National Press Club

Border security, immigration reform topics of latest NPC podcast

September 1, 2014 | By Mike Hempen |

Two hot-button, related issues -- border security and immigration reform -- are featured on the latest edition of Update-1, the National Press Club's podcast.

The two issues have received widespread attention recently as the United States considers how to deal with the thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America who have crossed the Mexican border into the U.S.

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PBS host Tavis Smiley to discuss his book on King assassination Sept. 25

August 28, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley will discuss his latest book, “Death of a King,” which chronicles the 12 months leading up to Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, at a National Press Club Book Rap on Thursday, Sept. 25.

Smiley will sign copies of the book following the discussion. The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in in the First Amendment Lounge.

Register here to attend. Tickets are $5 for NPC members, $10 for the public. Club members should log in for the promo code.

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Calling all Book Fair participants: Applications now accepted

August 28, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Applications are now being accepted for the National Press Club's 37th Annual Book Fair and Authors' Night, in partnership with Politics & Prose, to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 18, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

The deadline for submission is Tuesday, Sept. 30. Applications and materials received after this period will not be reviewed.

For more details, please click here.

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Panel to examine return of infectious diseases at media briefing Sept. 4

August 27, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman |

The National Press Club Journalism Institute will co-host a media briefing on questions and trends relating to the alarming return of infectious diseases in the Club's First Amendment Lounge on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 9:30 a.m.

The briefing, entitled "Vaccines at the Crossroads: Outbreaks on the Rise Across America," comes amid an upsurge in diseases that were largely eradicated a generation ago. Measles, for example, was declared eliminated in 2000, yet the CDC reports 593 confirmed cases in 2014 as of Aug. 15 -- the highest incidence in 20 years.

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Attention campaign-finance reporters: learn how to use Sunlight Foundation database, Sept. 3

August 27, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman |

The National Press Club Journalism Institute will teach campaign-finance reporters how to use the Sunlight Foundation’s Political Ad Sleuth database at a class in the Bloomberg Room on Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 9:30-11 a.m.

Register here. The fee is $5 for Press Club members; $10 for the public. National Press Club members should log in to obtain the discount code.

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Why have college costs risen so much? Expert to explain why at Sept. 10 Newsmaker

August 26, 2014 | By Herb Perone |

Why have college and university costs continued to explode despite 50 years of ostensibly benevolent government intervention? Richard Vedder, director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity and economics professor at Ohio University, will discuss the reasons at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference on Wednesday, Sept. 10.

The event will be held in the Zenger Room at 10 a.m.

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Former senator Jim Webb to speak at Luncheon, Sept. 23; tickets now on sale

August 26, 2014 | By Patti Giglio |

Former Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., will discuss economic fairness, foreign policy and the balance of power between Congress and the president at a National Press Club Luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 23.

On the heels of a trip to Iowa and with plans to visit New Hampshire, Webb is seen as a possible 2016 Democratic candidate for president.

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Beyond the excitement, NPC's Beat the Deadline 5K race supports worthy cause

August 26, 2014 | By Melinda Cooke |

The National Press Club's BEAT THE DEADLINE 5K race-walk down Pennsylvania Ave. on Saturday, Sept. 6, is right around the corner. The event annually draws hundreds of participants, and as it draws closer excitement is mounting.

Sometimes forgotten in the hub-bub, however, is the reason for the event. Proceeds from it support the ongoing work of the National Press Club Journalism Institute and its mission to the future of journalism and students like Jose Valle, of Kill Devil Hills, N.C.

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New York Times reporter expelled from Kabul to speak at Newsmaker 2 p.m. Wednesday

August 25, 2014 | By Myron Belkind |

New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg, who was expelled from Kabul last week but whom the two presidential candidates said they would allow back into Afghanistan, will speak at a National Press Club Newsmaker news Conference at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, in the Zenger Room.

Rosenberg will discuss both his own situation and the outlook for Afghanistan.

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Norah O'Donnell, Al Hunt to honor Charlie Rose at Fourth Estate Award dinner

August 25, 2014 | By Lori Russo |

Norah O’Donnell, co-host of "CBS This Morning," and Al Hunt, columnist for Bloomberg View, will headline the guest list to help honor acclaimed broadcast journalist and interviewer Charlie Rose when he accepts the National Press Club’s most-prestigious prize, the Fourth estate Award, at a Club dinner Saturday, Sept. 13.

Other special guests, including Rose’s colleagues from CBS, Bloomberg and PBS, will be on hand for the festivities.

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