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Steve Scott
WCBS Newsradio 880
1st Vice President
Jane TIllman Irving
WCBS Newsradio 880
2nd Vice President
Joe Connolly
WCBS Newsradio 880
Stephani Shelton
Elizabeth Semrai
Corresponding Secretary
Beth Karas


Winnie Hu
The New York Times
Rich Lamb
WCBS Newsradio 880
Mitch Lebe
24/7 News Source
Phil O'Brien
Con Edison, Inc.
Gabe Pressman
Sonia Rincon
1010 WINS
Glenn Schuck
1010 WINS
Debra Toppeta


Mark Lieberman
Past President
Jerry Schmetterer
Past President
Larry Seary
Past President
Deborah Wetzel
Past President
Consulting Director
Peter O.E. Bekker
Public Relations
Debra J. Caruso
Staton Rabin
Farrell Farrell Burke
Fr. Matthew F. Malone, S.J.
Rabbi Joseph Potasnik


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This year's presentation of the New York Press Club's Awards for Journalism takes place Monday evening, June 6th, at Manhattan's Water Club.


Awards underwriting by Con Edison, Inc.

New York Press Club Elections in May
GRAPHIC New York Press Club members in good standing will soon receive mailed ballots for this year's election of Club officers. Completed ballots must be returned by May 31st to be counted.

See the Ballot

Here are the candidates running for Press Club office. Members in good standing may vote for candidates on the ballot or write-in the name of a prospect who must also be a Press Club member in good standing.


Steve Scott, WCBS Newsradio 880
1st Vice President
Jane Tillman Irving, WCBS Newsradio 880
2nd Vice President
Joe Connolly, WCBS Newsradio 880
Stephani Shelton, The Fred Group
Elizabeth Semrai, HarperCollins
Corresponding Secretary
Beth Karas,


Winnie Hu, The New York Times
Sonia Rincon, 1010 WINS
Phil O'Brien, ConEd Inc.
Gabe Pressman, WNBC


Mark Lieberman, past president

Save the Date: October 29th - J-Conference

Our annual Conference on Journalism returns to NYU's fabulous Kimmel Center for its 24th annual outing on Saturday, October 29th. The J-Conference is New York's most affordable, accessible and informative gathering of journalists, journalism students, academics, and those in the know.

An indispensable opportunity to spend half-a-day learning and socializing with mentors, colleagues and friends. Details, soon.
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Many of the popular digital news and entertainment newcomers like BuzzFeed, Fullscreen and Vice are backed or owned by some of the media dinosaurs they're trying to usurp. (Bloomberg)

Journalists seem to be preoccupied with covering Trump, the public is not especially interested in reading about him. (

All of the New York-based media team's work will be available for all. (Politico)

And 18% do so often, according to a new survey by Pew Research Center. (Pew Research)

And 18% do so often, according to a new survey by Pew Research Center. (Pew Research)

“Be very, very worried,” tweeted Mother Jones Editor Clara Jeffery. (Reveal)

The story of Gawker versus Hulk Hogan has some asking whether press freedom in the United States is in peril if a scorned billionaire can help deliver a crippling blow to a media company. (New York Times)

Despite recent primetime special stumble, Fox News star could flee the network once her current deal expires in mid-2017. (The Wrap)

Apple-Netflix rumors have a lengthy history. (Fortune)

Quite the violinist! (Washington Post)

Ceases Product Development On “Buy” Button. (BuzzFeed)

Banking on a switch of its desktop site to the https protocol, which is designed to prevent bad guys from tampering with the site’s content and spying on users’ reading habits. (DigiDay)

Carve-outs are consistent with previous announcements about the need to reshape the newsroom to become less print-centric and to address developments in the digital media business. (Politico)

Voluntary buyout packages to members of the newsroom and several business departments by the end of the month. (New York Times)

In the last month she has emerged as a central figure in the battle over the future of Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp. (Los Angeles Times)


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