National Press Club

Enhance your reporting with data, mapping, noon April 25

April 20, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Are you fascinated by amazing data and mapping projects you see from the New York Times and WNYC? Learn how to better use data and create mapping projects at the next Webbmedia Group meeting at noon Wednesday, April 25.

This session, taught by John Keefe, an award-winning journalist and senior editor for data news & journalism technology at WNYC, New York Public Radio, will include a primer on free mapping tools and platforms that enable content producers to create incredibly detailed, interactive maps.

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Best-selling author, journalist panel assess state of investigative journalism, 6:30 pm April 25

April 20, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Best-selling author and American University professor Charles Lewis will introduce his multimedia project, "Investigating Power," at 6:30 p.m. April 25 in the Holeman Lounge.

Reservations are required at professionaldevelopment@press.org.

The event will include a panel discussion of independent journalism featuring an investigative reporter and leaders of journalism advocacy organizations.

Lewis is executive producer of the project, founding executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop and professor of journalism at American University.

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Learn Google Fusion Tables with WNYC senior producer, noon May 1

April 20, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Join Webbmedia Group for an intensive, hands-on introduction to Google Fusion Tables, one of the hottest new technologies available, from noon to 1:30 p.m. on May 1.

Fusion Tables is a free tool that most newsrooms and others working with data use to create maps and real-time data visualizations.

Click here to register. A discounted price is available for National Press Club members. The class is limited to 24 seats.

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Club's Mr. Baseball, Paul Dickson, introduces "Bill Veeck: Baseball's Greatest Maverick," 6:30 pm April 24

April 12, 2012 | By Joseph Luchok | joseph.luchok@verizon.net

Paul Dickson, the National Press Club's resident baseball expert, will discuss his new book, "Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick" at 6:30 p.m. April 24.

Dickson has written more than 50 books, including "The Dickson Baseball Dictionary," which is now in its 3rd printing. He also has written books about American history and "The Bonus Army: An American Epic" was the basis of a PBS documentary

Bill Veeck was one of the most colorful baseball owners in history. He integrated the American League when he signed Larry Doby in 1947.

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Best-selling author, journalist panel assess state of investigative journalism, 6:30 pm April 25

April 12, 2012 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Best-selling author and American University professor Charles Lewis will introduce his multimedia project, "Investigating Power," at 6:30 p.m. April 25 in the Holeman Lounge.

The event will include a panel discussion of independent journalism featuring an investigative reporter and leaders of journalism advocacy organizations.

Lewis is executive producer of the project, founding executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop and professor of journalism at American University.

He will moderate a panel featuring:

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Date correction: AP executive Tom Curley, LSU provost to discuss book about WWII censorship, May 9

April 12, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Tom Curley, president and chief executive of the Associated Press, and John Maxwell Hamilton, executive vice-chancellor and provost of Louisiana State University, will discuss the book “Ed Kennedy’s War: V-E Day, Censorship, and the Associated Press,” at 6:30 p.m. on May 9 in the conference rooms.

Reservations are required for the event, which commemorates V-E Day, and may be made at opus@press.org or by calling 202-662-7523.

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Nuclear proliferation, terrorism pose biggest threats to U.S. security

April 11, 2012 | By Keith Hill | khill@bna.com

Nuclear proliferation is the single most important threat to the national security of the United States, said Robert Gallucci, president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, reiterating a warning from President Barack Obama.

Gallucci and three other nuclear policy experts spoke at an April 6 National Press Club Newsmaker on global nuclear security and preventing nuclear terrorism.

The United States is living on borrowed time when it comes to a potential nuclear event, Gallucci said. The threat is growing, particularly because of improvised nuclear devices.

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CFTC Chairman Gensler April 17 luncheon postponed

April 11, 2012 | By Melinda Cooke | mcooke@press.org

The National Press Club luncheon featuring Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler scheduled for April 17 has been postponed.

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White House official explains ethics.gov portal, 10:30 am April 11

April 9, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Macon Phillips, White House new media director, will discuss and answer questions about the administration's new web portal for ethics data, www.ethics.gov, at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, in the Bloomberg Room, next to the National Press Club library.

Space is limited, so RSVP to professionaldevelopment@press.org. The program is co-sponsored by the National Press Club's Journalism Institute and the Regional Reporters Association.

Ethics.gov is a jumping-off point for information on White House visitor logs, foreign lobbyist registrations, campaign finance reports and more.

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Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo to assess 2012 baseball season at May 4 luncheon

April 6, 2012 | By Kate Michael | kate@kstreetkate.net

At a May 4 Luncheon, National’s GM Mike Rizzo Looks Ahead to a Home Run Season

Nationals’ General Manager/Vice President Michael Rizzo will discuss the baseball season at a National Press Club luncheon on Friday, May 4.

A former player, scout and assistant general manager, Rizzo stepped up to head the team following the sudden resignation of Jim Bowden in 2009. Rizzo will provide a team update, and then look ahead to how see the 2012 season may play out.

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