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Deadline is here! Looking for best 2016 breaking news, photo, consumer news coverage for National Press Club journalism contest

March 27, 2017 | By Will Lester | WJLester@aol.com

Could your working be award-winning? This week marks the final deadline to submit your best work to the National Press Club's journalism contest.

So check your best work from 2016 and get those entries in this week! The deadline is April 1. Remember that entries are free for National Press Club members and only $50 for non-members.

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Toastmasters meets tonight, March 27, 7pm

March 27, 2017 | By Leslie Kingsley | lrkingsley@gmail.com

The NPC Toastmasters group returns to its normal format tonight with three new speeches scheduled. All guests are welcomed; there is no charge and you do not have to be a Press Club member to visit or join.

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Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian foreign ministers to discuss NATO, Russian influence at Newsmaker, March 28

March 24, 2017 | By Keith Hill | khill@bna.com

The foreign ministers from the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will discuss their countries’ relations with the United States, as well as the importance of NATO to shared security, and other topics such as Russian influence, emerging threats, and the fight against terrorism at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 28, in the Murrow Room.

The foreign ministers are:

· Sven Mikser, Estonia

· Edgars Rinkevics, Latvia

· Linas Linkevicius, Lithuania

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Canceled: Saturday's encryption class

March 24, 2017 | By Crystal White | cwhite@press.org

The encryption training on secure smart phone reporting techniques, scheduled for Saturday, March 25, has been cancelled. The workshop is part of a three-session series providing hands-on encryption training for journalists.

Sign up to attend the next two sessions. All require individual reservations, found here:

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Support the National Press Club Journalism Institute when you shop on Amazon

March 24, 2017 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Login at smile.amazon.com every time you shop on Amazon and .05% of your purchase will be donated to the Club’s nonprofit National Press Club Journalism Institute. It’s easy, and there’s no additional cost to the customer.

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Club co-sponsors “Women in Media’ with D.C. mayor’s office, March 28

March 23, 2017 | By Suzanne Struglinski, director of membership engagement | Suzanne@press.org

Join National Press Club members Eleanor Clift, Marilyn Geewax, and Michele Salcedo as they participate in a panel “Conversations with women who lead: Women in Media” coordinated with the Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, in the ballroom.

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A word from Art Wiese: Who played the Club? Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Jack Benny and Pearl Bailey

March 21, 2017 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

"Entertainers: Evening galas at the National Press Club in the 1950s and 60s sometimes featured performances by legendary performers, some of the 20th Century's greatest entertainers. Jazz greats like Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman swung out there. Jack Benny and Bob Hope cracked jokes. Nat King Cole and Pearl Bailey sang for their suppers. Sometimes movie stars like Maureen O'Hara were just part of the audience. Those were magical nights at the National Press Club--where news is made (entertainingly) in the nation's capital."

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Due to high interest, ticket sales for Pfizer CEO lunch, March 23, reopened

March 19, 2017 | By Danny Selnick | Danny.Selnick@businesswire.com

The National Press Club has reopened ticket sales for the luncheon featuring Pfizer CEO Ian Read after extraordinary interest. The event will move from Holelman Lounge to Ballroom to accommodate many more who wish to attend.

Read, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, will address health care reform and the pharmaceutical industry on Thursday, March 23 at a National Press Club luncheon.

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Don't get hacked and protect your sources with hands on encryption training for journalists, March 25

March 19, 2017 | By Crystal White | cwhite@press.org

Learn how to report securely using your smart phone at a National Press Club Journalism Institute class March 25 with cyber security expert Aaron Rinehart.

Rinehart and National Press Club board member Danny Al-Faruque will lead this new unique new series featuring hands-on encryption training for journalists, with guest lecturers joining certain sessions.

The first class, Secure Reporting with Smart Phones, will be held Saturday, March 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the club’s Bloomberg Room.

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Actors' Equity president Shindle to advocate against cuts to federal arts funding TODAY

March 16, 2017 | By Jamie Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

Kate Shindle, president of the Actors’ Equity Association, will advocate against funding cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts and answer questions at a National Press Club Newsmaker press event this morning, Thursday, March 16, at 10 a.m. in the National Press Club’s Bloomberg Room.

In his budget proposals released today, President Donald Trump has called for deep cuts in domestic programs to fund an increase in defense spending, including the complete elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts and its $149 million budget.

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