National Press Club

San Diego Mayor Sanders to discuss pension and retiree health benefit reform Feb. 13

February 8, 2012 | By Patti Giglio | patti@psgcom.net

San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders will discuss his city’s pension reform efforts, his plan to address soaring retiree health care expenses and the city’s economic future at a Newsmaker press conference Monday, February 13, at 10:00 a.m. at the National Press Club.

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New Orleans, anyone? NPC celebrates Mardi Gras starting Feb. 15

February 7, 2012 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

"Pass a Good Time" in the Fourth Estate Restaurant and enjoy a three course dinner worth of a Cajun “Gumbo ya-ya,'' starting Wednesday, Feb 15, and continuing Thursday, Feb 16, Friday, Feb 17 and Fat Tuesday, Feb 21.

The week precedes Ash Wednesday, Feb 22, and is a time for y’all to “Laissez le Bon temp rouler:” $30 for members and their guests, $35 for non-members.

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Fourth Estate will show you the love Feb. 14 -- with champagne

February 7, 2012 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

Pamper the heart of a dear one by celebrating Valentine’s Day with dinner in the Fourth Estate Restaurant on Tuesday, Feb 14. The cost is only $30 for members and their guests, $35 for non-members. Two glasses of Champagne are included with every reservation!

Dinner is served from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Reservations are requested 24 hours in advance, but some space may be available for walk-ins. Call 202-662-7638 or email fourthestate@press.org to reserve.

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Reporter Ganim to discuss role in uncovering Penn State child abuse allegations

February 6, 2012 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Sara Ganim of the Harrisburg Patriot-News on will discuss ``Getting the Story,'' a session exploring her coverage of the Penn State child abuse allegations, on Tuesday, Feb. 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the NPC Conference Rooms.

Ganim's reporting for the Harrisburg Patriot-News uncovered allegations of child abuse against former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

Rick Dunham, president of the NPC Journalism Institute and Washington Bureau Chief of the Houston Chronicle, will lead the discussion.

Reserve a space by e-mailing professionaldevelopment@press.org

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Former WashPo Editor Jones offers career coaching sessions in April

February 5, 2012 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Former Washington Post editor and Penn State University lecturer Jackie Jones will offer `spring cleaning' for careers in a four-week coaching session that starts April 5.

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World Jewish Congress President Lauder to discuss Arab Spring, Israel Feb. 10

February 5, 2012 | By Ronald Baygents | ronaldbaygents@aol.com

President of the World Jewish Congress and former U.S. ambassador Ronald Lauder will appear at a National Press Club Newsmaker Friday, Feb. 10, at 10 a.m.

Lauder plans to warn that any effort by a drifting and unstable Egyptian government to abrogate its peace treaty with Israel will have disastrous consequences for the Middle East.

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HuffPo editor leads talk Feb. 27 on social media for entrepreneurial journalists

February 2, 2012 | By Havilah Ross | hross@press.org

Mandy Jenkins, social news editor at The Huffington Post and instructor at Georgetown University, will lead a discussion for entrepreneurial journalists looking to enhance their personal brand through social media on Monday, Feb. 27, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in the McClendon Room.

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America's focus on Asian security to be examined at Feb. 13 Newsmaker

February 2, 2012 | By Myron Belkind | myron.belkind@verizon.net

The Newsmakers and International Correspondents committees have teamed up to co-sponsor a panel discussion Monday, Feb. 13, at noon on ``America's New Focus on Asia: A Conversation with CSIS Scholars on Regional Security Issues."

The event in the Murrow Room will feature three scholars on the Asian region from the Center for Strategic and International Studies who will discuss a wide range of timely issues including nuclear deterrence, balance of power, climate change and disaster response, with emphasis on China, India and Iran.

The panelists are:

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Former lobbyist Abramoff, reform leader Penniman discuss fixing Washington March 5

February 1, 2012 | By Adam Shapiro | Adam.shapiro@adampr.tv

Jack Abramoff, author of the book “Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Washington Corruption From America’s Most Notorious Lobbyist,” for the first time will come together in public with a reform leader dedicated to repairing the world Abramoff exploited.

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State Attorneys General lead Feb. 9 Newsmaker on Health Act Constitutionality

February 1, 2012 | By Ronald Baygents | ronaldbaygents@aol.com

State Attorneys General Martha Coakley of Massachusetts and Ken Cuccinelli of Virginia, on opposing sides, will lead a National Press Club Newsmaker titled, “The Affordable Health Care Act -- Constitutional or Not?”

The event Thursday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. will serve as a prelude to Supreme Court consideration of the law in late March. The Newsmaker takes place in a conference room at the Club, located on the top floor at 529 14th St. N.W., Washington.

Questions? Contact Robert Weiner, weinerpublic@comcast.net

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