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WCBS Newsradio 880
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The Wall Street Journal
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Elizabeth Semrai
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Winnie Hu
The New York Times
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WCBS Newsradio 880
Mitch Lebe
27/7 News Source
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Gabe Pressman
Larry Sutton
OK! Magazine
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Past President
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Past President
Tom Poster
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Jerry Schmetterer
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Peter O.E. Bekker
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GRAPHIC A terrific evening of give & take, show & tell, with plenty of information exchanged about the most important arrow in any journalist's quiver: how to tell a story most effectively, these days. See photos from the event, by Elizabeth Semrai.

Click to see the panel

GRAPHIC Jessica Bennett
Multimedia journalist/former executive editor, Tumblr.
GRAPHIC Heben Nigatu
Associate editor at BuzzFeed.
Head of Product, IBT Media/Newsweek.
GRAPHIC Lizzie O'Leary
Host, Marketplace Weekend.
GRAPHIC Rachel Sklar
Writer/editor/media entrepreneur, co-founder of
GRAPHIC Tuesday, May 6th
St. Andrews Bar
140 W 46th Street (6th & 7th)
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Meet & greet at St. Andrews Bar in midtown. A throw back to the days when social media was a glistening mahogany bar and socializing did not involve agile thumbs. Join us at St. Andrew's in midtown for a bout of schmoozing, laughing and otherwise carrying-on.

Members and non-members welcomed. Pay-as-you-go bar and free chips & salsa. If able, let us know you are coming! Then, let everyone know you'll be there #NYPCmixer
GRAPHIC Tuesday, May 20th
Museum of Tolerance
226 East 42nd Street (2 & 3)
6:30 p.m. Refreshments
7:00 p.m. Museum tour

Join us for a private tour of the Museum of Tolerance in midtown; experience unique interactive exhibits, workshops, and videos in a state-of-the-art multimedia environment. The museum challenges visitors to confront bigotry, racism, and genocide, as well as focusing on present-day issues of refugees, political prisoners, terrorism, and the exploitation of women and children. The specialized tour will introduce journalists to this important news resource.

Free for members. RSVP required (Let everyone know you're coming #NYPCmixer)
Non-members invited. RSVP: $15
GRAPHIC Monday, June 9th - The Water Club
E 31st Street and the East River
7:00 p.m. cocktails
8:00-10:00 p.m. dinner & presentations
Dress, business casual

Always a night to remember. Join colleagues and friends at this year's ceremonies honoring excellence in the craft by writers, reporters, editors, producers, shooters and multimediographers.

Reservations open soon.
Members: $110; Student Members: $35; Non-Members: $135.
Tables for 10 and 12: Member or non-member rate times 10 or 12.
GRAPHIC Saturday, October 18th
NYU Kimmel Center
W 4th Street & LaGuardia Place
8:00am-9:00am - Registration & breakfast
9:00am-2:00pm - Conference

Planning has begun for this year's New York Press Club Foundation Conference on Journalism, our 22nd annual. If you'd like to volunteer to help organize the 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 with a nose for news.
Directory Visit the new "For Members" section of our website. Sign up for the New York Press Club Member's Directory; update your contact information; check dues status.

You'll also find a growing list of discounts and special offers for members including professional trainng at CUNY J CAMP and's NewsU and huge savings from Plum Benefits on metro area entertainment, sports evenets and dining.
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The long run of dominance for NBC’s “Nightly News” is showing some cracks. (New York Times)

But what does that mean? (The Atlantic)

Many of the traditional approaches to resume writing have changed. (AJR)

Fusion is a joint TV venture between ABC and Univision. (Medium)

Columbia University would become the only Ivy League school without a daily student-run print newspaper. (Capital NY)

What a difference a billionaire makes. (USA Today)

The Obama administration has barred officials at 17 agencies from speaking to journalists about unclassified intelligence-related topics without permission, according to a newly disclosed directive. (New York Times)

Five lessons I’ve learned during my time as social news editor with the Guardian. (Katie Rogers)

A famed reporter in 1965 when he recovered the priceless DeLong Star Ruby that had been stolen from the American Museum of Natural History. (New York Daily News)

Former CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson has accused the liberal watchdog group Media Matters of targeting her reporting, and believes someone may have even paid for them to do it. (Politico)

At risk are the billions of dollars broadcasters receive from cable and satellite companies in the form of retransmission fees, the money paid to networks and local stations for the right to retransmit their programming. (New York Times)

More and more young people get their news from online video, which is not necessarily a bad thing. (CJR)

The Upshot, its new politics and policy website, launches today. (DigiDay)

Aereo at the Supreme Court. (GigaOm)

Burke was instrumental in creating network mainstays such as "Nightline" and "20/20." (ABC News)

A few things we've learned from seemingly trivial YouTube videos of cute kids. (Vox)

Reveals the elements of telling a good story. (Open Culture)

Video nutshell from the Guardian about its road to 100 million monthly unique browsers. (The Guardian)

Sixty days into the experiment, longtime reporter Susan Petroni, explains her new dual role at the Framingham, Mass., Patch. (StreetFight)

Diane Macedo of CBS New York allegedly has been stalked by Richard Pagani for two years. (New York Daily News)


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Land of the Free and Home of the Brave?

Treatise by Beatrice on why she believes that this country is headed for disaster if citizens do not hold policy makers accountable and demand an end to the persecution of whistleblowers. More in The Constant Columnist.

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