National Press Club

Investigating Washington: One-day workshop on Jan. 11

January 7, 2014 | By Jonathan D. Salant | Jonathan D. Salant

Julie Rovner of National Public Radio, Tom Hamburger of the Washington Post and other top journalists will be among the speakers at a one-day workshop on investigating Washington co-sponsored by the National Press Club Journalism Institute, the club's Professional Development Committee, and Investigative Reporters and Editors.

Club President Angela Greiling Keane will deliver closing remarks.

Topics include following the money, investigating a member of Congress and covering national security and health care.

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Ghostwriters: Behind the scenes, on Jan. 15

January 6, 2014 | By Charlotte V. Reather |

American Women Writers National Museum event at the National Press Club on Jan. 15 features Nancy Dorman Hickson, Amanda Rooker, Joyce Winslow and Charlotte Reather, who will give tips on ghostwriting books, speeches & more.

The event will be held in the McLendon Room of the NPC. All AWWNM events are free and open to the public. NO RESERVATIONS NECESSARY. Buffet lunch is available for purchase.

11:30 a.m. - noon: Meet & Greet
Noon - 1:00 p.m. : Ghostwriters: Behind The Scenes program
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.: Questions and Social

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Setting business goals for 2014: Interactive workshop for self-employed professionals

January 6, 2014 | By Hannes Luth |

A smart CEO (that is you freelancer and independent worker!) understands the value of setting goals for the New Year to move his or her business to the next level. The process involves a fair amount of introspection into values, visions, strengths and weaknesses.

Serial media entrepreneur Hannes Luth of Wunderbar Media will help you map out your 2014 goals in a 3-hour interactive workshop sponsored by the NPC Journalism Institute on Jan. 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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Final days to reserve for NPC luncheon featuring Gen. Grass, head of the National Guard

January 6, 2014 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Gen. Frank J. Grass, member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and chief of the National Guard Bureau, will explore issues facing the National Guard amid budget cuts and overseas mobilizations at a National Press Club luncheon Thursday, Jan. 9.

As military wrestles with tight budgets and competition among branches for shrinking resources, Grass will highlight the National Guard's value to America as a proven force that is ready and accessible, at home or abroad, as needed by the states or nation.

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Ms. Quote: Panel to explore lack of female sources in coverage, Jan. 13

January 6, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman |

What are we missing when our reporting doesn’t adequately include women experts and women subjects? Why should we care and how can we increase women's voices in the news?

Come explore these issues and engage in the debate with an expert panel at the National Press Club on Jan. 13, from 6:30-8 p.m.

Registration ( -- $5 for Club members (login for code); $10 public -- is required.

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Amtrak CEO Boardman at NPC Luncheon on Friday, head table seats available

January 6, 2014 | By Matt Mlynarczyk |

Amtrak President & CEO Joseph H. Boardman will discuss passenger rail issues and federal transportation funding in a speech entitled “Bringing Transportation Funding into the 21st Century” at a National Press Club Luncheon on Friday, Jan. 10.

Boardman was appointed to his current position in November 2008 after serving as Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration and a member of the Amtrak Board of Directors. Prior to his position at FRA, he was the longest serving Commissioner of the New York State Department of Transportation.

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Book rap featuring Diana Gabaldon on June 18 -- get your tickets now

January 3, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman |

It may be five months away, but the Diana Gabaldon book rap scheduled for June 18 is selling fast! Almost 350 tickets have already been purchased, so be sure you get yours today.

Diana Gabaldon, author of the popular Outlander series, plans to discuss the next book in the series, Written in My Own Heart’s Blood, on June 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ballroom. A book signing will follow the discussion.

This is a ticketed event and registration is required. Click here ( to register. All attendees must have a ticket.

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Jazz Night in the Fourth Estate on a NEW DATE, Jan. 8

January 2, 2014 | By Susan Delbert |

Jazz Night in the Fourth Estate on a NEW DATE

On Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, the Fourth Estate restaurant will host “Jazz Night” in conjunction with Blues Alley, Georgetown’s home for jazz. The Fourth Estate usually celebrates Jazz Night the first Wednesday of every month, but due to the New Year, it is pushed forward to next Wednesday.

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How to cover the federal government: One-day event Jan. 11

January 2, 2014 | By Jonathan D. Salant |

The National Press Club Professional Development Committee, NPC Journalism Institute and Investigative Reporters and Editors are teaming up for a one-day conference on covering the federal government. The session will run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11.

Topics include investigating Congress, covering health care and national security and following the money.

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You Have the Power: Advanced Internet research + using Google Drive

December 31, 2013 | By Elizabeth Allin

Have you ever been frustrated by an internet search that turns up no hits? Or by one that returns too many? Have you felt in your bones that the info you need is out there in the wild west of the internet, but you just can’t find it?

Studies show that searchers are unsuccessful 50 percent of the time. Up your average by learning tricks of the trade from a news librarian with who has worked as a researcher at the Newseum, NPR and The National Press Club.

Tuesday Jan. 14, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room

Registration is $5 for members, $10 for non-members

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