Pictures of Russia from the last 10 years hung on around the space, and mellow jazz came from the band of Tim Ries. Laurel Touby's MediaBistro.com gathered a strong network of press on May 3rd to celebrate World Press Freedom Day at the Newseum/NY Photojournalism Gallery. The first person I ran into was Ed Baig, who relatively recently moved over to USAToday, and then I chatted with writer/editor Thomas Raineri. Laurel came over looking quite smashing as hostess -- with a big red bag as her accessory. James Taranto of the Wall Street Reporter and I discussed family ancestry stories and how amazing it is to uncover them. Dan Goldman (DC Comics) was looking quite London-retro, and he, his brother Steve Goldman (FoxNews.com, Views) and PJ Gach (RollingStone.com) and I carried on a conversation about nonsense, candy and Hip Hop awards. Stimulating as all this was, I made my way to go -- but not before introducing myself to Roberta Caploe, executive editor of Seventeen, who was in a lovely 50s-styled salmon-pink suit. Karim Mostafa of Editor & Publisher was also dressed quite spiffily, as were most of the guests. Imagine that! Dressing up for a cocktail party!