National Press Club

Is California tax initiative a national model? Jacobs to discuss proposal June 12

June 11, 2012 | By Jamie Horwitz |

California voters will decide in November whether taxes should be raised on individuals who earn more than $250,000 per year to boost funds for schools and social programs and retire the state deficit.

Rick Jacobs, founder and chairman of the California-based Courage Campaign, one of the groups that led the effort to bring the tax initiative to the ballot, will discuss the issue at a National Press Club Newsmaker Tuesday, June 12, at 10 a.m. in the club's Zenger Room.

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This Week In National Press Club History

June 10, 2012 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

June 11, 1927: The Club holds a reception for the most famous man in the world at that time, aviator Charles Lindbergh, who had just completed his historic solo flight across the Atlantic. The Club quarters were too small to hold the crowd, so the auditorium of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was booked instead.

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NPC sends four people to first Metropolitan Media Softball League all-star game

June 10, 2012 | By Jonathan Salant |

The National Press Club will have four representatives in the first-ever Metropolitan Media Softball League all-star game July 7 at Layhill Park.

Michael Young and Membership Director Sarahanne Driggs will play for the all-star squad representing print publications and national media, against a team comprised of employees of broadcast and cable networks.

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Workshop for experienced social media managers 6/12

June 7, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Have you heard about ambient social recommendation apps? What about the latest social discovery tools?

The National Press Club Journalism Institute will host a Webbmedia Group workshop for experienced social media managers featuring the most important trends in networks, analytics and apps. Attendees will look at several case studies highlighting how brands are using -- and in some cases, abusing -– social media.

Register at A discounted price is available for National Press Club members.

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Pique your Pinterest with NPC Journalism Institute, Adfero on 6/22

June 7, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Learn how Pinterest can be used to help brand your cause. This professional development session will take place on Friday, June 22, at 9 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

Emerging social media platforms like Pinterest can help you reach your target demographic and connect with the lifestyle associated with your brand or organization. This session provides a primer on the ways you can use these new tools to share your organization’s core values, news, and story.

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Co-creator of The Daily Show to discuss how she found her comedic voice 6/14

June 7, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Lizz Winstead, co-creator of "The Daily Show," comedienne and social critic, will discuss how she found her comedic voice at a National Press Club Book Rap in the Conference Rooms on June 14, 6:30 p.m.

This event is free for Press Club members, $5 for non-members. To register and pre-order copies of the book, please go to Members should enter promotional code “comedy” for free tickets.

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Jerusalem Post journalist gets to "bottom line" on blogging at June 19 lunch

June 6, 2012 | By Anthony Shop |

The Events Committee will feature Niv Elis of the Jerusalem Post for its next “Get it Online” lunch discussion Tuesday, June 19, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the McClendon Room.

This event will be especially pertinent for journalists who seek to begin blogging or to improve their blogging.

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Get your social media training, Facebook and Pinterest, June 21

June 5, 2012 | By Julie Schoo |

If you’re feeling behind the curve on using social media tools, now’s your chance to catch up! The National Press Club Journalism Institute is offering Facebook and Pinterest 101 June 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Bloomberg Classroom at the Club.

Join the Institute for a beginner’s session where you’ll learn how to discover trend stories, share your work with a wider audience and more about using these social media tools.

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Business reporters to discuss the economy’s impact on the presidential election, June 12

June 3, 2012 | By Tom McMahon |

Contagion from Spain and Greece, the expiration of Bush tax cuts, automatic spending reductions and interest rates -- those are some of the economic issues that will be tangled up with the presidential election, just five months away.

Business reporters will discuss how the economy will affect the election Tuesday, June 12 at 8 a.m. in the Fourth Estate Restaurant.

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Former USS Cole Commander Lippold Speaks About Al Qaeda Attack July 10

June 3, 2012 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

USS Cole Commander Kirk Lippold, a decorated former commanding officer of the USS Cole, is scheduled to speak on Tuesday, July 10, about the harrowing details of the deadly Al Qaeda bomb attack on his ship in the port of Aden, Yemen, in 2000.

Lippold is the author of "Front Burner: Al Qaeda's attack on the USS Cole," a first-person narrative of the Oct. 12, 2000, attack. It was the deadliest terrorist attack on an American warship in history.

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