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I'm a journalist with extensive experience covering health, education and lifestyle, among other topics, on numerous storytelling platforms.

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NY Times reporter Peter Baker captures legacy moments of Obama presidency

In his new book about President Barack Obama's two terms in office, New York Times Chief White House Correspondent Peter Baker isn't trying to draw a conclusion about whether Obama succeeded or failed, he's portraying the moments that defined his legacy.

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HHS Secretary Burwell praises Affordable Care Act, discusses its future

Coming up on her last few days as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Burwell spoke at a National Press Club luncheon Jan. 9, extolling the Affordable Care Act and warning against its repeal without a comprehensive, timely replacement.

Update-1 covers the benefits National Press Club membership

The National Press Club offers numerous opportunities for professional development and socializing. With so many ways to take advantage of the Club, where should one begin?

In this Update-1 podcast, Broadcast/Podcast Committee member Julia Haskins talks to Board of Governors member and Membership Secretary Molly McCluskey about the benefits of joining the organization. Molly shares her insider tips for getting the most out of membership, from connecting with mentors to enjoying free food.

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MGM chief touts National Harbor casino as boon to regional economy

MGM Resorts International chairman and chief executive James Murren said Friday that the company's new hotel and casino opening Dec. 8 at National Harbor in Maryland is about more than gambling and promised it would be a boon to the regional economy.

'Always be honest with the press,' Communicators Summit hears

Communications experts spanning a range of industries gathered at the National Press Club Tuesday for the annual Communicators Summit to discuss the role of crisis communications in politics and media.

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Abdul-Jabbar calls for meaningful discussions to ease racial tensions

At a moment of heightened racial tensions, people from different backgrounds must come together to engage in meaningful discussions that drive progress, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said at a National Press Club luncheon Oct. 17.

Panel sees less transparent White House after election under either outcome

While it’s unlikely that the next president will have the power to greatly undermine First Amendment protections, the media climate will hardly be transparent under the new administration, according to a group of journalists and lawyers who spoke at a Press Club Journalism Institute event Oct. 12.

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CDC Director Tom Frieden: Zika crisis demands urgent action

Halting the spread of the Zika virus worldwide requires urgent action by governments and public health officials, CDC Director Tom Frieden said at a National Press Club luncheon May 26.

Panel: Journalists must make an effort to include female sources in coverage

While making sure to feature a woman’s voice in an article is a simple act, it’s one that the panelists said traditional media often don’t consider.

Panel explores how media brands work to define social presence

Now that social media is a key facet of most media outlets’ digital strategy, it’s up to journalists to understand how best to utilize it, panelists said at a National Press Club Digital event March 16.

Press Club explores transparency in the District

The National Press Club’s Freedom of the Press Committee joined the D.C. Open Government Coalition March 15 to present the 2016 D.C. Open Government Summit, highlighting government transparency in the District.

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Former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy calls for mental health parity

Former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy called for action to treat addiction and mental illness as legitimate diseases at a National Press Club Newsmakers event Nov. 5 in the Fourth Estate Restaurant.

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Panel explores context of MLK's 1962 speech at NPC

On July 19, 1962, Martin Luther King Jr. became the first African American to address the National Press Club. Nearly fifty-three years later on Jan. 12, portions of the speech were played for the first time since being delivered in the Club ballroom where King stood.