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Steve Scott
WCBS Newsradio 880
1st Vice President
Jane TIllman Irving
WCBS Newsradio 880
2nd Vice President
Joe Connolly
WCBS Newsradio 880
Stephani Shelton
Elizabeth Semrai
Corresponding Secretary
Beth Karas


Winnie Hu
The New York Times
Rich Lamb
WCBS Newsradio 880
Mitch Lebe
24/7 News Source
Phil O'Brien
Con Edison, Inc.
Gabe Pressman
Sonia Rincon
1010 WINS
Glenn Schuck
1010 WINS
Debra Toppeta


Mark Lieberman
Past President
Jerry Schmetterer
Past President
Larry Seary
Past President
Deborah Wetzel
Past President
Consulting Director
Peter O.E. Bekker
Public Relations
Debra J. Caruso
Staton Rabin
Farrell Farrell Burke
Fr. Matthew F. Malone, S.J.
Rabbi Joseph Potasnik


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Two new awards categories are available in this year's New York Press Club Awards For Journalism. Podcast and Infographics. 27 categories in all.
An enduring tradition in New York media, the annual New York Press Club Awards For Journalism honor excellence in the craft by writers, reporters, editors, producers, shooters and multimediographers.
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.

The venerable CBS newsman sat with New York Press Club president, Steve Scott, on January 25, 2016, at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, talking about his prodigious career and the changes that have occurred in the craft of journalism in the interim.
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Refunds offered if they don't. (DigiDay)

Sound less like a journalist. (API)

Financial Times columnist says she was chastised by a FT marketer for a piece about Hewlett Packard. (Press Gazette)

Check for comments regularly; respond quickly. (Poynter)

One big one: seller Gatehouse Media’s own journalistic ethics. (Politico)

The paper's top editors plan to rethink pretty much everything. (Huffington Post)

Comcast, TWC, Charter had a stronger-than-normal 2015. (AdWeek)

Who said there is no upside being on the wrong side of Donald Trump? (Deadline Hollywood)

Suit says that chief investigative reporter Phil Williams' story — "Explosive allegations emerge from David Chase case" — was false. (The Tennessean)

Fox News to host. (TVNewser)

The idea is one of several possibilities the company is considering after its plan to merge with Media General Inc. fell through. (Bloomberg)

Traced to Viacom-CBS Split? (Variety)

After Shari Redstone rejects non-exec chair position. (Deadline Hollywood)

Downing Street says the panel's ruling would not be legally binding in the UK. The Met Police say Assange will be arrested if he leaves the Ecuadorian embassy in London. (BBC)

Until now, the maximum length for video ads was 30 seconds, already longer than the 15-second videos users are allowed to post. (TechCrunch)

Apparently, publishers today will do anything to grow and find new readers — even if that means teaming up with rival sites. (DigiDay)

Replaced by Leslie Moonves. (New York Times)

Amid the Flint water crisis... (Poynter)

Homophobic comments by BBC star and drug-smuggling porn actor among stories that gay news site uploaded saying article-removal laws are censorship. (The Guardian)

CNN and the Washington Post have started experimenting with voicemail to engage with their online communities. (SoundCloud)

Such an expansion, which Amazon itself has not confirmed, would position the world’s top online retailer as a competitor to booksellers such as Barnes & Noble. (The Guardian)

News site fires Juan Thompson after discovering reporter ‘went to great lengths to deceive’ editors and even created fake email accounts to impersonate sources. (The Guardian)

Plans to lay off 15% of workers. (New York Times)

Shortly after news dropped that Al Jazeera America was shutting down, journalists on its digital team started a side project. "The Best of Al Jazeera America Digital" showcases the work of journalists there who will soon be unemployed. (Poynter)

Online publishers rage against ad blockers, but they're not doing much about them yet. (Bloomberg)

Scale solves a lot of problems. (DigiDay)

Growth is up but revenues are not. (USA Today)

But advertisers (and viewers) have concerns. (DigiDay)

The American Society of Magazine Editors crowns The Atlantic Magazine of the Year at Ellies. (WWD)

The update, which is rolling out now to devices running Android Lollipop or higher, works in a similar way as ad blocking on Apple’s iOS 9. (TechCrunch)


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