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  • NPC Luncheon with Dr. Tom Frieden

    July 22, 2014

    NPC Luncheon with Dr. Tom Frieden

    Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control, addressed concerns about the MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) virus and other key health issues at a National Press Club luncheon on July 22, 2014.

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  • NPC Luncheon with Anthony Foxx

    July 21, 2014

    NPC Luncheon with Anthony Foxx

    United States Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx spoke about increasing transportation infrastructure spending at a National Press Club luncheon on July 21, 2014. Foxx is a former mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina who became transportation secretary in 2013.

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  • Closing Journalism’s Gender Gap: A Forum on Women and Leadership

    June 30, 2014

    Closing Journalism’s Gender Gap: A Forum on Women and Leadership

    The National Press Club Journalism Institute partnered with The Poynter Institute on a forum focused on newsroom culture as it pertains to women, a subject invigorated by the firing of New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson.

    Panelists included Carolyn Ryan, Washington bureau chief for The New York Times; Susan Goldberg,…

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New & Noteworthy

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Inside the Club

  1. New Route, Same Good Time -- Beat the Deadline 5K Run

    Sometimes it’s time for a change. ​​ This year the NPC BEAT THE DEADLINE 5K has a new race route. ​ Same start and finish outside the …

  2. This Week In National Press Club History

    July 20, 1969: Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first and second humans to walk on the moon. Aldrin appears at a …

  3. Tickets Available for September 13 Fourth Estate Gala Honoring Charlie Rose

    Charlie Rose will be honored at the 2014 National Press Club Fourth Estate Award Gala on Sept. 13. Buy your tickets now! Charlie Rose, acclaimed …

  4. This Week In National Press Club History

    July 20, 1969: Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first and second humans to walk on the moon. Aldrin appears at a …

  5. LAST CALL -- NPC Trip to Costa Rica, Oct. 11-18

    Join National Press Club travelers on a trip to Costa Rica that explores this Central American jewel from coast to coast. Relax on pristine …

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Freedom of the Press

  1. National Press Club backs Senate bill to expand FOIA

    The National Press Club is joining other media groups in endorsing legislation that would strengthen the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, which journalists and the general public use to compel the release of otherwise hidden government documents. Senator Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat, and Senator John Cornyn, a Texas Republican, introduced the FOIA Improvement Act on June 24. The legislation would clarify that the government's FOIA ombudsman, formally known as the Office of Government Information Services, may issue advisory opinions that don't have to adhere to administration policy.

  2. Press Club criticizes harsh sentences of Al Jazeera English journalists

    The National Press Club on Tuesday strongly protested the sentencing of three Al Jazeera reporters by an Egyptian court and renewed its urging for their prompt release. "The judicial treatment that these three journalists have received is horrendous and their sentencing is completely draconian and not at all in line with what one should expect of the commitment to press freedom by a U.S. ally," said Myron Belkind, president of the National Press Club.

  3. Press Club lauds release of jailed journalist in Egypt, urges court to free others

    The National Press Club expressed relief that an al Jazeera reporter has been released from jail in Egypt, but the Club called on authorities there also to release other journalists held prisoner for doing their jobs. Abdullah Elshamy, an Al-Jazeera correspondent, had been held without formal charge since August 2013 and was freed on June 16 on medical grounds. He had been on hunger strike for the past 140 days and reportedly had lost considerable weight.

  4. National Press Club Announces Winners of Annual Press Freedom Award

    An Illinois reporter fighting prosecutorial pressure to disclose the identity of a confidential source and a Bahraini photographer sentenced to a decade in jail effectively because he did his job--these are the winners of the National Press Club's 2014 John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award. Each year, the club honors two recipients of the award, one foreign and one domestic, who have demonstrated through their work the principles of press freedom and open government. The award is named after the late John Aubuchon, a former NPC president who championed press freedom.

  5. National Press Club to Russian Authorities: Find Those Who Ordered Journalist's Murder

    Following the sentencing this week of five men convicted of murdering a Russian investigative reporter in 2006, the National Press Club urged authorities in Russia to go further and uncover the individuals who ordered the contract killing. Anna Politkovskaya, known for her hard-hitting reporting that revealed Kremlin corruption and human rights abuses, was found shot to death in her apartment elevator in October 2006. In the ensuing years, the Russian government has been criticized by press freedom groups for moving too slowly in its investigation into her assassination.

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