National Press Club

BULLETIN! National Press Club seeks best breaking news reporting

March 21, 2013 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The breaking news award in the National Press Club journalism contest recognizes excellence in reporting on quickly unfolding events -- with competitions for print/online and broadcast.

Entries will be judged for quality of reporting, speed and innovation. Particular attention will be given to reporting in the first 24 hours and the use of a variety of formats to reach news consumers.

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Reach your target audience with Facebook advertising, 9 am April 5

March 21, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Learn how to use Facebook advertising to reach your target audience and generate buzz for your organization "Get Smart" session at 9 a.m. April 5 in the conference rooms.

The session, which will run until 10:30 a.m., costs $35 for National Press Club members and $45 for non-members.

Registration is required. You can register here. Club members should login for the discount code.

The "Get Smart" series is sponsored by the National Press Club Journalism Institute and Adfero Group.

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Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe headlines April 19 luncheon

March 20, 2013 | By Laura Lee | llee@npr.org

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe will discuss challenges of meeting the evolving demands of the nation's postal system and the upcoming changes to Saturday delivery at a National Press Club luncheon on Friday, April 19.

Donahoe, the 73rd postmaster general and chief executive of the world’s largest postal organization, announced in February that the postal service would end Saturday mail delivery to cut costs.

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Taste ‘Secret Ingredient Soup’ at chef’s dinner featuring acclaimed Gramercy Tavern chef, April 18

March 20, 2013 | By Donna Leinwand Leger | DLeinwand@usatoday.com

Acclaimed restaurateur Danny Meyer and chef Michael Romano, the men behind New York's Union Square Café and Gramercy Tavern, will share their culinary delights at a chef's dinner at 6:30 p.m. April 18 at the National Press Club's Fourth Estate restaurant.

The dinner, including tax, tip and a souvenir cookbook, costs $80 for a single reservation and $110 for a couple (couple price includes one cookbook).

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Nestle official to address environmental concerns over bottled water, 10 am April 4

March 20, 2013 | By Herb Perone | herb@peronecomm.com

In the wake of the nation's first ban on the sale of bottled water -- in Concord, Mass. -- Nestle Waters North America Chairman Kim Jeffery will address environmental concerns and health benefits related to expanding sales of bottled water at a Newsmaker at 10 a.m. April 4 in the Zenger Room.

Nestle is the leading bottled water company in the United States.

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Former Pakistan official to release report critical of drone campaign, noon March 28

March 20, 2013 | By Herb Perone | herb@peronecomm.com

A former Pakistan official will release a report that asserts that America's war on terror is a misguided effort that is effectively a war on tribal Islam at a Newsmaker at noon Thursday, March 28, in the Zenger room.

Former Pakistan High Commissioner Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, now a professor at American University, has completed a new study that claims to expose the reality of the U.S. drone campaign and turn the paradigm of the war on terror on its head.

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Editors outline freelance needs at workshop, 8:30 am April 3

March 20, 2013 | By Tam Harbert | tam@tamharbert.com

The National Press Club Freelance Committee and the freelance interest group of the Washington Society of Professional Journalists will hold a workshop for freelancers at 8:30 a.m. April 3 in the Zenger Room.

The workshop will feature two panels – one comprised of editors talking about what they need from freelancers and another focusing on tips on how to use technology and social media to improve your freelance business.

Come join us in the Zenger Room for coffee at 8:30 a.m. The panels start at 9 a.m., and we will adjourn at 11:30 a.m. for lunch in the McClendon Room.

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Simeon Booker to discuss his new history of the civil rights movement , 6:30 April 9

March 20, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Simeon Booker, the first fulltime African-American reporter for The Washington Post and White House correspondent for Jet magazine for more than a half-century, will discuss his new book, “Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter’s Account of the Civil Rights Movement,” at a National Press Club Book Event at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. April 9.

Booker will be joined by SiriusXM Radio host Joe Madison (the "Black Eagle"). The event will run until 8 p.m. in the Ballroom.

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Wanted: The best in consumer journalism

March 18, 2013 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The National Press Club journalism contest is looking for the best consumer journalism in the categories of newspapers, periodicals and broadcast.

The periodical competition includes magazines, journals, newsletters and online reporting, and broadcast spans network, syndicates, cable and broadcast TV and radio stations.

These awards recognize excellence in reporting on consumer topics, with a special emphasis on pieces that illuminate solutions or strategies that prompt action by consumers, the community, government or an individual.

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Fore! Shoot a round of golf to support Club's Journalism Institute April 19

March 18, 2013 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Dust off your golf clubs, organize your foursome and come join other journalists, elected officials and corporate executives at the National Press Club Journalism Institute’s second annual golf invitational tournament on Friday, April 19, at the prestigious Woodmore Country Club in nearby Mitchellville, Md.

The outing, a fundraiser for the non-profit Institute, will begin with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Click here to register and to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

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