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GRAPHIC John Mulligan was once described as a human search engine because of his encyclopedic knowledge of everything about New York City news stories, the FDNY, burlesque one-liners, and above all else, the Inner Circle he loved so much. But John was much more than a database; his vast recall was complemented by an elfin charm and a personal aim to spread laughter.

We all knew that. What we may not have known was that John’s hometown was Saugerties (and Forest Hills), NY, that he served in the Army in Europe during World War II, was a Fordham U grad, taught history, was one of the AP’s best reporters, was proficient in Italian, the tireless former spokesperson (deputy commissioner) for the FDNY, and a volunteer firefighter as well. He was a former president and, until his passing, a governor of the New York Press Club.

John was 91 when he died Oct. 3, 2015. Click John's photo or this item's headline to reach the Inner Circle website to see more about the remarkable life of John Mulligan and read the accolades pouring in from friends and former colleagues.

Awards Higlights From the New York Press Club Foundation's Conference on Journalism, held October 3rd at NYU Kimmel. See the program.

GRAPHIC A double major (Italian and English) at Stanford, Lindsey discovered "the new journalism" and narrative nonfiction there. During undergrad she also received a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to study sociology at the Università del Salento in Lecce, Italy.

For three years after graduation Lindsey worked in venture philanthropy in the Bay Area. She is now in the second and final year of her Master in Journalism at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute in the Literary Reportage program. After graduation in May, 2016, Lindsey plans to pursue investigative and narrative reporting about the environment.
GRAPHIC A native of Union, New Jersey, Drew Casey graduated from Saint Peter’s Prep in 2013. While at the Jersey City high school, he got his start in communications, broadcasting various athletic events on the school’s internet radio station. Inspired to formally study journalism, Drew decided to attend Fordham University, in large part because of the school’s highly regarded communications program and professional NPR-affiliated radio station, WFUV (90.7 FM).

Since enrolling at Fordham over two years ago, Drew has jumped into various campus and professional media organizations. At WFUV Drew broadcasts various Fordham sports, anchors drive-time sportscasts and even covered last year’s Super Bowl in Phoenix. On Fordham’s Rose Hill campus, Drew also serves as The Fordham Ram’s Assistant Sports Editor. He currently interns for CNBC’s Assignment Desk and has been published on One of his proudest achievements was winning a 2015 New York Press Club award for his coverage of the Special Olympics USA Games.
GRAPHIC Clyde Haberman has been writing the NYC column for The Times since September 1995. His interests include anything and everything in New York – politics, theater, prisons, baseball, the high life, the lowlifes. Bronx-born, he has a weakness for columns that expose rank hypocrisy and blatant unfairness on the part of those in power. He has also been accused of topping his writing with large dollops of humor.

Before joining the Times foreign staff in 1982, Haberman was a Metro reporter, including several years as chief of the newspaper’s City Hall bureau. Earlier, he was an editor in the Week in Review section. Before joining the Times in 1977, he was a reporter at The New York Post, where his assignments included the bloody Attica prison rebellion in 1971 and Jimmy Carter’s successful presidential race in 1976.
GRAPHIC Longtime New York City journalist Murray Weiss, currently with DNAinfo New York, will receive the 2015 President's Award from the New York Press Club. The selection was announced by Press Club president Steve Scott.

"From his days with the Daily News and the Post, to his current role as Columnist and Criminal Justice Editor at DNAinfo New York, Murray Weiss has had a special talent for breaking stories," Scott said in making the announcement. "Big stories. Explosive stories. Stories that opened previously closed doors and rattled wrongdoers. Stories that had other journalists quoting Murray in their stories."

