National Press Club

Get tips on how to cover science-related issues when science isn’t your beat, Jan. 14

December 18, 2014 | By Amy Fickling | xlntdragon@hotmail.com

Do you find that some science issues you need to write about are more complicated than they first appear to be? Do you want to go beyond a handout from the CDC, but aren’t sure who you can call for a quick backgrounder since this is not your usual beat?

Learn how to decipher the science from an expert panel of veteran journalists on Wednesday, Jan.14 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

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Niece of MLK Jr. to assess gun violence, race relations, Jan. 7

December 18, 2014 | By Tony Gallo | agallo2368@verizon.net

Alveda King, daughter of civil rights activist A.D. King and Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece, will discuss how her uncle and father would have viewed this generation's struggle for civil rights at a National Press Club Newsmaker press conference Jan. 7 at 10 a.m. in the Zenger Room.

King, a Christian minister, civil rights activist and anti-abortion activist, will address gun violence, abortion and the war on poverty at the event, which comes one week before what would have been slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 86th birthday,

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Break out the bubbly on New Year's Eve at the Fourth Estate restaurant

December 18, 2014 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

Celebrate the start of 2015 with a splendid, multi-course New Year's Eve meal at The Fourth Estate restaurant.

The restaurant is offering a special prix fixe menu in two seatings at 6:30 p.m. or 8:30 p.m.

Start your dinner with a glass of bubbly on us and then enjoy three courses. Dinner for two is $100 for member couples, $120 for non-members couples. Add three flights of wine to accompany your courses for an additional $20 per person.

MENU

Starters
(Choice of one)
Fried oysters
Caesar salad
Belgian endive
Warm potato leek soup

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This Week in NPC History: Guess which U.S. President had legit creds to join the Club

December 18, 2014 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | EKSmithb@verizon.net

This Week In National Press Club History

Dec. 15, 1921: President Warren G. Harding, former publisher of the Marion, Ohio Daily Star, and the only president since the Club’s founding in 1908 to be professionally qualified for National Press Club membership, casts his vote at the annual NPC election.

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National Endowment for the Humanities chairman to address NPC, Jan. 15

December 16, 2014 | By Nik Apostolides | nik.apostolides@gmail.com

The new chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities William "Bro" Adams will outline his plans for the endowment’s future -- including its 50th anniversary activities in 2015 -- at a National Press Club luncheon on Jan. 15.

Adams, the 10th chairman of the NEH, will use his speech to launch the agency’s new initiative “The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square.” This initiative is designed to demonstrate the critical role humanities scholarship can play in public life.

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Michael R. Bloomberg to keynote at John Hughes presidential inaugural gala

December 16, 2014 | By Melinda Cooke | mcooke@press.org

Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP & Bloomberg Philanthropies
and 108th mayor of New York City, will deliver the keynote speech at the inauguration of National Press Club President-elect John Hughes on Saturday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m.

Hughes, an editor for Bloomberg First Word, the breaking-news desk in
Washington, will be inaugurated as the 108th president of the Club, the world's leading professional organization for journalists. He previously worked as Bloomberg's aviation and transportation reporter for more than a decade.

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This Week In National Press Club History: Jimmy Carter announces candidacy

December 10, 2014 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

Dec. 8, 1970: The Women’s National Press Club votes 113 to 6 to admit men and changes its name to the Washington Press Club. One year later, the National Press Club votes 227 to 56 to admit women.

Dec. 9, 1985: Flora Lewis, foreign affairs columnist of the New York Times, becomes the second woman to receive the Fourth Estate Award “for a lifetime of contributions to American journalism.” Helen Thomas, of UPI, was the first such honoree, in 1984.

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Seats available for tomorrow's 'Kalb Report' featuring NPR luminaries

December 7, 2014 | By By Gil Klein | gklein@american.edu

Five of the biggest names on NPR will join host Marvin Kalb on the next Kalb Report, Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 8 p.m.

Steve Inskeep, Mara Liasson, Scott Simon, Susan Stamberg, and Nina Totenberg will talk with Marvin about the craft and impact of NPR, the art of story telling and the magic of radio.

Each week an average of more than 27 million people tune in to NPR programming, placing listenership at near-record highs. In this digital age, what is the secret of America’s original electronic medium?

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Exploding innovation in data is topic of Newsmaker at 2 p.m Wednesday

December 7, 2014 | By Frank Maisano | frank.maisano@bgllp.com

The National Press Club Newsmakers Committee will host government and industry software experts to address data advances and innovation at a Newsmaker news conference in the Club's Zenger Room at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10.

The group will hold an expert discussion about how data really works, the promise of continued innovation and the need to foster a policy environment that ensures society captures the maximum possible benefit.

Speakers at the event will include:

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'Kalb Report' to host five top names from NPR Dec. 9

December 4, 2014 | By Gil Klein | gklein@american.edu

Five of the biggest names in NPR will join host Marvin Kalb on the next edition of "The Kalb Report" at the Club, Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 8 p.m.

Steve Inskeep, Mara Liasson, Scott Simon, Susan Stamberg and Nina Totenberg will talk with Kalb about the craft and impact of NPR, the art of storytelling and the magic of radio.

Each week an average of more than 27 million people tune in to NPR programming, placing listenership at near-record highs. In this digital age, what is the secret of America’s original electronic medium?

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