National Press Club

Get started with WordPress at class Sept. 30

August 18, 2015 | By Crystal White | cwhite@press.org

Many publishers are asking reporters to be familiar with a Content Management System. Is yours?

If so, help is on the way. The National Press Club Journalism Institute will conduct a class on Wednesday, Sept. 30, that will help you learn the CMS basics of what a writer needs to know, including hands-on training for WordPress. The session will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

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John Norris to speak on his biography of Mary McGrory at Book Rap Sept. 23

August 18, 2015 | By Jan King | Jan.King@live.com

John Norris, author of the upcoming biography of Mary McGrory, "Mary McGrory: The First Queen of Journalism," plans to speak about the legendary journalist on Wednesday, Sept. 23, a National Press Club Book Rap.

The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Rooms. Tickets are $5 for National Press Club members, $10 for the public.

To register, click here.

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Santorum to speak at National Press Club Thursday, 11 a.m.

August 17, 2015 | By Jonathan Salant-- | jsalant@advancemedia.com

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum will speak at a National Press Club event sponsored by the NPC Speakers Committee on Thursday, Aug. 20.

The event will begin at 11 a.m.

Santorum a former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, is one of 17 Republicans seeking their party's 2016 nomination.

The format for Santorum's appearance will be that of a Club luncheon, in which he will have an hour to speak and field questions asked by Club President John Hughes from cards submitted by the audience. But there will be no lunch served and no members' reception.

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10 years after Katrina, New Orleans mayor to update city's recovery at luncheon

August 16, 2015 | By Rod Kuckro | rkuckro@eenews.net

A decade after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast and nearly wiped out New Orleans, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will report on New Orleans’ steps toward resilience at a National Press Club luncheon on Tuesday, Aug. 18.

Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall on Aug. 29, 2005, is the costliest disaster in U.S. history. When the levees failed, 80% of the city flooded and hundreds of thousands of people lost their homes. More than 1,800 people died.

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How to get on TV and radio: Panel to offer tips Sept. 17

August 16, 2015 | By Crystal White | cwhite@press.org

Television and radio appearances can broaden the reach of a print story and advance the careers of the reporters who wrote them. But if you're a reporter and your publication doesn't have a bevy of publicists to line up such appearances, it falls to you. But it is difficult to navigate such terrain.

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Fourth Estate restaurant closes next two weeks for summer break

August 16, 2015 | By Miguel Dominguez | mdominguez@press.org

The National Press Club's Fourth Estate Restaurant will be closed for two weeks beginning today through Saturday, Aug. 29. It will reopen for regular dining hours beginning Monday, Aug.31.

But for National Press Club fans of the restaurant, all is not lost. Club members can still enjoy lunch and dinner in the Reliable Source restaurant on the 14th floor.

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Big 12 commissioner booked as Club luncheon speaker Sept. 21

August 15, 2015 | By Pat Host | patrick.host@gmail.com

Bob Bowlsby, commissioner of the Big 12 athletic conference, will discuss whether substantive change is possible in the current environment of college athletics at a National Press Club luncheon on Monday, Sept. 21.

The Big 12 has two of the top four teams in the 2015 preseason football bowl subdivision poll.

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Space filling up for Club's India and Bhutan trip Nov. 8-22

August 13, 2015 | By Fay Iudicello | faysiudicello@gmail.com

Seeking exotic travel? The National Press Club's small group tour to India, a colorful, mystical place bustling with activity and interest, and Bhutan, a remote and enticing final frontier, is made to order for you.

The two-week trip, Nov. 8-Nov. 22, is sponsored by the Club's Travel Committee. But to sign up, act fast. Only a few spaces are left.

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Publisher promotes Eleanor Herman’s debut novel ahead of NPC Book Rap, Aug. 26

August 13, 2015 | By Jan King | Jan.King@live.com

The publisher of the novel by National Press Club member Eleanor Herman,"Legacy of Kings: Blood of Gods and Royals," has produced a series of promotional web videos. Watch the videos and then sign up for the Club's Book Rap on Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 6:30 p.m. in the Ballroom.

The event includes an author discussion, questions-and-answers from the audience and book signing. Tickets are $5 for National Press Club members and $10 for the public. Click here to register.

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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to deliver major speech at Sept. 2 luncheon

August 13, 2015 | By Matt Mlynarczyk | matt@advocatusgroup.com

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will deliver a major speech entitled “Lessons from the New South” at a National Press Club luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 2.

Haley is the youngest governor in the country and the first female and first minority governor in South Carolina history. Last year she was re-elected by the largest margin of victory for a South Carolina gubernatorial candidate in 24 years.

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