National Press Club

Pique your Pinterest with NPC Journalism Institute, Adfero on 6/22

June 7, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Learn how Pinterest can be used to help brand your cause. This professional development session will take place on Friday, June 22, at 9 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

Emerging social media platforms like Pinterest can help you reach your target demographic and connect with the lifestyle associated with your brand or organization. This session provides a primer on the ways you can use these new tools to share your organization’s core values, news, and story.

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Co-creator of The Daily Show to discuss how she found her comedic voice 6/14

June 7, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Lizz Winstead, co-creator of "The Daily Show," comedienne and social critic, will discuss how she found her comedic voice at a National Press Club Book Rap in the Conference Rooms on June 14, 6:30 p.m.

This event is free for Press Club members, $5 for non-members. To register and pre-order copies of the book, please go to www.press.org/events/winstead. Members should enter promotional code “comedy” for free tickets.

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Jerusalem Post journalist gets to "bottom line" on blogging at June 19 lunch

June 6, 2012 | By Anthony Shop | anthony@socialdriver.com

The Events Committee will feature Niv Elis of the Jerusalem Post for its next “Get it Online” lunch discussion Tuesday, June 19, from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the McClendon Room.

This event will be especially pertinent for journalists who seek to begin blogging or to improve their blogging.

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Get your social media training, Facebook and Pinterest, June 21

June 5, 2012 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

If you’re feeling behind the curve on using social media tools, now’s your chance to catch up! The National Press Club Journalism Institute is offering Facebook and Pinterest 101 June 21 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Bloomberg Classroom at the Club.

Join the Institute for a beginner’s session where you’ll learn how to discover trend stories, share your work with a wider audience and more about using these social media tools.

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Business reporters to discuss the economy’s impact on the presidential election, June 12

June 3, 2012 | By Tom McMahon | tom.mcmahon@motorolasolutions.com

Contagion from Spain and Greece, the expiration of Bush tax cuts, automatic spending reductions and interest rates -- those are some of the economic issues that will be tangled up with the presidential election, just five months away.

Business reporters will discuss how the economy will affect the election Tuesday, June 12 at 8 a.m. in the Fourth Estate Restaurant.

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Former USS Cole Commander Lippold Speaks About Al Qaeda Attack July 10

June 3, 2012 | By Donna Leinwand Leger | dleinwan@usatoday.com

USS Cole Commander Kirk Lippold, a decorated former commanding officer of the USS Cole, is scheduled to speak on Tuesday, July 10, about the harrowing details of the deadly Al Qaeda bomb attack on his ship in the port of Aden, Yemen, in 2000.

Lippold is the author of "Front Burner: Al Qaeda's attack on the USS Cole," a first-person narrative of the Oct. 12, 2000, attack. It was the deadliest terrorist attack on an American warship in history.

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Lithuanian journalist, threatened with imprisonment, to appear at Newsmaker

May 31, 2012 | By Ron Baygents | ronaldbaygents@aol.com

Lithuanian journalist, politician and diplomat Algirdas Paleckis is scheduled to appear at an NPC Newsmaker event at noon Thursday, June 7 in the Bloomberg Room.
He is threatened by the state prosecutor in Lithuania with one year in prison for revealing what Paleckis says are “inconvenient facts for the ultra-right Lithuanian government" concerning violent actions in his country in 1991. Paleckis won in the first court, but the appeal session of the court is scheduled for June 12 in Vilnius.

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Panel to discuss former Liberian President Taylor's conviction, 50-year prison sentence

May 30, 2012 | By Myron Belkind | myron.belkind@verizon.net

The global impact of the conviction of former Liberian president Charles
Taylor of war crimes -- and his 50-year prison sentence -- will be discussed
by a panel of experts from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, in the Holeman
Lounge.

The panel discussion, organized by the International Correspondents
Committee, follows the May 30 sentencing of Taylor for aiding and abetting
war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by rebel forces during
Sierra Leone¹s decade-long civil war.

Taylor was found guilty on April 26 by the Special Court for Sierra Leone at

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Tweet your way to breaking news

May 24, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Too many journalists view Twitter as a place where people write about what they ate for lunch or the latest sports scores. Twitter has become a valuable tool for reporters, both for reporting on breaking news events and for creating an online community.

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Jerusalem Post editor and blogger to headline next "Get It Online'' lunch

May 23, 2012 | By Anthony Shop | anthonyfshop@gmail.com

Niv Elis of the Jerusalem Post will be next guest for the Events Committee's “Get it Online” lunch discussion on Tuesday, June 19, from 12 p.m.-1:15 p.m. in the McClendon Room.

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