Upcoming Press Club Events:

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Storytelling 2.0

Tuesday, April 22nd
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 W 40 Street (7th & 8th)
6:30 p.m. program
Conversation & refreshments afterward

"Storytelling." All the cool kids are doing it - across old media, new media, long-form, short-form, in newsrooms and dorm rooms, by journalists, by brands, buzzword-wielding social media strategists, GIF-makers, selfie-takers, sotto-voce'd NPR hosts, old-school media stalwarts fleeing to new media, new media stalwarts posting op-eds to Medium, confused people going back and forth, activists trying to change your minds, marketers trying to change your habits, data scientists at Netflix, Buzzfeed quiz-makers and Gwyneth Paltrow on GOOP. It's enough to make a word lose all meaning! Or - gain a thousand totally new ones.

Join a knockout panel of storytellers from across a multitude of backgrounds, platforms, and social networks as they break down what really matters to a story, an audience, and maximizing your Instagram likes.

Panelists so far:
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Multimedia journalist/former executive editor, Tumblr.
@Jess7Bennett.
GRAPHIC Heben Nigatu
Associate editor at BuzzFeed.
@HeavenRants.
GRAPHIC Alex Leo
Head of Product, IBT Media/Newsweek.
@alexmleo.
GRAPHIC Lizzie O'Leary
Host, Marketplace Weekend.
@lizzieohreally.
 
Moderator:
GRAPHIC Rachel Sklar
Writer/editor/media entrepreneur, co-founder of TheLi.st.
@rachelsklar

Free for New York Press Club members, CUNY J-School students and alums. RSVP required.
Non-Members RSVP: $15
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Midtown Mixer at St. Andrews Bar

Tuesday, May 6th
St. Andrews Bar
140 W 46th Street (6th & 7th)
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Meet & greet at St. Andrews Bar in midtown. A throw back to the days when social media was a glistening mahogany bar and socializing did not involve agile thumbs. Join us at St. Andrew's in midtown for a bout of schmoozing, laughing and otherwise carrying-on.

Members and non-members welcomed. Pay-as-you-go bar and free chips & salsa. If able, let us know you are coming! Then, let everyone know you'll be there #NYPCmixer.
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Midtown Mixer at The Museum of Tolerance
Tuesday, May 20th
Museum of Tolerance
226 East 42nd Street (2 & 3)
6:30 p.m. Refreshments
7:00 p.m. Museum tour

Join us for a private tour of the Museum of Tolerance in midtown, part of the educational arm of the Simon Weisenthal Center.

Experience unique interactive exhibits, workshops, and videos in a state-of-the-art multimedia environment. The museum challenges visitors to confront bigotry, racism, and genocide, as well as focusing on present-day issues of refugees, political prisoners, terrorism, and the exploitation of women and children.

The specialized tour will introduce journalists to this important news resource. Free for members. RSVP required (Let folks know you're coming #NYPCmixer).
Non-Members RSVP: $15
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Awards For Journalism Presentation Dinner

Monday, June 9th - The Water Club
E 31st Street and the East River
7:00 p.m. cocktails
8:00-10:00 p.m. presentations
Dress, business casual


Always a night to remember. Join colleagues and friends at this year's ceremonies honoring excellence in the craft by writers, reporters, editors, producers, shooters and multimediographers.

Reservations open soon.
Members: $110; Student Members: $35; Non-Members: $135.
Tables for 10 and 12: Member or non-member rate times 10 or 12.
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SAVE THE DATE
2014 Conference on Journalism

Saturday, October 18th
NYU Kimmel Center
W 4th Street & LaGuardia Place
8:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.


Planning has begun for this year's New York Press Club Foundation Conference on Journalism, our 22nd annual. If you'd like to volunteer to help organize the event, give a shout. Meantime, please save the date and plan to attend New York's most affordable, accessible and informative gathering of journalists, journalism students, academics and those in the know.
Recent New York Press Club Events:
04/02/2014 -- The Evolution & Future of Food Journalism
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The Evolution & Future of Food Journalism

Wednesday, April 2nd
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 W 40 Street (7th & 8th)
6:30 p.m. refreshments/schmoozing
7:00 p.m. program


SOLD OUT - SOLD OUT - SOLD OUT

Renowned editors, writers, critics and entrepreneurs discuss how food journalism has evolved over the past decade and look toward what might be ahead for this popular and ubiquitous niche.

GRAPHIC Maile Carpenter, founding editor-in-chief of Food Network Magazine, a joint venture between Hearst Magazines and Food Network. Was also executive editor of Every Day with Rachael Ray. @MaileCarpenter.
GRAPHIC Dana Cowin, senior vice president and editor-in-chief of Food & Wine magazine. Oversees the print magazine, website, digital e-reader editions, mobile applications, and branded books. @fwscout.
GRAPHIC Francis Lam, editor-at-large at Clarkson Potter and a judge on Top Chef Masters. Was features editor at Gilt Taste, winner of six IACP and four James Beard Award nominations in its first two years. @Francis_Lam.
GRAPHIC Ed Levine, founder of Seriouseats.com, the largest independent food website in the world that includes both recipes and reviews. TV & radio host, Levine wrote for the New York Times Dining Section for six years. @edlevine.
GRAPHIC Adam Platt, staff writer and chief restaurant critic for New York Magazine, Adam's writing has appeared in Esquire, the Economist, The New Yorker, and Condé Nast Traveler magazine, where he's a contributing editor. @plattypants.
GRAPHIC Ryan Sutton, senior critic and data lead at eater.com. Food critic at Bloomberg and Time Out New York, Ryan is founding editor of The Price Hike, a site working to improve price transparency in the restaurant industry. @qualityrye.
03/06/2014 -- Tax Prep For Journalists Workshop
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Tax Prep For Journalists

Thursday, March 6th
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 W 40 Street (7th & 8th)
6:30 p.m. refreshments/schmoozing
7:00 p.m. program



It's that time of year and the New York Press Club will again provide helpful information for journalists and students who must prepare tax returns.

CPA John Lieberman of Perelson Wiener LLP (and a Press Club member), and colleagues, will conduct a discussion and answer your questions about filing 2013 returns while providing up-to-date information about this year's tax laws. John is a New York City-based certified public accountant and personal financial specialist with nearly 30 years experience. A number of high profile sports and entertainment figures are among his impressive list of clients.

John and his colleagues will gear their presentation to situations unique to journalists along with updated information concerning the new world of digital media.

PS - The informative Wolters Kluwer tax guide for journalists 2014 edition, "The Whole Ball of Tax," is available in our "For Members" section.

Event is free for New York Press Club members, CUNY J-School students and alums. RSVP required.
02/06/2014 -- The Digital Newsroom. An Exploration (video soon)
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The Digital Newsroom

Thursday, February 6th
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 W 40 Street (7th & 8th)
6:30 p.m. refreshments/schmoozing
7:00 p.m. program


Think you know enough to survive in the quickly evolving world of digital journalism? Think again. The toolbox for today's digital journalist will inevitably, and sooner rather than later, become outmoded. How to keep pace with the changes. Where and how to look for the new jobs in digital journalism. What to expect if you are working in a legacy newsroom that is about to transform into a multi-platform digital newsroom. The members of this panel can answer those questions and more.

Come hear from our expert panel about the differences in the reporting process and how social media sites are used in gathering information. How is the transition to a digital newsroom accomplished and what are the risks, the challenges, the rewards? What training is given to journalists who have no prior experience with digital and what opportunities are there for young journalists to enter the field?

We'll also explore the likely fate of news organizations that move too slowly - or in the wrong direction - in the digital era.

