National Press Club

Best-selling author, journalist panel assess state of investigative journalism, 6:30 pm April 25

April 12, 2012 | By Julie Schoo |

Best-selling author and American University professor Charles Lewis will introduce his multimedia project, "Investigating Power," at 6:30 p.m. April 25 in the Holeman Lounge.

The event will include a panel discussion of independent journalism featuring an investigative reporter and leaders of journalism advocacy organizations.

Lewis is executive producer of the project, founding executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop and professor of journalism at American University.

He will moderate a panel featuring:

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Date correction: AP executive Tom Curley, LSU provost to discuss book about WWII censorship, May 9

April 12, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Tom Curley, president and chief executive of the Associated Press, and John Maxwell Hamilton, executive vice-chancellor and provost of Louisiana State University, will discuss the book “Ed Kennedy’s War: V-E Day, Censorship, and the Associated Press,” at 6:30 p.m. on May 9 in the conference rooms.

Reservations are required for the event, which commemorates V-E Day, and may be made at or by calling 202-662-7523.

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Nuclear proliferation, terrorism pose biggest threats to U.S. security

April 11, 2012 | By Keith Hill |

Nuclear proliferation is the single most important threat to the national security of the United States, said Robert Gallucci, president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, reiterating a warning from President Barack Obama.

Gallucci and three other nuclear policy experts spoke at an April 6 National Press Club Newsmaker on global nuclear security and preventing nuclear terrorism.

The United States is living on borrowed time when it comes to a potential nuclear event, Gallucci said. The threat is growing, particularly because of improvised nuclear devices.

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CFTC Chairman Gensler April 17 luncheon postponed

April 11, 2012 | By Melinda Cooke |

The National Press Club luncheon featuring Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler scheduled for April 17 has been postponed.

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White House official explains portal, 10:30 am April 11

April 9, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

Macon Phillips, White House new media director, will discuss and answer questions about the administration's new web portal for ethics data,, at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, in the Bloomberg Room, next to the National Press Club library.

Space is limited, so RSVP to The program is co-sponsored by the National Press Club's Journalism Institute and the Regional Reporters Association. is a jumping-off point for information on White House visitor logs, foreign lobbyist registrations, campaign finance reports and more.

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Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo to assess 2012 baseball season at May 4 luncheon

April 6, 2012 | By Kate Michael |

At a May 4 Luncheon, National’s GM Mike Rizzo Looks Ahead to a Home Run Season

Nationals’ General Manager/Vice President Michael Rizzo will discuss the baseball season at a National Press Club luncheon on Friday, May 4.

A former player, scout and assistant general manager, Rizzo stepped up to head the team following the sudden resignation of Jim Bowden in 2009. Rizzo will provide a team update, and then look ahead to how see the 2012 season may play out.

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Friday the 13th is a lucky day for prime rib lovers

April 3, 2012 | By Susan Delbert |

Guarantee your good luck with a perfectly prepared prime rib at the Fourth Estate restaurant's Prime Rib Night on Friday, April 13.

Diners will enjoy garlic-roasted prime rib on the bone served with Yorkshire pudding horseradish cream sauce and a spinach soufflé. Members pay $27; non-members $32.

Diners are seated from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 pm. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance to assure prime rib, but some may be available for walk-in diners. Call 202-662-7638 or email to reserve.

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Tick, tock: Last chance to enter your work for the Joseph D. Ryle Award for excellence in writing on geriatrics

April 1, 2012 | By Will Lester |

The National Press Club wants to honor your best work on problems facing the elderly with the Joseph D. Ryle Award for excellence for writing on the problems of geriatrics.

This award honors excellence and objectivity in coverage of the problems faced by the elderly. It is named in honor of Joseph D. Ryle, a longtime National Press Club member who left an endowment for the award. The award for print/online work has a first-place prize of $750.

Entries must be postmarked by April 2. Details of the contest can be found here.

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Egyptologist who found cancer in a mummy to explain what ancient remains add to modern science, April 23

April 1, 2012 | By Peter Hickman |

Dr. Salima Ikram, head of the American University in Cairo's Egyptology department, will speak on Egyptology's contribution to modern science and will address the state of the nation's antiquities post revolution at a Newsmaker press conference at 4 p.m. Monday, April 23. Ikram was in the news recently because of her role in the discovery of prostate cancer in a 2,200-year-old Egyptian mummy, which suggested the genetic origins of the disease.

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The Pinterest Phenomenon: A primer on the popular virtual pinboard, 9:30 a.m. April 5

April 1, 2012 | By Julie Schoo |

Pinterest calls itself an 'online virtual pinboard.' How could such a basic concept become so popular?

Join technology guru Ivan Meyers and multimedia artist Devin Schuyler for a discussion of how Pinterest is carving out its spot on the Internet. They will also show how to set up and organize your own Pinterest account.

The session is free for NPC members and $10 for non-members. Reservations required. Email to reserve.

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