National Press Club

Take Twitter to the next level Feb. 6

January 14, 2015 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

The National Press Club Journalism Institute will hold intermediate training on how journalists can take Twitter to the next level on Friday, Feb.6

Registration is $5 for Club members; $10 public. Click here to register. Members should login for the promo code.

Now that you have the hang of tweeting, learn the easy way to adopt strategies that can boost your followers and engagement.

Topics to be covered include:

· the optimum ways to tweet when news breaks,

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Lewis and Aydin to discuss and sign the second volume of their trilogy Jan. 21

January 14, 2015 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., and co-author Andrew Aydin will discuss and sign copies of the second volume in their best-selling graphic novel trilogy, "March," a first-hand account of Lewis’ experiences as a key figure of the civil rights movement at a National Press Club Book Rap on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 6:30 p.m. Award-winning artist Nate Powell drew the art.

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Learn advanced search techniques Feb. 2

January 14, 2015 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Have you ever been frustrated by an internet search that turns up no hits? Or by one that returns too many? Have you felt in your bones that the info you need is out there in the wild west of the internet, but you just can’t find it? Studies show that searchers are unsuccessful 50 percent of the time. Up your average by learning tricks of the trade from a news librarian with who has worked as a researcher at the Newseum, NPR and The National Press Club at a Journalism Institute professional development session on Monday, Feb. 2 from 9:30 am to 11 am in the Bloomberg Room.

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Watch and report on the State of the Union address at the Club tonight

January 13, 2015 | By Allyson Cannon | acannon@press.org

Come to the National Press Club on Tuesday, Jan. 20, to watch the live broadcast of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address in the Reliable Source and the Bloomberg Room. Working journalists and spectators looking for a fun place to watch are welcome.

The address will air from 9 to 10 p.m. on a large flat screen in the Truman Lounge, for members only and in the Bloomberg Room, for the public.

The Club will have a working area for journalists.

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Panel to discuss government transparency vs. national security Jan. 21

January 13, 2015 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

A panel of national security and press freedom experts will present an interactive session on "Government Transparency vs. National Security: Press Rights, Limits and Ideals in a Post-9/11 World" on Wednesday, Jan. 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Registration is required here. The event costs $5 for Club members; $10 non-members. Members should login for the discounted price. The event is sponsored by the National Press Club Journalism Institute.

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Panel to analyze media race coverage Jan. 26

January 9, 2015 | By Melinda T. Cooke, director of membership | mcooke@press.org

A panel of journalists from a range of media will discuss coverage of race in America at the National Press Club from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26.

The panel discussion, co-sponsored by the National Press Club (NPC) and the Capital Press Club (CPC), is titled: "Coverage of Race in America: How are we doing? How can we do better? A cutting edge forum to analyze media coverage from Ferguson to Staten Island."

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Lewis and Aydin to Discuss 2nd Volume in Graphic Novel Trilogy "March" on Jan. 21

January 8, 2015 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., and his aide Andrew Aydin will discuss and sign copies of the new second volume in their No. 1 best-selling graphic novel trilogy, "March," a first-hand account of Lewis’ experiences as a key figure of the civil rights movement, with art drawn by award-winning artist Nate Powell, at a National Press Club Book Rap on Jan. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ballroom.

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HUD Secretary Julian Castro to speak Jan. 13

January 7, 2015 | By Bob Carden | bob@cardencom.com

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro will speak at the National Press Club at noon on Tuesday, January 13. Castro will address the state of housing and HUD’s plans for the coming year.

Credentialed press and NPC members may cover this event with proper ID and by registering here.

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NEH Chairman Bro Adams Jan. 15 Luncheon moved to ballroom in response to demand; Tickets now available

January 6, 2015 | By Amy Henderson | HendersonAE@SI.edu

William 'Bro' Adams, the new chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, will outline his plans for the endowment’s future, including its 50th anniversary activities this year, at a National Press Club Luncheon on Jan. 15th.

Originally scheduled for the Holeman Lounge, the event quickly sold out. To accommodate demand, the Speakers Committee has moved the luncheon to the Ballroom. Tickets are now available.

Reserve your ticket by clicking here.

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ICANN Event Scheduled for January 13 Postponed

January 6, 2015 | By Joan B. Coyle | jcoyledc@verizon.net

The luncheon interview with ICANN CEO Fadi Chehade about the future of Internet governance on Jan. 13 has been postponed until further notice.

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