National Press Club

Fall freelance workshop to offer tips on pitching, Nov. 8

October 22, 2013 | By Tam Harbert |

Whether you’re new to freelancing or an old hand, selling yourself and your ideas to new publications is often the most challenging part of the job. This year’s Fall Freelance Workshop includes a panel of experienced freelancers and editors who will offer tips on pitching.

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 held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Club.

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NPC partners with Politics & Prose to showcase best-selling authors at Nov. 19 book fair

October 22, 2013 | By Julie Schoo |

The capital region’s premiere holiday book event is back for the 36th year and for the first time the National Press Club Journalism Institute will partner with landmark local book seller Politics & Prose for a night of pols, pundits and prose.

More than 80 authors have signed on to attend the National Press Club’s Book Fair and Authors’ Night on Tuesday, Nov. 19. They’ll be on hand to talk to their fans and sign books at this most exciting literary event of the holiday season. Patrons can browse for books in the Club’s historic ballroom from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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Got a book in you? Learn how to write it, pitch it, sell it, Oct. 29

October 22, 2013 | By Julie Schoo |

Join a book agent and four club members who are book authors to discuss how to pitch and write a book on 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 in the Zenger Room.

Book agent Deborah Grosvenor and Club member authors Tom Dunkel, Alison Fitzgerald, Eleanor Herman and Tom Young will talk about their experiences and offer tips. NPC Past President Jonathan D. Salant, chair of the Professional Development Committee, will moderate.

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When Crisis Goes Viral, 'Get It Online' series set for Nov. 12

October 21, 2013 | By Allyson Cannon |

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.

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.

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This Week in Club History: Club plays pivotal role in 'Saturday Night Massacre'

October 20, 2013 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

This Week In National Press Club History:

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"Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard" premieres at Club, Nov. 13

October 20, 2013 | By Myron Belkind |

The National Press Club’s International Correspondents Committee will host the premiere of the documentary film, “Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard,” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the Holeman Lounge.

This is a ticketed event. Click here to jump to the ticket form.

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Club to hold 'JFK' film screening, discussion Oct. 30 near anniversary of his death

October 17, 2013 | By Megan Cotten |

A prominent panel will discuss his life and presidency of John F. Kennedy and show clips of the upcoming movie, "JFK," at a National Press Club event Wednesday, Oct. 30, in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of his death.

The panel will also examine how the press treated Kennedy and how the media’s treatment of presidents has changed throughout the years.

Purchase tickets here. National Press club members pay $5, non-members pay $10.

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Nov. 27 is date for pre-Thanksgiving magic at Reliable Source, Fourth Estate

October 17, 2013 | By Larry Lipman |]

Magicians from the Society of American Magicians, who meet monthly at the National Press Club, will perform table-side magic in the Fourth Estate and Reliable Source restaurants on the night before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, Nov. 27 (not Nov. 20, as previously announced).

Bring the family for a pre-Thanksgiving meal and amazing magical entertainment right before your eyes. Reserve your table now: Call (202) 662-7638 for the Fourth Estate, which is open to the public, (202) 662-7443 for the Reliable Source, open to NPC members and their guests only.

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Gun control impasse is topic at Newsmaker on Friday

October 16, 2013 | By Herb Perone |

Paul Helmke, former president and CEO of the Brady Campaign/Center to Prevent Gun Violence, will address the political impasse over national efforts to reduce gun violence at a National Press Newsmaker event Friday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

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Club launches new podcast; first show posted now

October 15, 2013 | By Mike Hempen |

The National Press Club has launched a new podcast that will feature stories originating from the Club's facilities as well as other newsworthy venues, the Broadcast Committee announces.

The show will post at least once a month. The first, featuring Stanford University economics professor John Taylor discussing the state of the U.S. economy at a recent Club Newsmaker event, can be heard by clicking here.

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