National Press Club

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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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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This Week in National Press Club History

October 19, 2009 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

Oct. 19, 1973: Walter Cronkite is awarded the National Press Club’s first Fourth Estate Award, the Club’s most prestigious honor for lifetime achievement in journalism.

Oct. 20, 2005: Jazz trumpeter and educator Wynton Marsalis addresses a luncheon on Hurricane Katrina and the need for more relief in New Orleans.

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Risk Reporting Seminars, Oct. 26-28; Free for Members

October 19, 2009 | By Susan Heavey | sheavey@thomsonreuters.com

Two seminars, Oct. 26 through 28, will help you cover stories that involve risk. From plane crashes, food poisoning and climate change to terrorism, the environment, health and public safety, there are key questions you need to answer in order to tell your audience 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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Class on Access to Court Records, Proceedings 10 am Oct. 21

October 19, 2009 | By Corinna Zarek | czarek@rcfp.org

Learn how to assert your First Amendment rights of access to court records and proceedings from media lawyer Rory Eastburg in a class at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the Bloomberg Center for Electronic Journalism.

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National Geographic Digital Media SVP, 6:30 pm Oct. 21; Members Only

October 19, 2009

INSIDE THE CLUB
Posted by Sylvia Smith - 10/19/2009 | Email the editor
National Geographic Digital Media SVP, 6:30 pm Oct. 21; Members Only

Bob Covey, senior vice president of content development and design for National Geographic Digital Media, will speak at the Breaking in to Digital Media series at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Zenger Room.

Covey will discuss breaking into producing/content creation for Web sites, followed by 30 minutes for Q&A.

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National Geographic Digital Media SVP, 6:30 pm Oct. 21; Members Only

October 19, 2009

Bob Covey, senior vice president of content development and design for National Geographic Digital Media, will speak at the Breaking in to Digital Media series at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Zenger Room.

Covey will discuss breaking into producing/content creation for Web sites, followed by 30 minutes for Q&A.

The series aims to give journalists and media professionals an opportunity to glean insiders' tips from prominent online-media experts. This event is for NPC members only and is limited to 40 members.

RSVP to the Events Committee's Christine Dell'Amore: rueparadis@gmail.com

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