National Press Club

Climate change's impact on U.S. coastal communities is topic of documentary film screening June 18

June 6, 2013 | By megan@thehatchergroup.com | megan@thehatchergroup.com

For many Americans who were not convinced that climate change would affect their lives, Hurricane Sandy was a "game changer" that turned complacency into new national concern over the link between rising sea levels and a warmer climate.

That link, and its implications for residents of U.S. coastal communities, is examined by a new documentary film, "Shored Up," that will be screened at the National Press Club on Tuesday, June 18.

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Get inside story of Discovery empire from founder John Hendricks at Book Rap June 27

June 6, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

The founder and executive chairman of Discovery Communications, John Hendricks, will discuss his new book, “A Curious Discovery,” in conversation with award-winning journalist Paula Zahn at the Club on Thursday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m.

For required registration, click here. Tickets are $5 for NPC members, $10 for the public. A book signing will follow the discussion. Proceeds benefit the non-profit National Press Club Journalism Institute.

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Coming June 26: Special screening of documentary film on Latinos in America

June 6, 2013 | By Aileen Roberta Schlef | creativealliance@msn.com

NPC's The International Correspondents Committee will present a special screening of “Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America,” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, in the Conference Rooms.

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-Ill.), a strong advocate for pro-immigration reform who has succeeded in gaining significant bipartisan alliances on the issue, will give closing remarks after the film is shown.

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Steve Berry to talk about his new thriller at June 19 booksigning

June 4, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Steve Berry, New York Times and No. 1 internationally best-selling author, will discuss his newest thriller, "The King's Deception," at the Club at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19. A book signing will follow the discussion.

Registration is required by clicking here. Tickets are free for National Press Club members and $5 for nonmembers. This event is a fundraiser for the National Press Club Journalism Institute. No outside books will be permitted.

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Space still available for Club trip to Gettysburg this Saturday

June 4, 2013 | By Pat Schoeni | pqschoeni@aol.com

A few seats on the bus remain for the National Press Club's trip to the Gettysburg Battlefield, site of the Civil War's most famous battle, this Saturday, June 8. The bus will depart from 14th and F Streets -- around the corner from the National Press Building -- at 8 a.m. To sign up, call Richard Meyer at 703-356-6884.

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Documentary film screening June 18 to highlight current impact of climate change on U.S. coastal communities

June 4, 2013 | By Megan Cotten | megan@thehatchergroup.com

Hurricane Sandy,a "game changer" for many Americans who were not convinced that climate change would affect them, has provoked new interest in the link between rising sea levels and a warmer climate.

On Tuesday, June 18, filmmaker Ben Kalina will screen at the National Press Club his new documentary, "Shored Up," which explains that link and implications for residents of coastal states.

The screening will be preceded by a reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. and followed by a brief conversation among sea-level rise experts and the audience. The film will begin at 6:30 p.m.

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This week in National Press Club history: Olympic Torch and D-Day

June 2, 2013 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net]

JUNE 5, 2012: National Press Club member Tony Culley-Foster represented the United States as an Olympic Games Torchbearer when he carried the Olympic Flame across the borders of Counties Londonderry (Derry) and Tyrone in the village of Magheramason, Northern Ireland. In the summer of 1975, Tony ran 2.986 miles across the United States from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. to promote the President’s Council for Physical Fitness and Sports. In the spring of 1970, he became the only person in history to run the 1,234 circumference of Ireland.

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How to get on TV? Experts to offer tips tomorrow, 6:30 p.m.

June 2, 2013 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Television appearances can broaden the reach of a print story and advance the careers of the reporters who wrote them. But what if your publication doesn't have a bevy of publicists to line up such appearances?

It falls to you, and it can be difficult to navigate the new terrain. The National Press Club Journalism Institute's Professional Development Committee is offering a primer on how to do it at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, in the Holeman Lounge.

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Discovery Communications founder John Hendricks, with Paula Zahn, to discuss his new book June 27

June 2, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Media titan John Hendricks, founder and chairman of Discovery Communications, will discuss his new book, "A Curious Discovery: An Entrepreneur's Story," on June 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the Ballroom. A book signing will follow the discussion.

He will appear in conversation with award-winning journalist Paula Zahn, former CNN anchor who now hosts "On the Case with Paula Zahn, a newsmagazine series on Investigation Discovery Channel, one of Discovery Communications cable TV channels.

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CNN expert to show how to use Instagram as new tool in newsroom June 19

June 1, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

More and more newsrooms are using Instagram, a fast-growing digital photo sharing service, as an innovative reporting tool. But how do you leverage it to find story and visual ideas and for reporting on stories?

Find out how on Wednesday, June 19, from Eric Weisbrod, digital producer of cross platform platform programming at CNN. He'll teach a session that will show you how to use Instagram to create and push out your own images, build your social media community and find story ideas.

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