National Press Club

NPC Institute offers database, spreadsheet training in January

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

The NPC Journalism Institute is diving back into data journalism in early 2013 with four new classes – two for spreadsheets and two for databases.

The database class will be taught by David Donald, data editor at the Center for Public Integrity, who has taught journalists all over the country how to extract great stories from piles of data. The spreadsheet classes will be taught by JoElla Straley from NPR's research library.

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Reserve early for New Years Eve dinner at the Fourth Estate

December 5, 2012 | By Olivia Haver | OHaver@press.org

The Fourth Estate restaurant is hosting a New Years Eve dinner on Monday, December 31, with seating at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Celebrate with tantalizing dishes such as grilled Virginia oysters, seared duck breast and apple streusel cake with bourbon cream cheese icing!

Members pay $85, non-members $95, for a three course prix fixe menu.

Reservations are requested by Friday, December 28th to assure a table. Phone: 202-662-7638.

For the full menu, see: http://www.press.org/restaurants/fourth-estate/new-years-menu

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Get tips for driving blog traffic at Communicators Breakfast Dec. 14

December 4, 2012 | By Tom McMahon | tmcmahon2@gmail.com

Do you want to start a blog but don’t know where to begin? Or do you
have a blog but don’t know why your posts aren't being shared?

Get answers to those questions about blogging and more at the NPC
Communicators Breakfast Friday, Dec. 14 at 8 a.m. in the Truman
Lounge.

Devon Hopkins, director of Client Services at Social Driver, an
award-winning digital agency based in Washington, will talk about how
to plan your blog efforts, produce quality shareable content and post
it effectively, promote your blog to attract audiences, and review
your efforts to ensure success.

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Senator Sanders to discuss "fiscal cliff" concerns at Dec. 5 Newsmaker

December 2, 2012 | By Jamila Bey | jamilabey1@gmail.com

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, the Vermont Independent, will discuss ongoing budget negotiations, the so-called fiscal cliff and the need to protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid from potential cuts.

The National Press Club Newsmaker begins at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the club's Zenger Room.

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ABC News' Jake Tapper to discuss new book

November 29, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper will discuss his new book, "The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor," from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in the Conference Rooms on Wednesday, Dec. 5. A book signing will follow the discussion.

Tickets are free for National Press Club members and $5 for non-members. No outside books will be permitted.

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Campaign Finance, Inauguration Topics of Panels Dec. 4, Dec. 10

November 29, 2012

Here's a reminder about some professional development events taking place at the Club next month:

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Wife, lawyer to discuss Alan Gross case at Nov. 30 Newsmaker

November 28, 2012 | By Ron Baygents | ronaldbaygents@aol.com

The case of Alan Gross, a U.S. Agency for International Development subcontractor who remains in a Cuban prison, will be the subject of Newmaker on Friday, Nov. 30. Gross' wife, Judy, and their lawyer, Jared Genser, will speak.

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Upcoming National Press Club luncheons

November 28, 2012 | By Melinda Cooke | mcooke@press.org

Here is a list of upcoming National Press Club luncheons. All luncheons are open to credentialed media. Tickets are available to the public except where noted. All luncheons are held in the Club Ballroom unless otherwise noted.

For more information go to www.press.org or email mcooke@press.org.

Dec. 7 - James Taylor, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter. Topic: Election Reform.

Dec. 18 - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. Topic: TBD. This event is limited to members and guests only. Credentialed press may cover this event with ID.

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Singer James Taylor to headline Club Luncheon Dec. 7

November 27, 2012 | By Melinda Cooke | mcooke@press.org

Singer James Taylor is scheduled to speak at a Club Luncheon on Friday, Dec. 7.

Taylor, a singer-songwriter and guitarist, is a five-time Grammy Award winner. His first breakthrough hit came in 1970 with "Fire and Rain," and he performed at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., in September.

He was inducted into both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2000. He is a recipient of the National Medal of Arts and the Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters from the French Government.

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Press Club to host screening of documentary on investigative reporting in Mexico

November 27, 2012 | By Delphine Halgend | delphine@rsf.org

The Club, along with Reporters Without Borders, is hosting a screening of a new PBS documentary, Reportero, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12. The documentary looks at the risks of investigative journalism in Mexico.

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