National Press Club

Bib Up! It's lobster Wednesday at the Fourth Estate; reserve now

March 25, 2012 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

Nothing says summer like March in Washington and lobster night Wednesday at the National Press Club's Fourth Estate restaurant.

Members pay $25; Non-members $30 for a fresh 1¼-pound Maine Lobster with coleslaw and choice of French fries or oven-crisped new potatoes. Please reserve 24 hours in advance (4 p.m. Tuesday) to a assure a crustacean To reserve, call 202-662-7638. A few lobsters will be available for those without a reservation, by why take your chances!

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NPC Luncheon to feature CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler, April 17

March 25, 2012 | By Rod Kuckro | Rod_Kuckro@platts.com

Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the person at the center of implementing the sweeping and controversial Dodd-Frank financial reform law, will address the National Press Club at a luncheon April 17.

Dodd-Frank, the most comprehensive changes to regulation of financial markets since the Great Depression, has drawn withering criticism for its far-reaching efforts to prevent another financial crisis. Gensler’s agency is at the center of rules surrounding the trading of derivatives and other complex financial instruments.

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Legendary newsman Jim Lehrer headlines next "Kalb Report"

March 25, 2012 | By Gil Klein | Gilbert.Klein@yahoo.com

Two legends of television news will share the stage April 2 as Kalb Report host Marvin Kalb interviews PBS pioneer Jim Lehrer about his career contributions to journalism and the state of democratic discourse in today's digital society.

Lehrer developed and hosted The McNeil/Lehrer Report that later became The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. He also has moderated 11 presidential debates.

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Wanted: The year’s best international reporting

March 22, 2012 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The National Press Club's annual Journalism Contest is seeking the best international coverage, both in print/online and broadcast, with the Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence.

Named for a distinguished diplomatic correspondent for The Associated Press and a founding member of the National Press Club, the award recognizes excellence in reporting on diplomatic and foreign policy issues. The entries must demonstrate an understanding of American foreign policy and how foreign affairs affect those policies.

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Rock & roll photographer O'Neal to appear at Club April 11 to mark opening of lobby exhibit

March 21, 2012 | By Sarahanne Driggs | sdriggs@press.org

Rock & roll photographer Tom Gundelfinger O'Neal will take the lens cap off rock & roll history as he shares the stories of his noted photo career at a program in the Club Ballroom from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11.

The program marks the opening of an exhibit in the Club lobby of photos and album covers by O'Neal. The exhibit will be on view beginning Monday, April 9.

There is no cost to attend. Please reserve your spot by sending an e-mail to Sarah Driggs at sdriggs@press.org.

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NPC's Friedenberg Award recognizes top efforts in online journalism

March 20, 2012 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The National Press Club is honoring cutting-edge work in online work by those in the news business with one of its newest awards, the Joan M. Friedenberg Online Journalism Award.

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 $750.

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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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