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GRAPHIC Tuesday, April 22nd
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 W 40 Street (7th & 8th)
6:30 p.m. program
Conversation & refreshments afterward

An age old concept but a word, these days, whose meaning seems difficult to pin down: "Storytelling."

WOW! The World of Wordcraft. Details...

Time was, not long ago, that 'storytelling' had one, maybe two meanings if you included mild beration for stretching the truth. These days, with so many pushing their own version of the truth, 'storytelling' has taken on a multitude of meanings.

Join a knockout panel of storytellers from a variety of backgrounds, platforms, and social networks as they break down what really matters to a story, an audience, and your Instagram 'likes'. #NYPCstorytelling.

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
Click for more info. Free for New York Press Club members, CUNY J-School students and alums RSVP required.
Non-Members RSVP: $15
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 11th
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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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)

For the purposes of defamation law. Another decision that helps support the idea of protecting acts of journalism, rather than just specific people who are defined as professional journalists (GigaOm)

There is value in listening to one’s readers, and social media doesn’t fill that need completely. (GigaOm)

Trans-Atlantic war of words — and profits — over the future of the Internet. (New York Times)

The new Los Angeles Register is printed with ink on paper and will get thrown on subscribers’ doorsteps starting next month. (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)

Multi-year deal to continue as the anchor of “Fox News Sunday”. (TV Newser)

Do the Pulitzer Prizes still matter? Do they stand for anything except journalistic self-congratulation? The question comes up every year around this time. (New York Times)

Apparently not. (FiveThirtyEight)

With the appointment of Paul Hamilos from the Guardian, BuzzFeed World continues to build on the foundations of hard news to supplement its more light-hearted output. (

Lessons from Austin’s Digital News Revenue Summit. (Nieman Journalism Lab)

Currently makes a reported $5 million per year, which is less than half the reported salaries of the nightly news anchors at the rival networks. (Politico)

General assignment reporter was most recently at WPTZ, Burlington, Vt. (TVNewsCheck)

Like communism, they’re great on paper but not so much in practice. (DigiDay)

Thunderdome’s demise is déjà vu all over again. (Zombie Journalism)

Three finalists - but no winner. (

Chuck Carter now managing editor. (TVNewsCheck)

As a contributor. (Politico)

Learn from a distinguished panel of federal and state judges, prosecutors, journalists, and defense and media counsel about the interplay of criminal defendants’ Sixth Amendment rights, the First Amendment rights of the public and press to attend and report on criminal proceedings, and the view from the bench. (New York State Bar Association)

Accuses CBS News of being too compliant with the White House, and the White House of overtly trying to stifle reporting. (Mediaite)


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