National Press Club

Executives to weigh value of digitally-savvy marketing

January 14, 2013 | By Allyson Cannon

Panel to weigh shareholder benefits from digitally-savvy marketing officers

Russel Glass,CEO of Bizo, will join other executives to discuss whether digitally-savvy Chief Marketing Officers increase shareholder value Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 9 a.m.

Other co-panelists will include Kevin Alansky, vice president of marketing at Blackboard and Rory Channer, chief marketing officer at CEB.

The panel will cover digital trends - including big data, social channels and mobile access - and share lessons that all communicators can use for their clients and organizations.

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Dickson to explain 'bloviate,' 'iffy,' other presidential coinages

January 13, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Paul Dickson will discuss his new book, "Words from the White House," the first collection of words and lexical curiosities coined by US presidents, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Consider bloviate...lunatic fringe...iffy...military industrial complex...Anglophobia ...kitchen cabinet...public relations...ottoman...pedicure...point well taken...personal shopper...normalcy.... Organized chronologically, each entry contains the definition, etymology, and a brief essay placing the word or phrase in its cultural context.

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Join new Club president for Black Tie Tailgate inauguration, Jan. 26

January 10, 2013 | By Suzanne Struglinski | sstruglinski@gmail.com

National Press Club President-elect Angela Greiling Keane's inauguration is Saturday, Jan. 26. It's time to get your tickets!

The theme, “Game On: A Black Tie Tailgate," pays homage to Greiling Keane’s love of football, especially the Green Bay Packers, and her years as a Girl Scout. A transportation reporter for Bloomberg News, Greiling Keane is a Girl Scout Gold Award recipient and co-leader of her daughter’s Brownie troop.

Food and wine inspired by her native state of Minnesota will be served and other surprises are in store.

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Marketing chiefs to explore digital demands, shareholder value, 9:30 am Jan. 16

January 10, 2013 | By Allyson Cannon | acannon@press.org

Russell Glass, chief executive of Bizo, and heads of other leading companies will explore whether digitally savvy chief marketing officers increase shareholder value at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 16.

The panel will cover digital trends, including big data, social channels and mobile access, and share lessons that all communicators can use for their clients and organizations.

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Top Hollywood lobbyist Dodd headlines pre-Oscar luncheon, Feb. 15

January 8, 2013 | By Andrea Stone | dabronxgirl@gmail.com

Former Sen. Christopher Dodd, chairman and chief executive of the Motion Picture Association of America, speaking one week before the Academy Awards, will discuss the state of the motion picture industry at a National Press Club luncheon on Friday, Feb. 15.

Hollywood’s top lobbyist, who represented Connecticut in Congress for 36 years and is perhaps best known as the co-author of the sweeping Dodd-Frank financial reform law, will focus on the creative dynamism of filmmaking and the technological advancements in an ever-growing number of platforms for viewing film and TV.

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Learn how to find freelance business journalism assignments, 6:30 pm Jan. 23

January 8, 2013 | By Viola Gienger | ViolaGienger@gmail.com

Fara Warner, a former freelance journalist for top publications and now the editorial director of Aol Business, Technology and Entertainment Group, will join John Burgess, a longtime editor for The Washington Post and AARP Media, to conduct a workshop on freelance writing in business and financial news for print and online media at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Bloomberg Room.

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Cast, producers of NBC's "1600 Penn" preview new show, noon Jan. 9

January 7, 2013 | By Allyson Cannon | acannon@press.org

Join the cast and producers of NBC’s newest comedy, "1600 Penn," as they take questions on what it’s like to be the First (on-screen) Family at the National Press Club at noon Wednesday, Jan. 9, in the First Amendment Lounge.

Cast members Jenna Elfman (“Dharma & Greg”), Bill Pullman (“Independence Day”), Martha MacIsaac (“Superbad”), Andre Holland (“Friends with Benefits”) , Josh Gad (“21”) and producers Jason Winer (“Modern Family”), Jon Lovett and Mike Royce (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) will hold a roundtable discussion.

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Get your Greiling Keane inaugural tickets now

January 7, 2013 | By Suzanne Struglinski | sstruglinski@gmail.com

Get your tickets today for newly elected National Press Club President Angela Greiling Keane's inauguration on Saturday, Jan. 26.

The theme, “Game On: A Black Tie Tailgate," pays homage to Greiling Keane’s love of football, especially the Green Bay Packers, and her years as a Girl Scout. A transportation reporter for Bloomberg News, Greiling Keane is a Girl Scout Gold Award recipient and co-leader of her daughter’s Brownie troop.

Food and wine inspired by her native state of Minnesota will be served, and other surprises are in store.

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NPC Journalism Institute offers database, spreadsheet training in January

January 3, 2013 | By Mike Soraghan | msoraghan@yahoo.com

The NPC Journalism Institute is diving back into data journalism Monday, Jan. 7, with the first of four new classes – two for spreadsheets and two for databases.

The spreadsheet class on Jan. 7 and the next one on Jan. 14 will be taught by JoElla Straley from NPR's research library .

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.

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Former Haitian envoy to discuss reforestation plan, 4 pm Jan. 10

January 3, 2013 | By Peter Hickman | pjhickman@hotmail.com

Raymond Joseph, a former Haitian ambassador to the United States, will explore the importance of rebuilding his country's forests and promoting alternatives to wood for cooking at a National Press Club Newsmaker at 4 p.m. Jan. 10.

Joseph recently established a non-profit organization to support environmental protection in Haiti, A Dollar a Tree for Haiti.

The 2010 earthquake devastated the Caribbean country, whose tree cover is estimated at only 1.5 percent. If the decline is not reversed, Joseph said, "Haiti will soon become a desert."

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