GRAPHIC Mary Cavallaro, Assistant National Executive Director for News and Broadcast at SAG-AFTRA. Mary will discuss changes in the industry brought about by digital journalism and new media in general.
GRAPHIC Matt Thompson, Manager of Digital Initiatives at NPR. Before joining NPR, Matt was online Community Manager for the Knight Foundation. He was also a Poynter Institute Naughton Fellow for Online Reporting and Writing.
GRAPHIC Murray Weiss, Columnist and Criminal Justice Editor for DNAinfo.com New York, Murray is an award-winning investigative journalist who formerly worked for the New York Post and The New York Daily News.
GRAPHIC Robin Tomlin, editor of Thunderdome, Digital First Media's New York City-based service that provides content for the more than 800 multi-platform products – including print, web and mobile – that is produced by MediaNews Group and Journal Register Company.
 
Free for New York Press Club members, CUNY J-School students and alums. RSVP required, click here.
01/28/2014 -- YouTube & You - Workshop
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YouTube & You - Workshop For Digital Producers

Tuesday, January 28th
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 W 40 Street (7th & 8th)
6:30 p.m. refreshments/schmoozing
7:00 p.m. program


Join the New York Press Club in this introduction for digital producers and reporters to all aspects of YouTube, including establishing a YouTube presence and building a successful channel.

NYU's Chris Chan Roberson, Studio Manager/Lead Producer at YouTube Next Lab, will provide an overview of using YouTube effectively as well as the myriad resources the company offers for New York based writers and producers - including studio space, free classes and creative development programs.

Valerie Streit, YouTube's Audience Development Strategist, will cover top strategies to attract and engage audiences, as well as highlight best practices from other news organizations.

YouTube is the second largest earch engine in the world with 7000 hours of news-related video uploaded each day. News outlets were once confined to a single format and geographic area. With YouTube, newsrooms can attract their share of a 1 billion unique-member monthly audience and bring interactive storytelling to life.

The workshop is recommended for anyone thinking of entering the world of digital media as well as experienced digital producers who are interested in learning more about YouTube's studios and resources. You do not need to have produced or written any digital content to attend.

Free for New York Press Club members, CUNY J-School students and alums. RSVP REQUIRED
12/09/2013 -- Press Club Foundation Holiday Party (photos)
Holiday Party
NY Press Club Foundation Holiday Party

Monday, December 9th
The Yale Club
50 Vanderbilt Avenue
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.


By popular demand we are returning to the Yale Club for this year's New York Press Club Foundation Holiday Party. Conveniently located in Midtown and steps from Grand Central Terminal.

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

KINDLY RSVP BEFORE THE 9th - Same cost as last year:
Members $50Non-Members $75Student Members $20
NY Life Holiday Party underwriting provided by
Consolidated Edison, Inc.
11/11/2013 -- Women Entrepreneurs in Media
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Women Entrepreneurs in Media: Turning Ideas into Reality

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

Join us for an enlightening evening with:

GRAPHIC Rachel Sklar, founder of TheLi.st. A journalist who writes about media, politics, culture & technology, Rachel was a founding editor at Mediaite and the Huffington Post.
GRAPHIC Charlie Oliver, founder of Served Fresh Media, a pioneering advocate and practitioner of social media as a tool and method to build big social buzz and excitement for events.
GRAPHIC Alexia Brue, co-founder of Well+Good, a site aimed at answering questions about health, beauty, fitness, and well-being through naturalistic pursuits and practices.
GRAPHIC Melisse Gelula and Alexia Brue call Well+Good a "wellness wire service," spotlighting New Yorkers' pressing self-care questions and finding answers from local experts.
GRAPHIC Moderator, Nicole Bode, deputy editor of DNAinfo.com New York, the hyperlocal news site providing city-wide coverage down to the neighborhood level.
Female entrepreneurs in media with bright, new ideas who have made their ideas happen. From maintaining a website to launching a scalable, media destination with social presence and a distinctive voice. How these women built their businesses and the many ways in which they profit. Entrepreneurial success stories!

FREE for Press Club members, CUNY J-School students & alums.
10/29/2013 -- Movie Night: "Herblock - The Black & The White"
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Movie night! "Herblock – The Black and The White"

Tuesday, October 29th
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 W 40 Street (7th & 8th)
6:30 p.m. socializing
7:00 p.m. program


Herblock follows the life and career of famed Washington Post cartoonist Herbert Block, known for his legendary attacks on political and corporate corruption, working to bring injustice to light. Block brought the news and the controversies of the day to life like no other journalist of his time – and influenced the nation with his pen in the process.

10/16/2013 -- An Evening With Larry Flynt (CANCELLED)
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An Evening With Larry Flynt

Wednesday, October 16th
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 W 40 Street (7th & 8th)
6:30 p.m. socializing
7:00 p.m. program



EVENT CANCELLED. We regret the inconvenience!


Spend an evening with publisher Larry Flynt whose epic and prolonged battles against press censorship have elevated him to iconic status in First Amendment law.

Thane Rosenbaum, law professor at Fordham, will moderate the discussion with Flynt. In addition to what are now considered to be landmark First Amendment legal victories in the 1970's, 1980's and 1990's, Flynt will likely talk about his oft-repeated warnings that any accomodation of censorship in a democracy will quickly lead to its demise.

Free for Press Club members, CUNY J-School students and alums.
10/05/2013 -- 21st Annual Conference on Journalism (photos)
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2013 NY Press Club Foundation
Conference on Journalism

Saturday, October 5th
NYU Kimmel Center
West 4th and LaGuardia Place
8:30am - 2:30pm


CLICK TO DOWNLOAD CONFERENCE PRINTED PROGRAM (PDF)

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Ben Smith, editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed, will be keynote speaker this year and planning continues apace for the Press Club Foundation's annual conference, which this year focuses on the changes that have revolutionized the business and practice of journalism.

The speculative period of the last five years about what the future holds for journalists and journalism has decidedly given way to new philosophies, tools, and practices that are transforming the way information is gathered, analyzed, characterized, reported and distributed. This year's Conference digs deeply into all of that.

