National Press Club

Learn to engage your online audience, Aug. 17

August 7, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Hone your web-writing skills and lure in your online audience at a class taught by veteran Washington journalist Rick Dunham, creator of the popular "Texas on the Potomac" blog.

The class meets from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 17 in the Bloomberg Room.

The class is free for NPC members and $10 for non-members. Space is limited.

Click here to register. NPC members should enter discount code write for free registration.

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Write Tight: Shorten Your Story without Skimping on Facts

August 7, 2012 | By Julie Schoo |

Learn ways you can shorten your stories without skimping on facts or style at an Aug. 21 class taught by Rick Dunham of the Hearst Washington Bureau and the Houston Chronicle.

The class, which meets at 9:30 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room, will cover both print and web skills.

The class is free for NPC members and $10 for non-members. Space is limited.

This is a ticketed event. Click here to jump to the ticket form.

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A Leader of Catholic nuns group, the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, to address August 16 Luncheon

August 6, 2012 | By Alicia Mundy |

A leader of the Catholic nuns organization at odds with the Vatican will discuss the coalition’s mission, its future role in the church, and controversy with the Vatican.

Sister Mary Hughes, Leadership Conference of Women Religious, an association that represents about 80% of U.S. Catholic nuns, will talk about the development of the LCWR's current relations with the Vatican, and the group's August 7-11 Assembly, which is dealing with the a critical report from the Vatican. Hughes is the immediate past president of LCWR and Prioress of the Sisters of St. Dominic.

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Learn the easy way to find out who's buying campaign airtime, 9:30 a.m. Aug. 15

August 4, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

New rules at the Federal Communications Commission make it easier to access data on purchases of TV airtime during political campaigns. Stations must now provide electronic copies that the FCC is posting online.

Learn how to access these reports at a free program Aug. 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room. To guarantee your space, you must register here.

Kathy Kiely, managing editor of the Sunlight Foundation, will discuss how to find the reports, what you'll find in them, and what's not yet posted online.

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Documentary chronicling Kenyan woman's struggles, triumphs to be screened Aug. 29

July 31, 2012 | By Anthony F. Shop |

The inspiring story of social entrepreneur Anne Okelo, a Kenyan woman who changed the lives of a generations of girls and women in her home country, will be screened on Wednesday, Aug. 29.

“Well of Dreams: The Journey of Anne Okelo," will begin at 6 p.m. in the First Amendment Lounge and will be followed by a panel discussion with the film’s creators.

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This Week in Club History: NPC embraces controversy

July 30, 2012 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

July 30, 1962: The National Press Club issues its “Special Rules For Ladies” on July 30, 1962

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Srodes to discuss biography of Roosevelts, others who shaped 20th Century, 6:30 pm Aug. 16

July 28, 2012 | By Bill Hickman |

James Srodes, a National Press Club Silver Owl who launched his career working for news organizations in the National Press Building, will discuss his latest biography, “On Dupont Circle: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and the Progressives Who Shaped Our World” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, in the conference rooms.

A book signing will follow the discussion.

This event is free for Club members and $5 for all guests and non-members. Register here. Club members should enter discount code “Roosevelt” to receive a free ticket.

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Explore latest online search techniques to augment reporting, 9:30 am July 27

July 26, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Get up to speed on the latest Internet search techniques to augment your reporting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 27, in the Bloomberg Room.

The class will start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 11:00 a.m. The class is free for National Press Club members and $15 for non-members. Register here.

Have you ever been frustrated by an internet search that turns up no hits? Or by one that returns too many? Have you felt in your bones that the information you need is out there in the wild west of the Internet, but you just can’t find it?

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Exclusive screening of documentary 'Well of Dreams: The Journey of Anne Okelo,' 6 pm Aug. 29

July 26, 2012 | By Anthony Shop |

The first full-length screening of the documentary feature film “Well of Dreams: The Journey of Anne Okelo” will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, in the First Amendment Lounge.

The event will include a panel discussion with the film’s creators.

Members may reserve tickets for free using discount code "NPCOkelo" and non-members may purchase tickets for $10 each. Tickets are available here.

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Tom Young's novels attempt to portray reality of military service

July 25, 2012 | By Jan King |

The protagonists of his three novels, Michael Parson and Sophia Gold, are based on components of real people he encountered serving in Afghanistan and Iraq with the Air National Guard, author Tom Young told a National Press Club audience at his July 24 book rap.

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