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Interactive workshop to help freelancers, self-employed professionals set business goals, Jan. 17

December 26, 2013 | By Hannes Luth |

A smart CEO -- including freelancers and independent workers -- understands the value of setting goals for the New Year to move his or her business to the next level. The process involves a fair amount of introspection into values, visions, strengths and weaknesses.

Serial media entrepreneur Hannes Luth of Wunderbar Media will help you map out your 2014 goals in a 3-hour interactive workshop sponsored by the NPC Journalism Institute from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 17, at the National Press Club.

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Ms. Quote: Expert panel explores lack of female sources in coverage, Jan. 13

December 26, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

What are we missing when our reporting doesn’t adequately include women experts and women subjects? Why should we care and how can we increase women's voices in the news?

Come explore these issues and engage in the debate with an expert panel at the National from 6:30-8 p.m. on Jan. 13.

Registration -- $5 for Club members (login for code); $10 public -- is required.

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Book early for Club presidential International Inaugural Gala, Jan. 25

December 26, 2013 | By Melinda T. Cooke |

To mark the inauguration of Myron Belkind as the 107th National Press Club president, the traditional inaugural gala on Saturday, Jan. 25, will have an international theme for the first time to reflect his global career assignments.

Everything at the Gala -- from the food to the entertainment to the program -- will reflect the rich diversity of international cultures. The Gala will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m.

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Member Profile: Molly McCluskey -- Have Passport, Will Freelance

December 20, 2013 | By Stephenie Overman |

Molly McCluskey always knew she wanted to be a freelancer, even as a kid.

“I've always been captivated by the works of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Stein, and the idea that a person could simply move around the world, find a cafe in Paris and make a home there,” she says. “Not surprisingly, I love freelancing for the freedom it gives me.”

Today McCluskey is based in Washington but spends half her year living in Europe covering foreign affairs, finance and travel.

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Past NPC President Klein remembers Nelson Mandela's visit to the Club

December 6, 2013 | By Gil Klein |

On Oct. 7, 1994, I was Club president when Nelson Mandela spoke here during his first visit to the United States as president of the Republic of South Africa.

Two things stand out about that day:

First, the speaker advertised for that day was Wall Street tycoon Peter Lynch, and I had 300 people in a financial writers conference expecting to hear him.

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Tickets going fast for June 18 Diana Galbadon Book Rap at the National Press Club

December 3, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Diana Gabaldon, author of the popular Outlander series, plans to discuss the next book in the series, Written in My Own Heart’s Blood on June 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ballroom. A book signing will follow the discussion.

This is a ticketed event and registration is required. Click here to register. All attendees must have a ticket. More than 150 people purchased tickets for the event as soon within one day of the author posting the information to her website.

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Carville, Matalin plan Book Rap about 'Love and War,' at the Press Club, Jan 11 at 11 a.m.

December 2, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

The National Press Club is planning a special Saturday Book Rap featuring James Carville and Mary Matalin on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 11:30 a.m. in the Ballroom.

Carville and Matalin are authors of LOVE & WAR: 20 Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home. A book signing will follow the discussion.

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Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange to Provide New Roadmap for Health IT Industry at Newsmaker

November 27, 2013 | By Perone Communications |

Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, former Secretary of Health and Human Services and creator of the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), will release what is expected to serve as a new roadmap for the health IT industry at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 10 a.m in the Zenger Room.

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Wednesday: Pre-Thanksgiving Magic

November 25, 2013 | By Larry Lipman |

Members of the Society of American Magicians who meet monthly at the National Press Club will perform up-close, table-side magic Wednesday Nov. 27, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. in the Reliable Source or Fourth Estate restaurants. The magic will be so close, some of it could happen right in your hands! Treat visiting friends and family to a pre-Thanksgiving night out. Reserve your table now: Call (202) 662-7638 for the Fourth Estate; (202) 662-7443 for the Reliable Source.

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Club's 'Update-1' Podcast Turns to Press Freedom

November 24, 2013 | By Mike Hempen, Broadcast Committee member |

Broadcast Committee member

Press freedom will be the next topic featured on the National Press Club’s new podcast, Update-1. Moderator Monica Coleman will discuss this enduring subject with NPC President Angela Greiling Keane and Freedom of the Press Committee Chair John Donnelly. The episode, due to run in December, follows recent ones on the economy, Fourth Estate Award winner Andrea Mitchell and the recent federal government shutdown,

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