National Press Club

NPC offers internships for college and graduate students

January 4, 2012 | By Havilah Ross |

The National Press Club, the world’s leading professional organization for journalists, is now accepting application for Winter/Spring internships in the membership department. Undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in events planning, marketing/pr, and associations are welcome to apply.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

· Assistance on high profile events and meetings

· Assist with the planning of the annual 5K race for June 2012

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Prepare to dance the night away at 2012 Inaugural, Jan. 28

January 4, 2012 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

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

January 2, 2012 | By Havilah Ross |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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 |

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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