National Press Club

'Scoop' Rescheduled for Books & Brunch, Noon Jan. 16

December 21, 2009

Evelyn Waugh’s satirical classic, “Scoop,”will be discussed at Books & Brunch at noon Saturday, Jan. 16.

The event was rescheduled because of the snow storm. The new date coincides with DC Restaurant Week, so participants will be able to enjoy the traditional brunch selections and also special prices for lunch.

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New Year's Eve at the Fourth Estate: 3 Courses, Champagne, $55

December 18, 2009

Ring in the new year at the Fourth Estate Restaurant with a three-course menu for $55 per person for NPC members, $65 for non-members, including a glass of champagne.

The menu is:

    Appetizers
  • Shrimp cocktail with horseradish sauce
  • Oysters on the half shell
  • Caesar salad with peppercorn pecorino
  • Organic greens with peppercorn vinaigrette
  • Lobster bisque
    Entrees
  • Roasted prime rib of beef, mashed potatoes and mushroom demi glace

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New Year's Eve at the Fourth Estate: 3 Courses, Champagne, $55

December 18, 2009

Ring in the new year at the Fourth Estate Restaurant with a three-course menu for $55 per person for NPC members, $65 for non-members, including a glass of champagne.

The menu is:

Appetizers

  • Shrimp cocktail with horseradish sauce
  • Oysters on the half shell
  • Caesar salad with peppercorn pecorino
  • Organic greens with peppercorn vinaigrette
  • Lobster bisque

Entrees

  • Roasted prime rib of beef, mashed potatoes and mushroom demi glace

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PR Pro Offers Tips on Good Relations with Media

December 17, 2009 | By Betty Plummer | Plummer.Betty@epamail.epa.gov

Think carefully about what you want the media to remember about your organization and what the media expect from you in return, counseled
Adam Konowe in a class on building happy long-term relationships with journalists.

Young professionals, students, job-changers, as well as seasoned public relations practitioners listened Dec. 4 as Konowe covered in nuanced detail how to field inquiries from journalists and gave some humorous -- and some challenging -- life-examples of media relations.

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Risk Reporting Seminars, Jan. 13-15; Free for Members

December 17, 2009

Two seminars to help you cover stories that involve risk will be offered in January.

From plane crashes, food poisoning and climate change to terrorism, the environment, health and public safety, there are key questions reporters must answer in order to tell audiences whether something is risky and, if so, how much. These sessions will also help you understand how people perceive risk -- why some people are "freaked out" about relatively small ones but are not more concerned about really big ones.

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Risk Reporting Seminars, Jan. 13-15; Free for Members

December 17, 2009

Two seminars to help you cover stories that involve risk will be offered in January.

From plane crashes, food poisoning and climate change to terrorism, the environment, health and public safety, there are key questions reporters must answer in order to tell audiences whether something is risky and, if so, how much. These sessions will also help you understand how people perceive risk -- why some people are "freaked out" about relatively small ones but are not more concerned about really big ones.

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PR Pro Offers Tips on Good Relations with Media

December 17, 2009 | By Betty Plummer | Plummer.Betty@epamail.epa.gov

Think carefully about what you want the media to remember about your organization and what the media expect from you in return, counseled Adam Konowe in a class on building happy long-term relationships with journalists.

Young professionals, students, job-changers, as well as seasoned public relations practitioners listened Dec. 4 as Konowe covered in nuanced detail how to field inquiries from journalists and gave some humorous -- and some challenging -- life-examples of media relations.

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Prince Albert Speech on Audio

December 16, 2009 | By Tony Cerise | Tony.Cerise@twc.edu

An audio recording of the Nov. 30 luncheon speech of Prince Albert II of Monaco is available at:

http://www.press.org/activities/programs/xmradio/2009-12-14%20Prince%20A...

He discussed the environment and climate change.

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Prince Albert Speech on Audio

December 16, 2009 | By Tony Cerise | Tony.Cerise@twc.edu

An audio of the Nov. 30 luncheon speech of Prince Albert II of Monaco is available at:

http://www.press.org/activities/programs/xmradio/2009-12-14%20Prince%20A...

He discussed the environment and climate change.

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RSVP Due Dec. 17 for 'Scoop' at Dec. 19 Books & Brunch

December 14, 2009

RSVP by Thursday, Dec. 17, to attend the Books & Brunch discussion of "Scoop," Evelyn Waugh's classic satirical novel about journalism, at noon, Saturday, Dec.
19, in the Fourth Estate Restaurant.

RSVP to Rachel Belkind at lotus152@gmail.com or Sean Reilly at reillys@cox.net

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