National Press Club

AFGE President Gage to discuss labor issues at April 5 Newsmaker

March 31, 2011 | By James Horwitz |

President of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) John Gage will discuss current labor-management struggles and what they mean not just for public-sector workers but for all Americans. Gage will speak at a National Press Club Newsmakers press conference at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 5. As national president of the AFGE, Gage stands watch over the rights of 625,000 federal and D.C. government employees who belong to the nation’s largest union for federal government workers.

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FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and former FCC Chairman Newton Minow to discuss telecom's future

March 31, 2011

Former FCC Chairman Newton Minow and current FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will the next 50 years in telecommunications in a conversation moderated by George Washington School of Media and Public Affairs director Frank Sesno.

"From Wasteland to Broadband: A Conversation with Newton Minow and FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski," sponsored by The George Washington University Global Media Institute and the National Press Club's Eric Friedheim Journalism Library will be held Monday, May 9 from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. in the National Press Club Ballroom.

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Check out the class schedule at NPC's Eric Friedheim Library: Video storytelling and video production for the web

March 31, 2011

Video Storytelling Workshop & It’s Not Just Point and Shoot: Tips on Producing Quality Video for the Web
National Press Club, Bloomberg Classroom
Hands-on camera and editing training
Instructors: Mary Coffman and Ivan Meyers
Friday, May 13 8:30a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 14, 9:00a.m.-3:00p.m.

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They can make you disappear! Magicians coming to NPC April 20

March 31, 2011 | By Larry Lipman

Six top performers from the Society of American Magicians who meet monthly at the club will offer an evening of family-friendly magic Wednesday, April 20 beginning at 7 p.m. The close-up magic show is a popular favorite. The show is free and open to club members and the general public, but please reserve at 662-7501.

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Effort to establish school for disabled children in Afghanistan is April 11 Newsmaker topic

March 30, 2011 | By Keith Hill |

Debbie Smith, founder of Operation Exceptional Child/Afghanistan, will discuss how her efforts to build a school to help disabled children in that country will also benefit the U.S. war effort. Smith will speak at a noon Newsmaker on April 11 in the press club Zenger Room. Smith launched Operation Exceptional Child/Afghanistan as the executive director of PATHS (Parents and Teachers Helping Students), a 501(c)(3) organization she created in 2004 that advocates on behalf of students with physical/cognitive disabilities.

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Leading historian Holzer: How the Civil War transformed journalism, April 11

March 30, 2011 | By Arthur Wiese |

The impact the Civil War had in transforming journalism in the United States -- and worldwide -- will be examined at a special Book and Author Night in the Club's Holeman Lounge at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 11. Harold Holzer, one of the world's leading authorities on the political culture of the Civil War era and on Abraham Lincoln, will be the guest speaker.

The April 11 event at the Club is co-sponsored by the History & Heritage Committee and the Book & Author Committee. It is free for NPC members and $5 for non-members. Reservations are required -- call (202) 662-7523.

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Snap, download... then what? Sign up for hands-on Photoshop class

March 28, 2011

Beginning Photoshop will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, and Intermediate Photoshop will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 13. Participants can attend either session or both.

Participants should bring a couple of recent digital photos on a thumbdrive; laptops will be provided or participants may bring their own as long as they have Photoshop software.

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CNN's Malveaux, Exercise guru Tony Horton to lead NPC's 5K

March 28, 2011 | By Melissa Charbonneau |

Tony Horton, P90X Home Fitness creator and author of Bring It!, and NPC's own Suzanne Malveaux, anchor of CNN Newsroom, will serve as Honorary Race Marshals for this year's Beat the Deadline 5K race on Saturday, June 11.

The race begins at 8 a.m., but if you've really got some game, join the 5K Committee for a pre-race P90X® workout with fitness instructor Tony Horton at 7:45 a.m.

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Former Afghan Foreign Minister, Pres. Candidate is April 21 Newsmaker

March 28, 2011 | By Peter Hickman |

The former foreign minister and presidential candidate of Afghanistan, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, will speak at a 3 p.m. Newsmaker Thursday, April 21, on the ongoing efforts to bring security and stability to his country. While in Washington, Dr. Abdullah also will give the keynote address at the 2011 World Islamic Forum.

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Author to tell FBI terrorism story, 6:30 pm March 28

March 24, 2011 | By Jan King |

Garrett M. Graff will discuss his new book, "The Threat Matrix: The FBI at War in the Age of Global Terror," at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 28th.

Graff, editor of The Washingtonian, has spent more time traveling with FBI Director Robert Mueller than any other journalist.

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