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Steve Scott
WCBS Newsradio 880
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Jane TIllman Irving
WCBS Newsradio 880
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Joe Connolly
WCBS Newsradio 880
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The Fred Group
Elizabeth Semrai
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Beth Karas


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The New York Times
Rich Lamb
WCBS Newsradio 880
Mitch Lebe
24/7 News Source
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Con Edison, Inc.
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Sonia Rincon
1010 WINS
Glenn Schuck
1010 WINS
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Past President
John Mulligan
Past President
Jerry Schmetterer
Past President
Larry Seary
Past President
Deborah Wetzel
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Peter O.E. Bekker
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Mitch Lebe
Public Relations
Debra J. Caruso
Staton Rabin
Farrell Farrell Burke
Fr. Matthew F. Malone, S.J.
Rabbi Joseph Potasnik


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Saturday, October 3rd
New York University - Kimmel Center
West 4th Street and LaGuardia Place
8:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Planning is underway for the New York Press Club Foundation's 23rd annual Conference on Journalism. Volunteers are welcomed to help us organize and execute this year's event. If you have or would like to gain experience in planning a major journalism event, give a shout!

Meantime, please save the date and plan to attend New York's most affordable, accessible and informative gathering of journalists, journalism students, academics, and those in the know. Conference details and program coming soon.

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GRAPHIC Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded this year to Student members of the New York Press Club at our Conference on Journalism. The scholarship program was recently renamed as "The Stan Brooks Memorial Scholarships" to commemorate the contributions to broadcast journalism made by the late 1010 WINS reporter and long time Press Club member.

Applications open mid-summer. Student members are invited to visit our Scholarship page for advance information. If you are not yet a Student Member, by all means consider joining.
GRAPHIC Established in 2008 on the Press Club's 60th birthday, the Hall of Fame honors journalists whose careers in New York media are exemplified by long tenure, integrity and extraordinary achievement. View the pantheon and send us your nomination! This year's inductee will be announced at our October 3rd Conference on Journalism.
GRAPHIC More than 100 photos from the recent Awards For Journalism Presentation Dinner are available for viewing in our online gallery. A great evening and quite the gala!

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Total local TV news employment rose by 1.1% in 2014 -- adding 300 people, according to the latest RTDNA/Hofstra University Annual Survey. (RTNDA)

The number of independent local news sites generating significant revenue leaves something to be desired. (NiemanLab)

Written by Matt Friedman in Trenton, Playbook is filled with news and analysis that reflects the state’s colorful political culture. (Politico)

Notoriously anti-web Harper’s is easing things up a bit. (FishbowNY)

Free to members of the Starbucks loyalty program through the Starbucks mobile app (New York Times)

Despite a history of disappointment. (API)

His campaign has purchased $250,000 of advertising time — on Fox News. (New York Times)

10-year veteran of NBC News, is leaving the network today. (TVNewser)

Kenya's interior minister has called on US news channel CNN to apologise for calling East Africa a "hotbed of terror" ahead of President Barack Obama's visit on Friday. (BBC)

OUT: The Cycle at 3:00 PM. Now with Alex Wagner at 4:00 PM. The Ed Show with Ed Schutz. In: Chuck Todd at 5:00 PM. Similar to Jake Tapper at CNN doing both weekday afternoons (hosting The Lead) and anchoring Sunday morning’s State of the Union. (Mediaite)

The request follows an assessment in a June 29 memo by the inspectors general for the State Department and the intelligence agencies that Mrs. Clinton’s private account contained “hundreds of potentially classified emails.” (New York Times)

The role of journalists is to make information public. The irony is that in order to do so, they need to keep lots of things secrets. (CJR)

In a forum for employees, CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker said that the network had taken the necessary steps following a screw-up in which it reported that an Islamic State [also known as ISIS] flag had appeared at the London Pride celebration on June 27. (Washington Post)

Recently, NPR Visuals announced that they would allow applicants to resend cover letters for their fall internship positions. They felt that their hiring process had not been a level playing field for everyone. (Poynter)

Disclosures also raised new questions about how effectively news organizations can protect anonymous sources and sensitive information in an era of constant data collection and tracking. (University of Washigton)

Reuters had earlier reported that Pearson, the world's leading education provider, had decided to sell the group which includes the paper, website and its share in the Economist (Reuters)

A study set out to go further, to learn not just where people go online but what they do when they get there. (API)

The New York Times is denying Gawker founder Nick Denton's assertion that they move their reporters to different beats to appease advertisers. (Politico)

Gawker is willing to sacrifice a lot of potential ad revenue to protect its editorial freedom, Denton said, but there's a limit. (CAPITAL)

In 2014,71 percent of NPR's sources were male, and 29 percent female. Broken down by race and ethnicity, 77 percent were white, 8 percent black, 8 percent Asian, 5 percent Latino, and 2 percent all other races. (NPR)

In the span of two years, mounting civil unrest concerning unequal treatment of minorities led to large protests in three cities that generated national media coverage. It wasn’t Ferguson, New York City, and Baltimore—it was Los Angeles, Chicago, and Newark in the mid-1960s. (CJR)


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