National Press Club

James Joyce Reading Tips, 5:30 pm March 17; Irish Buffet, $17

March 2, 2010

PBS’s Robert Aubry Davis will read from the “Proteus” chapter of James Joyce’s “Ulysses” in the McClendon Room from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 17.

NPC members interested in taking part in the 2010 Bloomsday reading of "Highlights From Ulysses” on Wednesday, June 16, (organized by the Harvard Club of Washington, DC and American Independent Writers) are invited to attend and pick up pointers on reading techniques. There is no charge for the session with Davis, but space is limited and reservations are required. Reserve at (202) 662-7523, or nnottingham@press.org

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Irish Embassy Night Reservations Full

March 1, 2010 | By Myron Belkind | myron.belkind@verizon.net

All reservations are claimed for the NPC reception at the Irish Embassy on Wednesday, March 3.

Reservations were booked on a first-come, first-served basis, and a phone call or email was sent to everyone who has a valid reservation.

If you received a confirmation but are unable to attend, please alert the reservation desk at 202-662-7501 or pnelson@press.org.

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This Week in National Press Club History

March 1, 2010 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

March 1, 1909 : The Club moves to the second and third floors of historic Rhodes Tavern at 15th and F Streets NW, and is there until 1914.

March 2, 1933 : President Roosevelt signs the 21st Amendment ending Prohibition, and the Press Club bar is the first to reopen its doors with Liquor License #1.

March 3, 1971 : Twenty-four women become the first female members of the National Press Club.

March 4, 1997 : PLO President Yasser Arafat appears as a Club Newsmaker and discusses Middle East peace prospects.

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This Week in National Press Club History

March 1, 2010 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

March 1, 1909 : The Club moves to the second and third floors of historic Rhodes Tavern at 15th and F Streets NW, and is there until 1914.

March 2, 1933 : President Roosevelt signs the 21st Amendment ending Prohibition, and the Press Club bar is the first to reopen its doors with Liquor License #1.

March 3, 1971 : Twenty-four women become the first female members of the National Press Club.

March 4, 1997 : PLO President Yasser Arafat appears as a Club Newsmaker and discusses Middle East peace prospects.

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Irish Embassy Night Reservations Full

March 1, 2010 | By Myron Belkind | myron.belkind@verizon.net

All reservations are claimed for the NPC reception at the Irish Embassy on Wednesday, March 3.

Reservations were booked on a first-come, first-served basis, and a phone call or email was sent to everyone who has a valid reservation.

If you received a confirmation but are unable to attend, please alert the reservation desk at 202-662-7501 or pnelson@press.org.

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NPC Award Applications Available

February 26, 2010 | By Jonathan Salant | jsalant@bloomberg.net

Applications are available for the annual National Press Club awards, which recognize outstanding journalism in such areas as regional reporting, online, political writing, animal reporting, consumer issues and diplomatic correspondence.

The submission deadline is April 1. Winners will be announced at a dinner in the summer.

Application forms are online at:

http://www.press.org/activities/programs/awards/2010_journalism_awards_f...

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Registration Open for 3-Session Video Storytelling Seminar

February 25, 2010

A three-part series for reporters or Web producers will explain the how-tos of adding a video component to stories. The classes are March 11 and 26 and April 2 in the Bloomberg Center for Electronic Journalism . Costs vary and must be paid in advance; see details below.

The sessions will offer practical tips for producing video, whether you're using a Flip camera, an iPhone or more sophisticated video equipment.

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Registration Open for 3-Session Video Storytelling Seminar

February 25, 2010

A three-part series for reporters or Web producers will explain the how-tos of adding a video component to stories. The classes are March 11 and 26 and April 2 in the Bloomberg Center for Electronic Journalism . Costs vary and must be paid in advance; see details below.

The sessions will offer practical tips for producing video, whether you're using a Flip camera, an iPhone or more sophisticated video equipment.

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This Week in National Press Club History

February 22, 2010 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

Feb. 21, 1999: Ex-wrestler and current Reform Party Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says that third parties are important to the country, and the press needs to laugh more.

Feb. 23, 1955: The National Press Club admits women members of the press to the Ballroom balcony during speaker luncheons.

Feb. 26, 2007: Former Mr. Universe and current California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says he wants another windbreaker as the appreciation gift for his luncheon address, but gets the last extra-large in stock.

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Democracy Transformation Topic of Newsmaker, 4 pm March 9

February 22, 2010 | By Peter Hickman | pjhickman@hotmail.com

The Bertelsmann Foundation will release and discuss the 2010 English-language edition of the Bertelsmann Transformation Index at a Newsmaker at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 9. The BTI measures the progress made by 128 "transition" countries toward democracy and a market-oriented economy. Hauke Hartmann and Sabine Donnerwill present the material.

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