National Press Club

Cheney and cardiologist to discuss their new book Dec. 3

November 12, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Former Vice President Dick Cheney and cardiologist Jonathan Reiner will discuss their new book “Heart: An American Medical Odyssey” on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m.

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Learn how to make FOIA work for you: two sessions

November 12, 2013 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Need documentary evidence on government activity promptly and for a reasonable fee? Dramatically improve the quality and speed of your FOIA returns with request and appeal skills taught by veteran journalist and Freedom of the Press Committee member, Lisette Garcia on Monday, Nov. 18 and Monday, Dec. 2.

In this two-part workshop, participants will critique and edit case studies as a class in order to adopt language and strategy with a track record of overcoming standard objections raised by U.S. records custodians at local, state, and federal levels.

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Learn how to write short: word craft for fast times

November 11, 2013 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Roy Peter Clark, Poynter Institute’s writing coach, will discuss the most effective techniques and strategies for making your short work stand out Nov. 20 at 9:30 a.m.

From posting a breaking news story on Facebook to summarizing entire news articles in 140-character tweets, reporters are being asked to do it all. In this workshop, participants will explore both the strategies and purposes of good short writing, paying special attention to the tools that work best for journalists in the digital age, where short writing is king.

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Brady Bill to be assessed after two decades

November 11, 2013 | By Anthony Gallo | agallo2368@verizon.net

Sarah Brady, chair of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and the campaign’s president, Dan Gross, will appear at a National Press Club Newsmaker Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m. The news conference will assess the success of the Brady Handgun Violence Protection Act, more commonly known as the Brady Bill, two decades after it was signed into law. The speakers will discuss additional steps they feel are necessary to prevent gun violence.

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Panel to explain how to make blogging pay

November 11, 2013 | By Hannes Luth | hannes.luth@wunderbar-media.com

A panel of journalists will discuss “How to Make Blogging Pay” on Monday, Nov. 18, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the Conference Rooms.

Blogging offers opportunities and risks. It can bolster a journalist’s career. On the other hand, journalists are frequently asked to blog for free or very little pay, a trend that seems to be growing in the publishing industry. The panel will include:

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White House photographer to discuss book Nov. 13

November 7, 2013 | By Al Teich | ateich@gmail.com

Dennis Brack, former president of the White House News Photographers Association, will discuss his new book,“Presidential Picture Stories: Behind the Cameras at the White House,” at the Club’s Photo Committee luncheon meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at noon, in the McClendon Room.

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Rather to talk with Kalb on Kennedy assassination anniversary Nov. 22

November 7, 2013 | By Gilbert Klein | gilbert.klein@me.com

Fifty years ago, Dan Rather reported the Kennedy assassination story as a young CBS News reporter in Dallas while Marvin Kalb reported on the staggering developments for CBS in Washington.

On Friday, Nov. 22 – the exact 50th anniversary of the assassination – these two legends of journalism will meet on "The Kalb Report" at 8 p.m. in the Club’s ballroom to talk about reporting the unthinkable, the profound impact the assassination has had on America and the life and legacy of President Kennedy.

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Pursue your passion for politics at the Book Fair and Authors' Night Nov. 19

November 6, 2013 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

If politics is your passion, be sure you attend the 36th Annual Book Fair and Authors’ Night on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. National Press Club member Marvin Kalb will be there with his new book, “The Road to War: Presidential Commitments Honored and Betrayed,” along with Peter Baker with “Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House,” Dan Balz with“Collision 2012,” Rep.

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LAST CHANCE today to register for fall freelance workshop Nov. 8

November 6, 2013 | By Tam Harbert | tam@tamharbert.com

Whether you’re new to freelancing or an old hand at handling the financial aspects of freelancing, this year’s Fall Freelance Workshop has tips for you. A panel of experts will offer advice on contracts and setting rates.

The workshop, co-sponsored by the National Press Club's Freelance Committee and the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, will be 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8.

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What to do when a crisis goes viral? Find out Nov. 12

November 6, 2013 | By Allyson Cannon | acannon@press.org

What happens when a crisis goes viral? Join this month’s “Get It Online” series event, at 2 p.m. Nov. 12 to learn how PR veterans handle it.

Crisis managers prepare for the worst. But today, when information travels faster than ever before, a public relations nightmare can spread online before a communications director can react.

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