National Press Club

Learn Free Data Visualization Software with Tableau Training, April 1

March 19, 2016 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Learn how free software can transform a pile of data into an eye-catching web graphic at an upcoming club training session.

Tableau is a unique software tool that helps journalists and bloggers to visualize data fast and publish it interactively to the web without programming. Tableau prides itself on its outreach to journalists, and the Seattle-based company is sending a trainer.

Dash Davidson will conduct a two-hour, hands-on class at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 1.

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IRS Commissioner John Koskinen to headline luncheon during tax season, Thursday

March 19, 2016 | By Kasia Klimasinska | k.klimasinska@gmail.com

As the tax deadline approaches and presidential candidates talk up their plans for tax reform, John Koskinen, commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, will speak at a National Press Club luncheon this Thursday, March 24.

Koskinen, who has led the agency since December 2013, will discuss the “Future State of Affairs of the IRS,” which collects $3.1 trillion in tax revenue each year, employs about 90,000 people and has a budget of approximately $10.9 billion. Challenges facing the commissioner include improving customer service and dealing with the risk of hacking and identity theft.

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CNN's Peter Bergen introduces new book on homegrown terrorists, 6:30 pm April 1

March 19, 2016 | By Joseph Luchok | joseph.luchok@verizon.net

CNN security analyst and New America Vice President Peter Bergen plans to discuss his new book, United States of Jihad: Investigating America's Homegrown Terrorists, at the National Press Club at 6:30 p.m. on April 1.

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Take a deep dive into Federal Election Commission data, 9:30 am April 7

March 19, 2016 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Ahead of the next major quarterly filing deadline for congressional campaigns, Federal Election Commission staff will be at the National Press Club at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 7, in the Zenger Room to talk about when and where to find fundraising data and how to get it to tell you what you want to know.

Please RSVP to secure your seat. Registration is $5 for Club members and $10 for the public.

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Top Italian wines on the menu for special Fourth Estate feast, Wednesday

March 19, 2016 | By Miguel Dominguez | mdominguez@press.org

Experience the wines Southern Italy and a perfectly paired Italian fest at a wine dinner Wednesday, March 23, at the Fourth Estate restaurant.

You'll revel in the tastes of unique Italian grapes, such as Aglianico, Cannonau and Nerello Capuccio. Their rich, elegant flavors will transport you to the sunny climes of Mezzogiorno.

The special evening includes food prepared by Fourth Estate Chef Susan Delbert and wines presented by Clint Harris of Leonardo Locascio Selections.

The dinner begins with apertivo and antipasto at 6:30 p.m.

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Hoot it up with the legendary Mark Russell at the Silver Owl Spring Hoot, May 3

March 19, 2016 | By Dick Ryan | rryan505@aol.com

Mark Russell, the legendary political satirist, humorist, and musician will highlight the 2016 Silver Owl Spring Hoot at the National Press Club on Tuesday, May 3. Given the state of the presidential campaign this year and the candidates involved, Russell certainly does not lack for comedic materiel.

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Latin American journalists to discuss efforts to investigate crime & corruption, March 23

March 19, 2016 | By Rachel Oswald | rachelm.oswald@gmail.com

The International Center for Journalists, in coordination with the press club's International Correspondents Committee, invites Club members to attend a panel discussion on March 23 on reporting into crime and corruption in Latin America.

The discussion begins at 6 p.m. in the Holeman Lounge with a reception following at 7 p.m. To RSVP for this event, email or call Christian Madonna at cmadonna@icfj.org or 202-349-7618.

The event will feature investigative reporters who are doing ground-breaking work exposing corruption in Latin America:

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Millennial political leaders to announce new initiative to run young people for public office, March 22 Newsmaker

March 19, 2016 | By John Celock | john@johncelock.com

In 2016, for the first time, more millennials will be eligible to vote than baby boomers. A new national political group Action for America will announce a major new initiative aimed at recruiting millennials to run for public office during a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference on Tues., March 22, 10 a.m. in the club’s Lisagor Room.

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International Correspondents Committee hosts talk on changes in American foreign reporting, March 29

March 19, 2016 | By Rachel Oswald | rachelm.oswald@gmail.com

Join the International Correspondents Committee on March 29 for a panel discussion of correspondents and experts who will examine changes to the way American journalists cover the world.

The discussion will go from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Holeman Lounge. Tickets for the event are free for club members and $10 for the general public.

Click here to purchase tickets.

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Newsmaker panel examines South China Sea dispute – What happens next? March 21

March 18, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

China’s militarization of the Spratly Islands and claim of sovereignty over vast areas of the South China Sea has created a major challenge for other Pacific nations and for freedom of navigation.

Experts will look at the political, legal, economic and security issues at play in the South China Sea dispute and discuss what is likely to happen next at a Newsmaker panel on March 21, at 10 a.m., in the National Press Club’s Zenger Room. Recent satellite images of China’s actions also will be reviewed.

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