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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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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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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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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This Week in National Press Club History

December 9, 2009 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

Dec. 7, 1939: Founders’ Day dinner is attended by President Roosevelt; James Farley, head of the Post Office; Secretary of State Cordell Hull; and Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau.

Dec. 7, 1941: Members converge from everywhere on the news of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Dec. 9, 1985: Journalist Flora Lewis receives the Fourth Estate Award.

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