against Iran requires collaboration with allies and that unilateral action by the Trump administration would require an act of Congress.

"It would be a tragic escalation to act unilaterally," Schiff said at a National Press Club Headliners event.

He emphasized that shipping through the Straits of Hormuz must be protected, but insisted, "We should not embark alone on protecting the Straits of Hurmuz. This needs to be done with our allies ... an international effort to protect shipping."

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Hickenlooper tells Dems to reject socialist label

June 14, 2019 | By Wes Pippert |

Taking aim at fellow Democratic presidential candidates, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said at the National Press Club on Thursday that Democrats must reject any socialist label. Otherwise they will be helping President Donald Trump, he said.

Hickenlooper, in his appearance at a Headliners Newsmaker, targeted only Bernie Sanders by name before he took on Trump.

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NPC in History: How the Camp David Middle East Peace Accords began in the ballroom

June 13, 2019 | By Gilbert Klein |

The peace accords ushered in by President Carter at Camp David between Egypt’s Anwar Sadat and Israel’s Menachem Begin on Sept. 17, 1978, remain the most important development in Arab-Israeli relations since the birth of the state of Israel. For the first time after four wars, Israel did not have to worry about being attacked from the west by one of the Arab nations’ strongest military.

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L.A. Times coverage of rap singer's shooting illustrates benefits, challenges of newsroom diversity

June 12, 2019 | By Louise D. Walsh |

A "community conversation," sponsored by the National Press Club's Journalism Institute, June 11, illustrated the role of diverse Los Angeles Times staff in bringing a rap singer's life and legacy into coverage of his fatal shooting in the neighborhood that raised him.

As soon as she learned that Nipsey Hussle, a Grammy-nominated rap artist, born Ermias Asghedom of Eritrean and African American heritage, was shot, black reporter Angel Jennings asked her night editor to let her tell the story of his life and legacy.

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UN security enables NBC story on Central African starvation threat

June 6, 2019 | By Lorna Aldrich |

NBC News Senior Correspondent Cynthia McFadden credited protection by U.N. peacekeepers and support from NBC News for enabling a story on children threatened by starvation in the Central African Republic (CAR) at a National Press Club event Thursday.

McFadden appeared with UNICEF-USA President Caryl Stern, and U.N. Foundation Vice President Peter Yeo on a panel moderated by Carmen Russell-Sluchansky of the Club's International Correspondents Committee, which sponsored the event.

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