National Press Club

Get tips on how to develop 'entrepreneurial mindset' at Communicators' Breakfast Jan. 29

January 26, 2014 | By Tom McMahon | tom.mcmahon@motorolasolutions.com

Entrepreneurship is a popular buzzword, but what does it really mean, especially for today’s communications professional?

Jessica Hirt and Hannes Luth of Wunderbar Media, media consultants,will share their corporate communications and publishing strategies for developing entrepreneurship at the next Communicators' Breakfast on Wednesday, Jan. 29.

The event begins at 8 a.m. with networking and continental breakfast at 8, followed at 8:30 a.m. with the program.

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Jazz Night Resumes Feb. 5

January 23, 2014 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

The next Jazz Night in the Fourth Estate Restaurant is planned for Wednesday, Feb. 5.

Jazz Nights, held in conjunction with Blues Alley, are held on the first Wednesday of every month.

Music is provided by members of the talented beyond their years Blues Alley Youth Orchestra. Musicians are graduates of top music schools and programs.

A trio will play from 6-8 pm during dinner as background music. There is no cover charge.

This month, the Fourth Estate will be featuring oyster po’boys and beans and rice. Come for the food, come for the music and enjoy both.

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This Week in Press Club History: NPC inaugurals are so much fun, President Hoover didn't want to leave

January 22, 2014 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

Jan. 23, 1932: President Herbert Hoover, weighed down by the Depression and re-election worries, vows to stay just 10 minutes at the inaugural of the Club’s new president Bascom Timmons of the Houston Chronicle. But once the festivities began, he didn't want to leave.

“This is good,” he tells his worried secretary, a member of the Club.

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Healthcare reform advocate to discuss Affordable Care Act coverage at Jan. 23 Newsmaker

January 22, 2014 | By Joe Sparks | jjs_jjs@yahoo.com

Wendell Potter, former spokesman for Cigna Insurance, will discuss how reporters can dig deeper to improve coverage of the Affordable Care Act, known as "Obamacare," at a Newsmaker media conference at 4 p .m. Thursday, Jan. 23 in the Murrow Room.

Potter, who left corporate public relations to advocate for consumers, will offer suggestion for improving coverage of the insurance industry and answer questions about the intricacies of healthcare reform.

For more information, contact Joe Sparks, NPC Newsmakers Event Host, at 314-807-6059 or via email at jjs_jjs@yahoo.com

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Bust out the bibs: It's time for lobsters at the Fourth Estate, Jan. 29

January 22, 2014 | By Brent Gwathney | bgwathney@press.org

The monthly Fourth Estate's Lobster Night returns Wednesday, Jan. 29 and will be held on the last Wednesday of every month.

These top-notch crustaceans from Maine will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Reservations are essential at least 24 hours in advance. Please call 202-662-7638 to reserve.

Members pay $25 and non-members $30 for a steamed 1-¼ pound Maine Lobster with a choice of coleslaw or salad and choice of French Fries or oven-crisped new potatoes.

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Wunderbar Media execs to share strategies for 'entrepreneurial mindset' at Communicators breakfast Jan. 29

January 22, 2014 | By Tom McMahon | tom.mcmahon@motorolasolutions.com

Entrepreneurship is a popular buzzword, but what does it really mean, especially for today’s communications professional?

Jessica Hirt and Hannes Luth of Wunderbar Media will share their corporate communications and publishing strategies for developing entrepreneurship at a Communicators' breakfast on Jan. 29.

The event begins at 8 a.m. with networking and continental breakfast at 8, followed at 8:30 a.m. with the program.

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Feast on Italy's best with cookbook author Domenica Marchetti at dinner Jan. 23

January 17, 2014 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

Renowned Italian cooking author Domenica Marchetti showcases recipes from her latest cookbook, “The Glorious Vegetables of Italy,” at a five-course dinner the Fourth Estate restaurant on Thursday, Jan. 23.

Click here to purchase a ticket.

The five-course menu from the book includes the carrot polenta cake with Marsala that Marchetti offered at November's NPC Book Fair. Other courses include clam stew and grilled lamb spiedini. Each course is paired with a lush Italian wine. The full menu is listed below.

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I'm not making this up: Humorist Dave Barry's back at the Club, March 6

January 16, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman | NHoffman@press.org

Pulitzer Prize-winner and New York Times best-selling author Dave Barry returns to the National Press Club on March 6 to discuss his new book,"You Can Date Boys When You're Forty: Dave Barry on Parenting and Other Topics He Knows Very Little About.”

The event begins at 1 p.m. A book signing will follow the discussion.

This is a ticketed event and registration is required. Click here to register.

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Football fans: Don't miss NFL Players Association head DeMaurice Smith, Jan. 22

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

DeMaurice Smith, in his short tenure as executive director of the NFL Players Association, has dealt with a number of contentious issues -- including the most recent collective bargaining agreement and players' concerns over concussion-related injuries.

He will address those issues when he speaks at the National Press Club on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

To reserve your ticket, please click here.

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Workshop for Freelancers and Other Self-Employed Workers Set for Jan. 17

January 15, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

The National Press Club Journalism Institute is holding a seminar to help freelancers and other self-employed professionals manage their own businesses.

The event is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 17 at 9 am in the Bloomberg Room.

Club member Hannes Luth of Wunderbar Media will conduct a three-hour interactive workshop.

The session will give you an overview of what business goal setting is, how to identify and set realistic and attainable goals, and show you how to organize your tasks in a way that ensures success.

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