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National Press Club history snippet: Members of Indian political dynasty appear at Club

December 5, 2016 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithB@verizon.net

1979 National Press Club President Art Wiese was one of the Club's greatest leaders and most ardent supporters. He was responsible for planning much of the reconstruction of the Club during the building renovation in the early 1980s. For years, he was a watchdog to assure that the Club maintained its tradition as a safe harbor for journalists and communicators.

In his later years, he put together a series of snippets on the Club's history. In honor of his passing this year, The Wire will run one of them each week:

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Learn logistics of covering inauguration, 9:30 am Dec. 13

December 2, 2016 | By Herb Jackson | Herbjackson202@gmail.com

With the deadline approaching to apply to be at the Capitol when President-elect Donald J. Trump is sworn in, leaders of two of the U.S. Senate press galleries overseeing credentials will be at the National Press Club this month to discuss logistics and answer questions.

The Dec. 13 program starts at 9:30 a.m. and will be held in the Murrow Room. An RSVP is required. The program costs $5 for Club members and $10 for other journalists.

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Debating the debates on next Kalb Report, 8 pm Dec. 5

December 2, 2016 | By Gil Klein | gilbert.klein@me.com

Is there a better way to run the presidential debates?

Join Marvin Kalb as he hosts 2016 debate moderators Martha Raddatz of ABC News and Chris Wallace of Fox News as well as Presidential Debates Co-Chairs Frank Fahrenkopf and Mike McCurry for a post-election review at 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, in the National Press Club ballroom.

Please plan to arrive several minutes early. Admission is free but seats are limited to one Club member, one guest. Please call the Club’s reservation line at 202-662-7501 and leave your name, the number of people attending and your membership number.

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MGM Resorts CEO to preview local casino at National Press Club, Dec. 2

December 1, 2016 | By Lindsay Underwood | lunderwood@press.org

James Murren, chairman and chief executive of MGM Resorts International, will speak at a National Press Club luncheon on Friday, Dec. 2.

Murren will talk about MGM National Harbor, a $1.4 billion casino scheduled to open on Dec. 8, and offer his perspectives on the travel and tourism industry.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m.

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Avoid traffic congestion prior to Dec. 1 panel on press and the 2016 presidential election

November 30, 2016 | By Bill McCloskey | bmcclos325@aol.com

Members planning to attend Thursday evening's National Press Club panel discussion on the press and the 2016 presidential election should take note that the annual White House Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is scheduled for the same night.

Historically the White House event has led to rush hour traffic congestion in downtown Washington.

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Industry experts explore consequences of expiration of energy tax credits, 2 pm Nov. 29

November 28, 2016 | By Frank Maisano | frank.maisano@policyres.com

Energy industry officials and advocates will outline the consequences of the expiration of renewable energy tax credits at a National Press Club Newsmaker event at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the Zenger Room.

Tax credits for renewable technologies such as geothermal heat pumps, small wind projects and combined heat/power generation are scheduled to end on Dec. 31 unless Congress acts.

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Club podcast highlights challenges facing women reporters in science journalism

November 28, 2016 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmpgovernment.com

Just how bad is gender bias in science journalism? That's one of the topics in the latest edition of Update-1, the National Press Club’s podcast series.

Broadcast/Podcast Committee member Candace Smith interviews Laura Helmuth, The Washington Post’s health, science and environment editor, about the challenges facing science writers who are women. Helmuth talks about the efforts underway to level the playing field. She also discusses how the media cover science issues and offers advice to science writers.

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Art Wiese's Snippets #3

November 20, 2016 | eksmithb@verizon.net

1979 Club President Art Wiese was one of the Club's greatest leaders and most ardent supporters. He was responsible for planning much of the reconstruction of the Club during the building renovation in the early 1980s. For years, he was a watchdog to assure that the Club maintained its tradition as a safe harbor for journalists and communicators.

In his later years, he put together a series of snippets on the Club's history. In honor of his passing this year, the Wire will run one of them each week. Here's another:

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Trump Victory -- What the Media Got Right & Wrong -- Thursday, Dec. 1

November 17, 2016

Panel moderator and Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan, Hillary Clinton campaign reporter Abby Phillip of The Washington Post, Republican National Committee chief strategist and communications director Sean Spicer, NBC News national correspondent Peter Alexander, and former Bill Clinton White House press secretary and Commission on Presidential Debates co-chair Mike McCurry will look back on a truly unprecedented presidential campaign cycle.

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APSA Congressional Fellowship for Journalists – Application Due Monday, Dec. 5

November 17, 2016 | By Suzanne Struglinski, director of membership engagement | Suzanne@press.org

Interested in seeing how Congress works from the inside?

The American Political Science Association will accept applications for its 2017-18 Congressional Fellowship Program through Monday, Dec. 5. According to its website, APSA sponsors this fellowship to “enhance public understanding of policymaking and improves the quality of scholarship, teaching and reporting on American national politics.”

Details and the application can be found online.

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