National Press Club

Tomorrow: Book Fair & Authors’ Night

November 17, 2013 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Get a jump on your holiday shopping with a perfect, personalized gift from the National Press Club’s 36th Annual Book Fair & Authors’ Night, scheduled at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19. The event promises a robust crowd of booklovers, journalists and politicos seeking the latest titles across the genres –- from cookbooks and childrens stories to history, sports, memoirs and mysteries -- and a chance to mingle with 100 of the nation’s best authors. You’re sure to find the ideal gift for a book lover of any age or interest.

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IMF Managing Director to speak at Luncheon, Jan. 15. Sign up before the Christmas Break!

November 15, 2013 | By Kasia Klimasinska | k.klimasinska@gmail.com

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde will discuss the world's economy at a National Press Club luncheon Wednesday, Jan. 15, in her first press appearance in 2014. Lagarde will speak immediately after returning from a trip to Africa.

As the leader of the IMF, Lagarde has in hand economic research of the organization's 188 member countries. She'll discuss the prospects for US and global economic growth, recovery in the European Union, and the IMF's mission to support low-income countries by increasing the availability of credit.

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Bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs to speak at Luncheon, Dec. 19

November 14, 2013 | By Erik Meltzer | emeltzer@ap.org

Ricky Skaggs , 14-time Grammy winner, will share memories from his 50-year career at a National Press Club luncheon on Thursday, Dec. 19. Skaggs has been playing the mandolin since he was five-years-old and has risen to the heights of country music stardom, while remembering his bluegrass roots.

Skaggs is traveling to Washington to perform at the Interfaith Holiday Gala Benefit for the Wounded Warriors on Friday, Dec. 20.

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National Geographic editor added to Nov. 18 panel on how to make blogging pay

November 14, 2013 | By Hannes Luth | hannes.luth@wunderbar-media.comt

A panel discussion of blogging as well as the merits and pitfalls of writing for free will now feature four panelists, including an editor from National Geographic. Come hear the lively discussion of “How to Make Blogging Pay” on Monday, Nov. 18, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the Conference Rooms.

Blogging offers opportunities and risks. It can bolster a journalist’s career. On the other hand, journalists are frequently asked to blog for free or very little pay, a trend that seems to be growing in the publishing industry. The panel will include:

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US Army Chief of Staff Odierno to speak at Luncheon, Jan. 7

November 14, 2013 | By Erik Meltzer | erik@erikmeltzer.com

US Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno will speak on the future of the Army at a National Press Club luncheon on Tuesday, Jan. 7. Before ascending to the position of Army Chief of Staff, General Odierno commanded United States Joint Forces Command and was the commanding general for the US campaign in Iraq.

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Cheney and cardiologist to discuss their new book Dec. 3

November 12, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Former Vice President Dick Cheney and cardiologist Jonathan Reiner will discuss their new book “Heart: An American Medical Odyssey” on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m.

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Learn how to make FOIA work for you: two sessions

November 12, 2013 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Need documentary evidence on government activity promptly and for a reasonable fee? Dramatically improve the quality and speed of your FOIA returns with request and appeal skills taught by veteran journalist and Freedom of the Press Committee member, Lisette Garcia on Monday, Nov. 18 and Monday, Dec. 2.

In this two-part workshop, participants will critique and edit case studies as a class in order to adopt language and strategy with a track record of overcoming standard objections raised by U.S. records custodians at local, state, and federal levels.

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Learn how to write short: word craft for fast times

November 11, 2013 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Roy Peter Clark, Poynter Institute’s writing coach, will discuss the most effective techniques and strategies for making your short work stand out Nov. 20 at 9:30 a.m.

From posting a breaking news story on Facebook to summarizing entire news articles in 140-character tweets, reporters are being asked to do it all. In this workshop, participants will explore both the strategies and purposes of good short writing, paying special attention to the tools that work best for journalists in the digital age, where short writing is king.

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Brady Bill to be assessed after two decades

November 11, 2013 | By Anthony Gallo | agallo2368@verizon.net

Sarah Brady, chair of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the campaign’s president, Dan Gross, will appear at a National Press Club Newsmaker Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m. The news conference will assess the success of the Brady Handgun Violence Protection Act, more commonly known as the Brady Bill, two decades after it was signed into law. The speakers will discuss additional steps they feel are necessary to prevent gun violence.

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Panel to explain how to make blogging pay

November 11, 2013 | By Hannes Luth | hannes.luth@wunderbar-media.com

A panel of journalists will discuss “How to Make Blogging Pay” on Monday, Nov. 18, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the Conference Rooms.

Blogging offers opportunities and risks. It can bolster a journalist’s career. On the other hand, journalists are frequently asked to blog for free or very little pay, a trend that seems to be growing in the publishing industry. The panel will include:

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