"In recognition of his stellar career and contributions to the field of journalism, I can think of no more deserving recipient of this year's New York Press Club President's Award than Murray Weiss."
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Of course they are, and they always have been. (Medium)

At many colleges, budding journalists and their advisers are still fighting for freedom of speech. (The Atlantic)

Publishers have traditionally heard “niche” and thought small. These days they hear it and think “opportunity.” (DigiDay)

Google says it wants to help the open web remain open, but some say AMP is no better than the social network’s proprietary solution. (Fortune)

What to look for when editing. (Joy Mayer)

A New Journalism Collaboration is Putting People’s Questions First. (Medium)

NBC's 'Blindspot' is way ahead of the rest of the programs (Media Life)

10/21 - Consulate General of Germany. For more than a quarter century, professionals in Germany and the United States have laid the foundation for a fundamental transformation of the financial industry. Many now believe that the world economy is poised to transition from a fossil fuel-oriented past to a sustainable, clean energy future. Experts discuss. (Ecologic Institute)

10/14 Civic Hall. Whether it's legacy or digital media, the reality remains: the state of journalism has reached a critical point of transition and transformation. Much is at stake. (New America NYC)

10/14 - Cooper Union's Great Hall. In a free, public event Bob Woodward, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and co-author of All the President's Men will introduce his latest book. (The Cooper Union)

10/22 - Briarcliffe College, Bethpage. Brings media and the community together for a day of open dialogue, mutual understanding, story pitching and relationship building. (Fair Media Council)

10/24 - The New School. The Urban Thinkers Campus is a special initiative of the World Urban Campaign and UN-Habitat, the UN agency focused on urbanization, to gather ideas from people around the world who are passionate about the future of cities. (The Municipal Art Society)

11/7 - Fordham University. The New York State Associated Press Association, Fordham University’s Department of Communication and Media Studies and NPR affiliate station, WFUV FM are pleased to present a one day conference titled “Quality Journalism in Today’s Digital Age.” It will take place at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus. (Fordham University)

Reporta, a new app from the International Women's Media Foundation billed as "the only comprehensive security app available worldwide created specifically for journalists," sounds like it may put journalists in danger. (Motherboard)

Amid a falling stock price and questions from analysts about the ability of the company’s management to turn around its media properties, which include The Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune. (New York Times)

CNN, ABC, NBC and CBS are now official signatories to “Global Safety Principles and Practices,” a list of safety guidelines that specify, among other things, that news organizations treat freelancers the same way they would full-time staffers in cases of kidnap or injury. (Poynter)

NBC News Chief Andrew Lack Says. (Variety)

The family members of shooting victims who launched a campaign called "No Notoriety," aimed at discouraging news coverage of mass murderers, are starting to feel like they're succeeding. (CNN Money)

"...we have more subscribers than at any time in our 164-year history." (New York Times)

After some competition between the NewsGuild and the Writers Guild of America (East), HuffPost employees signed on with the WGAE, one source familiar with the talks told IBT. (Intl. Business Times)

After several high-profile departures at the media arm of Michael Bloomberg’s empire, the future looks increasingly unclear. (Fortune)

“I’ve become a devotee of Bloomberg Politics,” the former New York mayor and head of Bloomberg L.P. said in a statement provided to POLITICO. (Politico)

CBS is pushing back against an allegation in one of the newly released Hillary Clinton emails that the State Department had successfully planted questions for an interview with WikiLeaks' Julian Assange. (Poilitico)

Once merely the digital manifestation of the world’s foremost fashion magazine, is today a vast adjunct of the print edition it represents. Since its relaunch last August it has grown its audience figures by 80 per cent. (Financial Times)

At many colleges, budding journalists and their advisers are still fighting for freedom of speech. (The Atlantic)

User-generated content is becoming increasingly valuable, but Storyful’s Rachael Kennedy says many journalists don’t consider the welfare of their sources enough. (API)

After latest college massacre, witnesses hit with media requests. (Washington Post)

Online ads slow website performance considerably, study finds. (New York Times)

The way Apple treats apps that contain objectionable but newsworthy content raises questions about how it will handle news. (Fortune)

Have you ever been denied a public record? Or worse, has your request been ignored? (Poynter)


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