Press Releases

National Press Club Statement on the Passing of Jim Lehrer

January 23, 2020

WASHINGTON, January 23 – The following statement was issued today by National Press Club President Mike Freedman on the passing of 2011 National Press Club Fourth Estate Award Honoree Jim Lehrer. America has lost a true reporter’s reporter. Jim Lehrer exemplified all that is right and good in…

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Joint Statement regarding Brazilian charges against journalist Glenn Greenwald

January 22, 2020

The National Press Club and National Press Club Journalism Institute issued the following joint statement this morning in response to criminal charges filed by the Brazilian government against American journalist Glenn Greenwald of The Intercept Brazil: “The National Press Club and the NPC…

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National Press Club and National Press Club Journalism Institute Issue Joint Statement in support of CNN Reporter Manu Raju

January 17, 2020

The National Press Club and National Press Club Journalism Institute issued the following joint statement this morning in support of CNN congressional correspondent Manu Raju, in response to an incident that took place Thursday, January 16 involving the reporter and Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) in…

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National Press Club Named to The Washington Post's Press Freedom Partnership

January 6, 2020

The Washington Post announced today that the National Press Club would be one of two organizations added this year to its Press Freedom Partnership, an ongoing initiative that aims to highlight organizations working vigilantly to promote press freedom and raise awareness of the rights of…

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Broadcast journalist, executive and educator Michael Freedman elected President of the National Press Club

December 7, 2019

  Michael Freedman, Journalist in Residence at University of Maryland Global Campus and Executive Producer of The Kalb Report, was elected the 113th president of the National Press Club, The World’s Leading Professional Organization for Journalists™, on Friday, December 6, 2019.  Freedman, a 35-…

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National Press Club Decries Trump Supporters’ Offensive Video

October 14, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 14, 2019—The National Press Club and its non-profit affiliate, the National Press Club Journalism Institute, issued the following statement condemning a video shown last week at a meeting of American Priority, a group of Trump supporters, at the Trump National Doral Miami…

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Former Georgia House Democratic Leader Stacey Abrams to deliver speech on voter suppression at National Press Club Headliners Luncheon Nov. 15

October 11, 2019

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Georgia House Democratic Leader Stacey Abrams will deliver a major speech on voter suppression one year after her narrow defeat in Georgia's gubernatorial race, at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Friday, November 15. Former Georgia…

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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to discuss new book, "Trump vs. China," at National Press Club Headliners event October 23

October 10, 2019

WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will discuss his new book, "Trump vs. China: Facing America's Greatest Threat," and explain why he believes China's rise to prominence on the world stage poses the single biggest challenge to America's continued…

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Former Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams TD to discuss challenges to the Good Friday Agreement, Brexit, and the increasing call for an Irish Unity referendum at National Press Club Headliners event, Oct. 16

October 9, 2019

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Gerry Adams TD, Former Sinn Féin President and an architect of the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement (GFA), will discuss the threat he believes Brexit poses to Ireland's peace, progress and prosperity, and address increasing calls for an Irish Unity…

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Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie to deliver special luncheon address ahead of Veterans Day holiday at National Press Club Headliners event Nov. 8

October 9, 2019

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie will assess the performance of his Department and its goals for the care of our nation's Veterans just before the Veterans Day holiday at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Friday, November 8. Secretary…

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