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Don your bib: Lobster Night returns this Wednesday

May 21, 2012 | By Susan Delbert |

Reconnect with the Fourth Estate Restaurant for Lobster Night on Wednesday, May 23. Come enjoy a fresh and succulent 1 ¼ pound Maine lobster with coleslaw and choice of French fries or oven-crisped new potatoes for $25 for members, $30 for non-members.

The regular Fourth Estate menu will be available for non-crustacean lovers. Chef Susan has prepared a new spring dinner menu with such entrees as teriyaki tuna with red pepper rice and cantaloupe slaw, veal piccata with lemon sauce on soft parmesan polenta, and skewered jerk shrimp on vermicelli with light cream sauce.

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Asian Development Bank director to discuss impact of social, economic inequality on Asian financial future

May 20, 2012 | By Tejinger Singh |

Rajat M. Nag, managing director general of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), will speak at a National Press Club Newsmaker press conference at 12 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, in the Zenger Room of the National Press Building, 529 14th St., N.W., Washington, DC.

Nag will address challenges the developing Asian nations face in the current economic climate and whether the region could experience social or political unrest if economic instability continues.

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David Maraniss and Tim Wendel Join Panel on WWII and the Journalists Who Covered It

May 16, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

A panel will discuss "Assignment to Hell: The War Against Nazi Germany with Correspondents Walter Cronkite, Andy Rooney, A.J. Liebling, Homer Bigart, and Hal Boyle," at a National Press Club Book Rap Tuesday, May 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Rooms.

Panelists include:
Timothy Gay, author, "Assignment to Hell"
Walter (Chip) Cronkite III, son of Walter Cronkite
Tim Wendel, former Gannett/USA Today reporter and editor
David Maraniss, associate editor at The Washington Post and two time Pulitzer Prize winner

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Winners named for Ford Presidential Foundation awards

May 15, 2012 | By Ken Dalecki |

Reporters for The Washington Post and The Virginian-Pilot are this year's winners of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation journalism awards to be presented at an NPC Luncheon Monday, June 4. Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC's "Hardball with Chris Matthews" and the weekly "Chris Matthews Show," will be guest speaker.

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'Social Media Trends for Social Media Managers' June 12 at noon

May 15, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

The National Press Club Journalism Institute is planning a Webbmedia Group workshop for social media managers featuring the most important trends in networks, analytics and apps. Attendees will look at several case studies highlighting how brands are using – and in some cases, abusing – social media.

Register here for this class. A discounted price is available for National Press Club members.

Amy Webb, lead trendspotter and chief executive officer of Webbmedia Group will teach the workshop.

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Calling authors: Book Fair applications online

May 15, 2012 | By Nicole Hoffman |

The Book Fair Committee is accepting applications for the 35th annual Book Fair and Authors’ Night Tuesday, November 13, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event 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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Fitness author Horton and TV anchor Simpson to marshal 5K race June 9

May 11, 2012 | By Melinda Cooke |

Tony Horton, international fitness trainer and author will team with Cynne Simpson, anchor of ABC7/WJLA-TV, to marshal The National Press Club's 15th annual "Beat the Deadline" 5K race to benefit education and diversity in journalism, June 9.

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NPC Journalism Institute to host Media Law 101

May 9, 2012 | By Thomas Burr |

Defamation. False light. Actual malice.

Those terms likely are familiar to journalists and communicators but
for those somewhat removed from their college education, the details
of how to avoid such charges may be a distant memory. It's time for a
refresher course.

The Professional Development Committee of the National Press Club's
Journalism Institute will host First Amendment attorney Kevin Goldberg
May 14 at 9:30 a.m. He will offer a lesson on media law and how to avoid
dangerous pitfalls that could harm an innocent person, end a career or

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Herring of 'Charlie Wilson's War' to unveil Afghan peace initiative Thursday, May 10

May 9, 2012 | By Myron Belkind |

Julia Roberts played her in the movie "Charlie Wilson's War," and Joanne Herring herself will appear at the National Press Club at 3:30 p.m. Thursday,May 10, to announce her plans to wage a peace offensive in Afghanistan by fighting poverty.

Herring worked with the late Rep. Charlie Wilson, D-Texas, 30 years ago to urge the U.S. government to militarily support the Mujahideen to fight the Soviets in Afghanistan 30 years. She now plans to return to the war-torn country in August to start a new campaign -- to fight poverty in northern Herat province.

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NPC visits Canadian Rockies in August

May 8, 2012 | By Pat Schoeni |

Travel to the Canadian Rockies from August 4-10, 2012, starting in Calgary and visiting Banff, Lake Louise, and Jasper.

Trip highlights include traveling along the Icefields Parkway, one of the world's most spectacular mountain highways. See the Bow and Crowfoot Glaciers, Athabasca Falls and Peyto Lake. Snowcapped mountains are reflected in the turquoise waters of Moraine Lake, and you can be on the look-out for black bear, moose, and caribou along the way. Visit Jasper National Park and cruise Maligne Lake for more spectacular scenery.

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