National Press Club

"Webby Talks" world tour on digital innovation stops at NPC, 8:30 a.m. Jan. 12

January 2, 2012 | By Havilah Ross | hross@press.org

The “Webby Talks” series is touring the world, making stops at ad agencies, tech companies, and media companies in Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto, Paris, London, Barcelona, Berlin, and Sydney _ and the National Press Club at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12 in the First Amendment room.

Coffee and networking begins at 8. The 45-minute program begins at 8:30 a.m. and will be followed by a question and answer period.

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On the trail of looted art: Investigative journalists to offer glimpse into museum underbelly, 6 pm Jan. 24

January 2, 2012 | By Keri Douglas | keridouglas@mac.com

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, 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.

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Pollster John Zogby to release New Hampshire tracking polls, 10 am Jan. 5

December 29, 2011 | By Ron Baygents | ronaldbaygents@aol.com

Renowned U.S. political pollster John Zogby will present the latest U.S. presidential election poll results from surveys in New Hampshire between Christmas and New Year’s, based on two tracking polls of 450 likely voters, at a Newsmakers press conference at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, in the Zenger Room.

The New Hampshire primary takes place Jan. 10.

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PBS film segment, "Clinton," panel discussion on tap Jan. 12

December 29, 2011 | By Havilah Ross | hross@press.org

Mark Samels, executive producer of PBS’s "American Experience," and Emmy and Peabody award-winning filmmaker Barak Goodman ("My Lai") will join Pulitzer Prize winning Washington Post reporter David Maraniss for a 30-minute sneak preview of the upcoming "American Experience" presentation, "Clinton" on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 6:30 p.m..

The presentation, a four-hour, two-part, in-depth look at the Clinton presidency will air nationally on PBS on Feb. 21-22.

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Exhibit reveals strategies to count crowds at protests and rallies

December 19, 2011 | By Sarahanane Driggs | sdriggs@press.org

The exhibit "The Science & Art of Crowd Counting" will be displayed Monday, Dec. 19, through Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Club. Digital Design & Imaging Service Inc., and CBS News will sponsor the exhibit, which presents the aerial imaging tools and photo analysis strategies that count crowds at outdoor protests and rallies.

Journalists and professional photographers are invited to attend the official exhibit viewing in the Club’s lobby on Wednesday,Jan. 4, at 6:30 p.m. A cash bar and dinner will be available at the Fourth Estate Restaurant.

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Onion editors analyze most "important" news of 2011, 7 pm Dec. 16

December 16, 2011 | By Ben Dooley | bendooley@gmail.com

Join the National Press Club's Young Members at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, in the Ballroom for The Onion Report, a satirical take on the year's most "important" news stories hosted by The Onion editors Brian Janosch and Baratunde Thurston.

Tickets are $10 for members, $15 for non-members, with all proceeds going to support the National Press Club Journalism Institute, a non-profit foundation dedicated to promoting journalism education and a free press.

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Prime rib served up in Fourth Estate, Dec. 16

December 16, 2011 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

The monthly Prime Rib Night in the Fourth Estate Restaurant is set for Friday, Dec. 16.

Members pay $27, non-members $32 for garlic roasted prime rib on the bone. The roast is served to your specifications, with Yorkshire pudding, horseradish cream and spinach soufflé.

Diners are advised to make a reservation at 202-662-7638. A very limited number of servings will be available without a reservation.

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UNESCO chief to assert that funding cuts hurt U.S. global influence, 9 am Dec. 16

December 15, 2011 | By Tejinder Singh | tejindersinghdc@gmail.com

UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova will assert at a National Press Club Newsmaker at 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 16, that the United States is undermining its influence in the world by reducing its contributions to the organization.

Three days after raising of the flag of Palestine in a ceremony at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, Bokova will discuss the U.S. decision to cut funding to the organization following the vote of UNESCO’s General Conference to admit Palestine as a member state on Oct. 31.

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Cyprus foreign minister to discuss country's division, preview EU presidency , 2 pm Dec. 21

December 14, 2011 | By Peter Hickman | pjhickman@hotmail.com

Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis, foreign minister of Cyprus, will discuss prospects for a solution to the country's division and how it would affect security, stability and cooperation in the southeast Mediterranean at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21.

She also will explore recent and upcoming meetings between leaders of the Greek and Turkish Cypriot parties in the context of UN negotiations and developments in the regional energy sector and preview the Cyprus EU presidency set to begin in the second half of 2012.

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Investigative journalists to analyze looted antiquities, museum transparency, 6 pm Jan. 24

December 2, 2011 | By Keri Douglas | keridouglas@mac.com

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, 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.

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