National Press Club

Oct. 17 Political Reporting Workshop; $35 Members, $75 Non-members

October 6, 2009 | By Susan Heavey |

Join top political reprters and editors at the NPC Eric Friedheim Library's second political reporting workshop on Saturday, Oct. 17. Registration is now open for this day-long event, which features USA Today Washington Bureau Chief and NPC member Susan Page as the keynote speaker. Other panel sessions will target the 2010 election and campaign finance reporting as well as how to cover Congress and federal agencies. Other confirmed speakers include:

  • Sheila Krumholz, executive director, Center for Responsive Politics.
  • David Rogers, senior congressional reporter at Politico
  • Patricia Murphy, "The Capitolist" columnist for
  • Jay Newton-Small, congressional correspondent for Time
  • Jennifer Duffy, senior editor at Cook Political Report
  • Greg Giroux, senior writer at CQ's

The seminar is perfect for reporters and editors new to Washington, young members and students looking to break into the Washington press corp, or anyone who needs a refresher on how information flows in the nation's capital.

It will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the NPC conference rooms, costs $35 for NPC members and includes breakfast, lunch and coffee; the cost for non-members is $75.

To register, contact or 202-662-7523. For more information, please contact Professional Development Committee member Kate Hunter at .

Other upcoming training programs: Web 2.0/Google/Twitter/Facebook, Oct. 19 ; Basic Blogging/RSS feeds, Oct. 20.; "Breaking in to Digital Media" session with National Geographic's digital media senior vice president, Oct. 2.