National Press Club

Beyond point-and-shoot: Producing Web video, 8:30 am May 13

May 11, 2011 | By Nicole Nottingham |

Reporters or communication specialists with new responsibilities for adding a video component to their Web postings, whether it’s an interview clip or a longer packaged piece, can learn how to produce quality Web video in a two-part workshop beginning at 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 13.

Part I of the workshop, sponsored by the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library, will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Part II will run from 1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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Explore digital, social public relations, 8:30 am May 20

May 11, 2011 | By Joshua Funk |

The latest techniques and technologies in digital and social public relations will be the subject of a half-day conference at 8:30 a.m. Friday, May 20, in the First Amendment Lounge.

The cost is $155 for National Press Club members and $185 for non-members. To see a calendar of the series and register, please visit To obtain the code for the Club member discount, please contact Joshua Funk at

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Former national security adviser to analyze impact of Bin Laden death, May 16 luncheon

May 9, 2011 | By Pat Milton |

Gen. James L. Jones (ret.), former national security adviser for the Obama administration, will address a National Press Club luncheon on Monday, May 16.

Jones, a retired four-star general, will analyze the impact of Osama bin Laden's death on Al-Qaeda and on U.S.-Pakistan relations. He also will discuss the strategic goals of the United States in the dynamic Middle East, with an emphasis on Libya, Iran, Egypt, Syria, Israel, Palestine and northern Africa.

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Author, documentary producer Rick Beyer to introduce new book, 6:30 pm June 14

May 9, 2011 | By Emily S. Whitten |

Rick Beyer will introduce his new book, "The Greatest Music Stories Never Told: 100 Tales From Music History to Astonish, Bewilder, and Stupefy," at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 14, in the conference rooms.

Reservations are required and may be made at or by calling 202-662-7523. There is a $5.00 charge for non-members.

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Author's Al-Qaeda nukes thriller becomes more timely after Bin Laden death

May 5, 2011 | By Joseph Luchok |

Richard North Patterson's latest book, "The Devil's Night," focuses on a subject that suddenly has become even more timely in the wake of the killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan -- a plot to steal a nuclear bomb from Pakistan and detonate it on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

“I use fiction to try to address national and international issues”, Patterson said at a National Press Club event on May 4.

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5K sponsor spotlight: Washington Examiner

May 5, 2011 | By Melinda Cooke |

The Washington Examiner, the official print media sponsor for the Beat The Deadline 5K, continues to grow and now has an average daily readership of more than 328,000 and more than 2.8 million unique monthly online visitors.

The paper has launched a six-week branding campaign – Freedom Isn’t Free – that highlights the values on which it says it was established.

"Freedom is a precious idea," the organization states. "We celebrate it every day in print and online – not just as an ideal, but as a reality."

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Tony Horton to lead workout, sign books, June 9

May 4, 2011 | By Melinda Cooke |

Tony Horton, celebrity trainer and creator of the P90X Extreme Home Fitness System, will lead a workout session at the National Press Club on Thursday, June 9.

Following the workout, Horton will host a signing event for his new book “Bring It!”

The event is part of a week of activities leading up to the 14th Annual National Press Club Beat the Deadline 5K on June 11. Horton will serve as honorary race marshal.

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Lehrer, McDonnell, Santorum featured on Press Club Rewind

May 4, 2011 | By Ryan Howell |

This week's Press Club Rewind shows Jim Lehrer urging everyone to stand up for public broadcasting; Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell chiding the federal government for lack of fiscal responsibility; former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum giving a speech on foreign policy; Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen asking America to stay in touch with the military; and National Press Club Executive Chef Susan Delbert cooking for Sweet Charity.

Press Club Rewind is a weekly video series about National Press Club events presented by the Club's Broadcast Committee.

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Canceled: David Guas wine dinner, May 3

May 2, 2011 | By Micayla Diener |

The wine dinner featuring acclaimed chef David Guas of Bayou Bakery, author of "Dam Good Sweet," scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at the Fourth Estate Restaurant has been canceled.

We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you at a future Chef's Dinner.

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UN refugee official to explore humanitarian emergency in Libya, 9 am May 3

April 27, 2011 | By Keith Hill |

Antonio Guterres, the United Nations high commissioner for refugees, will discuss the humanitarian emergency generated by the conflict in Libya at a Newsmaker at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, in the Zenger Room.

With more than 500,000 people displaced by the fighting, Libya is one of the most pressing displacement situations in the world, according to Guterres. He also will discuss the displacement caused by the recent fighting in Ivory Coast.

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