NETWORKING BREAKFAST
8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Meet and greet colleagues after check-in.
PLENARY SESSION (9:00 a.m.)
“Social Media Wake-up Call”
A panel discussion on the newest in social media (i.e. RebelMouse) and how journalists are using the stuff we already know about like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
Moderator: Sree Sreenavasian, Chief Digital Officer, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Panelists:
Greg Galant, MuckRack
Stephanie Haberman, NBC
Meghan Peters, Facebook
Carla Zanoni, DNAInfo.com New York social media editor
BREAKOUT SESSION 1
10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
1. The Big Story - covering Sandy, Newtown & the Boston Marathon bombing.
Reporters talk about the professional challenges of covering these major stories and the personal impact it had.
Moderator: John Miller, CBS News
Panelists:
Alex Silverman, CBS 880 radio
Deb Feyerick, CNN
Neal Shapiro, WNET Channel 13
Katie Zezima, The Associated Press
2. Convergence of PR & Journalism: New Careers in Content Marketing.
Creating content expressly to drive a profitable consumer reaction: pandering or savvy salesmanship?
Moderator: Debra Caruso, DJC Communications
Panelists:
Jody Fisher, Rubenstein PR
Steve Rubel, Edelman PR
Paul Conley, Paul Conley Consulting
Jenni Baker, Goodwill Industries
3. Careers - Protecting your online reputation
Steps you should take to present and protect your image in the digital world.
Moderator: Stephanie Grayson, Yahoo Finance
Panelists:
Mike Paul, The Reputation Doctor
Ryan Wallerstein, president, Kodiak Search
Tim Tulloch, Hootsuite
BREAKOUT SESSION 2
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
1. Feature writing - Covering the travel beat
Moderator: Beth Harpaz, Associated Press
Panelists:
Amy Farley, Travel + Leisure
Sara Clemence, WSJ Weekend
Paul Brady, Conde Nast Traveler
2. Multimedia - Tips for using your smartphone as a reporting tool to enhance your news coverage
Moderator: Mo Krochmal, Social Media News NY
Panelists:
Joanne Stevens, Stevens Media Consulting and WSJ DJ@DJ program
Melinda Wittstock, Verifeed and NewsIT
M.C. Wellons, CNBC
Kevin Delaney, Quartz
3. Longform journalism for a short attention span world
Moderator: Donna Bertaccini, Molesworth Enterprises
Panelists:
Douglas Warshaw, freelance / Fortune Magazine contributor
Cynthia Kane, Al Jazeera America Documentary Unit
Sarah Fishko, WNYC-FM
RESUME & PORTFOLIO REVIEW
Two sessions throughout the morning
Bring your work for review by content experts and take away their useful feedback. Because of the plethora of media, please bring a latptop/tablet to display your stuff and be sure it's accessible during Conference hours. NYU has pretty fast WiFi access if your material is remote.
Advisors:
Steve Kalb, UCONN
Mark Ernay, 1010WINS
Joanne Stevens, Stevens Media Consulting
Barbara Selvin, Stonybrook University
Bill Deane, OurMissingNews.com
Ben Berkowitz, CNBC.com
KEYNOTE, SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS
Oh yes, and lunch! 1:15 p.m.
Ben Smith, editor-in-chief of BuzzFeed, will keynote this year. We will also award $1,000 scholarships to two Student members of the Club.
New York Press Club Journalism Hall of Fame
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During his 55-year career Mitch Lebe has worked for every New York City radio outlet that has a commitment to competently report news. He is now anchor and reporter for 24/7 News Source, often covering City Hall.
New York Press Club President's Award
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Shelly Strickler is a multi-award winning broadcast journalist who began her career in 1974 and worked for more than a quarter century at WOR Radio in New York City, both as anchor and reporter, Shelly has covered the major stories affecting our lives.
AFTER PARTY at Amity Hall - 80 W 3rd (Thompson & Sullivan).

NY Life Conference underwriting provided by
New York Life Insurance Company
09/23/2013 -- Midtown Mixer at St. Andrews Bar
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Midtown Mixer at St. Andrews Bar

Monday, September 23rd
St. Andrews Bar
140 W 46th Street (6th & 7th)
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Come to our mixer at St. Andrews Bar in midtown. The Press Club is re-instituting what almost became a tradition a few years ago - occasional get togethers purely for the purposes of schmoozing, laughing and otherwise carrying-on.

Members and non-members welcomed. Pay-as-you-go bar and free chips & salsa. Forget social media and actually get social! Um, but first, let folks know you are coming #NYPCMIXER.
06/25/2013 -- Assault on the First Amendment (video)
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Assault on the First Amendment

Tuesday, June 25th
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 W 40 Street (7th & 8th)
6:30p.m. socializing
7:00-9:00p.m. program


A discussion of the significant free press issues to emerge from the governmment's deep dive into private, domestic communication and its blithe fishing expeditions into telephone records at the Associated Press and Fox News.

On the evening's docket, in addition to re-hashing the obvious chilling effect the telephone intrusions are likely to have on the back-and-forth between journalists and their sources, will be discussions of how the metadata surveillance programs could have grown to such unprecedented magnitude - over years - without anyone in major media evidently having a clue.
Panelists:
Graphic Eric Shawn
Senior correspondent, FOX News Channel.
Graphic Gregg Leslie
Legal Defense Director for the Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press.
Graphic Tom Robbins
CUNY J-School’s Investigative Journalist in Residence.
 
Moderator: Mitch Lebe, 24/7 News Source, WOR Radio
Free for New York Press Club members, CUNY J-School students
and CUNY J-School alums (Please RSVP).
06/10/2013 -- 2013 Journalism Awards (video/photos)
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2013 Awards For Journalism

Monday, June 10th
The Water Club
E 31st Street and the East River
7:00p.m. cocktails
8:00-10:00p.m. presentations
Dress, business casual



SOLD OUT -- SOLD OUT -- SOLD OUT


Always a night to remember, this year's awards will include special recognition of those individuals and news organizations who were instrumental in keeping the public informed as Superstorm Sandy roared ashore late last year. Our venue, the Water Club, was shuttered for months by storm damage but remained afloat and has since been stylishly renovated.

Join colleagues and friends at this year's ceremonies honoring excellence in the craft by writers, reporters, editors, producers, shooters and multimediographers.

Members: $110; Student Members: $35; Non-Members: $135.
Tables for 10 and 12: Member or non-member rate times 10 or 12.
04/17/2013 -- An Evening With Alan Rusbridger (video)
Alan Rusbridger
An Evening With Alan Rusbridger

Wednesday, April 17th
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 W 40 Street (7th & 8th)
6:30p.m. socializing, 7:00-9:00p.m. program


Revenue is very much on Alan Rusbridger's mind these days but has not sidetracked the aggressive journalism practiced at The Guardian, the newspaper he edits. The Guardian has distinguished itself in recent years as first to publish WikiLeaks material and by breaking the News of the World phone hacking scandal and attempted cover-up that continues to bedevil the Murdoch empire.

Rusbridger's hunt for ways to replenish a trust that is the major source of Guardian revenue has brought him to New York City where he has set-up an online news shop in Soho, aiming to make more than a dent in the American market.

Join Alan Rusbridger for an evening of Q&A about how he is addressing the Guardian's economic challenges, his NYC-based online news project and his support of an editorial technique called "open journalism."

Free for Press Club members and CUNY J-School students.
Non-members $15.
04/02/2013 -- An Evening With Hugo Lindgren(video)
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The Future of Long Form Journalism?

Tueaday, April 2nd
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 W 40th Street (7th & 8th)
6:30 pm - refreshments
7:00 pm - program


Hugo Lindgren, editor of the New York Times Magazine, visits the Press Club for a conversation about the future of long-form journalism.

The discussion will likely range to include everything from NPR to “CBS Sunday Morning” to magazines such as the one edited by Mr. Lindgren.

Moderator: Stephen Shepard, founding dean, CUNY Graduate J-School.

Free for members, CUNY J-Grad school students and alums.

03/05/2013 -- Tax Prep Tips For Journalists
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Workshop: Tax Prep for Journalists

Tuesday, March 5th
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 W 40th Street (7th & 8th)
6:30 pm - refreshments
7:00 pm - program

Get a leg-up on preparing your 1040 or 1040EZ in this free-for-members workshop with tax professionals, moderated by John R. Lieberman of Perelson Weiner LLP. Topics and advice will include tax strategies of benefit to journalists who are either freelance or employees. We'll also offer tax advice of interest to student journalists.

When last held, this workshop was highly regarded, useful as a valuable resource for bringing attendees first-hand information from knowledgeable, professional CPA's.

Free for members, CUNY J-Grad school students and alums.

02/19/2013 -- Remembering Ed Koch (photos)
Ed Koch
Remembering Ed Koch

Tuesday, February 19th
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 W 40 Street (7th & 8th)
6:30 p.m. refreshments, 7:00 p.m. program.


An evening of reminiscences is planned about Ed Koch by those who knew, worked with and who covered him. A panel is being organized but the heart of this event is likely to be "open mike." All who'd care to share personal stories about their experiences covering the late mayor are welcome to hold-forth.

Not a wake, certainly not funereal, we hope the evening will reveal as much about the process of having covered Ed Koch and New York City during his era as it does about the pluck of the man.

