Tales from the National Press Club

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Since the beginning of the twentieth century, the National Press Club has been the hub of Washington journalism. Started by reporters as a watering hole for late-night card games, the Club soon attracted newsmakers who shaped American and world history, from Theodore Roosevelt to Donald Trump. Adapting to changes in the news media, it has stood for the values of journalism and press freedom. Author, journalist and longtime member Gil Klein tells just a few of the tales that stand out in the history of the Club, which CBS commentator Eric Sevareid once called “the only hallowed place I know of that’s absolutely bursting with irreverence.”
ISBN: 9781467143172
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: District of Columbia
Images: 90
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Gil Klein has been a national correspondent and a journalism educator since arriving in Washington from the Tampa Tribune in 1985 to write for the Media General News Service. He was elected National Press Club president for 1994 and worked on two previous Club histories. He is now coordinator of the University of Oklahoma’s Washington journalism program and its Gaylord News Bureau and is the author of Trouble in Lafayette Square: Assassination, Protest & Murder at the White House.
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