National Press Club

Upcoming National Press Club Lunches

July 23, 2013 | By Melinda Cooke | mcooke@press.org

Aug. 5 -- Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis; Topic: TBA

Sept. 10 -- Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Topic: TBA

Sept. 17 -- Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin, Vice Chair, National Governors Association; Topic: TBA

November 11 -- Walt Bettinger, President and CEO, The Charles Schwab Corporation; Topic: TBA

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This Week In National Press Club History

July 22, 2013 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

July 23, 1992: Jim Brown, Cleveland Browns running back (1957-1965) and film actor, speaks to a National Press Club luncheon about his work with Los Angeles street gangs. Called by Sporting News in 2002 “the greatest ever professional football player,” Brown later became an accomplished film actor, his performance as the convict Robert Jefferson in “The Dirty Dozen” one of his best-known roles.

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Club Freelance Committee Launches Searchable Listing of Members

July 22, 2013 | By Brooke C. Stoddard | stoddardbc@gmail.com

Editors looking for freelance help now have a new resource at the National Press Club – a listing of NPC freelancers on the Club’s website. The searchable list is available to Club members and the general public.

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Centers for Disease Control Director Slated for Sept. 10 Luncheon

July 18, 2013 | By Doris Margolis | dorismargolis@editorialassociates.com

Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will report on major health issues and challenges at a Tuesday, Sept. 10, National Press Club luncheon.

CDC is charged with protecting public health and safety via the control and prevention of disease, injury and disability. It focuses on infectious disease, food-borne pathogens, environmental health, occupational safety and health and health promotion. The CDC also researches and provides information on non-infectious diseases, such as obesity and diabetes.

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Club's 2013 Fourth Estate Award To NBC's Andrea Mitchell

July 18, 2013 | By Lori A. Russo | lrusso@stantoncomm.com

Andrea Mitchell, veteran NBC Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent and host of MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports, has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Fourth Estate Award, the National Press Club's most-prestigious prize.

Mitchell will receive the award at a gala dinner Friday, October 4. She is the 41st recipient of the Fourth Estate Award, which recognizes a journalist who has made significant contributions to the field through a lifetime of excellence.

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Training: Streamlne your Social Media Accounts through HootSuite

July 16, 2013 | By Elizabeth Allin | eallin@press.org

Join National Press Club Journalism Institute's Research Librarian Elizabeth Allin at 9:30 a.m., Monday, July 29 in the Bloomberg Room, and discover how streamlining your social media accounts through HootSuite can benefit you or your company. The class will end at 11:00 a.m.

Now that you have learned the ins and outs of Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc., learn how to use HootSuite to manage your social networks. Maximize your social media presence and update all your accounts from one place -- the HootSuite dashboard.

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Freelance Committee Launches Searchable Listing of Members

July 15, 2013 | By Brooke C. Stoddard | stoddardbc@gmail.com

Editors looking for freelance help now have a new resource at the National Press Club –- a listing of NPC member freelancers. The searchable list on the Club’s website is available to Club members and the general public here.

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Expert to analyze next steps for Obamacare, 10 am July 16

July 12, 2013 | By Herb Perone | herb@peronecomm.com

Joel White, president of the Council for Affordable Health Coverage, will explore developments in health care and entitlements at a Newsmakers news conference at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, in the Zenger Room.

A former congressional staffer, White will address how Obamacare will impact health coverage and premiums, issues that businesses and federal and state governments are facing in implementing the Affordable Care Act and reforms left unfinished by the law.

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Documentary depicts Chinese citizen-reporters illuminating economy's downside, 6 pm July 15

July 12, 2013 | By Delphine Halgand | delphine@rsf.org

The National Press Club's Press Freedom Committee, Reporters Without Borders, POV and the New America Foundation will host a screening of "High Tech, Low Life" followed by a discussion with the filmmaker and a panel of experts at 6 p.m. Monday, July 15, at the Club.

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Club member Tom Young discusses new book, "The Warriors," 6:30 p.m. July 16

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

National Press Club member Tom Young will discuss his new book, "The Warriors," at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16,in the Club conference rooms.

A book signing will follow the event. Registration is required. Click here to register.

Tickets are free for Club members and $5 for the public. This event is a fundraiser for the NPC Journalism Institute. No outside books permitted.

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