National Press Club

Learn the secrets of the Freedom of Information Act

May 22, 2012 | By Julie Schoo |

Learn the secrets of the Freedom of Information Act, the invaluable reporting tool that too many journalists ignore. Through FOIA requests, appeals and even litigation, reporters and other professionals can extract invaluable documents from the federal government and uncover great stories.

Join three FOIA experts in a lively, practical-oriented discussion about filing effective requests, negotiating with government gatekeepers, finding likely sources and turning the law into your sword.

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NPC Journalism Institute offers class in Pinterest and Google+

May 22, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Learn how Pinterest and Google+ can be used to help brand your cause. This professional development session will take place on Friday, June 22, at 9 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

Register at The class is $35 for club members and $45 for non-members. NPC members should sign in for the discount code.

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Here's an easy way to get involved in the National Press Club

May 22, 2012 | By Sarahanne Driggs |

Want to help make the club a better place?

It's easy. Just attend NPC’s Committee Fair on Monday, June 4. Representatives of all the Club’s committees will be available to discuss their committee's function and highlight upcoming events. This is your chance to share ideas with the Club leadership, network with fellow members and find out how to get involved.

The fair will be held in the Holeman Lounge from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Members are invited to stop by any time during the event.

Please reserve by clicking this link.

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Tony Horton to lead pre-5K workout

May 22, 2012 | By Melinda Cooke |

Tony Horton, celebrity trainer known for creating the P90X® Extreme Home Fitness System, will once again lead an Washington, D.C., audience in a P90X workout session at the National Press Club on Thursday, June 7.

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Special offer from the BEAT THE DEADLINE 5K

May 21, 2012 | By Melinda Cooke |

Are you ready to lace up your shoes at the 2012 BEAT THE DEADLINE 5K on June 9? We have a special offer from one of our generous donors.

The Hotel George wants to help you stay in the lap of luxury during your quest to be the first to cross the finish line. BEAT THE DEADLINE participants can get a special runner rate of $169/night.

Don't wait to miss out on this and other great offers. Go to our 5K website and register now.

For more information, contact

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Don your bib: Lobster Night returns this Wednesday

May 21, 2012 | By Susan Delbert |

Reconnect with the Fourth Estate Restaurant for Lobster Night on Wednesday, May 23. Come enjoy a fresh and succulent 1 ¼ pound Maine lobster with coleslaw and choice of French fries or oven-crisped new potatoes for $25 for members, $30 for non-members.

The regular Fourth Estate menu will be available for non-crustacean lovers. Chef Susan has prepared a new spring dinner menu with such entrees as teriyaki tuna with red pepper rice and cantaloupe slaw, veal piccata with lemon sauce on soft parmesan polenta, and skewered jerk shrimp on vermicelli with light cream sauce.

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Asian Development Bank director to discuss impact of social, economic inequality on Asian financial future

May 20, 2012 | By Tejinger Singh |

Rajat M. Nag, managing director general of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), will speak at a National Press Club Newsmaker press conference at 12 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, in the Zenger Room of the National Press Building, 529 14th St., N.W., Washington, DC.

Nag will address challenges the developing Asian nations face in the current economic climate and whether the region could experience social or political unrest if economic instability continues.

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David Maraniss and Tim Wendel Join Panel on WWII and the Journalists Who Covered It

May 16, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

A panel will discuss "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 Tuesday, May 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Rooms.

Panelists include:
Timothy Gay, author, "Assignment to Hell"
Walter (Chip) Cronkite III, son of Walter Cronkite
Tim Wendel, former Gannett/USA Today reporter and editor
David Maraniss, associate editor at The Washington Post and two time Pulitzer Prize winner

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Winners named for Ford Presidential Foundation awards

May 15, 2012 | By Ken Dalecki |

Reporters for The Washington Post and The Virginian-Pilot are this year's winners of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation journalism awards to be presented at an NPC Luncheon Monday, June 4. Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews" and the weekly "Chris Matthews Show," will be guest speaker.

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'Social Media Trends for Social Media Managers' June 12 at noon

May 15, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

The National Press Club Journalism Institute 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.

Register here for this class. A discounted price is available for National Press Club members.

Amy Webb, lead trendspotter and chief executive officer of Webbmedia Group will teach the workshop.

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