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Riot charges against journalist Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!, who was arrested while reporting on protests over a planned oil pipeline in North Dakota, have been dropped. Amy will appear on our Opening Plenary panel, "The Press and the 2016 Presidential Campaign," at the New York Press Club Foundation Conference on Journalism. See more details on the Conference below.
Elizabeth Vargas
BREAKING NEWS! Elizabeth Vargas of ABC News to keynote 24th annual New York Press Club Foundation Conference on Journalism, October 29 at NYU from 8:30 a.m until 2:30 p.m.

Elizabeth Vargas is an award-winning ABC News anchor. She has traveled the world covering breaking news stories, reporting in-depth investigations, and conducting newsmaker interviews. She is currently the co-anchor of "20/20". Vargas is also the author of “Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction” released in 2016.

The opening Plenary session will focus on the 2016 Presidential election: What are the unique challenges political reporters face this election season? How do we manage independent fact-checking?

In the first round of the breakout sessions we will delve into topics that most journalists are discussing. You will be able to choose between Millennials and the Media, Conflict/War Reporting and Covering Sports in a Digital Age.

During our second breakout session we will go digital. Choose between Podcasting, Food Writing in a Digital Age or digital Media: Keeping it Legal.

We hope to see you at the conference as we discuss some of the hottest topics facing journalists today.

Please sign up on the website at As always registration includes a continental breakfast and a hot buffet lunch.

Looking forward to an amazing conference.

New York Press Club Foundation’s Conference on Journalism

The New York Press Club Foundation’s annual Conference on Journalism returns to NYU's Kimmel Center for its 24th annual outing on Saturday, October 29th. The J-Conference is New York's most affordable, accessible and informative gathering of journalists, journalism students, academics, and those in the know.

After a continental breakfast for all attendees, the Conference begins with the Plenary Panel, "The Press and the 2016 Presidential Election," where a panel of political reporters, media critics and political insiders will offer an honest critique of how well the press has been covering the candidates. Six breakout sessions follow: Podcasting, Millennials and the Media, Reporting from Conflict Zones, Digital Media: Keeping it Legal, Food Journalism, and Sports Reporting. A hot lunch follows the breakout panels and our Keynote Speaker will close the program.

Click here to view the Conference Guide

It’s an indispensable opportunity to hear from experienced journalists in their fields of expertise and to spend a day with mentors, colleagues and friends learning from the best.
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* Student non-members: Please provide your student account email address in the "Add note to Press Club?" section of the PayPal payment form. Also, please arrive to the conference with your school issued student ID card as it may be requested at the door. Thank you.
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