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National Press Club in history: The birth of Internet 'news'

August 28, 2018 | By Gil Klein | gilbert.klein@me.com

By 1998, Internet news was just beginning to make a foothold in journalism. The dimensions of its impact were still far off, as was what journalism rules and norms it would follow. Would online journalists work with the same standards as reporters in traditional print and broadcast services?

The National Press Club's president that year, Doug Harbrecht of Business Week magazine, unwittingly set himself up as the lightning rod for this issue.

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Menu announced for Rasika cookbook dinner, Sept. 25

August 28, 2018 | By Donna Leinwand Leger | dcleinwand@gmail.com

The cookbook dinner with the chef and restauranteur behind Washington’s highly acclaimed restaurant Rasika at a National Press Club cookbook dinner will feature dishes that touch on many areas and tastes of India.

The complete menu is listed below. Dishes will be paired with appropriate drinks.

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Current Club Podcast examines communication approaches of Trump, Putin

August 26, 2018 | By Adam Konowe | adam.konowe@tmp.com

The now-famed Helsinki press conference with Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin captured the world's attention and reflected their approaches to political communication. It also illustrated the American media's struggle to cover U.S.-Russia relations during a turbulent time.

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'Journalism Safe Day' to spotlight reporters' safety, tomorrow, 9:30 a.m.

August 26, 2018 | By Doug Harbrecht | dharbrecht@press.org

Reporters generally run towards danger, but lately they have been attracting it.

Because of the heightened threats against members of the journalism profession, the National Press Club and its nonprofit affiliate, the National Press Club Journalism Institute, in partnership with and the National Press Foundation, are devoting a half day to the topic of reporter safety tomorrow, Aug. 28, from 9.30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There is no cost to attend this event. However tickets are required. Ticket reservations can be made online.

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Tee times still available for Journalism Institute's 7th annual golf tournament, Sept. 4

August 26, 2018 | By Doug Harbrecht | dharbrecht@press.org

It's not too late to sign up for the Journalism Institute's 7th annual Golf Invitational tournament at the Country Club at Woodmore in Mitchellville, Md., Tuesday, Sept. 4.

This great day of golf begins with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Golfers should plan to arrive by 8:30 a.m. The cost is $125 for Club members, $150 for individual registration and $500 for a foursome registration.

Register online. Club members must log in to receive the member promotion.

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National Press Club Awards Dinner to recognize journalism's best work, Aug. 30

August 23, 2018 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The 45th annual National Press Club Journalism Awards Dinner Thursday, Aug. 30, will recognize the best journalism in politics, consumer news and a variety of other categories.

The dinner recognizes the winners of the Club's annual journalism contest, which includes categories such as breaking news, regional reporting, online journalism, newsletter journalism and humor.

A special award, winner of which has not been announced, will honor the courage and dedication of a special group of journalists.

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Spies in the Press Building: A historical talk, Sept. 28

August 22, 2018 | By Gil Klein | gilbert.klein@yahoo.com.

The countless journalists and others who have worked and played in the National Press Building these many years may be surprised to learn how much espionage went on in the offices and -- even in the National Press Club -- from the years leading up to World War II through the Cold War and into this century.

Club member and spy historian Steven T. Usdin has dug deep into once secret files of the FBI and the KGB to reveal what happened in the building even as thousands of regular journalists went about their jobs reporting the news.

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Fore! Journalism Institute's 7th annual golf tournament nears, Sept. 4

August 21, 2018 | By Doug Harbrecht dharbrecht@press.org | dharbrecht@press.org

Tee off on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at the Country Club at Woodmore in Mitchellville, Md., to support the National Press Club Journalism Institute in its 7th Annual Golf Invitational.

This great day of golf begins with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Golfers should plan to arrive by 8:30 a.m. The cost is $125 for Club members, $150 for individual registration and $500 for a foursome registration.

Register online. Club members must log in to receive the member promotion.

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National Press Club in History: What Fidel Castro told the Club

August 21, 2018 | By Gil Klein | gilbert.klein@me.com

Just three months after Fidel Castro’s forces marched victoriously into Havana, the charismatic 32-year-old Cuban leader made a goodwill tour in Washington, including a stop at the National Press Club. It was a pivotal moment in history. Castro had some sympathy in the United States for overthrowing a brutal dictatorship, and he was launching reforms that improved the lives of average Cubans.

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Fourth Estate Restaurant takes a break until Sept. 3

August 21, 2018 | By Miguel Dominguez | mdominguez@press.org

The National Press Club's Fourth Estate Restaurant is closed for two weeks Aug. 20 through Monday, Sept. 3. It will reopen for regular dining hours beginning Tuesday, Sept. 4.

But for Club fans of the restaurant, all is not lost. Club members can still enjoy lunch and dinner in the Reliable Source restaurant.

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