National Press Club

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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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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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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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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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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Holiday Buffet Dec. 17; $17.50

December 14, 2009 | By Emily Hand | ehand@press.org

Turkey and all the fixings will be served at the holiday buffet beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at the Reliable Source. The price is $17.50 per person, not including beverage, tax and gratuity.

Free parking is available after 5 p.m. at the PMI Garage, 1325 G St. Present a receipt showing a restaurant purchase of $20 or more to the front desk between 5 and 9 p.m. or later at the bar.

The menu will include:

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This Week in National Press Club History

December 14, 2009 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

Dec. 13, 1929: National Press Club occupies new quarters with a 99-year lease at $1 a year.

Dec. 14, 1934: The National Press Club presents its second “An Evening of Magic” for children, featuring magicians from Baltimore and Washington.

Dec. 15, 1921: President Warren G. Harding, an active Press Club member, casts his ballot at the Club’s election.

Dec. 17, 2003: Lance Armstrong, multiple winner of the Tour de France and cancer survivor, is greeted by Washington area cyclists during his luncheon.

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This Week in National Press Club History

December 14, 2009 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

Dec. 13, 1929: National Press Club occupies new quarters with a 99-year lease at $1 a year.

Dec. 14, 1934: The National Press Club presents its second “An Evening of Magic” for children, featuring magicians from Baltimore and Washington.

Dec. 15, 1921: President Warren G. Harding, an active Press Club member, casts his ballot at the Club’s election.

Dec. 17, 2003: Lance Armstrong, multiple winner of the Tour de France and cancer survivor, is greeted by Washington area cyclists during his luncheon.

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