Among those kicking-off the proceedings: Gabe Pressman, WNBC; Stan Brooks, 1010-WINS; Rich Lamb, WCBS Newsradio 880; Greg David, director of Business & Economic Reporting at the CUNY and a columnist & blogger for Crains NY Business.

This is an event for journalists. There is no admission charge.
02/06/2013 -- Year of the Snake Briefing and Bash (photos)
Year of the Snake
Lunar New Year Banquet and Reception

Wednesday, February 6th
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office
1 East 42 Street (5th & Madison)
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Ring in the Lunar New Year with other Press Club members at a networking and informational bash hosted by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York City (TECO-NY).

As part of the proceedings, TECO-NY director general, Ambassador Andrew Kao, will provide a briefing on the contemporary economic and cultural situation in Taiwan. TECO-NY is one of 12 regional offices operated by Taiwan's de-facto embassy in Washington, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Organization (TECRO). In the absence of official diplomatic ties, TECRO was established in 1979 to represent Taiwan's interests in the United States.

This "Year of the Snake" banquet and reception has been organized expressly for members of the New York Press Club. Admission is free.

01/30/2013 -- Covering Superstorm Sandy (photos)
Sandy
Covering Superstorm Sandy

Wednesday, January 30th
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 W 40th Street (7th & 8th)
6:30 pm - refreshments
7:00 pm - program

A panel discussion of the many challenges faced by journalists in covering Superstorm Sandy.

ANTHONY DePRIMOStaten Island Advance
Sandy is a story close to home for Anthony DePrimo. Not only did the super storm devastate the area he covers, it also damaged his childhood home. In a photo slideshow he’s produced, DePrimo will share his thoughts on covering a major story – including a visit from the President of the United States - while also dealing with the impact on his parents.

ALEX SILVERMAN – WCBS NewsRadio 880
Silverman’s live reports the night Sandy battered the tri-state were harrowing. Since then, he’s focused his reporting on the long recovery and on ideas about how to prepare for the next natural catastrophe.

BRIAN THOMPSON – WNBC-TV
Thompson’s unmatched talent to tell poignant stories using sound and pictures was evident when Sandy struck and continues in the months since. His reports capture the loss, heart-break and strength of people all along the devastated Jersey Shore. He’ll share insights and anecdotes about those folks, Governor Chris Christie, and more.

MIKE VENTURA - Managing Editor, DNAinfo.com New York.
Its Web-base allowed DNAinfo.com New York to maintain a full staff of approximately 40 editors and reporters throughout the storm working remotely which enabled the team to constantly update the website with breaking news, and to provide specific information that people needed to know about evacuation zones, mass transit availability, power outages, and more.

This event should be of compelling interest to all journalists who have or who may one day face the prospect of covering massive disaster.

Moderator: Phil O'Brien, Zazoom/Buzz60. Co-founder of NY1 News and formely an executive news producer at WNBC, Phil is a New York Press Club governor.

Free for members and CUNY J-Grad school students.

12/03/2012 -- 2012 NY Press Club Holiday Party (photos)
Holiday Party
2012 Press Club Foundation Holiday Party

Monday, December 3rd
The Yale Club
50 Vanderbilt Avenue
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

This year's New York Press Club Foundation Holiday Party will take place at the Yale Club, conveniently located in Midtown and steps from Grand Central Terminal.


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

Same cost as last year:
Members: $50, Student Members: $20, Non-Members: $70

10/04/2012 -- An Evening With Marty Appel (photos)
Marty Appel
An Evening With Marty Appel

Thursday, October 4th
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 W 40 Street (7th & 8th)
6:30p.m. socializing, 7:00-9:00p.m. program

It will be playoff season when author and sports PR whiz Marty Appel joins us for an evening of sports banter.

An acclaimed master of sports promotion, Appel has written numerous sports-themed books including a recent narrative history, "Pinstripe Empire: The New York Yankees from Before the Babe to After the Boss." He has helped a number of sports luminaries with their own tomes, ghostwriting books for Eric Gregg, Bowie Kuhn, Lee MacPhail, Thurman Munson, and Tom Seaver.

Accomplished in practically all aspects of sports promotion, Appel has produced sports coverage on TV, worked with sports museums and halls of fame and has contributed mightily to promoting and chronicling sports accomplishment with enviable energy.

Moderator: Juliet Papa, 1010 WINS.

Free for Press Club members and CUNY J-School students (RSVP required).
Non-members $15 (Please RSVP near the top of this page).
09/29/2012 -- 2012 Conference on Journalism (photos/video/Storify)
Tweets and photos on Storify | Press Club Photo Gallery
Video in the C-SPAN Video Archive


2012 J Conference
NYPC Foundation Conference on Journalism

Saturday, September 29th
Kimmel Center, New York University
West 4th Street at LaGuardia Place
8:30a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker is Joan Walsh
Joan Walsh
Editor-at-large for Salon.com and an MSNBC political analyst, Joan Walsh has appeared on many other national shows including "Real Time with Bill Maher" and "Now" on PBS.

Before joining Salon, she was an education and poverty consultant for community groups and foundations including the Rockefeller Foundation and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Joan has written for publications ranging from Vogue to The Nation, and for newspapers including the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle. She is author most recently of, "What's the Matter With White People? Why We Long for a Golden Age That Never Was"
8:30-9:00 Registration and networking breakfast
9:00 Welcome
9:15-10:30 PLENARY: "Is this any way to cover an election?"
   
Moderator: James Klurfeld, Stony Brook University
Featuring: Amy Davidson, The New Yorker
Ellis Henican, Newsday columnist & Fox News analyst
Greg Marx, Columbia Journalism Review
Anna Sale, WNYC Radio
Michael Howe, The 4th Estate Project
  10:45 a.m. Breakouts
A Investigative Reporting
  Tips and strategies you can put to use
Moderator: Phil O'Brien, Buzz60.com.
Featuring: Sheri Fink, ProPublica
Adam Goldman, The Associated Press
Jim Hoffer, WABC-TV Eyewitness News
 
B Personal Branding
  How to get your name and your work known.
Moderator: Catherine Kuputa, Selfbrand.com
Featuring: Tanya Hayre, Media Relations Specialist
John Tantillo, Brand Talk
Vicki Salemi, author "Big Career in the Big City"
 
C Covering NYC sports in the social media age
 
Moderator: Marc Ernay, 1010 WINS
Featuring: Tina Cervasio, MSG Network
Kerel Cooper, "OnTheBlack" video blog
Frank Garrity, 1010 WINS
CJ Papa, SNY, FIOS1
 
D Reel, Resume and Website Review
  News professionals will be on hand to assess your work and to offer guidance on how to make the best presentation to hiring managers.
  Wasim Ahmad, Stony Brook University
Steven Kalb, University of Connecticut
Joanne Stevens, Stevens Media Consulting
  12:00 p.m. Breakouts
A Flacks vs. Hacks
  Establishing relationships between PR pros & reporters
Moderator: Terrie Williams, The Terrie Williams Agency.
Featuring: Michael Clendenin, Con Edison
Weija Jiang, WCBS-New York
Karen Parziale, 360 Degrees PR
Cheryl Wills, NY1 News
 
B Big Soda in the Big City
  A look at covering NYC through the lens of the "big soda" debate.
Moderator: Amanda Barrett, The Associated Press
Featuring: Grace Rauh, NY1 News
Michael Grynbaum, New York Times
Sally Goldenberg, New York Post
 
C Taming the information overload
 
Moderator: Amy Vernon, Internet Media Labs
Featuring: Matthew Keys, Thomson Reuters
Lauren McCullough, BreakingNews.com
Daniel Roth, LinkedIN
 
D Reel, Resume and Website Review
  News professionals will be on hand to assess your work and to offer guidance on how to make the best presentation to hiring managers.
  Wasim Ahmad, Stony Brook University
Charisse Jones, USA Today
Joanne Stevens, Stevens Media Consulting
1:15 p.m. Lunch
Keynote address by Joan Walsh

Presentation of inaugural New York Press Club Foundation scholarships
by Foundation president, Gabe Pressman to:

Fausto Giovanny Pinto, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Jie Jenny Zou, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Presentation of The New York Press Club's Journalism Hall of Fame Award

Instituted in 2008, the New York Press Club's 60th year, this award honors journalists whose careers in New York media are exemplified by long tenure, integrity and extraordinary achievement.

