National Press Club

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

January 5, 2012 | By Jamie Horwitz | jhdcpr@starpower.net

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 | anthonyfshop@gmail.com

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 | matt@advocatusgroup.com

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 | hross@press.org

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 | dleinwand@usatoday.com

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 | hross@press.org

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 | keridouglas@mac.com

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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Pollster John Zogby to release New Hampshire tracking polls, 10 am Jan. 5

December 29, 2011 | By Ron Baygents | ronaldbaygents@aol.com

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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PBS film segment, "Clinton," panel discussion on tap Jan. 12

December 29, 2011 | By Havilah Ross | hross@press.org

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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Exhibit reveals strategies to count crowds at protests and rallies

December 19, 2011 | By Sarahanane Driggs | sdriggs@press.org

The exhibit "The Science & Art of Crowd Counting" will be displayed Monday, Dec. 19, through Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Club. Digital Design & Imaging Service Inc., and CBS News will sponsor the exhibit, which presents the aerial imaging tools and photo analysis strategies that count crowds at outdoor protests and rallies.

Journalists and professional photographers are invited to attend the official exhibit viewing in the Club’s lobby on Wednesday,Jan. 4, at 6:30 p.m. A cash bar and dinner will be available at the Fourth Estate Restaurant.

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