Library How-To: Using the Leadership Connect database

It’s all about who you know, and potential sources for your stories are everywhere. Stay up to date with Leadership Connect, a database designed to find correct contact information for people and organizations.

Whether you are trying to find the policy director for a member of Congress, board members for a foundation, or news media contacts, you can access Leadership Connect digitally in the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library.

Representatives from Leadership Connect will demonstrate how to use the database at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12. The information resource is available at no cost to National Press Club members and is among the various tools available to help your reporting. This training session is one in a series of workshops intended to introduce you to databases and resources available in the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library.

You’ll learn how to:

  • identify leaders, committees and staffers focused on specific issues;

  • research contacts you plan to meet;

  • find the right reporter at the right outlet; and

  • identify prospects, among other features.

The training is free for members and $5 for non-members. Registration is encouraged; walk-ins are welcome.

For more information about this training or to pose a question in advance, please email Beth Francesco at [email protected].

About the Library and NPC Journalism Institute

The National Press Club Journalism Institute operates the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library. The Journalism Institute’s mission is to promote an engaged global citizenry through an independent and free press, and equip journalists with skills and standards to inform the public in ways that inspire civic engagement. As the non-profit of the National Press Club, the Institute serves as a beacon for journalism in the public interest.

Event details:

National Press Club

529 14th Street NW (14th & F Streets)

13th Floor

Washington, DC 20045

Feb. 12, 2019

8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Free for National Press Club members; $5 for general public