National Press Club

Give your campaign an edge with online research Sept. 21, 8:30 a.m.

September 11, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Learn how research data can invigorate your communications effort at the “Get PR Smart” class September 21, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the National Press Club Conference Rooms.

Testing your campaign messaging or collecting data to support your cause costs much less than you think. In this panel discussion, experts weigh in on how conducting research using online tools is an investment that can maximize your campaign’s potential.

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Gen. Martin Dempsey, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, to speak at luncheon Oct. 10

September 11, 2012 | By Andrea Stone | dabronxgirl@gmail.com

Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will speak at a National Press Club luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

Sworn in one year ago as the nation’s highest-ranking military officer, Dempsey is a former Army Chief of Staff who served two tours as a wartime commander in Iraq.

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Hoffa takes on labor issues, presidential politics at Sept. 13 luncheon; reserve tickets now

September 10, 2012 | By Donna Leinwand Leger | dleinwand@usatoday.com

Just a few days remain to reserve your seats for a luncheon featuring Teamsters President Jim Hoffa.

The NPC luncheon will be held Thursday, Sept. 13.

In a speech entitled, "Defining Patriotism: Protecting America and the American Worker," Hoffa will talk about the prospects for the country's workforce and what the government should do to bolster the American worker.

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Authors to discuss 'Epic story of race and the American media'

September 9, 2012 | By Aileen Schlef | creativealliance@msn.com

Juan González, of New York Daily News and Democracy Now!, and Joseph Torres, of Free Press, will discuss the book "News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media," on Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the National Press Club.

"News for All the People" is an account of the class and racial conflicts in the American news media, from the first colonial newspaper to the Internet. The book reveals how racial segregation in the media distorted the news and unearths numerous examples of how publishers and broadcasters actually fomented racial violence through their coverage.

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Panel outlines election stakes for disabled Americans at noon Sept. 11

September 9, 2012 | By Patti Giglio | patti@psgcom.net

Issues of importance to people with disabilities, their loved ones and caretakers will be the focus of a Newsmaker press conference at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

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NPC American Legion Post 20 to Meet at Noon Sept. 20

September 9, 2012 | By Ken Dalecki | kdalecki@hotmail.com

The National Press Club American Legion Post 20 will hold a luncheon meeting at noon on Thursday, Sept. 20, in the McClendon Room.

Post 20 members and NPC veterans interested in joining the Post are urged to attend the meeting at which nominations for vacant Post positions will be considered. Members also will be asked to volunteer for assignments, including hosting recovering wounded soldiers at NPC events, improving Post communications, increasing membership and recruiting speakers.

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New report to detail financial crisis costs, 1 pm Sept. 12

September 7, 2012 | By Patti Giglio | patti@psgcom.net

Better Markets Inc., a Washington-based nonprofit organization that promotes the public interest in the U.S. and global financial markets, will release a new report detailing the costs of the financial crisis at 1 p.m. Sept. 12.

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Mobilizing the Latino vote to be examined at noon Sept. 14

September 7, 2012 | By Megan Cotten | megan@thehatchergroup.com

Panelists from the Pew Hispanic Center and the National Council of La Raza will analyze voter mobilization efforts and tactics politicians are using to attract the growing population of Latino voters at noon Friday, Sept. 14, at the National Press Club.

Jack Tomas, a professional blogger who writes about Latino political issues for Feet in Two Worlds, will join the panel to discuss his experiences growing up as a Cuban-American and the cultural pressures that can affect voters' choices.

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PhRMA executive to outline policy, budget threats to biopharmaceutical research, 10 am Sept. 20

September 7, 2012 | By Keith Hill | khill@bna.com

John Castellani, president and chief executive of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), will highlight innovation as a key component of economic and health care policies at a Newsmaker at 10 a.m. Sept. 20.

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See "Red Hot Patriot" at Arena Stage, meet star Kathleen Turner, Sept. 13

September 6, 2012 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Join the National Press Club Journalism Institute at Arena Stage for an evening of theater and a private conversation after the performance with Academy Award nominee Kathleen Turner on Sept. 13.

Turner stars in “Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins,” a play about the late newspaper columnist. Tickets are $150 each for Club members and $175 for all non-members.

The price covers admission to the show and the post-performance event with Turner, which will include light refreshments. Click here to order tickets.

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