National Press Club

Supreme Court Justices Scalia, Ginsburg scheduled for next Kalb Report, April 17

April 4, 2014 | By Gil Klein | gklein@american.edu

Two Supreme Court justices, Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, will join host Marvin Kalb to talk about the First Amendment as well as the origins and contemporary meaning of freedom on the Kalb Report on April 17.

The program starts promptly at 6 p.m., an earlier start than previous Kalb Report tapings.

Admission is free but limited. Club members can register online. For questions about reserving tickets, please call 202-662-7501.

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Comedian Lewis Black to speak at NPC luncheon on April 14

April 2, 2014 | By Bob Carden | bob@cardencom.com

Lewis Black, the comedian, playwright, and satirist who is perhaps best known for his frequent “Back in Black” appearances on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, will address the National Press Club at a luncheon on April 14. Black, a native of Silver Spring, Md., will talk about politics and social issues.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with the speech beginning at 1 p.m. and ending at 2 p.m. Cost of tickets is $22 for Club members along with one guest and $36 for non-members.

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Professionalize your freelance business, 6:30 pm April 3

April 2, 2014 | By Hannes Luth | hannes.luth@wunderbar-media.com

Are you using all the tax breaks available for your business? Do you know how the DC government can help you with business planning? How can your style reflect your brand as a freelancer?

You can find answers to these questions at a panel sponsored by the Freelance Committee, "How To Professionalize Your Freelance Business," from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, in the First Amendment Lounge.

Registration is free for members and $10 for the general public. Members should login to get the discount code.

Participating on the panel:

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Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month in the Fourth Estate, April 2

April 2, 2014 | By Joan Coyle | jcoyledc@verizon.net

The Fourth Estate will present April's monthly "Jazz Night" on Wednesday, April 2, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

The evening is co-presented with the National Press Club's Events Committee in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month. This month's jazz theme will be "100 years of Jazz Piano" featuring three solo piano performances from the Blues Alley Youth Orchestra.

The three pianists will feature piano stylings from rag to stride to bebop to cool to straight-ahead and all parts in between. In further honor of Jazz Appreciation Month, there will be jazz giveaways.

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Reserve now for magic show, 7:30 pm April 16

March 31, 2014 | By Larry Lipman | lipman.larry@gmail.com

Reserve your seat now for what may be the last annual spring magic show produced by the Society of American Magicians, Assembly 23.

Five magicians will perform family-friendly magic in the National Press Club conference rooms starting at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 16. Another magician will do walk around magic in the Reliable Source for dinners who want to get a bite before the show.

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Looking for the best coverage of defense, aerospace, the airline industry

March 31, 2014 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

Journalists who write about aerospace, defense and the airline industry should consider competing for the Michael A. Dornheim Award.

This award, part of the National Press Club Awards contest, is presented in celebration of the career of the late Michael A. Dornheim, a longtime reporter and editor at Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine.

Those who enter can offer up to 6 examples of their work for print or online.

The prize for the winning entry is $1000.

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Press Club journalism award honors best work examining media

March 27, 2014 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

Smart, critical coverage of the media is recognized each year by the Arthur Rowse Award for Press Criticism.

The award, part of the National Press Club journalism contest, is sponsored by former U.S. News & World Report reporter Arthur Rowse. The award honors excellence in examining the role and work of the news media. All entries must focus on criticism of journalistic practices or reporting on the industry, and must encourage responsible media behavior.

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Tee off on winter; sign up for Club golf tournament, April 25

March 27, 2014 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Had enough of snow and traffic? Studies show you can release that tension by signing up to play in the National Press Club Journalism Institute’s annual golf tournament on Friday, April 25.

Prizes include:

A “stock- your -bar basket” of premium liquor

Golf shop certificates

$50 gift certificates for lunch or dinner at the Club’s 4th Estate Restaurant

Exclusive beer tasting bash

Private golf lessons

A chance to win a 2014 Toyota Prius V

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Military historian John McManus to recount Omaha Beach invasion as D-Day anniversary approaches, 7 p.m. May 5

March 25, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Acclaimed historian John C. McManus will give a white-knuckle account of the 1st Infantry Division’s harrowing D-Day assault on the eastern sector of Omaha Beach in a reading from his new book, “The Dead and Those About to Die,” on May 5.

The discussion and book signing will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the conference rooms.

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Brush up campaign data skills with Federal Election Commission staff, 9:30 am April 7

March 25, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

The ongoing 2014 Campaign Boot Camp program continues at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, April 7, with the Federal Election Commission staff providing a refresher on how to find disclosure data on the agency's website.

The program is free, but registration is required. The program runs from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and will be held in the Bloomberg Room.

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