National Press Club

Journalism Institute to hold classes in encryption techniques this spring

March 9, 2017 | By Rachel Oswald | rachelm.oswald@gmail.com

Classes providing hands-on training in encryption techniques for journalists will be offered this spring by the National Press Club Journalism Institute's Professional Development and the Freedom of the Press teams.

The classes will be one Saturday a month, beginning in March, for three months. The dates are March 25, April 29 and May 27. Classes will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bloomberg Room. Each session will cover different material.

The sessions, led by cyber security expert Aaron Rinehart and Club member Danny Al-Faruque, will also feature guest lecturers.

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Learn to track cities and states' use of corporate tax breaks April 3

March 9, 2017 | By Kathy Kiely | kkiely@press.org

The National Press Club Journalism Institute and the Professional Development team will offer a workshop on tracking corporate welfare in cities and states Monday, April 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Club’s Zenger Room. Registration is required; tickets are $5 for NPC members and $10 for general public. Register here.

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Journalism contest seeks top reporting on the elderly

March 7, 2017 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

Journalists who have done good work covering the problems of the elderly are encouraged to enter the National Press Club’s annual journalism contest.

The Joseph D. Ryle Award for Excellence in Writing on the Problems of Geriatrics rewards top reporting on aging.

Named after Joseph D. Ryle, a longtime National Press Club member, the $750 award honors excellence and objectivity in coverage of the problems faced by the elderly.

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Actors' Equity president Shindle plans to advocate against cuts to NEA funding, March 16

March 7, 2017

Kate Shindle, president of the Actors’ Equity Association, plans to advocate against funding cuts for the National Endowment for the Arts and answer questions at a National Press Club Newsmaker press event on Thursday, March 16, at 10 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

This news conference is open to credentialed media and Club members, free of charge. No advance registration is required.

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Maryland University dean added to cyber security event, March 13

March 6, 2017 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

A panel of reporters and cyber security professionals will offer tips to journalists on safeguarding their digital communications March 13, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the First Amendment Lounge. The event is part of the National Press Club's annual celebration of Sunshine Week.

Registration required; $5 for NPC members and $10 for general public.Register here.

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NPC Memorial Service for Bill Hickman, March 18

March 5, 2017

The National Press Club will honor late member Bill Hickman on Saturday, March 18, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The program will be held in the Holeman Lounge with a brief reception following in the First Amendment Lounge.

Hickman, a former journalist, was president and CEO of the National Press Building Corporation from 1981 to 1991 and directed the redevelopment of the National Press Building. He died November 10 of complications from lung cancer.

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Enter Toastmaster's speech contest March 13

March 5, 2017 | By Leslie Kingsley | lrkingsley@gmail.com

Please join the National Press Club Toastmasters Group for its semi-annual speech contest Monday, March 13, at 7 p.m., in the McClendon Room.

Winners will progress to the area contest, then regional, national, and finally – the international contest. No reservation is required and there is no charge to attend.

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Newsmaker plans to examine president’s one trillion infrastructure proposal, March 7

March 5, 2017 | By Heather Forsgren Weaver | HeatherForsgrenWeaver@gmail.com

City planners from Washington, New York City, and Philadelphia will name their priorities for using a trillion dollars proposed by President Donald Trump for spending on infrastructure improvements at a National Press Club Newsmaker press conference March 7, at 10 a.m. in the Club’s Bloomberg Room.

This news conference is open to credentialed media and Club members, free of charge. No advance registration is required.

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Open Government Summit, reception to mark Sunshine Week at Club March 14

March 2, 2017 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Celebrating Sunshine Week 2017, the National Press Club Journalism Institute’s Freedom of the Press Committee will join with the D.C. Open Government Coalition to present the sixth annual D.C. Open Government Summit on Tuesday, March 14, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the Club's First Amendment Lounge.

The event is free and open to all, but pre-registration is required here. A reception will follow the program.

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Marvin Kalb to discuss Trump's danger to democracy March 14; screening of 'Good Night and Good Luck' to follow

March 2, 2017 | By Mike Freedman | mfr@gwu.edu

Legendary journalist Marvin Kalb, the last correspondent personally hired at CBS News by Edward R. Murrow, will discuss the threats to democracy in the United States being posed by the Trump administration in a commentary at the National Press Club on Tuesday, March 14,at 6:30 p.m. in the Murrow Room.

His remarks will be followed by a screening of the film “Good Night and Good Luck,” which chronicles Murrow’s epic rebuke of Sen. Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s.

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