National Press Club

LAST CHANCE today to register for fall freelance workshop Nov. 8

November 6, 2013 | By Tam Harbert |

Whether you’re new to freelancing or an old hand at handling the financial aspects of freelancing, this year’s Fall Freelance Workshop has tips for you. A panel of experts will offer advice on contracts and setting rates.

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 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8.

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What to do when a crisis goes viral? Find out Nov. 12

November 6, 2013 | By Allyson Cannon |

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.

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.

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Cheney and cardiologist to discuss their book, 'Heart,' Dec. 3

November 5, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Former Vice President Dick Cheney and Dr. Jonathan Reiner will discuss their new book "Heart: An American Medical Odyssey" on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. p.m. in the Conference Rooms.

Seating is limited and registration is required here. This is sure to sell out, so register today! All attendees must have a ticket. This event is a fundraiser for the NPC Journalism Institute. No outside books or memorabilia permitted. All sales are final; no refunds will be issued.

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Can you retire on your “401K”? Hear from Schwab CEO Bettinger at Nov. 11 luncheon

November 5, 2013 | By Donna Leinwand |

Walter W. Bettinger, CEO of The Charles Schwab Corporation, one of the world’s largest investment companies, will tackle issues facing future retirees in a speech entitled "401(k) Plans: When will we put hard-working Americans first?" at a National Press Club luncheon Monday, Nov. 11.

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Meet Bender from 'Futurama' at 'I Know That Voice' screening Nov. 8

November 5, 2013 | By Emily S. Whitten |

The National Press Club will host the East Coast premiere of the voice acting documentary, "I Know That Voice" on Friday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. in the National Press Club's conference rooms.

The film’s executive producer, Annie award-winning and Emmy-nominated voice actor John DiMaggio, will introduce the film and answer questions after the screening, followed by a meet-and-greet and signing.

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Magicians to entertain table-side at the Fourth Estate and Reliable Source Nov. 27

November 5, 2013 | By Larry Lipman |

Diners at The Fourth Estate and the Reliable Source will enjoy free magical entertainment at their table on Wednesday, Nov. 27, the night before Thanksgiving, 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Bring your family and friends for a night of magic as well as good food you don’t have to cook yourself. The magic will be offered by members of the Society of American Magicians who meet monthly at the club. The magic will be so close, some of it could happen right in your hands! Reserve at 202-662-7638 for the Fourth Estate, 202-662-7443 for the Reliable Source.

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Fourth Estate and Blues Alley will present jazz players tonight

November 5, 2013 | By Brent Gwathney |

The Fourth Estate will host Jazz Night in conjunction with Blues Alley, Georgetown's home for jazz, Wednesday, Nov. 6, as they do the first Wednesday of each month. Tonight kicks off the winter jazz scene in Washington, D.C. with some cool and comfortable foods. New Orleans Gumbo will be the feature and red beans and rice will accompany all entrees to evoke the New Orleans jazz scene.

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Greek scholar and travel expert to speak on Byzantium, Nov. 12

November 1, 2013 | By Molly McCluskey |

The National Press Club’s International Correspondents Committee will host a lecture on the history of Byzantium on Nov.12.

What is Byzantium? And why does Byzantine art continue to captivate us thousands of years later? Eleni Zachariou, co-founder of Vacances Travel and scholar of Ancient Greek History and Archaeology will discuss the origins of Byzantium, and an extraordinary new National Gallery of Art exhibit, "Heaven and Earth," that showcases the best of Byzantine art from collections around Greece.

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Gloria Steinem, feminist activist, to address an NPC Luncheon, Nov. 18

November 1, 2013 | By Alison Fitzgerald |

Gloria Steinem, the feminist activist and founder of Ms. Magazine, will speak at a National Press Club luncheon on Nov. 18.

Steinem is one of 16 people President Barack Obama honored this year with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.

In her more than 40 years advocating for women’s equality, Steinem helped found the Women’s Action Alliance, the National Women’s Political Caucus and the Women’s Media Center.

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UN human rights investigators to discuss N. Korea violations today

October 31, 2013 | By Myron Belkind |

Three members of the U.N. Human Rights Council's Commission of Inquiry (COI) established last March to investigate allegations of widespread violations of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) will discuss concerns raised by their probe at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference on Friday, Nov. 1 at 10:30 a.m. in the Zenger Room.

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