National Press Club

NPC member Tom Young raps about latest Parson/Gold adventure

July 15, 2015 | By Heather Forsgren Weaver |

Author Tom Young is leaving Michael Parson and Sophia Gold, the central characters in his six-book military-thriller series, to write a historical novel set in World War II, he told a National Press Club Book Rap Tuesday.

The beloved duo made their latest appearance in the last book in the series, "The Hunters," but fans of Parson and Gold can hope that Young may someday return to writing about them since he hinted they may be only on a hiatus.

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Luxembourg's ambassador shares priorities for EU presidency

July 12, 2015 | By Peter Hickman |

As president of the Council of the 28-nation European Union, Luxembourg intends to focus on stimulating Europe's economy, Ambassador Jean-Louis Wolzfeld of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg told a July 10 Newsmaker.

Luxembourg began its six-month presidency on July 1.

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Washington Caps Coach: New roster additions fan hopes for playoff breakthrough

July 8, 2015 | By William Miller |

Fans of the Washington Capitals, frustrated in recent years over the team’s failure to advance beyond the early rounds of the National Hockey League playoffs, can hope for better things during the 2015-2016 season, Coach Barry Trotz intimated during a National Press Club luncheon speech July 8.

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New Club Podcast Offers Advice for Communicators for Nonprofits

July 7, 2015 | By Shannon Fisher |

National Press Club members Shannon Fisher and Lisa Matthews discuss communications strategies for nonprofit organizations in the latest episode of Update-1, the Club's podcast. As vice president at Hager Sharp, a public relations firm representing mostly nonprofit clients, Matthews has a unique and well-rounded perspective on the topic. Prior to joining Hager Sharp, she was on the receiving end of nonprofit communications as a planning editor and assignment manager for The Associated Press.

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Mr. Perry Comes to Washington

July 2, 2015 | By Wesley G. Pippert |

With a few mild zingers Rick Perry told a National Press Club luncheon Thursday that what distinguishes him from the other Republican presidential candidates is that he is the only one with line military as well as executive experience.

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Cuba’s Minister of Public Health Discusses Cuba’s Progress in STD Treatment and Prevention

July 2, 2015 | By Galen Tan |

Dr. Roberto Morales, Cuba’s Minister of Public Health, discussed his country’s progress in sexually transmitted disease (STD) treatment and prevention at a National Press Club Newsmaker on Wednesday.

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Social media expert guest on latest Update-1 NPC Podcast

July 2, 2015 | By Stephanie Gailhard |

In the latest edition of Update-1 NPC member Stephanie Gailhard interviews member Anthony Shop, chief strategy officer and co-founder of Social Driver. His digital agency launches websites and runs social media campaigns. The Agency 100 recognized it as the 7th fastest growing agency in the United States.

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Wall Street Journal, Seattle Times win awards in National Press Club journalism contest

June 26, 2015 | By Will Lester |

The Wall Street Journal won first-place awards for consumer journalism and humor writing in the 2015 National Press Club Journalism Contest and The Seattle Times won a breaking news award for its comprehensive coverage of a deadly mudslide.

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Experts advocate apprentice programs, citing Swiss experience

June 26, 2015 | By Wesley G. Pippert |

Nancy Hoffman, education reform spokesperson, Swiss Ambassador Martin Dahinden and Deputy Assistant Labor Secretary Eric Seleznow described apprenticeships that youths can use in place of -- or at the same time as -- regular academic programs at a National Press Club Newsmaker June 25

"These are much better than complaining about their boredom in high school," Hoffman said. She told of a 15-year-old whose room was a mess and whose parents had trouble getting her out of bed to go to school. Then the teenager learned of an apprenticeship program that changed her life.

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Advocate for LGBT community seeks culture in which it can live

June 24, 2015 | By Keith M. Hill |

Sara Kate Ellis, president and CEO of the nation's LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) media advocacy group, GLAAD, said the organization seeks to create a culture in which that community can live. She spoke at a Press Club Newsmaker event June 22.

Ellis discussed the pending U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, a same-sex marriage case regarding state recognition of legal out-of-state marriages.

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