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WCBS Newsradio 880
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WCBS Newsradio 880
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Joe Connolly
WCBS Newsradio 880
Stephani Shelton
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
Phil O'Brien
Con Edison, Inc.
Gabe Pressman
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1010 WINS
Glenn Schuck
1010 WINS
Debra Toppeta


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Past President
Jerry Schmetterer
Past President
Larry Seary
Past President
Deborah Wetzel
Past President
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Peter O.E. Bekker
Public Relations
Debra J. Caruso
Staton Rabin
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Rabbi Joseph Potasnik


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Two new awards categories are available in this year's New York Press Club Awards For Journalism. Podcast and Infographics. 27 categories in all.
An enduring tradition in New York media, the annual New York Press Club Awards For Journalism honor excellence in the craft by writers, reporters, editors, producers, shooters and multimediographers.
GRAPHIC A reminder that Press Club memberships for the coming year are renewed each January. Memberships can conveniently be renewed on this website using a credit/debit card or PayPal. Potential new members of the Press Club are invited to join by applying here.

The venerable CBS newsman sat with New York Press Club president, Steve Scott, on January 25, 2016, at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, talking about his prodigious career and the changes that have occurred in the craft of journalism in the interim.
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With greater reach than ever before, the industry is at the perfect stage to evolve—but we've got to be willing to air out our dirty laundry first. (First We Feast)

Managers who spawn the next generation of talent by turning their employees into stars. (Business Insider)

Owner Evgeny Lebedev says last print editions of newspapers will appear in late March as i title sold to Johnston Press. (The Guardian)

Will a new generation want its MTV? (Huffington Post)

ABC News veterans Matt Hosford and George Sanchez are getting new roles in ABC’s D.C. bureau, as the network prepares to bid farewell to Dennis Dunlavey, who’s spent 40 years with ABC most recently as Senior Washington Editor. (TVNewser)

Too much prognostication, not enough substance, says Gawker. (Gawker)

Says new publishing system makes it unnecessary. (New York Times)

Facebook suggests yes, despite big problem of trading print dollars for digital dimes. (Poynter)

Training, collaborative spaces, flexibility, constant feedback. (DigiDay)

Student reporters at Mount St. Mary’s University, a small Catholic institution in Maryland, published an article in January that quoted the university’s president likening struggling freshmen to bunnies that should be drowned. Soon after, the newspaper's faculty adviser was fired. (New York Times)

A trial is meant to be a search for the truth. And the truth is best served by allowing a trial to be seen by the public, unfiltered by advocates, reporters and pundits. (Baltimore Sun)

The numbers, according to an expert who tracks campaign spending, show Sanders has spent $1.7 million in Nevada compared to Clinton's $1.4 million. But Clinton has purchased more time in the last two weeks ($670,000) than Sanders ($565,000). (Ralston Reports)

The O’Reilly Factor scores again as top cable news program for the week (The Wrap)

ABC didn’t share. Fox News didn’t share. Neither did CNBC, CBS, MSNBC or Fox Business Network. (Washington Post)

Low-ish subscriber numbers may reflect that the app only launched in April and, for the first three months, was only available on Apple TV. (New York Post)

With the continued rise of ad blocking, new hope again is pinned on pay-per-article schemes for ad-blocking readers. Fat chance. (DigiDay)

Journalists aim to form officially recognised union to tackle lack of transparency of pay and job insecurity. (The Guardian)

But not digital subscriptions. (AdAge)

“The reader controls the news agenda much more than 30 years ago,” says NYT senior editor Patrick LaForge. (New York Times)

Algorithms may help users, but they also come with significant risks. (Fortune)

Reporters may unintentionally alarm their audiences with shoddy coverage of Zika — a virus that's entered a frenzied news cycle that may lead to panic and ineffective overreaction. (Poynter)

Digital staffers were told to stop reporting work after Feb. 26, although they will be paid through April. TV operations will continue until April 12. (Politico)

Readers can pay $3.99 for a four-week subscription to a version of its site without advertising. (Bloomberg)

Refunds offered if they don't. (DigiDay)

Sound less like a journalist. (API)

Financial Times columnist says she was chastised by a FT marketer for a piece about Hewlett Packard. (Press Gazette)

Check for comments regularly; respond quickly. (Poynter)

One big one: seller Gatehouse Media’s own journalistic ethics. (Politico)

The paper's top editors plan to rethink pretty much everything. (Huffington Post)

Comcast, TWC, Charter had a stronger-than-normal 2015. (AdWeek)


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