National Press Club

Journalism Courage Honored 7 pm Oct. 26

October 24, 2009

2009 Courage in Journalism Award winners:

  • Iryna Khalip of Belarus, reporter and editor in the Minsk bureau of Novaya Gazeta
  • Agnès Tailé of Cameroon, media consultant and former reporter for Canal 2 International, radio and television
  • Jila Baniyaghoob* of Iran, freelance reporter and editor-in-chief of the Web site Kanoon Zanan Irani (Iranian Women's Center)

The 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award winner is Amira Hass, a reporter and columnist for Ha'aretz Daily, a newspaper based in Tel Aviv.

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Halloween Costume Night & Fund-raiser 7:30 pm Oct. 30; $15 in Advance

October 24, 2009 | By Christine Dell'Amore | rueparadis@gmail.com

Join old Hollywood stars for the "HallowScreen" Halloween Benefit Gala from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30.

Local indie-rock band Deleted Scenes and DJ Matt Spangler will provide spook-tacular musical entertainment, and Alisa Parenti, an award-winning anchor for MarketWatch Radio Network, will emcee the event. The Washington National Opera will also perform.

Enter the costume contest for the best old Hollywood get-up for a chance to take home the evening’s grand prize.

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Audio of Ken Burns Luncheon Now Available

October 23, 2009

The audio of the NPC Luncheon featuring documentary filmmaker Ken Burns is available on the Club web site:

http://www.press.org/activities/radio.cfm

He spoke just as his new six-part PBS series on the national parks premiered. More than six years in the making, "National Parks: America's Best Idea" combines a rich narrative of the people who came up with the idea for preserving lands open to all with spectacular images of these natural wonders captured on film.

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Ron Edmonds to Present Pulitzer Photos at Noon, Oct. 28

October 21, 2009 | By Darlene Shields, Photography Committee chairwoman | darleneshields@earthlink.net

Ron Edmonds, recently retired AP senior White House photographer, will present copies of his trilogy of Pulitzer Prize-winning photos to the NPC when he speaks to the Photography Committee at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 28, in the Zenger Room.

Edmonds' photos of the Reagan assassination attempt in 1981 won the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for spot news photography. The photos will hang on the NPC's walls.

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Ron Edmonds to Present Pulitzer Photos at Noon, Oct. 28

October 21, 2009 | By Darlene Shields, Photography Committee chairwoman | darleneshields@earthlink.net

Ron Edmonds, recently retired AP senior White House photographer, will present copies of his trilogy of Pulitzer Prize-winning photos to the NPC when he speaks to the Photography Committee at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 28, in the Zenger Room.

Edmonds' photos of the Reagan assassination attempt in 1981 won the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for spot news photography. The photos will hang on the NPC's walls.

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Ron Edmonds to Present Pulitzer Photos at Noon, Oct. 28

October 21, 2009 | By Darlene Shields, Photography Committee chairwoman | darleneshields@earthlink.net

Ron Edmonds, recently retired AP senior White House photographer, will present copies of his trilogy of Pulitzer Prize-winning photos to the NPC when he speaks to the Photography Committee at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 28, in the Zenger Room.

Edmonds' photos of the Reagan assassination attempt in 1981 won the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for spot news photography. The photos will hang on the NPC's walls.

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Drink Wine, Order Wine to Help the Library, 6-9 pm Oct. 23

October 21, 2009

Taste wines from Argentina, France and Spain at "Ink & Drink," a benefit for the Eric J. Friedheim National Journalism Library at the National Press Club, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23 in the ballroom.

William-Harrison Imports will pour more than 60 wines for you to taste. Representatives from the Embassy of Argentina will also attend to answer your questions about Argentina's wine country.

Donation to attend the tasting is $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

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Drink Wine, Order Wine to Help the Library, 6-9 pm Oct. 23

October 21, 2009

Taste wines from Argentina, France and Spain at "Ink & Drink," a benefit for the Eric J. Friedheim National Journalism Library at the National Press Club, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23 in the ballroom.

William-Harrison Imports will pour more than 60 wines for you to taste. Representatives from the Embassy of Argentina will also attend to answer your questions about Argentina's wine country.

Donation to attend the tasting is $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

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Book on Iran at Nov. 21 Books & Brunch

October 20, 2009 | By Rachel Belkind | lotus152@gmail.com

"The Ayatollah Begs To Differ: The Paradox of Modern Iran" by Hooman Majd,
an Iranian-American writer who is the grandson of an ayatollah and
the son of an Iranian diplomat, will be the subject of the next Books &
Brunch at noon Saturday, Nov. 21, in the Fourth Estate Restaurant.

Selected by The Los Angles Times and The Economist as among the best books
of 2008, "The Ayatollah Begs to Differ" is in paperback with a
preface that contains observations by Majd about the disputed June 2009
election based on his visit to Iran as a journalist in the period leading up
to the vote.

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Book on Iran at Nov. 21 Books & Brunch

October 20, 2009 | By Rachel Belkind | lotus152@gmail.com

"The Ayatollah Begs To Differ: The Paradox of Modern Iran" by Hooman Majd, an Iranian-American writer who is the grandson of an ayatollah and the son of an Iranian diplomat, will be the subject of the next Books & Brunch at noon Saturday, Nov. 21, in the Fourth Estate Restaurant.

Selected by The Los Angles Times and The Economist as among the best books of 2008, "The Ayatollah Begs to Differ" is in paperback with a preface that contains observations by Majd about the disputed June 2009 election based on his visit to Iran as a journalist in the period leading up to the vote.

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