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Monday, June 8th - The Water Club
East 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 for drinks and dinner at Manhattan's Water Club to celebrate the presentation of awards for excellence in the craft of journalism by news writers, reporters, editors, producers, shooters and multimediographers.

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Menu (Kosher meals TBA)

Stationary & Butlered Hors D'Oeuvres
A Wonderful Selection of Hard and Soft Cheese, Presented with Seasonal Fruits, Assorted Breads and Crackers.

Antipasto Station - Sorpressata, Cappicola. Prosciutto, Marinated Olives, Peppers, Artichokes, Sundried Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Pepperonccini, Chunks of Aged Parmigiano, Provolone, Bocconcini Parmesan Toast Points and Italian Bread Sticks.

Vegetable Crudite Basket - A Selection of the Seasons Best Picks Served in a Wicker Basket with Herb Dip.

Salad - Arugula, Endive & Radicchio Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
Warm Rolls and Butter

Entrée - Roasted Filet Mignon (or Vegetarian Alternative), Classic Stuffed Potatoes, Asparagus, Baby Carrots, Red Wine Sauce.

Dessert - Crème Brulee with Strawberry Garnish, Assorted Cookies and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Coffee – Tea – Decaffeinated.

Members: $110; Student Members: $35; Non-Members: $135.
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When the digital revolution swept across the media industry, the nation’s journalism schools rushed to keep pace. But did they go too far? (CJR)

With Instant Articles, which debuted last week to immense industry buzz, media outlets like the Times, Buzzfeed, The Guardian and National Geographic reap advertising revenue by publishing content directly on Facebook's mobile app. (CAPITAL)

At least five news organizations have re-examined stories based on fraudulent research published in the academic journal “Science” that purported to show people could be swayed to accept same-sex marriage by talking to gay individuals. (Poynter)

Says editor-in-chief. (AdAge)

Things could get worse for NBC's Today show before they get better. (TheStreet)

8pm, Tuesday May 26 at the IFC Center. Q&A with director Barbara Kopple; editor and publisher of The Nation, Katrina vanden Heuvel, and journalists Max Rivlin-Nadler and Zoe Schlanger. (Stranger Than Fiction)

Correspondent to receive 2015 Paul White Award. (RTDNA)

Building audiences through social media has been a 'vital means of getting attention' for ProPublica's stories according to Amanda Zamora, Senior Engagement Editor at the US non-profit investigative outfit. (WAN-IFRA)

CNN has removed user-generated videos iReport videos linked to a Pakistani company suspected of running one of the world’s largest diploma mills. (TVNewser)

"Sponsored content" now bolder, bigger, pricier. (AdAge)

The auction for the troubled Daily News is going down to the wire, with only three bidders remaining. (New York Post)

NBC Universal, News Corporation, Turner Broadcasting and Thomson Reuters are among more than a dozen media organizations that have made charitable contributions to the Clinton Foundation in recent years, the foundation's records show. (Politico)

Will not moderate GOP debate. (Politico)

Jonathan Mahler, a current media desk staffer at the Times; David Folkenflik, media correspondent for National Public Radio; and Sarah Ellison, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, are on the paper’s list of candidates, sources say. (Variety)

Real Money’s metered paywall is the company’s latest attempt to increase user-driven revenue. (Folio)

Will local news outlets want to be Facebook’s partners? (CJR)

TV newsman and promoter of Civic Journalism. (New York Times)

Loses to MSNBC. (Mediaite)

Hopes NBC Nightly News situation 'can get worked out to advantage of everybody'. (New York Daily News)

Last time Verizon owned a media company it allegedly banned its reporters from writing about certain subjects. (Business Insider)

Part of Verizon Acquisition Deal. (Recode)

The digital advertising industry (and some might say, the entire advertising industry) is on the fast path to automation. (AdAge)

Experts from Chartbeat, Medium and the Guardian share advice for increasing the chances of your stories being read – all the way to the last line. (

Cablevision, which owns Newsday, could not justify paying even $1 for New York Daily News because of its poor financial condition and prospects, says a person familiar with the proceedings. (Reuters)

Nine media companies, including NBC News and The New York Times, have agreed to the deal, despite concerns that their participation could eventually undermine their own businesses. (New York Times)

For fantasy baseball fans. (Lost Remote)

Commissioner Mark Peters hailed the role of journalists in helping to improve government during a panel discussion on investigative journalism at a New York Press Club event at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. (CAPITAL)

The app, which previously cost $7.99 per month, is part of a larger effort to grow the subscription base by introducing new mobile products. (TechCrunch)

Al Anstey, the newly-installed CEO, will be arriving in America tonight to take on a big challenge. (TVNewser)


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