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New York Press Club Foundation Holiday Party
Holiday Party Monday, December 7th
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Marriott Hotel - Times Square
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Get your spin on at this year's New York Press Club Foundation Holiday Party. We'll convene high atop the Marriott Hotel in Times Square, in the revolving restaurant. A terrific venue for a great event. (Access from the 3rd floor).

Join colleagues and friends for a festive evening and brighten the holidays for a disadvantaged New York City youngster by bringing with you an unwrapped gift.

Menu - Click to See What's Cooking

Hors d’Oeurves – Butler Passed – 2 Hot & 2 Cold
Artisanal Local Cheeses
Fresh compotes and preserves

Served With Ponzu Sauce, Hot Mustard and Sriracha Chili
Chicken Lemongrass Pot Sticker
Vegetable and Chive Dumpling

Whole Roasted Tenderloin
Brie Creamed Spinach
Steak Sauce Demi

Prepared to Order
Penne á la Vodka Sauce

Selection of Mini Pastries, Cookies and Biscuits

Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee and Tea

Wines: House Red & White
Beers: Heineken, Budweiser, Coors Light, Sam Adams, Amstel Light, Michelob Ultra, St. Pauli Girl
No Alcohol: Soft Drinks, Juice, Mineral Water

Cordials, champagne, frozen/specialty drinks available at additional charge

Kindly RSVP before December 6th - Same cost as last year:
Members $50Student Members $25Non-Members $75
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GRAPHIC The New York Press Club is calling on presidential candidate Donald Trump to apologize to New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski, for seemingly mocking the journalist's physical disability. We find Donald Trump's disavowal of the bullying taunt unconvincing. Mr. Trump on Thursday said, “I merely mimicked what I thought would be a flustered reporter trying to get out of a statement he made long ago.”

Press Club president Steve Scott observes, "There is a time-honored tradition of politicians sparring with journalists, but Mr. Trump has crossed a line. His cruel, childish, on-stage imitation of Mr. Kovaleski, which included the use of jerking arms and an affected voice, is an insulting personal attack that simply cannot be condoned.

"Mr. Trump's actions should come as an affront, not only to persons with disabilities, but all persons. It's okay to disagree with a journalist's reporting; it's not okay to mock that journalist's appearance or disability.

"As an organization made up of working journalists, the New York Press Club takes no position on Donald Trump's candidacy. But, we do take issue with Mr. Trump's mocking personal insult to a fellow journalist, and we call on him to personally apologize to Mr. Kovaleski."

Steve Scott, President
The New York Press Club

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.

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Police released the dash-cam video on Tuesday of an officer shooting 17-year-old McDonald, who was killed in October. (CNN)

A bitter battle to control the fortune of ailing billionaire Sumner Redstone escalated when the media mogul's ex-girlfriend filed a lawsuit alleging that he is mentally impaired and unable to make decisions. (Los Angeles Times)

The magazine’s latest numbers indicate that the sudden glut of pageviews wasn’t a fluke. (Poynter)

Representatives of paper acquired video that had previously been encrypted by police and then insisted hard disk was destroyed, claims witness. (The Guardian)

With dozens of veteran Los Angeles Times journalists cleaning out their desks this week, the magnitude of the experience leaving the building is coming home to people, inside and outside the paper. (LAObserved)

“We’re doing it now with more resources and we have a lot of patience for that job.” (NiemanLab)

Pair will moderate two primary debates in the coming weeks, both from New Hampshire, site of the first-in-the-nation primary. (TVNewser)

To be edited by Patrick Appel, who announced his new gig in a farewell email to employees of POLITICO, where he served as digital editor of POLITICO Magazine until Friday. (Politico)

Massachusetts murder trial judge ordered the TV cameras removed after television stations broke courtroom rules he laid out and reminded the press of at the start of trial. (The Salem News)

An assistant managing editor currently overseeing audience development will take control of its video department. (New York Times)

In the face of threatened legal action from the football star Jameis Winston, CNN did not back away from broadcasting “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary about sexual assault on college campuses. (New York Times)

Several broadcast networks are conferring on a possible response to recent actions by the Donald Trump campaign to insist that reporters covering its events remain confined to a holding pen, according to three television news sources. (Washington Post)

"Elise Labott’s crime wasn’t that she expressed an opinion. It’s that she expressed the wrong opinion." (Glenn Greenwald)

In the 2016 political race, a dark horse is advancing without much notice. Digital advertising is poised to challenge the long dominance of local broadcast in sucking up campaign dollars. (Poynter)

At the New York Times, a few hundred people whose comments are posted without moderation can end up dominating the reader commenting system. (New York Times)

As NPR came of age in the 1980s, its audience matured with it. Three decades later, that is starting to look like a problem. (Washington Post)

Jason Rezaian, a Washington Post reporter who has been held by the government of Iran for the past 16 months and was convicted on espionage charges last month, has been sentenced to a prison term. (Washington Post)

Citing anonymous sources... (Washington Post)

City Room, along with other blogs the paper launched at around the same time, played a big part in evolving the Times’ approach to digital journalism. (NiemanLab)

Global news site Quartz wants to overhaul how it hires global talent. (DigiDay)

A series of personalized, digital business publications in nine U.S. cities as part of a plan to expand the Crain brand nationwide as it approaches its 100th anniversary. (Crain's Detroit Business)

Elise Labott on Twitter: House passes bill that could limit Syrian refugees. Statue of Liberty bows head in anguish @CNNPolitics (Washington Post)

“Married at First Sight” — which weds strangers — is trying to use a shield law reserved for journalists to quash a subpoena by a Queens woman who went on the cable program then allegedly received death threats from her random groom. (New York Post)

The press club and its affiliated non-profit corporation, the National Press Club Journalism Institute, voted last month to sell the painting, and use the funds to support educational, scholarships and other programs. (Washington Post)

As voters continue their migration from landlines to hard-to-reach cell phones, response rates for public-opinion surveys have dipped under 10 percent. (CJR)

NBC News President Deborah Turness committed a major blunder — as far as the Hispanic lawmakers were concerned — when she described undocumented immigrants as “illegals," a term that many in the Latino community find highly offensive. (Politico)

Television posts its best month since January 2014. (Media Life)

White House press secretary Josh Earnest sparred with “Fox & Friends” co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck over what she termed President Obama's “cavalier” and “aloof” response to the Paris terror attacks. (The Hill)

The Paris-Beirut debate: Why news organizations paid more attention to the attacks in France. (CJR)

Sports fans across nearly 1 million Comcast-wired homes will see the YES Network go dark at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday. (New York Post)


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