Tom Brokaw, Special Correspondent, NBC News
Tom Brokaw
Anchor of NBC Nightly News from 1982 until 2004, Brokaw postponed his planned retirement after the September 11th attacks to report the aftermath. An NBC correspondent since 1973, Brokaw has covered or anchored coverage of significant stories for more than a generation. Active as an author and journalist, Brokaw produces news specials for NBC, the History Channel and others. He was moderator of a presidential debate in 2008 between Barack Obama and John McCain.
Presentation of The New York Press Club President's Award

Instituted contemporaneously with the Hall of Fame Award, the President's Award honors communications professionals whose careers have had a significant, salutary impact on the practice of journalism and whose involvement in community affairs has enriched the lives of New Yorkers.

John Miller, Senior Correspondent, CBS News
John Miller
A New York City TV reporter during the 1970's and 1980's, John Miller's subsequent career swung regularly between journalism and law enforcement. A former NYPD deputy commissioner for public information, Miller also worked for the Los Angeles Police Department in anti-terror and for the FBI. Between police postings, he was an ABC News correspondent, co-anchoring "20/20." While at ABC, Miller landed an enviable scoop: an interview with Osama bin Laden.

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09/20/2012 -- An Evening With Pete Hamill (photos)
Pete Hamill
An Evening With Pete Hamill


Thursday, September 20th
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 W 40 Street (7th & 8th)
6:30p.m. socializing, 7:00-9:00p.m. program


Pete Hamill has written many books, both fiction and non-fiction, his most recent being “Tabloid City,” summarized by the Los Angeles Times thusly: "A veteran reporter decides to quit when his newspaper converts to a Web-only publication. But he still has stories to chase."

Hamill is both a journalist and an educator beginning his legendary career as a reporter for the New York Post where, briefly, he was also editor. He wrote for the New York Herald Tribune, the New York Daily News, the Village Voice and New York Newsday. His work has appeared in New York Magazine, the New Yorker, Esquire, Playboy and Rolling Stone.

Press Club member Paul LaRosa, proprietor of the "Here is New York" blog and author of the journalism memoir, "Leaving Story Avenue," will moderate.

Free for Press Club members and CUNY J-School students (RSVP required). Non-members $15.
06/11/2012 -- 2012 New York Press Club Awards for Journalism (photos)

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2012 Awards for Journalism


Monday, June 11th
From 7:00PM
The Water Club
East 30th Street at the East River



DRESS: Business/Business Casual

 TicketsTable for 10Table for 12
Members:$110$1,100$1,320
Student Members:$35
Non-Members:$135$1,350$1,620
 
Members may invite one guest at the member rate.
Member-rate for tables applies if a member is seated.
Questions? Contact the Press Club.


A reception (open bar) is the traditional kick-off to each year's Awards presentations. On a late spring evening, few places are as delightful for mixing and mingling as the upper deck of Manhattan's Water Club.

Cocktails will be followed by dinner and by the presentation of this year's New York Press Club Awards for Journalism.

Always an exciting evening, the Press Club Awards acknowledge notable achievement by members of New York's journalism community. The event is also a terrific opportunity in a delightful setting for catching up with friends and colleagues.

04/18/2012 -- An Evening With John Miller, CBS News (photos)
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John Miller, Senior Correspondent


Wednesday, April 18th
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 W 40 Street (7th & 8th)
Socializing at 6:30pm
Program at 7pm


A TV reporter in New York City during the 1970's and 1980's, John Miller's subsequent career has swung regularly between journalism and law enforcement. A former NYPD deputy commissioner for public information, Miller also worked for the Los Angeles Police Department in anti-terror. Between police postings, he was an ABC News correspondent, co-anchoring "20/20." While at ABC, Miller landed an enviable scoop: an interview with Osama bin Laden. His career has also included roles at the Justice Department (FBI) and in the office of the director of national intelligence.

Now a senior correspondent at CBS News, John Miller reports for all CBS News platforms and broadcasts, including "CBS This Morning," the "CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley," and occasionally for "60 Minutes."

Join us for an evening of what's sure to be scintillating conversation with this winner of nine Emmy, two Peabody and a duPont Award for journalism.

Moderator: Tim Scheld - News Director, WCBS Newsradio 880.

Press Club Members & CUNY J-School students: Free. RSVP required.
03/13/2012 -- Police Suppression of the Working Press (photos)
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Police Suppression of Working Journalists



Tuesday, March 13th
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 W 40 Street (7th & 8th)
Socializing at 6:30pm
Program at 7pm

SOLD OUT

Last year's Occupy Wall Street protests brought with them what many working reporters see as an alarming tactical decision by NYPD brass to suppress coverage of police actions through the intimidation, segregation, assaults upon and the arrests of reporters.

Incidents of suppression at various news scenes were blatant and frequent and have caused press groups in New York City to formally demand of Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Kelly that the infringements on speech cease.

In response, the mayor proclaimed that the press was being kept from news scenes for its own protection. Perhaps more constructively, the commissioner reminded his department that published NYPD policy expressly prohibits interfering with working journalists. Despite the commissioner's reminder, there have been numerous recurrences of suppressive tactics.

Join us for an evening with three reporters who have been subjected to interference and arrest for doing their jobs:
  • Don Mathisen who was prevented from shooting video for a City Limits magazine Web piece about New York public schools.
  • Carla Murphy who was arrested for observing a small Occupy the Bronx demonstration and is opting for trial on the legalities.
  • Robert Stolarik was was harrassed and ejected from an Occupy Wall Street demonstration at the World Financial Center while on assignment for the New York Times.
Joining the panel, Karen Kaiser, an attorney for the Associated Press and Murray Weiss, an investigative reporter who spent more than 20 years covering NYPD from inside police HQ for the Daily News and the New York Post.

Moderator: David Diaz, CUNY professor and former senior correspondent and news anchor for WCBS-TV and WNBC-TV.
01/26/2012 -- State-of-the-Art: Reporting Politics on the Web
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State of the Art: Reporting Politics Online


Thursday, January 26th
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 W 40 Street (7th & 8th)
Socializing: 6:30 p.m. Program: 7:00 p.m.


It's not politics as usual for many journalists covering the race for the White House. Political websites are changing how political news is covered and how it is received. Like TV but without the cumbersome equipment, Web coverage is as close to real time as it gets. It's a multimedia world and stories are now told with video, stills, audio, text streams, blogs, and interactive enhancers, often all at the same time.

Robust political coverage has been available on the Internet for more than 20 years but mass adoption of the World Wide Web didn't catch fire until the mid-2000's. It was only four years ago that Politico.com emerged as a destination site for political news. ABC and NBC News have recently launched purpose-built political websites and we have assembled a panel of notables from each of those organizations to disccuss the present state of their art.
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Maggie Haberman
Senior Political Writer for Politico.com.

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Joe Ruffolo
ABC News Senior VP of Digital Media.

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Vivian Schiller
Chief Digital Officer, NBC News.

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Mary Alice Williams
Moderator.


A free event for members and CUNY J-School students.
Members/CUNY students please RSVP here.
Non-members: $15. Students: $5.

