National Press Club

Take a lobster to dinner at Fourth Estate Lobster Night, Wednesday, Feb. 27

February 21, 2013 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

Celebrate the end of Washington’s coldest and shortest month with a trip to Maine: The National Press Club's Fourth Estate restaurant is hosting Lobster Night, the last Wednesday of the month, Feb. 27 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. .

Press Club members pay $25; non-members $30 for a steamed 1¼ pound Maine Lobster with coleslaw or salad, and choice of French Fries or Oven Crisped New Potatoes.

Reservations are requested 24 hours in advance to assure a lobster; phone: 202-662-7638. A very limited number of lobsters will be available for those without a reservation.

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Veteran broadcast journalist Bill Moyers, family plan to discuss addiction, recovery

February 21, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Veteran broadcast journalist Bill Moyers, his wife Judith Davidson Moyers and their son William C. Moyers plan to discuss their family's trials with addiction and recovery at a National Press Club book event on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are required. Please register by at http://www.press.org/events/moyers. A book signing of William's book, Now What?: An Insiders Guide to Addiction and Recovery will follow the discussion. This event is a fundraiser for the National Press Club Journalism Institute. No outside books are permitted.

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Reporting the world: National Press Club seeks the best work

February 21, 2013 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

The National Press Club is looking for the year’s best international reporting. The Club’s journalism contest recognizes international work, both print/online and broadcast, with the Edwin M. Hood Award for Diplomatic Correspondence. The entries must demonstrate an understanding of American foreign policy and how foreign affairs affects those policies.

The award is named for a distinguished diplomatic correspondent for The Associated Press and a founding member of the National Press Club. It recognizes excellence in reporting on diplomatic and foreign policy issues.

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National Press Club Newsmakers Committee cancels Feb. 22 Boeing event

February 21, 2013 | By Jamie Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

The National Press Club Newsmakers Committee is canceling its Friday, Feb. 22 event on the Boeing strike.

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NPC Newsmaker features combatants-turned-peace activists, filmmaker, Feb. 25

February 20, 2013 | By Joe Sparks | jjs@yahoo.com

Palestinian Bassam Aramin and Israeli Rami Elhanan –- once committed fighters who were willing to kill or be killed to advance their opposing causes –- plan to discuss their decisions to abandon the path of revenge and retaliation in favor of working together to end the bloodshed and pursue the path of peace at a National Press Club Newsmaker on Monday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. in the NPC's Zenger Room.

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Washington Post writer Bob Thompson to discuss legend of Davy Crockett, March 13

February 19, 2013 | By Nicole Hoffman | nhoffman@press.org

Longtime Washington Post feature writer Bob Thompson will discuss his new book Born on a Mountaintop: On the Road with Davy Crockett and the Ghosts of the Wild Frontier at 6:30 p.m. March 13 at the National Press Club.

A book signing will follow the discussion. This event is a fundraiser for the National Press Club Journalism Institute. No outside book will be permitted.

Registration is required at http://www.press.org/events/davycrockett. Tickets are free for NPC members and $5 for the general public.

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National Press Club panel plans to offer social media communication tips, Feb. 21

February 19, 2013 | By Jonathan D. Salant | jsalant@bloomberg.net

A panel of journalists will share their tips on how to use social media to break and report stories, and find sources at this National Press Club event and reception on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m.

Speakers include Club member Julie Bykowicz of Bloomberg News, Mike DeBonis of the Washington Post and Stacey Samuel of CNN.

Press Club members receive a discount. To sign up, click here.

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Washington-based regional reporters compete for National Press Club honors

February 17, 2013 | By Will Lester | wjlester@aol.com

For Washington-based regional reporters, translating complex news from the nation’s capital for readers in cities, states and regions they represent is a difficult job. The National Press Club journalism contest seeks to recognize the best of this important work, which has become even more challenging in recent years.

The 2012 winner was Maureen Groppe of The Indianapolis Star.

The deadline for entering the NPC Journalism Contest is April 1, so pick your entries and mail them soon.

Information about the contest is at http://press.org/about/awards.

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Last chance for chef’s dinner featuring Pati Jinich

February 15, 2013 | By Donna Leinwand Leger | dleinwand@usatoday.com

Just three seats remain for a five-course dinner and tequila with chef Pati Jinich, host of PBS’ popular “Pati’s Mexican Table” at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 19, in the National Press Club's Fourth Estate restaurant.

Please click here to reserve. Members must be signed in to take advantage of the discount.

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National Press Club closed on Presidents' Day

February 15, 2013 | By Ryan Howell | rhowell@press.org

The National Press Club plans to be closed on Monday, Feb. 18, in observance of Presidents' Day.

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