National Press Club

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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Cleveland Clinic executive to analyze Supreme Court decision's impact on health care industry, July 20

July 16, 2012 | By Doris Margolis |

Cleveland Clinic chief executive Dr. Delos M. (“Toby”) Cosgrove will analyze how the recent Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act could impact health care policy and the industry at a National Press Club luncheon on Friday, July 20.

His address comes as some observers predict consumer confusion and continued legal wrangling after the Supreme Court decision. Cosgrove also will outline how the Cleveland Clinic -- a $6 billion health care system comprised of about 30 major components -- strives to provide high-quality care while keeping costs down.

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Resume doctor will do one-on-one "check-ups" at Journalism Boot Camp on Saturday

July 13, 2012 | By Mike Soraghan |

If you are attending the NPC Journalism Institute Boot Camp Saturday, bring along your resume.

Bloomberg editor Jodi Schneider, a veteran recruiter and trainer of journalists, will offer resume advice. If you would like a one-on-one resume analysis, bring along a copy of your resume or send her an electronic version to

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US Airways CEO Doug Parker to Discuss Airline Industry Consolidation at a National Press Club Luncheon on July 18

July 13, 2012 | By Shawn Bullard |

Doug Parker, chairman and CEO of US Airways, will discuss the state of the airline industry and the impact of mergers during a National Press Club luncheon on July 18. He will focus on US Airways’ effort to merge with American Airlines.

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Auction for U.S. Open VIP tickets hits $600; Place your bid now!

July 11, 2012 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Bid now on two tickets for courtside seats and Presidential Suite access at the 2012 U.S. Open.

The highest bidder for these exclusive tickets will enjoy lunch in the luxurious and exclusive U.S. Tennis Association's President's Dining Room, access to the hospitality lounge in the Presidential Suite and a behind-the-scenes tour of Arthur Ashe Stadium -- an opportunity available to only a select few and never for sale to the general public.

To bid, click here.
Bidding ends at 5 p.m. July 27. See additional rules below.

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Get your Drupal to the next level at July 20 class

July 11, 2012 | By Julie Schoo |

Learn to use Drupal like a pro at a two-hour session July 20 in the Bloomberg classroom.

This class provides tricks and tactics for taking your content management skills to the next level. The instruction is tailored especially to those who are not professional website developers. Class begins at 9 a.m. July 20 and ends at 11 a.m.

The fee is $35 for NPC members and $45 for non-NPC members. NPC members should login to the NPC website to view the discount code.

The "Get PR Smart" series is sponsored by the National Press Club Journalism Institute and Adfero Group.

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