12/05/2011 -- 2011 NY Press Club Foundation Holiday Party (photos)
Holiday Party
Foundation Holiday Party

Moday, December 5th
7:00PM to 10:00PM
Yankee Stadium - Delta SKY360° Suite
Gate 4 (East 161 Street & Jerome Avenue)
(access/parking map) (No charge for parking).


SOLD OUT

The New York Press Club Foundation's Holiday Party is a favorite holiday "season opener" and an annual contender for most convivial. Always a memorable evening, the New York Press Club Foundation's Holiday Party also brightens the holidays for disadvantaged New York City youngsters through toys donated by party guests.

You are cordially invited to join the festive gathering of friends and colleagues for an evening of good cheer in the Delta SKY360° Suite at Yankee Stadium, high above home plate.

And speaking of plates, guests will want to fill theirs with delicious items from the non-stop Holiday Party buffet:
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Non-members: $70 
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11/14/2011 -- Assessing the Press and "Occupy Wall Street" (photos)
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Assessing the Press and OWS
Monday, November 14th
6:30 p.m. Socializing/Refreshments
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Program
CUNY Graduate J-School
219 W 40th Street (7th & 8th)


News outlets in New York have have been criticized for ignoring the Manhattan "Occupy Wall Street" movement in its early days and for failing to "get" the significance of the burgeoning protests, now widespread in this country and abroad.

Is local media clueless about how to cover an event that lacks the usual mechanisms for expedient processing such as a PR apparatus, a central authority, and "sound bite" messaging? Are critics of the media correct when they claim that even now, local media remains more interested in reporting mundane events at Zuccotti Park than exploring the issues that have drawn protesters there to "occupy Wall Street?"

Join us for a panel discussion of those and other issues related to the OWS phenomenon including the response so far by City government and police, the monopolization of a privately owned public space, and the impact of the OWS siege on neighborhood businesses and residents.

Our list of panelists is growing and now includes:
  • Bill Buster, OWS supporter and participant.
  • Julie Menin, Chair of lower Manhattan's Community Board 1.
  • Mike Amon, Wall Street Journal editor.
  • Robert C. Hockett, of Cornell Law School, an expert on state, federal & Constitutional law (who lives near Zuccotti Park).
Mitch Lebe of Metro Networks will moderate the discussion.
A free event for Press Club members and CUNY J-School students.
10/10/2011 -- An Evening With Editors From SchoolBook (photos)
SchoolBook
An Evening With Editors of SchoolBook

Monday, October 10th
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Associated Press
450 W 33rd Street (9th & 10th)


A newspaper with global reach and the nation’s most listened to public radio station are collaborating on a new online forum for those with a stake or interest in education in New York City.

The New York Times and WNYC-FM have created SchoolBook a community-based "hyperlocal" Web site that connects the City's approximately 1,700 public and 800 private schools with anyone who'd like to find out more about them or who'd like to join the conversation about education in New York City.

Featuring a home page with fresh, daily content, SchoolBook offers coverage of education-related news by New York Times and WNYC reporters; user-friendly, interactive tools to help parents and others analyze schools and education issues; and platforms for community journalism and discussion.

Also on the site: user friendly databases containing information on school staffing, programs and facilities, including an expanded verison of the test-score database that currently resides on nytimes.com.

Join the creators of SchoolBook for a discussion of how they plan to develop their inovative, comprehensive resource and online forum for parents, teachers, administrators and education experts.

On the Panel:
Jim Schacter, Associate Managing Editor of the New York Times who is working to expand the newspaper's footprint online and in print. He is the leader of The Local, that develops hyperlocal Web sites that team professional journalists, leading journalism schools and local residents.

Jodi Rudoren is education editor of the New York Times who oversees a team of dozens of reporters covering schools and colleges in New York and across the country. Her other work at the Times has included creating the new Sunday Metropolitan section.

John Keefe is the Senior Executive Producer for News at WNYC-FM. He is leading the station’s efforts in interactive news applications.

Admission to this event is free of charge. RSVP required.
10/01/2011 -- 2011 NYPC Foundation Journalism Conference (photos)
J-Conference
2011 Conference on Journalism
The New York Press Club Foundation

Saturday, October 1st
8:30AM - 2:00PM
NYU Kimmel Center
West 4 Street @ LaGuardia Place


This year's theme: "Crisis and Change." In a year of numerous natural and man-made catastrophes, what lessons have been learned?
Keynote Speaker: Political Analyst Juan Williams
Juan Williams
Washington journalist Juan Williams faced personal crisis and change last year when NPR dismissed him for expressing unease about boarding airplanes with passengers dressed in Muslim garb. The veteran journalist's banishment was an act of political correctness that ultimately sparked nationwide outrage and bolstered the calls for Congress to end NPR's public funding.

Now a political analyst and panelist for Fox News, Williams's recent book, "Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate,"
Muzzled
uses his very public firing as a launching pad to discuss the countless ways in which honest debate in America is stifled - from the halls of Congress to mainstream media.
Conference Theme:
"Crisis & Change"

8:30-9:00 Registration (and networking breakfast)
9:15-10:30 PLENARY: "Parachuting In: Lessons in covering a crisis when it's not in your own backyard"
   
Moderator: Ann Cooper, Columbia University director of broadcast program; former executive director, Committee to Protect Journalists, longtime NPR correspondent.
Panelists: Jim Axelrod, CBS News.
Charles Hanley, The Associated Press.
Mary Snow, CNN.
  10:40a.m. Breakouts
A A CRISIS IN THE NEWS?
  Is the immediacy of online journalism endangering or enhancing the quality of journalism?
Moderator: Wayne Barrett, contributor, Newsweek/The Daily Beast.
Panelists: Nicole Bode, senior editor at DNAinfo.com.
Michael Calderone, senior media reporter, Huffington Post.
Greg Sandoval, senior writer, CNET News.
 
B CAREER CRISIS #1
  Steps to take first if you lose your job - or think you might.
Moderator: Robert Shindell, President, ILostMyJob.com.
Panelists: Delia Camasca, career coach, Career Counseling for Media Professionals.
Gretchen Van Esselstyn, managing producer, Education, mediabistro.com.
Sylvan Solloway, Director of Career Services, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, NYU.
 
C CRISIS PR
  How to put out the fire quickly.
Moderator: Sharon Fenster, Pres., Fenster Communications.
Panelists: Michael Estevez, VP and Associate Dir., Crisis Issues, Edelman PR.
Robert Leonard, Exec. VP, Dan Klores Communications.
Jeremy Soffin, Director of Media Relations, MTA.
 
D Reel, Resume and Website Review
  News professionals will be on hand to assess your work and to offer guidance on how to make the best presentation to hiring managers.
  Wasim Ahmad, School of Journalism, Stony Brook University.
Phil O'Brien, Buzz60.com.
Tim Scheld, WCBS Newsradio 880.
  11:50a.m. Breakouts
A CROWDSOURCING IN A CRISIS
  Tips for successfully using social networking to find sources involved in big news stories, and what to avoid.
Moderator: Eric Carvin, The Associated Press Nerve Center.
Panelists: Anthony DeRosa, social media editor, Reuters.
Liz Heron, social media editor, The New York Times.
Mark Little, founder/CEO of Storyful.com.
Meghan Peters, community manager, mashable.com.
 
B CAREER CRISIS #2
  Step in Front of the Camera. A lesson in overcoming camera shyness for reporters who must appear in webcasts and other video.
Moderator: Veronica Dagher, Dow Jones.
Panelists: Yvonne Latty, Director, Reporting NY and Reporting the Nation, NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
Brian Stelter, The New York Times.
Alex Weprin, mediabistro blogger/senior TVNewser blogger.
 
