National Press Club

Jeff Bezos and John Henry remaking newspapers for the 21st Century – Headliners Book Rap, June 13

June 8, 2018 | By Lori Russo | lrusso@stantoncomm.com

Dan Kennedy, author of “The Return of the Moguls: How Jeff Bezos and John Henry Are Remaking Newspapers for the Twenty-First Century,” will explain how a new crop of business-minded press barons have the power to reshape the industry and democracy itself at a National Press Club Headliners Book Rap at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, in the Club’s conference rooms.

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Past National Press Club President Doug Harbrecht to serve as interim executive director of Journalism Institute

June 6, 2018 | By Barbara Cochran | cochranb@missouri.edu

Doug Harbrecht, a past president of the National Press Club, will serve as interim executive director of the NPC Journalism Institute this summer.

Harbrecht, who retired in Jaunuary as director of digital media for Kiplinger, is stepping in to lead the Club’s non-profit educational arm after the death last month of longtime executive director Julie Schoo.

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Tonight: Author Peter Lovenheim discusses new book, "The Attachment Effect"

June 6, 2018 | By Tamara Hinton | tamara.hinton@Storypartnersdc.com

Award-winning journalist and author Peter Lovenheim will appear at a National Press Club Headliners book event to discuss his new work, "The Attachment Effect: Exploring the Powerful Ways Our Earliest Bond Shapes Our Relationships and Lives," at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7.

Lovenheim, who spent years researching attachment theory, will help audience members understand their own attachment styles and how they affect the way they interact with the rest of the world.

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Podcast: The life of a journalist in Syria

June 5, 2018 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmp.com

Now entering its eighth year, the Syrian conflict has taken a truly devastating human toll, killing nearly a half-million people and leaving millions of refugees stranded around the world.

In this Update-1 podcast, Broadcast/Podcast team member Ruqaiyah Najjar talks with Syrian American journalist Rasha Elass about what is considered one of the worst conflicts of modern times.

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Sign up today: Learn how to convert print stories to video at Boot Camp, June 9

June 5, 2018 | By Laura Coker | lcoker@press.org

The Young Members Team of the National Press Club will hold a day-long training session on Saturday, June 9, for young journalists to learn how to turn print pieces into video stories.

The course will begin at 9 a.m. with a three-hour lecture on how to converting print to video for the Web, taught by Zach Toombs and Kate Grumke of Newsy.

The cost of the class is $10. Registration is open here until Wednesday, June 6.

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The day Charles Lindbergh spoke to the National Press Club

June 5, 2018 | By Gil Klein | gilbert.klein@me.com

This is the fourth in a series provided by Club historian Gil Klein.

Dig down anywhere in the National Press Club’s 110-year-history, and you will find some kind of significant event in the history of the world, the nation, Washington and the Club itself. Many of these events were caught in illustrations that tell the stories.

June 11, 1927, was an incredible day – in American history, Washington history, broadcasting history and Club history. It was the day that Charles Lindbergh arrived home from Europe after his death-defying solo flight across the Atlantic.

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Journalism Institute Press Freedom Fellow Kathy Kiely named to Mizzou chair

June 4, 2018 | By Wire staff report | wire@press.org

Kathy Kiely, the National Press Club Journalism Institute Press Freedom Fellow, was named the Lee Hills Chair in Free-Press Studies at the Missouri School of Journalism last week.

A veteran journalist, Kiely's reporting and editing career has included work with WAMU-FM, Bill Moyers, Bloomberg Politics, National Journal and USA Today, as well as with the Sunlight Foundation. She also has served as the Washington bureau chief for the Houston Post and Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

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Last cookbook, wine dinner before summer hiatus features Potomac chef, June 5

June 1, 2018 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

The Fourth Estate restaurant will host a cookbook and wine dinner Tuesday, June 5, featuring Potomac, Md., native Jennifer Segal, author of “The Once Upon a Chef Cookbook: 100 Tested, Perfected, and Family-Approved Recipes.”

Hors d'oeuvres and a specialty cocktail from the cookbook, Segal's recipe for [Tipsy] Pink Lemonade, will be served at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served from 7-9 p.m.

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National Press Club in History: Bill Clinton's Club debut

May 26, 2018 | By Gil Klein | gilbert.klein@yahoo.com.

This is the third in a series provided by Club historian Gil Klein

Dig down anywhere in the National Press Club’s 110-year-history, and you will find some kind of significant event in the history of the world, the nation, Washington and the Club itself. Many of these events were caught in illustrations that tell the stories.

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Latest podcast interviews founder of initiative to help local newspapers

May 24, 2018 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmp.com

While several major newspapers have found a new source of revenue from digital subscribers far from their home base, local newspapers are hurting as subscribers and advertisers flee. To survive, they are cutting staffs to the bone.

An organization, Report for America, has been created to finance one-year stipends for professional journalists who would like the experience of working for a local paper. Applications from both reporters and editors have flooded in.

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