National Press Club

Journalism Institute to offer press freedom fellowship

December 14, 2016 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

The National Press Club's Journalism Institute will establish a Press Freedom Fellowship in order to shine a light on barriers to press freedoms abroad and in the United States.

The institute invites individuals with expertise or interest in this field to apply for the fellowship, a one-year, part-time position. A monthly stipend will be provided.

Ideal candidates will have experience both as a journalist and a manager and will:

-- Monitor press freedom issues, and, as necessary, write press releases and blog posts

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'Sanctuary Cities' subject of Newmaker today

December 14, 2016 | By Tony Gallo | agallo2368@verizon.net

Supporters and opponents of the practice of some U.S. cities to protect unauthorized immigrants from federal immigration authorities will be discussed at noon today at the National Press Club's Zenger Room.

The speakers at the Newsmaker press conference will be Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies and William Stock of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

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Last chance to register for Tuesday's inaugural coverage workshop

December 11, 2016 | By Crystal White | cwhite@press.org

You'll need credentials to cover the presidential inauguration and related events next month.

Laura Lytle, director of the Senate Daily Press Gallery; Justin Wilson, director of the Senate Periodicals Press Gallery; and Alex Stroman, deputy director of communications for the 2017 Presidential Inaugural Committee will take you through the process of applying for the different credentials you'll need, depending on your assignment on Jan. 20.

The program begins at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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Remember when the first woman Club president was sworn in?

December 11, 2016 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

President Ronald Reagan administered the oath of office in 1982 when Vivian Vahlberg was sworn in as the National Press Club's first woman president. At the time, female journalists had only been allowed as members for 11 years. Since Vahlberg's inauguration, eight women presidents have followed in her footsteps.

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Wednesday's Newmaker to focus on sanctuary cities

December 11, 2016 | By Tony Gallo | agallo2368@verizon.net

The practice of some U.S. cities to protect unauthorized immigrants from federal immigration authorities is the topic of a National Press Club Newsmaker at noon on Wednesday.

The speakers will be Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies and William Stock of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. The event will take place in the Bloomberg Room.

Vaughan said so-called sanctuary cities present a significant public safety problem as more than 15,000 criminal aliens that U.S. Customs and Immigration sought to deport were instead released into the general population.

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Inaugural committee official joins panel on covering ceremony, parade, 9:30 am Dec. 13

December 9, 2016 | By Herb Jackson | Herbjackson202@gmail.com

Alex Stroman, deputy director of communications for the 2017 Presidential Inaugural Committee, will join the directors of the Senate daily press and periodical press galleries to discuss credentialing to cover the Inaugural Ceremony and related events at a National Press Club Journalism Institute panel at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13.

The program is $5 for Club members and $10 for others. Registration is required.

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Club member Jason Rezaian signs deal for book about Iranian imprisonment

December 8, 2016 | By William McCarren | wmccarren@press.org

National Press Club member Jason Rezaian of the Washington Post, who was freed from an Iranian prison in January, recently signed a book deal with Ecco, a division of Harper Collins.

The highly anticipated book, which will recount Rezaian's 18-month imprisonment and analyze the U.S.-Iran nuclear weapons agreement will be the first time the public will hear details of his unique personal story.

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Workshop explains how to cover inauguration, 9:30 am Dec. 13

December 6, 2016 | By Crystal White | cwhite@press.org

Learn how to cover the presidential inauguration at a National Press Club Journalism Institute workshop co-hosted by the National Press Club’s Professional Development Committee at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, in the Murrow Room.

Senate Press Gallery directors will sit on the expert panel to answer questions on being credentialed by the gallery and submitting your application before the Dec. 15 deadline.

Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for other journalists. Reservations can be made online.

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“Karma and the Art of Butter Chicken” book launch party and Indian dinner in the Fourth Estate, Dec. 12

December 6, 2016 | By Susan Delbert, Executive Chef | sdelbert@press.org

Engineer turned writer Monica Bhide has just published a novel, “Karma and the Art of Butter Chicken,” and The Fourth Estate restaurant is hosting a launch party and Indian dinner on Monday, Dec. 12.

Hors d’oeuvres will be served starting at 6:30 p.m., with dinner beginning at 7. Single tickets are $80 couple tickets are $155 with a 15% reduction for Club members.. A copy of the book (one per couple) and a compendium of recipes are included in the price.

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Update-1 podcast analyzes 2016 presidential campaign media coverage

December 5, 2016 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmpgovernment.com

The latest edition of National Press Club podcast Update-1 focuses on the media’s coverage of one of the biggest upsets in American political history – Donald Trump’s stunning win over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race.

Host Violet Ikonomova talks with Poynter.org managing editor Ben Mullin about whether the reputation of news organizations has taken a hit and how the media can better assess the electorate’s political sentiment. They also discuss what the public thought of the coverage the candidates received throughout the campaign.

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