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National Geographic Digital Media SVP at 6:30 pm Oct. 21; Members Only

October 14, 2009

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Posted by Sylvia Smith - 10/14/2009 | Email the editor
National Geographic Digital Media SVP at 6:30 pm Oct. 21; Members Only

Rob Covey, senior vice president of content development and design for National Geographic Digital Media, will offer insider's tips for media professionals looking to get a foothold in online media at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21.

The session is the second event of the Breaking in to Digital Media fall speaker series, which aims to give journalists and media professionals an opportunity to glean insiders' tips from prominent online media experts.

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Art and Archives the Focus of Fall Hoot, 6:30 pm Oct. 29

October 14, 2009 | By Donna Leinwand, NPC President | dleinwand@usatoday.com

The fascinating story of the National Press Club's valuable art and archival collection will be featured at the Silver Owls Fall Hoot on Thursday, Oct. 29. Tickets are $35 per person.

Legendary pianist John Eaton, inducted into the Order of the Owl three years ago, will entertain with a program of "Jazz, Blues and Broadway." The evening is dedicated to the late Golden Owl Mary Lou Forbes of the Washington Start and Washington Times, a member of the Council of Wisest Owls and also the coveted Order of the Owl.

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Audio of Newspaper Fate Panel Available

October 12, 2009 | By Phil Chordas | pc@philchordas.com

"Ink at the Brink," a discussion of the fate of newspapers, is the latest radio program, "From the National Press Club."

On the "Kalb Report," Washington Post Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli, USA Today Publisher David Hunke, Pulitzer Prize-winning Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Cynthia Tucker, and International Herald Tribune Senior Editor Anne Bagamery discussed the industry with host Marvin Kalb.

The program can be heard at http://www.press.org/activities/radio.cfm or in the podcast area of iTunes. Search for "National Press Club."

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Afghan Women's Rights Activist Discusses Memoir, 6 pm Nov. 2

October 12, 2009 | By Myron Belkind, chairman of the International Correspondents Committee | myron.belkind@verizon.net

Malalai Joya will discuss her new political memoir, "A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan who Dared to Raise her Voice," at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, in the Conference Rooms on the 13th Floor.

Joya denounced her country's warlords at a constitutional assembly in Kabul in 2003 when she was 25 years old.

Two years later, she became the youngest person elected to Afghanistan's new Parliament, but in 2007 she was suspended following her persistent criticism
of the warlords and drug barons. She described the action as a political conspiracy against her.

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This Week in National Press Club History

October 12, 2009 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

Oct. 17, 1929: The National Press Building goes into receivership.

Oct. 17, 1956: The newly appointed French Ambassador Herve Alphand chooses the National Press Club for his first public appearance in the United States and defends his country’s position on growing Suez Canal tensions.

This Week in National Press Club History is brought to you by the History Committee, which is dedicated to preserving, and revitalizing the Club’s history through displays, panel discussions and lectures, as well as interviewing members as part of the Club’s long-standing oral history project.

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Israeli Embassy Night Nov. 11; RSVP Needed

October 12, 2009 | By Abeer Abdalla, or Christine Dell'Amore | YMs@NPC, rueparadis@gmail.com

Join us for a reception and Q&A with the Ambassador of Israel H.E. Michael Oren at the Embassy of Israel from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11.

Israeli delicacies will be offered. Space is limited to NPC members and one guest. RSVP before Nov. 2 with full name and date of birth to Pat Nelson, 202-662-7501. A photo ID will be required the night of the event.

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Halloween Costume Night & Fund-raiser 7:30 pm Oct. 30; $15 in Advance

October 12, 2009

Join old Hollywood stars for the "HallowScreen" Halloween Benefit Gala from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30.

Local indie-rock band Deleted Scenes and DJ Matt Spangler will provide spook-tacular musical entertainment, and Alisa Parenti, an award-winning anchor for MarketWatch Radio Network, will emcee the event.

Enter the costume contest for the best old Hollywood get-up for a chance to take home the evening’s grand prize.

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Halloween Costume Night & Fund-raiser 7:30 pm Oct. 30; $15 in Advance

October 12, 2009

Join old Hollywood stars for the "HallowScreen" Halloween Benefit Gala from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30.

Local indie-rock band Deleted Scenes and DJ Matt Spangler will provide spook-tacular musical entertainment, and Alisa Parenti, an award-winning anchor for MarketWatch Radio Network, will emcee the event.

Enter the costume contest for the best old Hollywood get-up for a chance to take home the evening’s grand prize.

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Israeli Embassy Night Nov. 11; RSVP Needed

October 12, 2009 | By Abeer Abdalla, or Christine Dell'Amore | YMs@NPC, rueparadis@gmail.com

Join us for a reception and Q&A with the Ambassador of Israel H.E.
Michael Oren at the Embassy of Israel from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 11.

Israeli delicacies will be offered. Space is limited to NPC members
and one guest. RSVP before Nov. 2 with full name and date of birth
to Pat Nelson, 202-662-7501. A photo ID will be required the night of
the event.

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This Week in National Press Club History

October 12, 2009 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

Oct. 17, 1929: The National Press Building goes into receivership.

Oct. 17, 1956: The newly appointed French Ambassador Herve Alphand chooses the National Press Club for his first public appearance in the United States and defends his country’s position on growing Suez Canal tensions.

This Week in National Press Club History is brought to you by the History Committee, which is dedicated to preserving, and revitalizing the Club’s history through displays, panel discussions and lectures, as well as interviewing members as part of the Club’s long-standing oral history project.

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