National Press Club

Media Law for Journalists: A Legal Workshop and Editorial Roundtable Tuesday Sept. 20,

August 24, 2016 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

The National Press Club Journalism Institute and the Media Law Resource Center Institute will present a one-day workshop aimed at freelancers, bloggers and other independent journalists working without the benefit of a legal department. Leading media attorneys will address libel, privacy, newsgathering and the Freedom of Information Act, copyright, digital law, and other issues. The day will conclude with a roundtable of prominent journalists discussing career paths, story pitches, and the ups and downs of being a journalist in 2016.

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"Dark money" in politics – the ABCs of 501(c) 4s Tuesday Sept. 13

August 23, 2016 | By Herb Jackson | herbjackson202@gmail.com

As we approach the time of year when campaign ads take over your television, the National Press Club Journalism Institute and the club’s Professional Development Committee will present a program on the so-called “dark money” that pays for some of those ads.

The program will be Tuesday, Sept. 13 starting at 6:30 in the Club's Zenger Room. Admission is $10 for the public, $5 for NPC members. Tickets are required; RSVP using this link

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NPC Podcast: Snapchat Becoming More of a Journalistic Tool

August 22, 2016 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmpgovernment.com

Snapchat claims more than 100 million daily users who average 25 to 30 minutes a day on the messaging app.

But until recently, Snapchat was mostly for sending pictures, video or text that disappeared after a couple viewings. That made it an interesting app for journalists to write about, but not necessarily to use for finding story ideas or promoting their work.

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Bring the family for a magical morning with Marvin and Deborah Kalb on Saturday, Aug. 27

August 22, 2016 | By Lindsay Underwood, Member Engagement Manager | lunderwood@press.org

Travel back in time to meet George Washington during a magical morning for the whole family at the National Press Club.

On Saturday, Aug. 27, at 11 a.m., the NPC Book and Author Committee will present a family-friendly Book Rap with Deborah Kalb, author of "The President and Me: George Washington and The Magic Hat." The event will also feature crafts, magic and refreshments. Deborah Kalb will be interviewed by legendary journalist Marvin Kalb, who also happens to be her dad!

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Summer vacation for the Fourth Estate restaurant: Aug. 22 to Sept. 6; Reliable Source open

August 19, 2016 | By Miguel Dominguez | mdominguez@press.org

The National Press Club's Fourth Estate Restaurant will be closed for two weeks beginning Monday, Aug. 22. It will reopen for regular dining hours beginning Tuesday, Sep 6.

But for National Press Club fans of the restaurant, all is not lost. Club members can still enjoy lunch and dinner in the Reliable Source restaurant on the 14th floor.

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Authors: Secure your spot at the NPC Book Fair! Applications due Sept. 30

August 17, 2016 | By Crystal White | cwhite@press.org

The 39th Annual National Press Club Book Fair & Authors’ Night, the region's premier holiday book event, continues to accept author applications through 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30.

Applications and materials received after this period will not be reviewed.

Applicants will be notified of committee decisions via email in October. All literary genres are considered however self-published books and books only available in e-format will not be accepted.

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Hilarity expected at Books & Brunch discussion, Aug. 20

August 17, 2016 | By Jack Williams | weatherjack@mac.com

The NPC Books & Brunch group will discuss “Skios” by Michael Frayn on Saturday, Aug. 20 beginning at noon in the Fourth Estate Restaurant. Books & Brunch discussions are open to all NPC members and their guests—in fact members are encouraged to bring guests.

Based on the reviews, the group’s wild laughter as we discuss the book might disturb others enjoying brunch at the Fourth Estate.

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Bring the family for a magical morning at the National Press Club Sat., Aug. 27

August 17, 2016 | By Michael Freedman | mfr@gwu.edu

Travel back in time to meet George Washington during a magical morning for the whole family at the National Press Club.

On Saturday, Aug. 27 at 11 a.m., the NPC’s Book and Author Committee will present a family-friendly Book Rap with Deborah Kalb, author of `The President and Me: George Washington and The Magic Hat.'

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Candidates for Teamster Union top offices to face off in one-time only Newsmaker/debate, Thursday Aug. 25

August 16, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

Candidates for the top offices of the Teamsters Union will debate one another at a special National Press Club Newsmaker in the club’s ballroom at 6:30 pm on Aug 25.

Fred Zuckerman, candidate for general president on the Teamsters United slate, will face Ken Hall, candidate for general secretary-treasurer on the Hoffa-Hall 2016 slate. This will be the only election debate between the candidates.

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Sen. Chris Murphy to discuss guns at Sept. 8 NPC luncheon

August 15, 2016 | By Jonathan D. Salant | jds15@aol.com

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, the Connecticut Democrat who led a filibuster to force votes on gun control measures, will address the subject at a club luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 8.

Murphy spoke at the Democratic National Convention on the need for gun safety measures such as expanded background checks and a ban on gun sales to suspected terrorists.

Both issues reached the Senate floor as part of a deal to end Murphy's filibuster but were killed by Senate Republicans.

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