National Press Club

European elections and the impact on the transatlantic relationship

February 10, 2014 | By Herb Perone | herb@peronecomm.com]

Two European Parliament officials will discuss the upcoming European elections and how their outcome will affect the EU-U.S. relationship at a Newsmakers news conference on Tuesday, February 11 at 1 p.m. in the Lisagor Room. Addressing the issue will be Jaume Duch Guillot, the European Parliament’s spokesperson and director of media, along with Thibault Lesenecal, acting director of the European Parliament’s Web Communications Unit.

Like all Newsmakers news conferences, this event is open to credentialed media and NPC members.

Contact: Molly McCluskey, Event Host, 202 684 3445

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National Press Club Wants to See Your Best News Photography

February 10, 2014 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The National Press Club is looking for the best news photos taken in 2013.

The photo competition is the newcomer to the Press Club journalism awards contest. The Club invites photographers and news organizations to enter. The two contest categories are “best spot news photo” and “best news picture story.”

Guidelines:

_Spot news entries should be a news photo of an unplanned event that is spontaneous.

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See the Future: Get Demo of Google Glass at Communicators Breakfast Wednesday, Feb. 12

February 9, 2014 | By Tom McMahon | tom.mcmahon@motorolasolutions.com

Back in the 1980s, the band Timbuk3 released the hit song "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades." But if that one-hit wonder band were around today, its musicians likely would be singing about how their wearable computer, Google Glass, is helping them see what lies ahead.

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Monthly Strolling Restaurant Magic Feb. 19

February 9, 2014 | By Larry Lipman | lipman.larry@gmail.com

The third Wednesday of every month is Magic Night at the National Press Club restaurants as a member of the Society of American Magicians, which meets at the club, provides table-side magic for diners in the Fourth Estate and Reliable Source. This month’s featured performer will be close-up expert Augie Arnstein. To reserve a table, call (202) 662-7638 for the Fourth Estate; (202) 662-7443 for the Reliable Source.

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On-camera Skill Training March 15

February 9, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

National Press Club member and veteran television reporter Andrea McCarren will teach on-camera skills in a two-hour workshop on Saturday, March 15 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the NPC Broadcast Center.

This is a great opportunity for mid-career journalists to learn or improve their on-camera skills in an intensive 2-hour hands-on workshop. Through “mock interviews,” you’ll learn:

· How to craft and deliver meaningful sound bites for taped and live interviews

· How to be more comfortable and confident on camera

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NPC Luncheon with U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz

February 9, 2014 | By Rod Kuckro | rkuckro@eenews.net

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz is wrestling with the challenges posed by unprecedented domestic supplies of energy and the demands in some quarters to push for more exports. He will expand at a National Press Club Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 19 on President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address commitment to an “all of the above” energy policy.

The Luncheon will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. Remarks will begin at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $22 for Club members and up to one guest, and $36 for non-members.

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Coming Monday to Kalb Report: NY Times columnist Tom Friedman

February 6, 2014 | By Gilbert Klein | gilbert.klein@me.com

New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman will join host Marvin Kalb Monday, (Feb. 10) to talk about the intersection of national security and personal freedom. With the fallout from Edward Snowden’s massive leaks about NSA surveillance reverberating around the world, the appearance of the three-time Pulitzer Prize winner comes at a critical moment.

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Valentine's Day nears; Fourth Estate doubles your chance to catch, or send, Cupid’s Arrow

February 6, 2014 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

Valentine's Day is coming up next Friday, Feb. 14, and the National Press Club's Fourth Estate restaurant thinks it is too special a day to limit the celebration to a 24-hour period.

Thus, to honor the occasion, the restaurant will offer a special fixe price menu on both Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15. Dinner will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. both days.

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Journalism Institute reaps nearly $7,000 in year-end fundraising appeal

February 6, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Forty-three Club members and friends of the National Press Club Journalism Institute (NPCJI) donated nearly $7,000 to the institute (NPCJI) in its annual year-end fundraising appeal in 2013, the institute has announced.

Donors were:

Anonymous (three), Helen Bernstein, Don Black, Simeon & Carol Booker, Betti Brown, Ross Chomiak, Barbara Cochran, Claudette Cox, Robert Daley, Laura Faul, Karen Fawcett, Elliot Feldman, Jonah Gitlitz, Matt Gryta, Jane Simpson Hahn, Mark Hamrick, Marvin Kalb, Frank Kane, Kathy Kiely, Pamela Killian Fox.

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Public sector communicators: learn first-hand success stories Feb. 21

February 5, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

The way Americans communicate is constantly changing, and if you’re a public sector communicator, you’re probably finding it a challenge to keep pace.

To answer the challenge, you can get help from a panel of experts at a National Press Club event on Friday, Feb. 21, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the Club’s Conference Rooms.

Communicators from the State Department, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Aviation Administration will describe how they took an imaginative approach to a communications challenge or crisis – and achieved successful a successful result.

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