C EVERYBODY'S A CRITIC
  With blogging, Twitter and Facebook as major players on the Web, is there any role these days for the professional critic?
Moderator: Jennifer McDonald, book reviewer, The New York Times Book Review.
Panelists: John Anderson, film reviewer, The Wall Street Journal.
David Cote, theater critic, Time Out New York.
Robert Sietsema, restaurant critic, The Village Voice.
 
D Reel, Resume and Website Review
  News professionals will be on hand to assess your work and to offer guidance on how to make the best presentation to hiring managers.
  Wasim Ahmad, School of Journalism, Stony Brook University.
George Bodarky, WFUV-FM News & Public Affairs Director, President NYS AP Broadcasters Assn.
Bill Dean, formerly of CBS Radio.
Steve Kalb, Journalism Department, University of Connecticut.
Murray Weiss, former New York Post reporter.
1:00pm Lunch

Keynote address by Juan Williams
Presentation of The New York Press Club's Journalism Hall of Fame Award

Instituted in 2008, the New York Press Club's 60th year, this award honors journalists whose careers in New York media are exemplified by long tenure, integrity and extraordinary achievement.

Sam Roberts, Urban Affairs Correspondent, The New York Times
Sam Roberts
Sam Roberts has spent the better part of a career writing about the ins and outs of New York City government. In 14 years at the New York Daily News he was City Hall bureau chief, chief political correspondent and city editor. Joining the Times in 1983, Roberts has remained a formidable fixture as Urban Affairs Correspondent throughout. He is author of three books and numerous magazine pieces.

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Members: $35, Student Members: $10
Non-Members: $50, Student Non-Members: $15
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08/24/2011 -- World Trade Center and 9/11 Memorial Situationer (photos)
911 Memorial
World Trade Center & 9/11 Memorial News Conference

Wednesday, August 13th
10:30AM
7 World Trade Center
(250 Greenwich Street)


Press briefing on the progress of World Trade Center reconstruction by developer Larry Silverstein and an update on the National September 11 Memorial and Museum by its president and CEO, Joe Daniels.

The New York Press Club is hosting this event at 7 World Trade Center. Media-specific visits to the Memorial Plaza or panoramic views of the WTC reconstruction site and Memorial for credentialed, working press will follow the development briefings.

There has been heavy demand for this event. We are able to admit only those who have sent an RSVP.

Schedule:
  • 10:30AM - arrive 7 WTC
  • 11:00AM - news conference with Larry Silverstein and Joe Daniels
  • 12:00PM - media-specific tours/photo ops begin
  • 01:00PM - event ends
A safety dress code applies on-site:
  • Work boots/sturdy shoes
  • No skirts or dresses
  • Hard hats will be provided
Contact the Press Club.
More about the World Trade Center.
More about the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
06/13/2011 -- 2011 New York Press Club Awards for Journalism (photos)
Awards for Journalism
2011 Journalism Awards

Monday, June 13th
From 7:00PM
The Water Club
E 30th Street at the East River


We return to Manhattan's Water Club for this year's New York Press Club Journalism Awards and Installation of Officers dinner.

A reception (open bar) on the Water Club's upper deck is prelude to an evening that celebrates exceptional journalism.

Keeping with tradition, newly-elected Press Club officers will be installed in a (mercifully) brief ceremony immediately following cocktails. Then it's on to a multi-course banquet and the evening's raison d'être: presentation of the New York Press Club Awards for Journalism for 2011.

Always a memorable evening, the Awards Dinner fosters acknowledgement of notable achievement by peers. It is also a terrific opportunity in a delightful setting for socializing and for catching up with friends and colleagues.

DRESS: Business Casual.

Last year's dinner sold out. We recommend reserving early.

 TicketsTable for 10Table for 12
MEMBERS:$110$1,100$1,320
STUDENT MEMBERS:$35
NON-MEMBERS:$135$1,350$1,620
 
Members may invite one guest at the Member rate.
Member-rate for tables applies if a member is seated.
Questions? Contact the Press Club.
 

05/25/2011 -- An Evening With Shepard Smith (photos/video)
Shepard Smith
Shepard Smith

Wednesday, May 25th
8:00PM - 8:30: Socializing/Refreshments
8:30PM - 9:30: Program
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 W 40th Street (7th & 8th)


A TV Guide poll ranks him as the second most trusted news anchor in the land and the Washington Post compares his rapid-fire delivery to a news NASCAR driver, "racing through the news at breakneck speed."

Enter the "The FOX Report" and go "Around the World in 80 Seconds" with Shepard Smith, whose fast-paced style and jam-packed newscasts are unique in TV news.

Smith's reporting has been a fixture on FOX News Channel (FNC) since he joined the network at its inception in 1996. Currently anchor of FNC's signature evening newscast, "The Fox Report," which ranks in the top five programs in cable news and has been number one in the 7 PM timeslot for over 100 consecutive months, Smith also appears in the afternoon as anchor of "Studio B with Shepard Smith."

An intrepid reporter, Smith has covered virtually every major news story over the course of his career. He notably covered Hurricane Katrina from the French Quarter as an impending threat and its aftermath from Mississippi, including the recovery efforts. Additionally, he has provided extensive reporting on the Middle East conflict during the summer of 2006 from the Israel-Lebanon border; the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and the subsequent war in Afghanistan; Operation Iraqi Freedom; the funeral of Pope John Paul II; the Columbia Shuttle disaster; the Columbine school massacre; and President Clinton's impeachment and trial. He was also one of only two television correspondents to witness the execution of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh in June of 2001.

Spend an evening of Q&A with Shepard Smith and engage with the man whose distinctive style Fox News calls, "the future of television news."

Moderator: Rich Lamb WCBS Newsradio 880.

FREE for members and CUNY J-School students.
Non-members: $10; Student Non-members: $5.00:

04/12/2011 -- An Evening With Jimmy Breslin (photos/video)
Jimmy Breslin
Jimmy Breslin

Tuesday, April 12th
6:00PM - 8:00PM
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 W 40th Street (7th & 8th)


A storied chronicler of countless thousands of stories about New York City and its denizens, Jimmy Breslin's 40+ years as a reporter and columnist for a number of metro papers made him perhaps the best known journalist in a town where such fame is often fleeting.

The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism is hosting Jimmy Breslin for a talk about his reporting and column writing career and about the books he has written (20+), including one soon-to-be-released, a biography of Branch Rickey, the Brooklyn Dodgers executive who hired Jackie Robinson, breaking major league baseball's "color barrier."

This is a rare opportunity to meet and talk with the near-legendary muckraker and Pulitzer Prize winner who retired as a full-time columnist at Newsday in 2004.

Breslin's career began at the Long Island Press. He rose to fame in ensuing years at the New York Herald Tribune. the Daily News and Newsday as a champion of the "common man" and scourge of those whose machinations made life difficult for ordinary people. He is considered a pioneer of the "New Journalism" of the early 1960's when his Herald column was incorporated by Clay Felker into the fledgling New York Magazine.

Breslin's reporting on the Mob and on individual mobsters (who much preferred anonymity) further elevated his profile and in at least one incident, led to a severe beating at the hands of a mafioso who was unhappy about Breslin's exposés. Breslin's 1969 novel about Brooklyn gangsters, The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight, was made into a movie starring Robert DeNiro and Jerry Orbach.

The CUNY appearance will be a homecoming of sorts for Breslin. The Graduate J-School is housed in the same building on West 40th Street that at one time housed his first employer, the New York Herald Tribune.

Moderator: Tom Robbins
A formidable force in investigative journalism, late of the Village Voice, now investigative reporter-in-residence at CUNY's J-School and a member of the New York Press Club.

