National Press Club and The Washington Post

We walked to the National Press Club this morning (3 blocks down the road) and had a nice chat with one of the former presidents, a fairly young reporter for USA Today. She stressed how drinking is an important part of journalism (there are bars there in every room; and apparently the Press Club was issued the very first license after the prohibition in the U.S. in 1933) and shared a couple of entertaining stories about her various assignments as a reporter abroad (covering crises and natural disaster) and how she likes to go to beauty parlors and talk to the women there to get her stories.

After that we went to The Washington Post and talked to several people there. Nice newsroom and impressive work they do there, including video and everything.

As for the rest of the day, well, I found Filene’s Basement and Barnes & Noble. And when I finally resurfaced, I realized it was dinnertime and the Trolleys we had tickets for stopped running at 5.30. To overcome my disappointment I had dinner in Chinatown and a big cup of fabulous icecream.

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2 Responses to National Press Club and The Washington Post

  1. Rosie says:

    Bars sounds good. How about smoking? 🙂

  2. Claudia says:

    Smoking? It’s the US of non-smoking A, land of the free for those who have the money to afford it. (And I’m pretty sure they have a smoking bar but didn’t show us).

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