National Press Club

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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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:

-- Angela Greiling Keane, Membership Secretary

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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, 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 |

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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