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As I write this on June 5th, the Queen is wrapping up her official four day Diamond Jubilee holiday with a carriage procession to Buckingham Palace. For more on the celebration, on history and links to the official website of the British Monarchy…
On Wednesday, April 18th John Miller spoke to the New York Press Club.
You can watch a portion of the event by clicking here.
The video is about five minutes long. I put two of his stories together and call them the “Napkin Diaries.”
Achilles (Archie) Schiano strikes again. In his most recent guest blog post, he writes about the April 4th woman’s panel on war coverage at the New York Times. He recaps the event and introduces us to (his words) “four talented and gutsy ladies.”
February 16, 2012 Ode to Gary Carter via an old blog post circa 2006.
February 2, 2012: How’s the weather in London – on Groundhog Day? — Click Here.
Even though I’m now writing from London, ( bear with me I’ll get to how I can work in the London angle in a minute) I have to address my favorite Connecticut story.
First congrats to Bobby Valentine named as new General Manager for the Boston Red Sox.
The formet Mets GM from Stamford, Connecticut is the cover story of his hometown newspaper.
The General Manager of the Yankees, Brian Cashman, also lives in Connecticut.
I found this picture of me standing between the two- and I couldn’t help but giggle. Actually I’m thinking about the CT angle of Red Sox/Yankees stories I used to do. I even interviewed Spike Lee on the issue once. I’ll have to dig out those stories…. OH and as for the LONDON angle- Recently the owners of the Red Sox bought the famed London football club LIVERPOOL.
No telling what random rant I could keep going on this topic
November 22, 2011: My friend Archie contributes to the blog again. He travels to Dallas to step back in time on the anniversary of the death of JFK. RETRACING SOMBER HISTORY IN DALLAS by Achilles Schiano
October 1, 2011: The New York Press Club Foundation held it’s 19th Conference on Journalism. This year’s theme: “CRISIS & CHANGE.”
Here are some notes: Pockets & Parachuting In.
September 14, 2011: Duane Reade for Fashion Week? I opened my email from the store. And even wrote a blog about it.
May 30, 2011: Memorial Day.
Here is a link to Departed Members and Friends of the New York Press Club.
Check out the world’s largest 360 degree Panoramic Sports Photo.
Plus take your own panoramas with a free App…
New York Press Club member Achilles Schiano recently visited Texas. He calls himself an honorary Texan.
I promise, it was a huge honor to have him in Texas.
Read his post here….
Football: An English Fairy Tale? Read my latest post on AFC Wimbledon. (Not tennis…)
Happy Cinco De Mayo from London! Of course somehow I’ve made it about futbol…
Royal Wedding Eve: Is Kate’s dress news? Even if you sleep in and miss the ceremony, you know you’ll see plenty of fashion coverage for days. Why this reporter is now okay with this- plus pics from London.
America loves Kate but will soon have another Brit sweetheart, Cheryl.
Headlines from London’s news stands…
Batting for Top Dog.
March 31 marks the opening of baseball season- setting off cravings for peanuts, popcorn and HOT DOGS…..
A big thank you to New York Press Club member Achilles Schiano for writing about the clubs’s latest event, “An Evening With Ayman Mohyeldin.”
Read what Schiano took away from the visit with the Al Jazeera English reporter here.
TVNewser reports the new 37-year-old CBS News president David Rhodes says he has asked to spend less money on coverage of Prince William, and more on hard news.
Read on TVNewser.
Maybe he’ll ask to put London back in the budget by 2012 for the Olympics. I’m living in London now and will be watching the city get ready for the event. Read more in blogs.
As for the royal wedding… stay tuned.
March 3, 2011: New York Press Club event “An Evening With Bill Keller”
Next up: 03/21: An Evening With Ayman Mohyeldin of Al Jazeera English
Let no one say journalism is a dying profession. Are you kidding? This is one of those exciting times as we witness and work through the evolution of technology.
We’ve gone from writing one or a few stories a day- to doing our story, doing a video clip for Facebook, teasing it on our Twitter account and blogging about the issue. Where are we headed next? Here some stations are still dealing with HD- well other countries are enjoying home viewing in 3-D! Sky-TV is shooting sports and Virgin is offering movies. But on the horizon… hologram TV!
From the future to the past: here are points covered over the years on the New York Press Club blog.
@sreenet , @stevescottwcbs and @lmccullough did a fabulous job leading the New York Press Club’s Social Networking for Journalists event back in April of 2009.
Read a write up on the event here.
Thanks to Sree Sreenivasan: Columbia Journalism School professor and Dean of Student Affairs, Steve Scott: Evening anchor at WCBS-880 Newsradio, Lauren McCullough: The Associated Press and
Noel Bryson: Visual Perspectives, a multimedia marketing and communications firm on Staten Island.
Check out Sree’s Twitter Tips:
(Oh, and follow me @hrkovar.)
A look back at a 2009 NYPC event ”The State of Cyberspace in America.”
Three days after the club’s discussion with Dale Meyerrose, former Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Intelligence Community, President Obama announces his cybersecurity strategy. Obama also revealed in the White House event that his presidential campaign’s computers were hacked by intruders.
Meyerrose said a cyber “9-11″ or cyber “Pearl Harbor” is possible, and that it looks as if it’s going to take such events to get our attention.
Read the write-up from the Press Club’s event by Mark F. Bonner here.
8/08/09 Today’s news was supposed to be all about the first Hispanic justice sworn into Supreme Court. The swearing in of Sonia Sotomayor was also the first to be televised. Sotomayor is also only the third woman in the court’s 220-year history. But we know how the world works, and unfortunately, all I’ve been watching today since noon is the helicopter/plane crash in the Hudson. On twitter, people have mentioned how much the networks are using viewer generated pictures and video. Here is one example from CNN. What do you think?
Be sure to check out the pictures and write up from the opening of Fleet Week 09 from Press Club member Archie Schiano .
On November 17, 1968, the Eyewitness News format hit the airwaves on WABC. 40 years later, the man behind that concept, Al Primo, has written the book, “EYEWITNESS Newsman.” A short video clip of the author is below. Click on the post, Eyewitnessing 40 Years, to the right to hear more from Al Primo.
We celebrated the 60th anniversary of the founding of the New York Press Club Monday, September 22, 2008 at the New York Historical Society.
Thanks to NBS Nightly News Anchor Brian Williams for speaking at the event prior to his interview with French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
The Press Club made history by inducting it’s first members into the club’s Hall of Fame. Congratulations to Gabe Pressman of WNBC and Stan Brooks of WINS radio.