National Press Club

Take Twitter to the next level with Journalism Institute class, Friday, Feb. 6 at 9:30 a.m.

January 29, 2015 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

The National Press Club Journalism Institute plans to hold an intermediate training on how journalists can take Twitter to the next level on Friday, Feb.6

Registration is $5 for Press Club members; $10 for the public. Click here to register. Members should login for the promo code.

Now that you have the hang of tweeting, learn the easy way to adopt strategies that can boost your followers and engagement.

Topics expected to be covered include:

  • The optimum ways to tweet when news breaks

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Attorney General Holder plans to address criminal justice, sentencing reform, Feb. 17

January 28, 2015 | By Donna Leinwand Leger | dleinwand@usatoday.com

Attorney General Eric Holder plans to deliver remarks on criminal justice and sentencing reform at a National Press Club Luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 17.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Please note: There will NOT be a VIP reception for this event.

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Journalism Institute, Poynter Institute plan forum on fact checking, Tues, Feb. 10 at noon

January 27, 2015 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Join the National Press Club Journalism Institute and the Poynter Institute on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at noon for a forum and review of PunditFact, the fact-checking unit of the Tampa Bay Times, which published more than 350 fact-checks of pundits in 2014, from newspaper columnists to television commentators.

Registration is required. Tickets are $22 for Press Club members; $37 for non-members and includes lunch. Club members should login for the promo code.

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This Week in Press Club History: Chief Justice Warren administers oath to Club president

January 26, 2015 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

This week in National Press Club History: Jan. 26, 1915: Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan makes the first transcontinental phone call for the Bell Telephone Company from the Press Club’s lounge.

Jan. 26, 1938: First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt joins the Women’s National Press Club.

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Panel to celebrate Black History Month by discussing pioneers of the black press Feb. 25

January 21, 2015 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

In honor of Black History Month, the Book and Author Committee will host a discussion of pioneers of the black press Wednesday, Feb. 25, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Panelists include Carol Booker, editor of "Alone Atop the Hill: The Autobiography of Alice Dunnigan, Pioneer of the National Black Press" and James McGrath Morris, author of "Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press."

The event includes a panel discussion, questions from the audience, and book signing.

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FERC Chair to speak at NPC luncheon Jan. 27

January 15, 2015 | By Rod Kukro | rkuckro@eenews.net

Cheryl LaFleur, chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, will discuss her agency’s role in the Obama administration’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants at a National Press Club luncheon Tuesday, Jan. 27.

LaFleur, chairman of the commission since July 2014, will also address the nation’s increasing dependence on natural gas as a fuel for generating electricity, the integration of renewable energy into the nation’s grid and emerging physical and cybersecurity challenges.

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Take Twitter to the next level Feb. 6

January 14, 2015 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

The National Press Club Journalism Institute will hold intermediate training on how journalists can take Twitter to the next level on Friday, Feb.6

Registration is $5 for Club members; $10 public. Click here to register. Members should login for the promo code.

Now that you have the hang of tweeting, learn the easy way to adopt strategies that can boost your followers and engagement.

Topics to be covered include:

· the optimum ways to tweet when news breaks,

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Lewis and Aydin to discuss and sign the second volume of their trilogy Jan. 21

January 14, 2015 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., and co-author Andrew Aydin will discuss and sign copies of the second volume in their best-selling graphic novel trilogy, "March," a first-hand account of Lewis’ experiences as a key figure of the civil rights movement at a National Press Club Book Rap on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Award-winning artist Nate Powell drew the art.

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Learn advanced search techniques Feb. 2

January 14, 2015 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Have you ever been frustrated by an internet search that turns up no hits? Or by one that returns too many? Have you felt in your bones that the info you need is out there in the wild west of the internet, but you just can’t find it? Studies show that searchers are unsuccessful 50 percent of the time. Up your average by learning tricks of the trade from a news librarian with who has worked as a researcher at the Newseum, NPR and The National Press Club at a Journalism Institute professional development session on Monday, Feb. 2 from 9:30 am to 11 am in the Bloomberg Room.

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Watch and report on the State of the Union address at the Club tonight

January 13, 2015 | By Allyson Cannon | acannon@press.org

Come to the National Press Club on Tuesday, Jan. 20, to watch the live broadcast of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address in the Reliable Source and the Bloomberg Room. Working journalists and spectators looking for a fun place to watch are welcome.

The address will air from 9 to 10 p.m. on a large flat screen in the Truman Lounge, for members only and in the Bloomberg Room, for the public.

The Club will have a working area for journalists.

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