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      July 31, 2019

      Wednesday   6:30 PM

      529 14th Street Northwest
      Washington, District of Columbia 20045

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      A journalist and a whistleblower walk into a bar ...

      . . . and they talk a lot . . . Join journalists, whistleblowers and advocates for both groups Wednesday, July 31, for an informal get-together during the annual Whistleblower Summit & Film Festival in D.C. Sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists DC Pro Chapter, all SPJ members and friends as well as all summit attendees are invited. The chapter is hosting the event at the National Press Club, away from the site of summit activities. There is no cover charge to attend. Buy your own food and drinks (including non-alcoholic). We will gather at 6:30 p.m. in the McClendon Room on the top floor of the Press Club, located in the National Press Building at the corner of 14th and F streets NW. After introducing ourselves, we will get a special tour of the Club by Club member and SPJ DC board of directors member Kathryn Foxhall. After the tour, we’ll return to the McClendon Room and discuss whistleblowers and public information officers. Foxhall, a science journalist and member of the Press Club's and national SPJ's Freedom of Information committees, has a particular expertise in PIO transparency issues as they apply to journalists' access to government information. She has helped spearhead a national SPJ project on this issue; you can see her efforts here. You must register in advance for the mixer event, because we need to provide your name to the Club so you will be admitted. If you have questions, contact Jonathan Make,, 202-872-9200 and The Press Club is at 529 14th St. NW, accessible via the elevators in the 14th Street entrance lobby, to the 13th floor. The club is close to the Metro Center station on Metro's Red Line.                                             Photo of an iced beverage by Snowy Vin on The top photo was taken at a national SPJ-SPJ DC Pro-Government Accountability Project panel discussion "Truth Be Told: Whistleblowers, Journalists and Democracy" during Sunshine Week in March 2018. Brandon Coleman (right) is a whistleblower who exposed disturbing Department of Veterans Affairs patient issues. On the left is engineer and risk analyst Larry Criscione, a federal whistleblower who exposed inaction by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission after he disclosed that some U.S. nuclear power plants could not withstand flooding.

      Categories: Politics & Activism

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