National Press Club

Learn how to navigate campaign finance filings, 9 am April 12

March 18, 2013 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Just before a big week of campaign finance filings at the Federal Election Commission, join a panel of political data experts to learn the latest tips on how to navigate the records and brainstorm about ideas for stories you could glean from them at 9 a.m. April 12 at the National Press Club.

The cost is $5 for Club members, $10 for non-members. Register here.

Here's what will be landing at the Federal Election Commission the week of April 15:

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Author Tom Dunkel explores baseball's first integrated team in new book, "Color Blind," 6:30 pm April 4

March 14, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Author Tom Dunkel will discuss his new book, "Color Blind: The Forgotten Team That Broke Baseball's Color Line," at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in the conference rooms.

Registration is required here. Tickets are free for National Press Club members and $5 for the general public. A book signing will follow the discussion. The author will only sign books purchased through the Club

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D.C. police chief analyzes department's challenges, 3 pm April 10

March 14, 2013 | By Tejinder Singh | tejindersinghdc@gmail.com

Washington, D.C., Police Chief Cathy Lanier will discuss the challenges facing her department at a Newsmaker at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the Zenger Room.

Lanier will explore the obstacles to investing in policing and investing in the city as Washington continues to grow.

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Gramercy Tavern restaurateur Danny Meyer, Chef Michael Romano to host chef's dinner, April 18

March 14, 2013 | By Donna Leinwand Leger | dleinwand@usatoday.com

Acclaimed restaurateur Danny Meyer and chef Michael Romano, the men behind New York's Union Square Café and Gramercy Tavern, will share their culinary delights at a chef's dinner at 6:30 p.m. April 18 at the National Press Club's Fourth Estate restaurant.

The dinner, including tax, tip and a souvenir cookbook, costs $80 for a single reservation and $110 for a couple (couple price includes one cookbook).

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Conference shines light on campaign donation payoffs, April 26-27

March 14, 2013 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

The Center for Responsive Politics and the National Press Club Journalism Institute are teaming up to help reporters find out what all those campaign contributions bought.

The two-day conference takes place from 2 - 5 p.m. Friday, April 26, followed by a reception, and from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the Club. Panelists will be announced at a later date.

The cost is $15 for Club members and $25 for non-members. Register here.

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Take sneak peek at "Central Park Five" documentary, 6:45 pm April 11

March 14, 2013 | By Melinda Cooke | mcooke@press.org

The National Press Club presents an advance screening of award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns’ latest project, "The Central Park Five," at 6:45 p.m. April 11.

The screening and discussion will be a prelude to Burns' appearance at National Press Club Luncheon on April 12.

Doors open at 6:30 pm and the documentary will begin at 6:45 pm followed by questions and answers with the filmmakers, Ken Burns, David McMahon and Sarah Burns, and two of the Central Park Five.

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Friedenberg Online Journalism Award recognizes innovative, creative online work

March 12, 2013 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The National Press Club wants to recognize the best of cutting-edge online work by those in the news business with the Joan M. Friedenberg Online Journalism Award.

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Author, consumer electronics group leader Gary Shapiro to discuss book on innovation tonight

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

Gary Shapiro, president of the Consumer Electronics Association, will discuss his new book, "Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World's Most Successful Businesses," at 6:30 p.m. April 3 in the First Amendment Lounge.

The event is free, but registration is required by clicking here. A book signing will follow the discussion.

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Club marks Sunshine Week with FOIA program, 6:30 pm March 14

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

During Sunshine Week, March 10-16, the National Press Club Journalism Institute and the Club's Professional Affairs and Freedom of the Press Committees plan to help journalists and others obtain information that the government might not want them to have.

Reporters and watchdogs will offer tips on how to use the Freedom of Information Act to ferret out documents and data at a panel scheduled 6:30 to 8 p.m. on March 14.

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Happy 105th birthday, National Press Club!

March 11, 2013 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

This Week in National Press Club History

March 12, 1908: The National Press Club is born at a meeting of 32 enthusiastic newspapermen -- earning in those days, perhaps, $15 or $18 a week -- in a room lent by the Washington Chamber of Commerce in the Brentano Building at 12th and F streets, N.W.

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