National Press Club

Dozens Get Political Tips From Workshop

October 29, 2009 | By Kate Hunter | kathleen.r.hunter@gmail.com

Close to 50 people braved cold, driving rain and snarled downtown traffic to attend the Oct. 17 "Political Reporting: The Ins and Outs of Washington" at the National Press Club.

The daylong political reporting workshop, sponsored jointly by the NPC Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library's Professional Development Committee and the Regional Reporters Association, featured panels exploring how to ferret out a good political scoop, strategies for covering Congress, tools for tracking money in politics and previews of 2010 House and Senate races.

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Club Receives Pulitzer-Winning Photos of Reagan Assassination Attempt

October 29, 2009

NPC President Donna Leinwand accepted a trilogy of Pulitzer Prize-winning photos of the 1981 Reagan assassination attempt taken by Ron Edmonds, who donated the photos to the Club at an Oct. 28 meeting of the Photography Committee.

Edmonds retired recently as AP senior White House photographer.

His photos will be hung with the Club's growing collection of Pulitzer-winning photography.

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Wine Tasting Raises $4,250 for Library

October 28, 2009

A wine tasting sponsored by the National Press Club, William-Harrison Imports and Bell Wine & Spirits raised $4,250 for the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library. More than 400 people sampled wines from France, Spain and Argentina and snacked on tapas, bruschetta and cheese at the Oct. 23 event.

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Wine Tasting Raises $4,250 for Library

October 28, 2009

A wine tasting sponsored by the National Press Club, William-Harrison Imports and Bell Wine & Spirits raised $4,250 for the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library. More than 400 people sampled wines from France, Spain and Argentina and snacked on tapas, bruschetta and cheese at the Oct. 23 event.

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Blogging, RSS Classes Dec. 18; $10 Each

October 27, 2009 | By Beth Shankle | bshankle@press.org

Blogging and RSS classes are Friday, Dec. 18, in the 13th floor Bloomberg Center for Electronic Journalism. Sign up for one or both

  • 9:30 to 10:30 am – Basics of Blogging
  • 11:00 to Noon – Build Your Own Newsstand (using RSS)

Each class is one hour. The fee is $10 per class for NPC members and $15 per class for non-members. Pay by credit card, check, or member account.

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Web, Google, Twitter, Facebook Classes Dec. 17; $10 Each

October 27, 2009 | By Beth Shankle | bshankle@press.org

The next set of library computer classes will take place Thursday, Dec. 17, in the 13th floor Bloomberg Center for Electronic Journalism. Sign up for one or as many as fits your schedule.

  • 9:30 to 10:30 am - Web 2.0 Tools
  • 11 am to Noon - Google Search Tips
  • 1:30 to 2:30 pm - Twitter
  • 3 to 4 pm - Reporting from Facebook

Each class is one hour. The fee is $10 per class for NPC members and $15 per class for non-members. Pay by credit card, check, or member account.

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Digging through Campaign Disclosures, 9 a.m. Nov 9; Free for Members

October 27, 2009 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Bob Biersack, coordinator of the Federal Election Commission's website improvement initiative, will explain the new formats for dowloading data files at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9, in the NPC Bloomberg Training Center

He will also demonstrate how to use the FEC's new Disclosure Data Blog, which was created to increase the exchange of information between the site’s managers and users.

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Rutherford Wine Dinner Nov. 4; $70 for Members

October 27, 2009 | By Emily Hand | ehand@press.org

Rutherford Wine Co. wines will be featured at a Fourth Estate Wine Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4. Tickets are $70 for members and their guests, $93 for non-members.

The event includes a reception and five-course dinner with five featured wines.

The reception will kick off at 6:30pm with a Rutherford Ranch Sauvignon Blanc and passed hor d'eouvres. The dinner menu includes seared black sea bass with panzanella salad, porcini mushroom soup, pork tenderloin wrapped in proscuitto, and short ribs in a huckleberry sauce. Dessert is chocolate triumph.

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Rutherford Wine Dinner Nov. 4; $70 for Members

October 27, 2009 | By Emily Hand | ehand@press.org

Rutherford Wine Co. wines will be featured at a Fourth Estate Wine Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4. Tickets are $70 for members and their guests, $93 for non-members.

The event includes a reception and five-course dinner with five featured wines.

The reception will kick off at 6:30pm with a Rutherford Ranch Sauvignon
Blanc and passed hor d'eouvres. The dinner menu includes seared black
sea bass with panzanella salad, porcini mushroom soup, pork tenderloin
wrapped in proscuitto, and short ribs in a huckleberry sauce. Dessert is chocolate triumph.

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Digging through Campaign Disclosures, 9 a.m. Nov 9; Free for Members

October 27, 2009 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Bob Biersack, coordinator of the Federal Election Commission's website improvement initiative, will explain the new formats for dowloading data files at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9, in the NPC Bloomberg Training Center

He will also demonstrate how to use the FEC's new Disclosure Data Blog, which was created to increase the exchange of information between the site’s managers and users.

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