National Press Club

DeAngelo Hall football, Four Seasons brunch, Bangkok trip on (silent) auction block

September 18, 2012 | By Sylvia Smith | smith551@gmail.com

Travel and accommodations; sports tickets and memorabilia; food; and items for the home will be on the (silent) auction block at the Fourth Estate Award dinner Friday, Sept. 21.

The dinner honors Washington Post writer and editor Bob Woodward for a lifetime of journalistic achievement.

The proceeds of the dinner and the auction benefit NPC's National Journalism Institute, the Club’s non-profit arm, which provides professional development and training services to the journalism community, and scholarships to aspiring journalists.

Here’s what attendees can bid on:

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UN's Osotimehin to discuss global population trends, ending child marriage Sept. 21

September 16, 2012 | By Jamila Bey | jamilabey1@gmail.com

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, a physician, public health expert and executive director of the United Nations Population Fund, will discuss "Global Population Trends and New Initiatives on International Family Planning and Ending Child Marriage" at a National Press Club Newsmaker.

It takes place at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, in the club's Zenger Room.

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Penn State President Rodney Erickson to speak Oct 31

September 13, 2012 | By Bob Carden | bob@cardencom.com

Penn State President Rodney Erickson, who has presided over the university as it deals with the child sex abuse scandal, will address the National Press Club at a luncheon Oct 31st.

Erickson took over more than a year ago after former president, Graham Spanier, was forced out as a result of the sex scandal involving former assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky.

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Skills workshop for women journalists offered Oct. 4

September 13, 2012 | By Viola Gienger | violagienger@gmail.com

Margaret Engel, a writer and executive director of the Alicia Patterson Foundation, and Cait Clarke, a lawyer and co-author of "Dare to Ask: A Woman’s Guidebook to Successful Negotiating," will lead a discussion on how women journalists can more effectively make their case for salaries, benefits and freelance terms at an Oct. 4 event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the National Press Club's Bloomberg Room.

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Travel, sports, food -- here is what you can buy at Fourth Estate silent auction

September 13, 2012 | By Sylvia Smith | smith551@gmail.com

Travel accommodations, sports tickets, food and home items will be on the silent auction block at the Fourth Estate Award dinner Friday Sept. 21.

The dinner honors Washington Post writer and editor Bob Woodward for a lifetime of journalistic achievement.

The proceeds of the dinner and auction benefit NPC's National Journalism Institute, the Club’s non-profit arm, which provides professional development and training services to the journalism community, and scholarships to aspiring journalists.

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Baltimore Ravens autographed hat, Acapulco trip among Fourth Estate auction items

September 12, 2012 | By Sylvia Smith | smith551@gmail.com

Food, travel and fashion will tempt guests at the silent auction at the Fourth Estate Award dinner Friday, Sept. 21.

An autographed hat from Baltimore Ravens guard/center Gino Gradkowski is among the dozens of gotta-get-that items auctioned at the dinner, which honors Washington Post writer and editor Bob Woodward for a lifetime of journalistic achievement.

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Bangkok trip among silent auction treasures at Fourth Estate banquet Sept. 21

September 11, 2012 | By Sylvia Smith | smith551@gmail.com

Thinking of a trip to Bangkok but unsure how to get there and where to stay? Here’s a suggestion: How about round-trip tickets for two on Cathay Pacific Airlines and three nights at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel? The price? It’s up to you and the other bidders at the silent auction at the Fourth Estate Award dinner on Friday, Sept. 21.

The donations are among the dozens of ooh-la-la items that will be auctioned at the dinner, which honors Washington Post writer and editor Bob Woodward for a lifetime of journalistic achievement.

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Architects to discuss controversial design of proposed Eisenhower Memorial Sept. 18

September 11, 2012 | By Anthony E. Gallo | agallo2368@verizon.net

Milton W. Grenfell, of Grenfell Architecture PLC and vice president of the National Civic Art Society, and Roger K. Lewis, Washington Post columnist and professor emeritus of architecture at the University of Maryland, will discuss the proposed Eisenhower Memorial at a Newsmaker on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. in the club's Zenger Room.

The Memorial is supposed to be built south of the National Mall between Independence Avenue and the U.S. Department of Education.

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CNN legal expert to analyze Obama, Supreme Court tension, 6:30 pm Sept. 19

September 11, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Jeffrey Toobin, senior CNN legal analyst and staff writer for The New Yorker, will discuss his new book, "The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court," at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the National Press Club.

A book signing will follow the event, which is free for Club members and $5 for all guests and non-members.

Purchase your tickets here: http://www.press.org/events/toobin. This event is a fundraiser for the NPC Journalism Institute. The author will only sign copies of the book purchased through the Club. No outside books or memorabilia are allowed.

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London, New Mexico, other NPC Travel Committee trips to be detailed Sept. 18

September 11, 2012 | By Pat Schoeni | pqschoeni@aol.com

The NPC Travel Committee will hold a reception on Tuesday, September 18th at 7:00 p.m. in the Murrow Room to discuss upcoming trips. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to hear presentations on the trips and to suggest activities they would like to have the Travel Committee explore.

Details of upcoming trips to London and New Mexico, and to South Africa and Botswana, will be presented, among others. Informational literature will be available, and refreshments will be served.

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