National Press Club

Celebrate excellent journalism at the National Press Club July 30

July 22, 2014 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The National Press Club will celebrate some of last year’s finest journalism on Wednesday, July 30 at the annual Journalism Awards Dinner.

The event begins with a reception at 6 pm in the Holeman Lounge and dinner in the Ballroom at 7 pm

Awards will be presented for some of the best coverage of breaking news, political and consumer news, as well as some of the finest work in online journalism, humor, foreign affairs and animal welfare coverage, among many categories.

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Discover the best little lobbying database in town on July 24

July 22, 2014 | By Julie School | jschoo@press.org

Learn how to use the best little lobbying database in town at a workshop 9:30 am – 11 am on Thursday, in the Bloomberg Room of the National Press Club.

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Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan Cancels NPC Luncheon

July 22, 2014 | By Kasia Klimasinska | k.klimasinska@gmail.com

CANCELLED: Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan planned to talk about his country's struggle to contain violent campaign of Islamist group Boko Haram. The luncheon was set for Thursday, July 31. Jonathan will need to stay in Nigeria to work with Parliament on his emergency request to borrow $1 billion for the fight against Boko Haram.

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July 23rd event to highlight drones and photojournalism

July 21, 2014 | By Al Teich | ateich@gmail.com

Chuck Tobin, a former journalist who now heads the national media practice team at the Washington law firm of Holland & Knight, will speak at a special event on drones and photojournalism at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 23 at the National Press Club.

Tobin is leading an effort to enact regulations for this innovative and controversial type of aerial journalism and will explain the legal turbulence that surrounds it.

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CDC director to tackle MERS, measles, global health threats, July 22 luncheon

July 21, 2014 | By Doris Margolis | dorismargolis@editorialassociates.com

Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control, will address concerns about the MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) virus and other key health issues at a National Press Club Luncheon on Tuesday, July 22.

Frieden also will discuss the sharp rise in U.S. measles cases and the growing number of antibiotic-resistant diseases. Frieden, who has led the CDC since 2009, is a physician trained in internal medicine, infectious diseases, public health and epidemiology.

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South African President Zuma to speak at NPC Luncheon Aug. 4

July 19, 2014 | By Myron Belkind | myron.belkind@verizon.net

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa will be the guest at a National Press Club Speakers Luncheon at 1:30 p.m. Monday, August 4, in the Ballroom.

Zuma, who was first elected president in 2009 and re-elected in 2014, will speak on the eve of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington August 5 to 6.

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Ex-POW Alvarez sees "nothing positive" in prisoner exchange

July 18, 2014 | By Ken Dalecki | kdalecki@hotmail.com

"I see nothing positive about it," retired Navy Cmdr. Everett Alvarez, Jr., the longest-held U.S. POW during the Vietnam War, said of the prisoner exchange that freed five Islamic terrorists for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. He was speaking at a meeting Thursday, July 17, of the NPC's American Legion Post 20.

Alvarez, who next month will mark 50 years since his capture by the North Vietnamese after his carrier-based plane was shot down over Hanoi, said he is "fearful (the exchange) will set a precedent."

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Member Spotlight premieres at the National Press Club

July 16, 2014 | By Allyson Cannon | acannon@press.org

NPC Member Katy Steinmetz is a reporter for TIME Magazine based out of San Francisco, CA. Formerly with the Washington D.C. Bureau, Steinmetz landed the May 2014 cover with her article, “The Transgender Tipping Point”, featuring Laverne Cox, of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black.

Steinmetz was instrumental in organizing the 2013 Centennial Spelling Bee between Congressional leaders and journalists. Steinmetz has been an NPC member since 2010.

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Discover the best little lobbying database in town, on July 24

July 16, 2014 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Learn how to use the best little lobbying database in town at a workshop on July 24, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room of the National Press Club.

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Former White House CTO to discuss new book on entrepreneurial technology, July 22

July 15, 2014 | By Allyson Cannon | acannon@press.org

Aneesh Chopra, formerly the White House's first chief technology officer, will discuss the entrepreneurial opportunities technology offers government to address challenges in public health, energy and education through his new book, "Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government."

The event will be held on July 22 at 6 p.m. in the National Press Club's Holeman Lounge. This is a ticketed event and registration is required.

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