National Press Club

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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Experts to explore energy development in Gulf of Mexico, 10 am Aug. 3

July 25, 2012 | By Frank Maisano |

A panel of experts will discuss the current offshore drilling policy in the Gulf of Mexico at a National Press Club Newsmakers press conference at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3, in the Zenger Room.

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Club journalism awards dinner to celebrate all types of excellence, 7 pm July 24

July 23, 2012 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club will celebrate excellence in the news business at its annual Journalism Awards Dinner July 24.

Along with highlighting that excellence in the daily work of journalists, the Club will honor the sacrifice of three who gave their lives covering the rebellion in Syria, the creator of C-Span, those who put together the Kalb report and the winners of the 2012 journalism contest.

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If it's the last Wednesday of the month, it's Lobster Night, July 25 at Fourth Estate

July 23, 2012 | By Susan Delbert |

The National Press Club's Fourth Estate restaurant will celebrate Lobster Night on Wednesday, July 25, in its last-Wednesday-of-the-month tradition.

Members pay $25; non-members $30 for a fresh 1 ¼ pound Maine Lobster with coleslaw and choice of french fries or oven crisped new potatoes.

Reservations are requested 24 hours in advance to assure a crustacean; phone: 202-662-7638. A few lobsters will be available for those without a reservation.

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Author to discuss his newest military thriller, 'The Renegades,' 6:30 pm July 24

July 18, 2012 | By Carolyn Bloch |

Tom Young, author of popular military novels, will discuss his latest thriller, “The Renegades,”at a National Press Club Book Rap at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 24.

The event is free for Club members, $5 for guests and nonmembers. Reservations are required at

Copies of the book will be available for Young to sign, but no outside books are permitted. Proceeds will benefit the National Press Club Journalism Institute.

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Learn how to use Excel to strengthen your reporting skills. 9:30 am July 25

July 18, 2012 | By Julie Schoo |

Learn how to manage online data with Excel at a National Press Club professional development event at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, in the Bloomberg Room.

The class is free for Club members and $15 for non-members. RSVP to

Reporters can find all kinds of interesting data online these days, but you need tools to comb through it. Excel is a common and valuable tool that can help do just that.

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Get tips on covering political conventions, 9:30 am July 23

July 18, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

The Democratic and Republican presidential nominating conventions are around the corner. If you'll be involved in covering them, don't miss the National Press Club's political convention boot camp at 9:30 a.m. Monday, July 23.

You'll hear a panel discussion featuring the press gallery leaders who oversee credentialing and access, and then get tips and war stories from three veteran journalists.

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