National Press Club

Suze Orman, Tavis Smiley to discuss consumer, poverty issues at Jan. 12 Newsmaker

January 5, 2012 | By Antony E. Gallo |

Suze Orman, a popular personal finance guru, will speak about her “People First” movement on behalf of consumers to fight banks and their fees.

Smiley, the PBS broadcaster, will highlight his efforts to restore the nation’s prosperity as more and more Americans slip into poverty and unemployment. The Newsmaker begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, in the Murrow Room of the National Press Club.

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ICANN CEO to announce launch of new Internet addresses at Jan. 11 newsmaker

January 5, 2012 | By Jamie Horwitz |

ICANN President and Chief Executive Officer Rod Beckstrom and Board Chair Stephen Crocker will announce the launch of hundreds of new generic top-level Internet domains (gTLDs).

ICANN's new gTLD program is the most significant change to the Internet's naming system since 1998. For the first time, generic TLDs can include words in non-Latin languages and scripts, such as Chinese or Arabic.

The Newsmaker will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 in the National Press Club's Zenger Room.

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Isikoff to lead discussion after exclusive screening of Clinton biopic

January 5, 2012 | By Anthony Shop |

Michael Isikoff, national investigative correspondent for NBC News, will lead a panel discussion about the presidency of Bill Clinton
following an exclusive screening of the forthcoming PBS biopic "American Experience: CLINTON."

The Jan. 12 event begins at 7 p.m. in the First Amendment Lounge. The 30-minute screening will be followed by the panel discussion.

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NASCAR Driver Danica Patrick to Speak at Luncheon, Feb. 21; Race for Tickets Begins Today

January 5, 2012 | By Matt Mlynarczyk |

Auto racing driver Danica Patrick will discuss her transition from IndyCar to fulltime NASCAR racing at a National Press Club luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Patrick will become only the third woman to compete in the Daytona 500 when she takes the green flag during her Sprint Cup Series debut at the season-opening 54th Annual Daytona 500 later that week.

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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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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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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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