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1324 Lexington Avenue (Box 190)
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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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Steve Scott, New York Press Club President, with a short invitation to join the Press Club and the many good reasons why you should. Join us!
GRAPHIC Tuesday, May 24th
CUNY J-School - 219 W 40 Street (7th & 8th)
7:00pm Refreshments
7:30pm - 9:00pm Program

Security consultant Frank Abagnale will talk about his youthful adventures as an international con man and gadfly whose memoir, "Catch Me If You Can", inspired the Steven Spielberg movie starring Leonard DiCaprio as Abagnale. The memoir was also the basis for a Tony Award-winning Broadway show of the same name.

The law eventually caught up to Abagnale who served time. But in a twist, the FBI hired Frank as a consultant to help with investigations involving fraud, counterfeiting, theft and identity crimes. Abagnale remains a consultant to government and to private clients who are victims of arcane thievery.

Come hear from Frank Abagnale about his "made for Hollywood" true-life adventures in what's sure to be a fascinating presentation and Q&A moderated by Steve Scott, Press Club president and WCBS Newsradio 880 anchorman.

See Frank in a 1977 edition of "To Tell The Truth". (Runs 13:45).

Free admission for New York Press Club members and CUNY J-School students, faculty and alums. RSVP Required.
Non-Members RSVP ($15)
Save the Date: June 6th - J-Awards Presentations

This year's presentation of the New York Press Club's Awards for Journalism takes place Monday evening, June 6th, at Manhattan's Water Club. Details forthcoming. Winners for 2016 will be announced in early May.
Save the Date: October 29th - J-Conference

Our annual Conference on Journalism returns to NYU's fabulous 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.

An indispensable opportunity to spend half-a-day learning and socializing with mentors, colleagues and friends. Details, soon.
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Paper denies ‘unjustified’ claims that CEO Mark Thompson introduced culture that favors ‘young, white’ and single staffers to older female and black employees. (The Guardian)

Coming in May. (ICJI)

To 'free up time for enterprise journalism'. (Poynter)

Huh? Editors in chief of news organizations are well advised to steer clear of corporate entanglements. (Washington Post)

As Social Shifts To Video, Content Creators Win Power And Dollars. (BuzzFeed)

The hatred that arrives rapid-fire into their social media accounts is so personal and acidic that it could sear through even the thickest skin. (New York Times)

The National Republican Congressional Committee has launched an internal probe to find out who snuck a hidden camera into its headquarters for a "60 Minutes" piece, according to sources with knowledge of the investigation. (Politico)

Columnist John L. Smith resigned from the paper after the paper prevented him from writing about casino owners Steve Wynn and Sheldon Adelson, whose family owns the Review-Journal. (Politico)

Tribune Publishing chairman Michael Ferro. (Los Angeles Times)

The changes are part of a proposal to redesign the international print newspaper and simplify the editing and production process. (New York Times)

Nor will bots, newsletters, a “morning briefing” app, a “lean back” iPad experience, Slack integration, a Snapchat channel, or a great partnership with Twitter. (Joshua Topolsky)

Mike Tirico, one of ESPN’s best known on-air voices, is leaving the network for NBC, according to several sources. (Sports Business Journal)

Cable cord-cutting/shaving may be worse than expected. (MediaNewsDaily)

The combination of Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks would be the country’s second-largest broadband provider, with 19.4 million broadband subscribers. (New York Times)

Facebook’s latest clickbait purge is going to have ripple effects for publishers. (DigiDay)


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