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National Press Club seeks best newsletter journalism; deadline April 1

February 4, 2016 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The National Press Club encourages those who work for newsletters to enter its annual contest.

The deadline is April 1. Details on the different awards categories and how to enter the contest can be found by clicking here.

Newsletters provide valuable journalism focused on specific areas of interest and the Press Club’s annual journalism contest offers a chance to reward the best newsletter work from 2015.

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Time to enter your best work in the National Press Club journalism contest

February 3, 2016 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

Now is the time to enter your best work from 2015 in the National Press Club’s annual journalism contest.

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House Transportation chair intends to discuss new FAA reform proposal on Feb. 4

February 3, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) plans to discuss new legislation to reauthorize and reform federal aviation programs and the Federal Aviation Administration at a National Press Club Newsmakers event in the NPC’s Holeman Lounge on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 10 a.m.

Like all Newsmakers events, it is open to credentialed media and NPC members, free of charge. No advance registration is required.

For more information, please contact Jamie Horwitz, chairman of the NPC Newsmakers Committee, at 202-549-4921 or jhdcpr@starpower.net.

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New Orleans photographer plans to discuss decade after Katrina on Feb. 16 at 6 p.m.

February 2, 2016 | By Al Teich | ateich@gmail.com

Well-known New Orleans photographer David G. Spielman plans to discuss his experiences documenting the impacts of Hurricane Katrina for his new book, The Katrina Decade: Images of an Altered City, at a special event sponsored by the National Press Club’s Photography Committee on Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. in the NPC's Murrow Room.

The event is open to the public. Tickets are free to Press Club members and one guest, $10 per person for all others. Tickets may be obtained by clicking here.

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Nobel laureate to join panel on Trans-Pacific Partnership Feb. 11

February 2, 2016 | By James Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

What are the ramifications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and in particular will the Investor-State Dispute Settlement provision of TPP take the enforcement of U.S. laws out of the hands of the nation’s courts and legislatures in favor of corporate-controlled tribunals?

This question is expected to be answered by three experts on trade and investment law at a National Press Club Newsmakers event on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 10 a.m. in the NPC's Bloomberg Room.

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NPC Newsmakers event expects to feature Episcopal bishop talking about inclusiveness

January 28, 2016 | By Jamie Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry plans to address the Episopal Church’s role in creating a more inclusive society at a National Press Club Newsmakers event on Monday, Feb. 8, at 10 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

Like all Newsmakers events, this news conference is open to credentialed media and Press Club members, free of charge. No advance registration is required.

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Selective Service System chief plans to discuss registering women at Newsmaker, Jan. 29

January 27, 2016 | By James Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

Lawrence G. Romo, director of the Selective Service System, plans to discuss registering women for any future draft at a National Press Club Newsmaker on Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. in the NPC's Zenger Room.

Like all Newsmakers events, it is open to credentialed media and NPC members, free of charge. No advance registration is required.

In December 2015, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced that starting in 2016 all combat jobs would open to women. That has raised speculation about making it obligatory for women as well as men to register for a possible draft.

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Jan. 23 gala for inauguration of Thomas Burr as 109th president of NPC

January 15, 2016 | By Suzanne Struglinski | sstruglinski@gmail.com

The Board of Governors will present “Our American Treasures,” a gala on Jan. 23, 2016, to celebrate the inauguration of Thomas Burr as the 109th president of the National Press Club.

The Gala will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m. in the Press Club's Holeman Lounge, followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. in the Ballroom. The event is black tie.

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The Political TV Ad Archive set to launch Jan. 22

January 14, 2016 | By Crystal White | cwhite@press.org

The Internet Archive will launch on January 22 the Political TV Ad Archive, an online, free digital library resource where reporters can find federal level political TV ads in key primary states in the 2016 elections, married with fact checking and information on the organizations funding the ads, and downloadable metadata.

The launch will be held in the National Press Club's Murrow Room, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The National Press Club Journalism Institute is cosponsoring this panel event.

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WWII resistance fighter to speak Jan. 27 at NPC American Legion Post 20 meeting

January 14, 2016 | By Ken Dalecki | kdalecki@hotmail.com

Julian Kulski, a noted American architect who as a teenager fought in the Polish uprising in World War II, will recount his incredible story and discuss lessons learned in resisting tyranny at a Jan. 27 meeting of NPC American Legion Post 20.

The meeting will be held at noon in the Club's McClendon Room. All NPC members are invited to attend speaker portions of Post 20 meetings.

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