National Press Club

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

March 16, 2012 | By Ronald Baygents |

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.

Read more

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

March 15, 2012 | By Tinm Lundin |

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.

Read more

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

March 15, 2012 | By Pat Schoeni |

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.

Read more

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

March 15, 2012 | By Gil Klein |

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.

Read more

Portuguese finance minister to address Monday Newsmaker

March 15, 2012 | By Peter Hickman |

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.

Read more

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

March 14, 2012 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

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.

Read more

National Press Club journalism contest seeks best of broadcasters

March 14, 2012 | By Will Lester |

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.

Read more

No rinky-dink course for NPC's Journalism Institute's inaugural golf tourney April 20

March 13, 2012 | By Julie Schoo |

Participants in the National Press Club Journalism Institute's inaugural golf tournament on Friday, April 20, will have an opportunity to play on one of the top-ranked courses in the area.

The event will be held at the Country Club at Woodmore in Mitchellville, Md., an Arnold Palmer-designed course that was ranked No. 7 in the Mid-Atlantic region last year by Golf Digest magazine.

The top-rated course was chosen by the Institute not only to provide an enjoyable venue for entrants, but also to provide a challenging test of their skills.

Read more

Alexander McCall Smith to make only Washington appearance at Club April 14

March 13, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

In his only appearance in Washington, D.C., best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith will discuss his new book, “The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection: No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (13),” at the National Press Club on April 14 at 12:15 p.m.

McCall Smith will sign copies of “The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection” as well as his latest young reader title, “The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe's Very First Case," following the discussion and question-and-answer period. The author will only sign copies purchased through the Club.

Read more

Author to discuss capture of 9/11 terrorist mastermind April 11

March 13, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Josh Meyer, former chief terrorism reporter for The Los Angeles Times and director of education and outreach for Medill’s National Security Journalism Initiative, will discuss his new book "The Hunt for KSM: Inside the Pursuit and Takedown of the Real 9/11 Mastermind, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed," in the Bloomberg Room on April 11 at 6:30 p.m.

Read more