National Press Club

Communications and Marketing Committee Plans Dec. 8 Soiree

December 2, 2009

The Communications and Marketing Committee will hold an informal gathering at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the Reliable Source. There is no agenda and no formal meeting. This is a relaxed opportunity to get to know one another better and to celebrate our committee’s 2009 achievements, our 2010 aspirations, and the holiday season.

Current committee members invite those who wish to join us in the new year or who want to learn more about our endeavors to attend. Contact committee chairman Ed Barks ebarks@barkscomm.com with questions.

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This Week in National Press Club History

November 30, 2009 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein

Dec. 1, 1999: Actor Christopher Reeve pleads for more spinal cord injuries research.

Dec. 5, 1984: Helen Thomas, then UPI correspondent for 23 years, reporting through six presidential terms, is the first woman to receive the Fourth Estate Award.
This Week in National Press Club History is brought to you by the History Committee, which is dedicated to preserving, and revitalizing the Club’s history through displays, panel discussions and lectures, as well as interviewing members as part of the Club’s long-standing oral history project.

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Edmonds' Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photos on Display

November 30, 2009 | By Darlene Shields, Photography Committee chairwoman | darleneshields@earthlink.net

Ron Edmonds' Pulitzer Prize-winning photos of the 1981 Reagan assassination attempt are now on display on the NPC walls outside the Fourth Estate restaurant.

Edmonds, recently retired AP senior White House photographer, donated the photos to the Club. The photos won the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for spot news photography.

The photos are part of the NPC's growing collection of Pulitzer-winning photography.

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Edmonds' Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photos on Display

November 30, 2009 | By Darlene Shields, Photography Committee chairwoman | darleneshields@earthlink.net

Ron Edmonds' Pulitzer Prize-winning photos of the 1981 Reagan assassination attempt are now on display on the NPC walls outside the Fourth Estate restaurant.

Edmonds, recently retired AP senior White House photographer, donated the photos to the Club. The photos won the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for spot news photography.
The photos are part of the NPC's growing collection of Pulitzer-winning photography.

-- Darlene Shields, Photography Committee chairwoman, darleneshields@earthlink.net.

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This Week in National Press Club History

November 30, 2009 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein - | eksmithb@verizon.net

Dec. 1, 1999: Actor Christopher Reeve pleads for more spinal cord injuries research.

Dec. 5, 1984: Helen Thomas, then UPI correspondent for 23 years, reporting through six presidential terms, is the first woman to receive the Fourth Estate Award.
This Week in National Press Club History is brought to you by the History Committee, which is dedicated to preserving, and revitalizing the Club’s history through displays, panel discussions and lectures, as well as interviewing members as part of the Club’s long-standing oral history project.

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Media Training Basics, 2-4 pm Dec 4; Free for Members

November 29, 2009 | By Susan Heavey | sheavey@thomsonreuters.com

Just a few seats remain for "Introduction to Media Training," NPC member Adam Konowe's class to empower public relations practitioners and spokespeople to create happy long-term relationships with journalists who cover their organizations on Friday, Dec. 4 from 2 to 4 p.m.

This session will give young professionals, students and others seeking to polish their skills a primer on where media is today and how news happens. Participants will also get tips on how to field inquiries from journalists, interview successfully, and maintain proper attribution and
confidentiality.

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"Scoop"' at Dec. 19 Books & Brunch

November 29, 2009

Evelyn Waugh’s classic comic novel, “Scoop” will be discussed at Books & Brunch at noon Saturday, Dec. 19, at The Fourth Estate Restaurant. Anyone wanting to attend should RSVP by Thursday, Dec. 17, to Rachel Belkind at lotus152@gmail.com or Sean Reilly at reillys@cox.net .

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"Scoop"' at Dec. 19 Books & Brunch

November 29, 2009

Evelyn Waugh’s classic comic novel, “Scoop” will be discussed at Books & Brunch at noon Saturday, Dec. 19, at The Fourth Estate Restaurant. Anyone wanting to attend should RSVP by Thursday, Dec. 17, to Rachel Belkind at lotus152@gmail.com or Sean Reilly at reillys@cox.net.

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Media Training Basics, 2-4 pm Dec 4; Free for Members

November 29, 2009 | By Susan Heavey | sheavey@thomsonreuters.com

Just a few seats remain for "Introduction to Media Training," NPC member Adam Konowe's class to empower public relations practitioners and spokespeople to create happy long-term relationships with journalists who cover their organizations on Friday, Dec. 4 from 2 to 4 p.m.

This session will give young professionals, students and others seeking to polish their skills a primer on where media is today and how news happens. Participants will also get tips on how to field inquiries from journalists, interview successfully, and maintain proper attribution and
confidentiality.

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2,143 Books Sold at Fair

November 25, 2009

Book Fair attendees purchased 2,143 books from the 90 authors who offered their works at the Nov. 17 event.

The top five sellers were:

  • 80 books: "Dr. Galen's Little Black Bag" by Robert Comunale
  • 79 books: "Top Chef: The Quickfire Cookbook" by Spike Mendelsohn and Carla Hall
  • 66 books: "Guilty: Liberal "Victims" and Their Assault on America" by Ann Coulter
  • 57 books: "Kinky's Celebrity Pet Files" by Kinky Friedman

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