National Press Club

`Post-Election Payback' training for reporters on April 26-27

April 23, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Please join the Center for Responsive Politics and veteran reporters and experts for "Post-Election Payback" training.

This event will showcase the latest datasets, tools and case studies to help reporters drill down and track the effects of campaign money on policy outcomes and on hiring decisions in Congress and in the new administration.

Registration is $15 for NPC members; $25 for non-members. Registration and details are available at http://www.press.org/events/post-election-payback.

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Chimney Rock wine dinner almost here! Snag a ticket

April 23, 2013 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

The renowned Chimney Rock wine dinner is set for Tuesday, April 30, in the National Press Club's Fourth Estate Restaurant. Member tickets are still available.

Chimney Rock is one of the world’s premier fine wine producers. The winery is located on the fabled Silverado Trail in Napa Valley’s renowned Stags Leap District.

The menu includes char grilled Alaskan Halibut, roasted Spring Lamb and Asparagus Salad...and of course wine!

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Actor Belzer of `Law & Order' to discuss book on JFK assassination witness deaths

April 23, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Actor Richard Belzer, also known as Detective John Munch on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, will discuss and sign copies of his new co-authored book “Hit List: An In-Depth Investigation into the Mysterious Deaths of Witnesses to the JFK Assassination.”

The event is on May 6, 6:30 p.m., at the National Press Club's Ballroom. It is a fundraiser for the NPC Journalism Institute.

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Get the most out of LinkedIn: NPC offers workshop for journalists on April 24

April 22, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

The National Press Club's Journalism Institute plans to host a workshop on how LinkedIn can be useful for journalists on April 24 at 9:30 a.m. in the NPC's Bloomberg Room.

Registration is required at http://www.press.org/events/linkedin. The charge is $5 for NPC members, and $15 for non-members.

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Gerald R. Ford journalism awards to feature Congressman Upton & CNN's Gergen

April 22, 2013 | By Jennifer Schonberger | Jennifer.Alexis@gmail.com

Congressman Fred Upton, a Michigan Republican, and David Gergen, senior political analyst for CNN, will be the featured speakers at the 26th annual Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation journalism awards luncheon, hosted by the National Press Club on Monday, June 3.

The Ford Presidential Foundation will honor the winners of its annual awards for coverage of the presidency and national defense issues. Winners have yet to be named. President Ford, who had a long association with the National Press Club, established the journalism awards through his Foundation.

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This Week in National Press Club History: Obama and Clooney discuss Darfur

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

April 27, 2006: Barack Obama, U.S. Senator from Illinois (2005-2008) and future President of the United States, participates in a panel discussion on human rights abuses in Darfur, Sudan, with actor/activist George Clooney and Senator Sam Brownback (R-Kansas), attracting the largest attendance ever of journalists at a National Press Club event.

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Turning point in Malaysia: Will the ruling coalition finally lose power?

April 21, 2013 | By Herb Perone | herb@peronecomm.com

Ahead of Malaysia's May 5 general election, John Mallott, former U.S. Ambassador to Malaysia and one of the foremost experts on the Asian country's politics, will analyze the forces at play that could make the polls a historic turning point for this significant U.S. trading partner and military ally.

He will speak at a National Press Club Newsmaker event on Wednesday, April 24, at 2 p.m. in the NPC's Zenger Room.

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War, nature, and the quest for gold: Famous filmmaker to show clips on May 20

April 21, 2013 | By Megan Cotten | megan@thehatchergroup.com

From the Vatican to Venezuela, from Berbers to buffaloes, from gauchos to gold, the documentaries of Judith Dwan Hallet span the map of the world. A documentary filmmaker for over 40 years, Hallet will discuss her career and her adventures making films.

The event will take place on May 20, at 7:00 p.m., in the National Press Club conference rooms. It is free for club members and $5 for nonmembers. To register, (http://www.press.org/events/evening-judith-dwan-hallet). There will be free refreshments and popcorn, and a cash bar.

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Educators urge closing opportunity gap on `Nation at Risk' anniversary, April 25

April 21, 2013 | By Herb Perone | herb@peronecomm.com

On the 30th anniversary of the landmark education reform report, A Nation at Risk, which spawned a decades-long focus on closing the academic “achievement gap” between low-income and minority children and their peers, three leading educators will call for a radical change in educators’ focus – to close the “opportunity gap.”

This National Press Club Newsmakers news conference is on Thursday, April 25, at 10 a.m in the NPC's Zenger Room.

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Award-winning photographer to discuss Belarus photos at NPC on April 23

April 21, 2013 | By Darlene Shields | darleneshields@earthlink.net

Bill Crandall, award-winning freelance photographer, will speak at a joint luncheon meeting of the Photography and International Correspondents Committees on Tuesday, April 23, at noon in the McClendon Room of the National Press Club.

Crandall will discuss his book, "The Waiting Room," the result of a nine-year project documenting life in post-Soviet Belarus. The book won 2nd place in the FotoWeekDC's 2012 international awards in photojournalism/print.

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