National Press Club

Expert to outline how post-9/11 security threatens photographers' freedom, noon Jan. 25

January 22, 2012 | By Darlene Shields |

Mickey H. Osterreicher, a lawyer and photojournalist, will examine how security precautions in the wake of 9/11 have threatened photographers' freedom at noon Wednesday, Jan. 25 at a joint meeting of the National Press Club Photography and Press Freedom committees in the Murrow Room.

Osterreicher will discuss the tension between the press and government regarding news coverage of matters of public interest.

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Bring on the bibs: Lobster Night at Fourth Estate, Jan. 25; Reservations essential

January 22, 2012 | By Justin Harrison |

Enjoy steamed 1¼ pound lobsters in the Fourth Estate Restaurant on Wednesday, Jan. 25.

The cost is $25 for members and their guests and $30 for non-members.

Lobsters are served with butter and a choice of oven-roasted potatoes or fries and coleslaw or green salad. Diners are seated from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Reservations are required 24 hours in advance. Reserve no later than noon Tuesday, Jan. 24, to assure lobster service. Lobsters may be available for walk-in diners, depending on demand. Call 202-662-7638 or email to reserve.

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DHS Secretary Napolitano to deliver ‘State of America’s Homeland Security’ address, Jan. 30

January 19, 2012 | By Patti Giglio |

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will deliver the second annual State of America’s Homeland Security address at a National Press Club luncheon on Jan. 30.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. with the speech beginning at 1 p.m. and ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $18 for Club members, $29 for guests of members and $36 for general admission.

To reserve tickets, please e-mail or call 202-662-7501. Tickets must be paid for at time of reservation.

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Investigative journalists to analyze looted antiquities, and museum transparency, Jan. 24

January 19, 2012 | By Anthony Shop |

Jason Felch and Ralph Frammolino, investigative journalists and authors of "Chasing Aphrodite: The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World’s Richest Museum," will join Gary Vikan, director of the Walters Art Museum and Arthur Houghton and a former curator at the Getty Museum, to discuss looted antiquities and transparency in American museums at 6 p.m. Jan. 24 in the National Press Club ballroom.

The event will be moderated by James Grimaldi, investigative reporter for the Washington Post.

Tickets can be reserved and purchased

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Get social smart with new professional development classes

January 11, 2012 | By Julie Schoo |

Get up to speed on the latest social media and digital tools through the National Press Club Journalism Institutes professional development class.

The NPC Journalism Institute partnered with Webbmedia Group for an advanced series of training classes for journalists and professionals starting Jan. 19 with "How to Write a Social Media Policy."

You must RSVP to attend these sessions. Class size is limited.

Please contact Julie Schoo at to inquire about the discount offered to NPC members. Use the link below to reserve.

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Attend American Experience screening for a chance to win DVD collection

January 11, 2012 | By Anthony F. Shop |

One attendee of Thursday evening's "American Experience" screening of the Clinton biopic will win an "American Experience: Presidents" DVD collection.

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Two recent Newsmaker Luncheon programs to air on SiriusXM Satellite

January 10, 2012 | By Ken Mellgren |

NPC programs featuring NBC’s Tom Brokaw and TMZ’s Harvey Levin will air in an upcoming series, “This Just In,” on SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

Brokaw will air Sunday, Jan. 15 from 11 a.m. to noon on the public radio channels of Sirius (205) and XM (121) and the TMZ/Harvey Levin program will air the following Sunday, Jan. 22 from 11 a.m. to noon on the same channels. The series also airs locally at 7 p.m. on WFED 1500-AM on the same dates. The series is a partnership including George Washington University, the Newseum and the National Press Club.

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Abortion clinic founder to discuss recession's impact on abortion rates, Jan. 17

January 10, 2012 | By Kimberly Mikec |

On the eve of the 39th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, Merle Hoffman, founder and owner of one of the nation’s oldest and largest abortion clinics, will lead a conversation on “ABORTIONOMICS: When Choice is a Necessity: the Impact of Recession on Abortion Rates.”

The Newsmaker press conference begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, in the club's Zenger Room.

For more information, contact Kimberly Mikec at

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Newsmaker on Tomorrow's Internet, 2 p.m. Wednesday

January 10, 2012 | By Jamie Horwitz |

ICANN President and Chief Executive Officer Rod Beckstrom and Board Chair Stephen Crocker will discuss taking the Internet beyond .com, .org and .edu with the launch of hundreds of new generic top-level Internet domains (gTLDs) such as .hotel, and .paris. at a Newsmaker press conference at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

ICANN will begin accepting applications Jan. 12 for the new domain names.

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Get In the Mood for News and great food at NPC Presidential Inaugural, Jan. 28

January 10, 2012 | By By Donna Leinwand Leger |

Come with your dancing shoes and your appetite for a gala night to inaugurate and honor our 2012 National Press Club President Theresa Werner.

NPC's Board of Governors will host In the Mood for News dinner dance on Jan. 28 in the ballroom. Tickets cost $95 per person and will include a cocktail hour, a three-course Americana dinner prepared by Chef Susan Delbert and plenty of libations.

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