National Press Club

NPC Journalism Institute sponsors census database training for journalists, Feb. 24

February 13, 2012 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

The National Press Club Journalism Institute’s Professional Development Committee plans to hold a workshop by the U.S. Census Bureau to help reporters navigate the Census Bureau's American Fact Finder database.

The class is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. It is free for NPC members; $10 for non-members. RSVP necessary: professionaldevelopment@press.org

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History Committee remembers Houdini, Stewart visits

February 13, 2012 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

This Week In National Press Club History

February 14, 1912: 100 years ago this week, Harry Houdini, the Hungarian-born magician, known for his sensational escapes from straitjackets, chains, jails, and once even from the belly of a whale, visits the National Press Club.

February 16, 1961: In one of several visits to the National Press Club over the years, actor Jimmy Stewart stops by for a casual dinner.

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Mardi Gras starts Feb. 15 at NPC, and so do the Cajun dinner delights

February 13, 2012 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

Starting Wednesday, Feb 15, and continuing Thursday and Friday of that week and Fat Tuesday on Feb 21, enjoy a three course dinner of Cajun delicacies in the Fourth Estate Restaurant.

Three course Mardi Gras food will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; reservations are requested 24 hours in advance, but some space may be available for walk-in diners. Call 202-662-7638 or email fourthestate@press.org to reserve.

The cost? Only $30 for members and their guests, $35 for non-members.

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Ah the romance, the love -- the food! Fourth Estate is for you Feb. 14

February 13, 2012 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

Valentine’s Day dinner in the Fourth Estate Restaurant on Tuesday, Feb 14 will include entrees to warm the heart: Vegetarian stuffed Grape Leaves, Virginia Black Bass, Duck Breast or NY Strip Steak. Is there any better way to treat him or her?

The cost is only $30 for members and their guests, $35 for non-members, and two glasses of Champagne are included.

The special menu will also include appetizers ranging from Butter Fried Oyster and Green Salad with Heart-Beets to Gravlax Cured Salmon. Dessert is a choice of Raspberry Custard Tart, Tangerine Ice or Baked Alaska.

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NPC series highlighting how social media can drive real-world change starts tonight

February 9, 2012 | By Monica Gray | monica.n.gray@gmail.com

Strategists and entrepreneurs who are using social media to make positive contributions to the world will be the focus of a new series, "Social Media 4 Social Good.''

The event premieres today, February 9 at 7 p.m. with host Monica Gray interviewing social media guru Aaron Sherinian of the UN Foundation. Sherinian is widely-regarded as a technological game-changer in the international development arena.

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Reporter Ganim to discuss role in uncovering Penn State child abuse allegations

February 9, 2012 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Sara Ganim of the Harrisburg Patriot-News will discuss ``Getting the Story,'' a session exploring her coverage of the Penn State child abuse allegations, on Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the NPC Conference Rooms.

Ganim's reporting for the Harrisburg Patriot-News uncovered allegations of child abuse against former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

Rick Dunham, president of the NPC Journalism Institute and Washington Bureau Chief of the Houston Chronicle, will lead the discussion.

Reserve a space by e-mailing professionaldevelopment@press.org

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San Diego Mayor Sanders to discuss pension and retiree health benefit reform Feb. 13

February 8, 2012 | By Patti Giglio | patti@psgcom.net

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders will discuss his city’s pension reform efforts, his plan to address soaring retiree health care expenses and the city’s economic future at a Newsmaker press conference Monday, February 13, at 10:00 a.m. at the National Press Club.

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New Orleans, anyone? NPC celebrates Mardi Gras starting Feb. 15

February 7, 2012 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

"Pass a Good Time" in the Fourth Estate Restaurant and enjoy a three course dinner worth of a Cajun “Gumbo ya-ya,'' starting Wednesday, Feb 15, and continuing Thursday, Feb 16, Friday, Feb 17 and Fat Tuesday, Feb 21.

The week precedes Ash Wednesday, Feb 22, and is a time for y’all to “Laissez le Bon temp rouler:” $30 for members and their guests, $35 for non-members.

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Fourth Estate will show you the love Feb. 14 -- with champagne

February 7, 2012 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

Pamper the heart of a dear one by celebrating Valentine’s Day with dinner in the Fourth Estate Restaurant on Tuesday, Feb 14. The cost is only $30 for members and their guests, $35 for non-members. Two glasses of Champagne are included with every reservation!

Dinner is served from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Reservations are requested 24 hours in advance, but some space may be available for walk-ins. Call 202-662-7638 or email fourthestate@press.org to reserve.

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Reporter Ganim to discuss role in uncovering Penn State child abuse allegations

February 6, 2012 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Sara Ganim of the Harrisburg Patriot-News on will discuss ``Getting the Story,'' a session exploring her coverage of the Penn State child abuse allegations, on Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the NPC Conference Rooms.

Ganim's reporting for the Harrisburg Patriot-News uncovered allegations of child abuse against former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

Rick Dunham, president of the NPC Journalism Institute and Washington Bureau Chief of the Houston Chronicle, will lead the discussion.

Reserve a space by e-mailing professionaldevelopment@press.org

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