National Press Club

Magicians set to appear at Club, April 16

March 24, 2014 | By Larry Lipman |

It’s time once again for the annual magic show sponsored by the Society of American Magicians Assembly 23.

This year’s show will be held at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, in the National Press Club conference rooms.

Five magicians will perform family-friendly magic in the onference rooms. Another magician will do walk around magic in the Reliable Source for diners who want to get a bite before the show.

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Actress Marlo Thomas featured at afternoon book rap on May 2

March 20, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Join us at the National Press Club for a special afternoon book rap on May 2 at 12:00 p.m. featuring Marlo Thomas.

Thomas will talk about her new book "It Ain't Over... Till It's Over: Reinventing Your Life - and Realizing Your Dreams - Anytime, at Any Age." A book signing will follow the discussion.

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Get it Online: Google Glass demonstration Friday, April 4

March 20, 2014 | By Joan Coyle |

NPC member Thomas Sanchez, a Google Explorer, will give a show-and-tell with his new pair of Google Glass and discuss how the new wearable computer has the power to shape the future.

To the naked eye, Google Glass appears to be an ordinary pair of eyeglasses or sunglasses, but it has computing power and functions similar to a smartphone. With the lenses acting as tiny computer displays, users can check email and calendars, search the web, listen to music and even make video calls.

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Noted neurosurgeon Ben Carson to speak at NPC luncheon on May 28

March 20, 2014 | By Marilou Donahue |

Dr. Ben Carson, noted neurosurgeon and author of the new book "One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future," will be the guest speaker at a National Press Club luncheon on May 28.

Dr. Carson was director of pediatric surgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital until he retired last year. In 2008, he was awarded the Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush, and has received 38 honorary degrees and dozens of merit citations.

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March 26 Anthony Williams Newsmaker CANCELLED

March 20, 2014 | By Herb Perone |

The March 26 event featuring Pennsylvania Democratic State Senator and leading Philadelphia Mayoral candidate Anthony Williams has been cancelled.

Williams bowed out, citing a change in travel plans. He was originally scheduled to speak at a NPC Newsmakers news conference.

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Award honors the best in newsletter journalism

March 19, 2014 | By Lisa Friedman |

The law. Environmental regulations. Healthcare. Other areas of special interest. If you’re a journalist whose publication focuses on a particular industry, government agency or issue arena, the Newsletter Journalism Award may be for you.

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Rising Pennsylvania political star to discuss shale gas drilling, law enforcement

March 18, 2014 | By Herb Perone |

Pennsylvania Democratic State Senator and leading Philadelphia Mayoral candidate Anthony Williams will discuss a variety of issues at a Newsmakers news conference on Wednesday, March 26 at 4 p.m. in the National Press Club’s Murrow Room.

A rising African-American star on the political scene, he has served in Pennsylvania’s State Legislature since 1988. Williams, whose district includes large areas of Philadelphia, is a leading candidate and widely expected to run for Mayor in 2015.

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Contest award honors best journalism about elderly

March 18, 2014 | By Lisa Friedman

From exploring the ravages of Alzheimer's to investigating scams perpetrated against the elderly, the Joseph D. Ryle Award for Excellence in Writing on the Problems of Geriatrics rewards top reporting on aging.

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Upcoming book event on genocide

March 18, 2014 | By Joe David |

Why are some nations able to sidestep human rights violations despite their atrocious history?

Professor Hannibal Travis will address this subject on April 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the National Press Club when he joins Joe David in a discussion of genocide – the subject of David’s latest book, The Infidels.

For reservations, visit here. NPC members: $5; non-members: $10. Limited space available, RSVP as soon as possible.

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Align your content with your digital ad strategy, March 21

March 18, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Is your organization’s digital advertising strategy aligned with its content strategy? It should be.

Digital ads are a great way to drive traffic, but you may be losing ROI if you’re not thinking carefully about the kinds of content you’re targeting to each of your audiences. Whether your goal is to boost signups, letters to the Hill or social media engagement – to name a few – you must ensure that your digital ad buy, targeting and content are in sync with one another.

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