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

October 6, 2009

Rob 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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Press Club Goes to Amish Country

October 5, 2009 | By Myron Belkind, committee chairman | myron.belkind@verizon.net

Under a bright sun and clear skies, 31 Press Club members and guests took a day trip Oct. 3 to Lancaster County, Pa., to explore the lifestyle and culture of the oldest Amish community in the United States.

The trip, organized by the International Correspondents Committee for the second year in a row, attracted American visitors from as far as California and foreign correspondents representing media in Russia, Germany, Austria, Israel, Spain and Japan.

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This Week in National Press Club History

October 5, 2009 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

Oct. 6, 1999: South African leader Archbishop Desmond Tutu addresses a luncheon, describing “the miracle” of South Africa after apartheid and asks for more aid from the United States.

Oct. 7, 1994: Nelson Mandela, freed in 1990 after 27 years in prison, and newly elected president of the Republic of South Africa, speaks about the end of apartheid and the Republic’s future, in the biggest-attended luncheon of the year.

Oct. 9, 1973: Anthropologist Margaret Mead addresses the Club that women couldn’t do much worse than men as leaders.

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Obama Assessment is Topic of NPC Radio Program

October 5, 2009 | By Sarah Williams | slwvassar@aol.com

A roundtable discussion about the Obama administration at nine months is the latest edition of "From the National Press Club." Moderator Rick Dunham, bureau chief of the Washington Hearst bureau, talks with Carolyn Lochhead of the San Francisco Chronicle and Julie Mason of the Washington Examiner. They discuss the administration's efforts regarding health care reform, climate change and Afghanistan.

The program can be accessed at www.press.org/activities/radio.cfm . The program is also available for a free download from iTunes.

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Obama Assessment is Topic of NPC Radio Program

October 5, 2009 | By Sarah Williams | slwvassar@aol.com

A roundtable discussion about the Obama administration at nine months is the latest edition of "From the National Press Club." Moderator Rick Dunham, bureau chief of the Washington Hearst bureau, talks with Carolyn Lochhead of the San Francisco Chronicle and Julie Mason of the Washington Examiner. They discuss the administration's efforts regarding health care reform, climate change and Afghanistan.

The program can be accessed at www.press.org/activities/radio.cfm . The program is also available for a free download from iTunes.

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This Week in National Press Club History

October 5, 2009 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein | eksmithb@verizon.net

Oct. 6, 1999: South African leader Archbishop Desmond Tutu addresses a luncheon, describing “the miracle” of South Africa after apartheid and asks for more aid from the United States.

Oct. 7, 1994: Nelson Mandela, freed in 1990 after 27 years in prison, and newly elected president of the Republic of South Africa, speaks about the end of apartheid and the Republic’s future, in the biggest-attended luncheon of the year.

Oct. 9, 1973: Anthropologist Margaret Mead addresses the Club that women couldn’t do much worse than men as leaders.

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Press Club Goes to Amish Country

October 5, 2009 | By Byron Belkind, committee chairman | myron.belkind@verizon.net

Under a bright sun and clear skies, 31 Press Club members and guests took a
day trip Oct. 3 to Lancaster County, Pa., to explore the
lifestyle and culture of the oldest Amish community in the United States.

The trip, organized by the International Correspondents Committee for the
second year in a row, attracted American visitors from as far as California
and foreign correspondents representing media in Russia, Germany, Austria,
Israel, Spain and Japan.

Leaving the Press Club at 8:30 a.m., the group arrived in Bird-in-Hand, Pa.,

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Used Book Sale Today; Open till 7:30 pm

October 2, 2009

An array of gently used fiction and non-fiction -- hardback and paperback -- will be on sale until 7:30 p.m. today, Oct. 2, in the Bloomberg Training Center on the 13th floor.

It opens to Club members at 9 a.m.; members of the public are admitted at 10:30 a.m.

Member prices are $2.50 for a hardcover book and $1 per paperback. Non-members will be charged $5 hardcover/$2 paperback. Proceeds benefit the Library programs.

For admittance to the 90-minute period for members only, bring your membership card.

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Used Book Sale Today; Open till 7:30 p.m.

October 2, 2009

An array of gently used fiction and non-fiction -- hardback and paperback -- will be on sale until 7:30 p.m. today, Oct. 2, in the Bloomberg Training Center on the 13th floor.

It opens to Club members at 9 a.m.; members of the public are admitted at 10:30 a.m.

Member prices are $2.50 for a hardcover book and $1 per paperback. Non-members will be charged $5 hardcover/$2 paperback. Proceeds benefit the Library programs.

For admittance to the 90-minute period for members only, bring your membership card.

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Used Book Sale 9 am Oct. 2; Open to the Public at 10:30 am

September 29, 2009

An array of gently used fiction and non-fiction -- hardback and paperback -- will be on sale from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, in the Bloomberg Training Center on the 13th floor.

Members of the public are admitted at 10:30 a.m.

Member prices are $2.50 for a hardcover book and $1 per paperback. Non-members will be charged $5 hardcover/$2 paperback. Proceeds benefit the Library programs.

For admittance to the 90 minute period for members only, bring your membership card.

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