National Press Club

"Spy" Julia Child spilled the beans at the Club

August 28, 2008

Well before the AP story this week, NPC members knew all about Julia Child's involvement with the OSS, the predecessor of the CIA. Child worked as a clerk for the World War II-era spy agency, and she described it during her 1993 appearance at an NPC luncheon. Questioned by President Clayton Boyce, Child spilled the beans. We "declassified" photos and an audio file of her luncheon.

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Preserving Your Papers; Archivist to Lead Class Sept. 17

August 20, 2008

Have you ever wondered what to do with all of your photos, news clippings or family papers? Or how to store grandma’s quilt? What to do with piles of papers in drawers and closets? If so, join Marlene Justsen, NPC archivist, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 17 for a course geared toward journalists and media folks. Learn how and where to store your materials, find a conservator, get an appraisal, and how to donate your materials to an archive. For more information or to make a reservation call 202-662-7598 or email mjustsen@press.org

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Save Sept. 10 for Christopher Buckley and "Supreme Courtship"

August 15, 2008

New York Times bestselling author Christopher Buckley comes to the National Press Club on Sept. 10 to discuss "Supreme Courtship," his
latest comic look at Washington politics. In "Supreme Courtship," the president has no success getting his Supreme Court nominees confirmed,
so he turns an unconventional choice, a well-known television judge.

Buckley is the author of numerous best-sellers, including "Thank You for Smoking" and "Boomsday." He has written over 60 comic essays and is the

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A Dozen Comupters on 14th Floor; Sign-in Required

July 28, 2008

By Thursday afternoon, 12 computers will be installed and ready for members' use in the 14th floor alcove. These will augment the three computers that will be available in the library when the library's monthlong renovation is complete about Labor Day.

To ensure the 14th floor computers are available for members only, a sign-in will be required: The same user name and password you use to access the members-only section of the NPC web site.

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The News Biz: The Best of Times, the Not-so-Best of Times, Panel Says

March 4, 2008 | By Sylvia Smith

INDIANAPOLIS – Dennis Ryerson, editor of the Indianapolis Star, has been in the newspaper business 38 years.

“I’ve never been so frustrated,” he told an audience in Indianapolis Tuesday. “But I’ve never been as energized.”

Ryerson said the economic challenges of the newspaper industry are undeniable, but the opportunities are bountiful to reshape newspapers, use different technologies, reach readers in ways that dramatically affect their lives.

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New Media and the Presidential Campaign Panel 7 p.m. Sept. 15

December 31, 1969

A panel of leading New Media experts will talk about how these new forms of journalism are shaping the 2008 presidential campaign. "The Bloggers, the Campaign and the Future of Journalism" is at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15, in the Holeman Lounge.

Appearing on the panel will be:

-- Michael Tomasky, editor of GuardianAmerica.com, the U.S.-based Web site of The Guardian newspaper of London. It covers American politics and culture.

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Hip-hop Star Says Giving Back is Duty of Celebs

December 31, 1969 | By Ellyn Ferguson | elferguson@netzero.com

Celebrities have a duty to giveback to society and use philanthropy as a tool for change, hip-hop star and actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges said Oct. 23.

“I feel like every celebrity, even if they don’t realize it, they have great responsibility and great influence. With great power comes great responsibility,” the 32-year-old Grammy winner said. Bridges, who has sold 24 million records worldwide, put music aside to talk about leadership and charity at a National Press Club luncheon.

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Graham, Nunn, McManus to Roast Schieffer at Oct. 15 Fourth Estate Award Dinner

December 31, 1969

Sen. Lindsey Graham, former Sen. Sam Nunn and CBS News President Sean McManus will roast Bob Schieffer when the National Press Club presents the legendary CBS newsman with its highest honor, the Fourth Estate Award, on Oct. 15.

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Meet a New Member: Kristin Coyner of CQ

December 31, 1969

The National Press Club is excited about the members being welcomed to the Club and will highlight one each month. The Club is a place of both tradition and constant renewal. We're constantly seeking new members, so please invite colleagues and friends to join. To see member benefits and the membership application: http://press.org/membership/application

-- Angela Greiling Keane, Membership Secretary

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