National Press Club

Journalism Institute prepares seminar series to crunch numbers into prize-winners

April 30, 2012 | By Mike Soraghan | msoraghan@yahoo.com

The National Press Club Journalism Institute is proud to announce its Data-Powered Journalism Series. The Institute's Professional Development Committee has organized a series of training sessions on how spreadsheets and databases can add a valuable new dimension to Washington reporting.

The sessions will be divided into three classes, starting May 29. Admission is $5 for members, $25 for non-members. Space is limited, so please reserve early. To sign up, click here.

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NPC plans seminar on 'Social Media Trends for Social Media Managers' June 12 at noon

April 27, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Have you heard about ambient social recommendation applications? What about the latest social discovery tools?

The National Press Club is planning a Webbmedia Group workshop for social media managers featuring the most important trends in networks, analytics and apps. Attendees will look at several case studies highlighting how brands are using – and in some cases, abusing – social media.

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Dodd-Frank regulator prepares National Press Club luncheon speech for May 15

April 25, 2012 | By Rod Kuckro | Rod_Kuckro@platts.com

Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and a key implementer of the sweeping Dodd-Frank financial reform law, plans to speak at a National Press Club luncheon on May 15.

Tickets are $19 for Press Club members, $30 for their guests and $37 for general admission. To reserve tickets please email reservations@press.org or call 202-662-7501. Credentialed press may cover this event with proper ID.

The luncheon will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. and Gensler’s remarks will begin at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m.

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Bib up for Tonight's Lobster Night

April 25, 2012 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

Join us for steamed 1¼ pound lobsters at Lobster Night in the National Press Club's Fourth Estate restaurant tonight, Wednesday, April 25.

The cost is $25 for Press Club members and their guests, $30 for non-members.

Lobsters are served with a choice of oven-roasted potatoes or fries, and coleslaw or green salad.

Diners are seated from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance but some lobsters may be available for walk-in diners. Call 202-662-7638 or email fourthestate@press.org.

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Author to offer view of World War II, journalists who covered it, May 22 at 6:30 p.m.

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

Timothy Gay plans to discuss his new book, Assignment to Hell: The War Against Nazi Germany with Correspondents Walter Cronkite, Andy Rooney, A.J. Liebling, Homer Bigart, and Hal Boyle, at a National Press Club Book Rap on May 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Rooms.

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NPC's own 'Mr. Baseball' Paul Dickson plans to discuss Bill Veeck at April 24 book event

April 23, 2012 | By Joseph Luchok | joseph.luchok@verizon.net

Paul Dickson, the National Press Club's resident baseball expert plans to discuss his new book Bill Veeck: Baseball’s Greatest Maverick at a National Press Club Book and Author event April 24 at 6:30 p.m.

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

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Julia Child wishes 1997 luncheon guests 'Bon Appetit'

April 23, 2012 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

This Week In National Press Club History

April 25, 1997: Julia Child, author, chef and PBS television star, wishes Press Club luncheon guests “Bon Appetit!”

April 22, 1980: Famed tenor Luciano Pavarotti appears at a Club luncheon. The second of the “Three Tenors,” Placido Domingo, speaks in his role as general director of the Washington National Opera in 2004.

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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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