This event is free for Press Club members. Please RSVP to Amy Dunkin at CUNY.

04/05/2011 -- Press Club Mixer at Blondies Bar
Blondies
April Mixer At Blondies

Tuesday, April 5th
6:00PM-9:00PM
Blondies Bar
212 W 79 (B'way & Amsterdam)



Spring will be in the air and attentions turned from slush aplenty to...plenty of slushies! The ideal moment for our first mixer of the new year. You may have seen the TV "live shots" from Blondies Bar on that fateful night not so long ago when the Jets couldn't quite overcome that other team and were again denied a Super Bowl.

Drowned sorrows notwithstanding, the TV coverage spoke volumes about the popularity of Blondies as a great place to meet and greet. Which is exactly the point of Press Club mixers.

Join colleagues and friends for socializing and elbow-bending (no cover, no minimum, no RSVP, sports-talk optional, non-members welcome). Hope to see you there!


03/21/2011 -- An Evening With Ayman Mohyeldin (photos/video)
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Correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin

Monday, March 21st
CUNY Macaulay Honors College
35 W 67 Street (CPW and Columbus)
7:00PM - 9:00PM



An Arab American journalist who lately has been reporting extensively on the Egyptian revolution, Ayman was previously based in Gaza, and he was one of the only international journalists to report from inside Gaza during Israel's Gaza war in 2008-2009, for which his reporting was nominated for an International Emmy Award. He has also reported on sectarian violence in Lebanon, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, human rights abuses in the Gulf and on political and social issues from across the United States.

Before joining Al-Jazeera English, Ayman was a producer with CNN, based for two years in Baghdad, where he covered the immediate aftermath of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. He was the only news producer allowed to observe and report on the U.S. handover of Saddam Hussein to an Iraqi judge, and has also produced exclusive reports from Libya, where he was the first journalist to enter one of Libya's nuclear research facilities. Ayman began his journalism career working for NBC in Washington DC, where he covered the inauguration of president George Bush, the September 11 attacks and the war in Afghanistan. His work on a CNN documentary about daily life in Iraq and various documentaries he has worked on for NBC News have been nominated for the American Emmy awards.

Join us for an evening of Q&A with Ayman Mohyeldin and hear at first hand his experiences watching and reporting as millions in the Middle East rage against oppression.

Moderator:
Stephanie Gaskell, editor/founder The War Report.

This event is free of charge for New York Press Club members.

Non-members: $15 | Student non-members: $5


03/03/2011 -- An Evening With Bill Keller of the NY Times (photos/video)
Executive Editor, Bill Keller

Thursday, March 3rd
CUNY Graduate J-School
219 W 40 Street (7th & 8th)
6:30PM - 8:30PM


Bill Keller's career at the New York Times has covered nearly every editorial base. Bureau chief in Johannesburg and Moscow - his reporting from the Soviet capitol earned him print journalism's highest accolade in 1989, a Pultizer Prize - he has also served the paper as foreign editor and managing editor, Op-Ed columnist, senior writer and columnist for the New York Times Magazine.

It's not known if before taking the executive editor job Keller sensed the impending, profound changes that are now roiling the newspaper business. Prescient or not, Bill Keller finds himself today at the editorial helm of what's considered the national "newspaper of record," in alarmingly treacherous waters, whose rogue waves have mercilessly swamped numerous other publications.

In response, the Times has aggressively engaged the many challenges posed by transformative technologies - either adopting them or when practical, creating them. An "early adopter" of Internet delivery, the Web site of the New York Times is consistently ahead of the curve in nearly all respects when compared with the sites of other conventional media companies. The Times recently announced a foray into E-books which will be available only in digital editions, not in print. (The first Times E-book, Open Secrets: WikiLeaks, War and American Diplomacy has an introductory essay written by Keller whose recent cover story for the New York Times Magazine detailed the paper's handling of the mountains of secret government communiques it received from the Wikileaks organization.)

Don't miss this opportunity for a face-to-face dialogue with Bill Keller on topics of vital interest to journalists and journalism.

Moderator:
Brooke Gladstone, host/managing editor, "On the Media."


This event is free of charge for New York Press Club members.

Non-members: $15 | Student non-members: $5


02/15/2011 -- An Evening With Wayne Barrett & Tom Robbins (photos)
Wayne Barrett/Tom Robbins

Tuesday, February 15th
CUNY Graduate J-School
219 W 40 Street (7th & 8th)
6:30PM: refreshments, socializing
7:00PM to 9:00PM: the program


Spend an evening of conversation and Q&A with two of New York's premier investigative journalists, both of whom recently decamped the Village Voice.

The poor advertising market and the many watershed changes in how and where people find and consume news has devastated the bottom lines at many news organizations - print publications in particular.

The Village Voice has not been spared the indignities of diminishing revenue and tight-budgets. Consequently, or, as the Voice might once have conspiratorily phrased it, perhaps 'conveniently,' many of the paper's most accomplished contributors have been "lost" in a succession of staff and management shake-ups that include its 2005 sale to the Arizona-based publisher, New Times Media.

Wayne Barrett and Tom Robbins are the latest marquee talents to depart the Voice. Barret, a prolific and tenacious political reporter with almost 40 years at the Voice, was reportedly let go because he was too costly. Robbins, another highly regarded investigative reporter (and winner of several New York Press Club and other awards for journalism) walked away, reportedly in solidarity.

Both men will visit the New York Press Club to talk about their recent experiences and to field questions about the many issues facing journalists, their craft, and their employers at a time when the game for each is fundamentally changing.

Moderator: Juliet Papa, 1010 WINS.

This event is free of charge for New York Press Club members.
(Please RSVP to let us know you will attend)

Non-members: $15 | Student non-members: $5
(Please RSVP below).


01/24/2011 -- Personal Tax Preparation Seminar
Tax Prep
Personal Tax Prep For Journalists

Monday, January 24th
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 W 40 Street (7th & 8th)
7:00PM to 9:00PM


Can a reporter deduct personal cell phone expenses on their tax return? What about that new laptop? Your Press Club membership dues?

Before you file your 2010 return, learn from the experts what sorts of common and not-so-common expenses journalists may claim and other tips for preparing your taxes without raising red flags at the Internal Revenue Service.

Prominent CPAs Alan J. Straus and I. Jay Safier, members of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, will offer guidance and answer questions from both news shop staff members and freelancers.

Moderator: John Lieberman CPA/PFS.

This event is free-of-charge.
Please RSVP to let us know you will attend.

01/19/2011 -- An Evening With Mayor Ed Koch (photos/video)
Ed Koch
An Evening With Mayor Ed Koch

Wednesday, January 19th
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 W 40 Street (7th & 8th)
7:00PM to 9:00PM


"How'm I doin'?" is a question familiar to a generation of New Yorkers who remember the last financial crisis to nearly cripple the city. It was bellowed with some frequency by the man whose leadership brought New York back from the brink of fiscal calamity.

The New York Press Club welcomes former city councilman, congressman and mayor, Ed Koch, for an evening of Q&A about the current financial crisis, among many other topics.

A tireless champion and promoter of New York City with an impressive portfolio of political accomplishment locally, domestically and internationally, Koch is also an effusive lover of life.

As unpredictable in his personal pursuits as he is in politics, Koch is a best-selling author, actor, movie critic, political commentator, educator, and practicing attorney. Those with long memories will recall that the former mayor stepped into the breach to hold sway over the "People's Court" for two TV seasons when Judge Wapner retired.

Join us for what is sure to be a scintillating and memorable evening.

Moderator: Mitch Lebe, Metro Networks

Free-of-charge for New York Press Club members.
(Please RSVP to let us know you will attend).

Non-members: $15 | Non-member students: $5

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