National Press Club

Attention crustacean aficionados: Next Lobster Night at Fourth Estate is March 28

March 20, 2012 | By susan delbert | sdelbert@press.org

It's spring! The National Press Club's Fourth Estate restaurant will celebrate its arrival by holding its first Lobster Night of the season next Wednesday, March 28.

Members pay $25, non-members $30 for a fresh 1 ¼ pound Maine lobster with coleslaw and choice of French fries or oven crisped new potatoes. Reservations are requested 24 hours in advance to a assure a crustacean; phone: (202)662-7638. A few lobsters will be available for those without a reservation.

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Book Fair set for Nov. 13; author applications available now

March 20, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

One of the National Press Club's most popular events -- its annual Book Fair & Authors Night -- has been scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Mark your calendars!

The event, the 35th annual, will raise money for the National Press Club Journalism Institute’s professional training programs, college scholarships and awards for journalistic excellence. Once again the Institute is partnering with the Seed Foundation, which helps prepare under-served students for college and high-performing public boarding schools in the District and Maryland.

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Dornheim Award recognizes excellence in writing about aerospace, defense and airline industry

March 16, 2012 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The National Press Club is recognizing the best reporting and writing about aerospace, defense and the airline industry with the Michael A. Dornheim Award. The award is presented to honor the career of the late Michael Dornheim, a longtime reporter and editor at Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine.

The award is among those in the Club's Journalism Contest. Deadline for entering the contest is April 1, so pick your entries and mail them soon! For information about the contest, click here. The prize for the winner is $1,000.

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Prospects for democracy in Arab world to be topic of Tuesday Newsmaker at 10 a.m.

March 16, 2012 | By Ronald Baygents | ronaldbaygents@aol.com

Radwan Masmoudi, president of the Washington, D.C.-based Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy, will speak at an National Press Club Newsmaker news conference Tuesday, March 20, on the topic, "Will Democracy Succeed in the Arab World? Tunisia As a Model.” The event will begin at 10 a.m.

Masmoudi recently returned from two months in the Middle East. He visited his native Tunisia and conducted workshops in Egypt, Jordan and Algeria.

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'National Geographic' photographer to present 40 years of stories and photos March 23

March 15, 2012 | By Tinm Lundin | Tim@TDLphoto.com

Fresh from speaking at a sold-out venue in National Geographic magazine's Grosvenor Audtorium, Lynn Abercrombie will appear at the National Press Club Friday, March 23, to tell stories and show photos of her travels with her late husband Tom as he covered every continent and the seven seas for the magazine for nearly 50 years.

The event, slated to begin at 7 p.m., will celebrate "Traveling the World for National Geographic," a new book featuring stunning images from their remarkable lives.

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Have the travel itch? Hear about upcoming NPC trips at reception Tuesday

March 15, 2012 | By Pat Schoeni | pqschoeni@aol.com

If you're planning to travel this year, don't miss the NPC Travel Committee reception at the Club on Tuesday, March 20, at 7 p.m.

The committee will provide information on planned trips to the Baltic Republics, the Canadian Rockies and many more that are scheduled for the remainder of this year and in 2013. You'll have a chance to offer suggestions for additional destinations.

Food and drinks will be served.

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A few seats available for Tuesday's 'Kalb Report' with Walter Isaacson

March 15, 2012 | By Gil Klein | gilbert.klein@yahoo.com

Walter Isaacson, author of the best-selling biography of the late Steve Jobs, will be the guest of Marvin Kalb Tuesday, March 20, for the next edition of "The Kalb Report." They will talk about "Leadership, Genius and the Future of Journalism" by exploring the traits of leadership and how they apply to journalism in the digital age. Join them in the National Press Club Ballroom. Get there early for a good seat before the 8 p.m. showtime. Admission is free, but seats are limited. Please reserve by calling the Club's reservation line: 202-662-7501.

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Portuguese finance minister to address Monday Newsmaker

March 15, 2012 | By Peter Hickman | pjhickman@hotmail.com

The State Minister for Finance of Portugal, Vitor Gaspar, will discuss the Portuguese financial situation at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference Monday, March 19, at 4 p.m.

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Game on: Tennis legend Billie Jean King to speak at May 9 Luncheon

March 14, 2012 | By Donna Leinwand Leger | dleinwand@usatoday.com

Tennis great Billie Jean King, 39-time Grand Slam singles champion, will address a National Press Club Luncheon on Wednesday, May 9.

King, a long-time advocate for gender equality in sports, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.

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National Press Club journalism contest seeks best of broadcasters

March 14, 2012 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The National Press Club journalism contest seeks the best work from broadcasters in a variety of areas.

Broadcasters are encouraged to enter their best work in areas like breaking news, reporting on consumer issues, press criticism, international reporting and reporting about animals and their welfare.

The best work of broadcasters in presenting their work online can be entered in the competition for the best online journalism. Entrants must show how they used online content to enhance their broadcast reports.

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