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The New York Times
Rich Lamb
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Phil O'Brien
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Gabe Pressman
Sonia Rincon
1010 WINS
Glenn Schuck
1010 WINS
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Mark Lieberman
Past President
John Mulligan
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Tom Poster
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Jerry Schmetterer
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Mitch Lebe
Public Relations
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Staff and management at all news radio station 1010 WINS have further honored the late Stan Brooks, the station's first news director when it switched to the all news format 50 years ago. The station's newsroom has been named for Stan who served New York for four decades as news director, reporter and City Hall corredpondent. Stan died in December 2013, at age 86, still on the job at WINS.
GRAPHIC All entries are in. Assessments are underway.

Apr 27 – Winners announced.
Jun 08 – Awards presentation dinner.

GRAPHIC Monday, May 11th
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 W 40th Street (7th & 8th)
6:30 p.m. refreshments
7:00 p.m. program

"Who's Who" panel of investigative reporters will discuss the state of their art in contemporary New York, joined by the City's new Investigations Commissioner, Mark G. Peters.
  • Greg Smith, The New York Daily News
  • William Rashbaum, The New York Times
  • Michael Schwirtz, The New York Times
  • Murray Weiss, New York

Moderator: Press Club member and CUNY journalism professor Tom Robbins, a longtime investigative reporter for The Village Voice, The New York Daily News, and The New York Observer.

Free for Press Club members and CUNY students/alums. RSVP required.
Non-members: $15
Press Club Elections Next Month
GRAPHIC New York Press Club members in good standing will soon receive mailed ballots for this year's election of Club officers. Ballots should arrive during the first week of May. Completed ballots must be returned by the last day of May to be counted.

NYPD Extends Press Pass Expiration Date
GRAPHIC DCPI says 2013-2015 press credentials will remain valid until April 30th. The department, says a spokesman, is working on a renewal plan for 2015-2017 credentials. He also says plan details will be posted on the NYPD section of the website when they are completed.

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An NBC News internal investigation into Brian Williams has examined a half-dozen instances in which he is thought to have fabricated, misrepresented or embellished his accounts, two people with inside knowledge of the investigation said. (New York Times)

How D.C. flacks and reporters manage all that email (or don't). (National Journal)

In most states, fewer jobs for reporters. (Washington Post)

Five lessons from ProPublica which can help local journalism have more impact, even if your organization is operating on a shoestring budget. (Local News Lab)

Comcast is killing off its Time Warner deal, which could breathe life into some smaller acquisitions. (Fortune)

In a sometimes angry series of comments, the journalists told NBC News President Deborah Turness in the private meeting in Washington that Williams’s embellished statements about his reporting exploits had damaged NBC’s credibility and that he should not be permitted to return to the anchor chair, according to several people who attended the session. (Washington Post)

An announcement on the deal’s fate may come as soon as Friday. (Bloomberg)

While most publishers are pushing recommended links and continuously scrolling article pages in front of users, The Atlantic is going in the opposite direction. (DigiDay)

The upshot is that you'll see much more content from your friends and much less from Pages — most of which consist of brands and publishers. (The Verge)

Competent social media managers not only need to be on top of current events and trends, they need to understand what works and what doesn't, have an in-depth understanding of multiple channels, and have a vast toolkit for analyzing data. (Mashable)

Newt Gingrich, Howard Dean and other pols have some thoughts on the political media. (Politico Magazine)

With the prospects of a deal falling apart, and many wondering what this means for Comcast long-term, recent developments suggest that it doesn't really matter. (Seeking Alpha)

Facebook’s recent initiative to host news content on its own platform might sound like an appealing opportunity for publishers. But news media companies should seriously think about the repercussions of this arrangement before committing to it. (inma)

Some quick takeaways on trends among the 27 entries that took place and show in this year’s judging. (Poynter)

Often, overhyped language seems clichéd or trite rather than gripping. (New York Times)

As some wring their hands about a decline in newsroom resources and quality, there’s a “huge growth” in fact checking in the coverage of politics, according to a new academic study. (Poynter)

Sponsored by Bank of America. (Variety)

Tegna will operate 46 stations Gannett currently owns or provides services to, as well as its digital unit. and generate most of the digital unit's revenue. (USAToday)

Verizon’s effort to break-up the cable bundle and offer consumers cheaper television options ran into a major hurdle after Fox and NBC joined Disney’s ESPN to express their opposition to the move. (Washington Post)

The Daily Breeze’s Rob Kuznia won the prize alongside Rebecca Kimitch for a series on corruption in the Torrance, California school district. Now the former reporter, who had more than 15 years’ experience covering local affairs, is celebrating the career high in his new a publicist. (Gawker)

Functional and affordable, the canvas bag has become a cultural touchstone. But news merchandise today, like the industry itself, is increasingly specialized. (The Atlantic)

Native advertising doesn’t sell for brands. It does little for consumers looking to make a product choice. And it continues to compromise editorial content. (DigiDay)

The switchover to digital broadcasts will begin in the North and will be implemented region by region. (

The video of a North Charleston police officer shooting an unarmed man in the back will now cost news outlets that want to run it $10,000. (New York Times)

BuzzFeed’s deleted articles on Dove and Hasbro and the Telegraph’s HSBC debacle highlight the dilemmas. (The Guardian)

In a memo to staff, Editor in Chief Ben Smith revealed that a review has already uncovered three instances where complaints from the site’s business and advertising departments led Smith to delete posts. (Gawker)

“60 Minutes” releases video explaining its decision to air correspondent Scott Pelley’s segment about a sarin gas attack on the suburbs of Damascus in 2013. (Variety)

Oscar winner asked network to censor “Finding Your Roots” segment, leaked Sony emails reveal. (The Wrap)

MoJo expert Robb Montgomery detailed his predictions for where the field is headed, speaking at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia. (

Stewart’s decision to retire as host of the satirical news show after 16 years has left liberal America in mourning. (The Guardian)


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