National Press Club Outraged by Reports on Missing Saudi Journalist.

National Press Club leaders expressed profound concern on October 6, 2018 about the continued disappearance of a Saudi journalist and especially about reports he may have been killed by Saudi government personnel. Jamal Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post and a former editor-in-chief of the Saudi newspaper Al-Watan, visited the Saudi consulate in Istanbul … Continue reading National Press Club Outraged by Reports on Missing Saudi Journalist.

Why Did The New York Times Grant Anonymity to the Op-Ed Writer?

    WHO WROTE THE OP-ED? Why did the opinion side of The New York Times get it, and did they consider handing it over to the reporting side? Why did the paper decide to grant anonymity? These are just a few of the questions dominating  political and media conversations this morning, after The New … Continue reading Why Did The New York Times Grant Anonymity to the Op-Ed Writer?

Sean Spicer Talks About the Press at National Press Club Headliners event.

Photo/Image: Al Teich August 14, 2018 | By Wesley G. Pippert | PippertW@missouri.edu Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, conceding little in his criticism of the news media, told journalists that journalists need to look at themselves as critically as they look at the Trump administration. Spicer spoke at a National Press Club Headliners … Continue reading Sean Spicer Talks About the Press at National Press Club Headliners event.

Meacham Optimistic America Will Win the Battle for its Better Angels.

As published by The National Press Club's The Wire on June 23, 2018 June 20, 2018 | By Kristina S. Groenning | ksgroennings@pbs.org Presidential historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Jon Meacham told a June 20 Book Rap audience that Time magazine's request for his thoughts on the violence in Charlottesville, Va. led to the thesis for … Continue reading Meacham Optimistic America Will Win the Battle for its Better Angels.

Standford Erickson: “Taking a Knee at an NFL Football Game.”

You could not be drafted for the Viet Nam war until the age of 26 but I was drafted when I was 25 and 9 months. Most of my fellow graduate students who were drafted did not serve. They went to Canada, had bone spurs or said they were “gay”.  You would get out of … Continue reading Standford Erickson: “Taking a Knee at an NFL Football Game.”

Stanford Erickson: Holding Journalists Accountable.

           I worked with some 250 or so journalists as a Bureau Chief in Washington, DC,  Editor in Chief in New York City and a Publisher in New York City and Philadelphia. Most of these journalists would disagree with what I am presenting here. I do not do it lightly because … Continue reading Stanford Erickson: Holding Journalists Accountable.

Bill Britton: Taking a Knee.

         At first glance, the National Football Leagues owner’s threat to suspend players who “take a knee” during the playing of the National Anthem seems patriotic, at least on the surface, since those who commit this act seem to have political outlooks contrary to those of “mainstream” America. When asked what the … Continue reading Bill Britton: Taking a Knee.