National Press Club

Journopalooza II, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8; Don't Forget the Raffle

January 6, 2010

When buying tickets for Journopalooza, the journalism fund-raiser set to rock the ballroom starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, don't forget to purchase a $5 raffle ticket for a Les Paul Studio guitar generously donated by Gibson USA.

The guitar, valued at $1,799, has been a top studio instrument since its introduction in 1983.

Ticket are available online or at the event, which benefits the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library, Reporters Without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Four DC media bands, including NPC members and area j ournalists from The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, McClatchy, Reuters, The Washington Post and others, will be playing.

Advance tickets at the $20 NPC member price can be purchased at until noon Friday, Jan. 8, using the discount code provided in a separate story on the members-only portion of the site. Tickets for members at the door are $25 -- bring your NPC ID to avoid paying the $30 non-member rate.

Member questions may be directed to Club President-elect Alan Bjerga at