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Mo Rocca to Keynote 2015 J-Conference
Saturday, October 3rd
New York University - Kimmel Center
West 4th Street and LaGuardia Place
8:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. - #NYPCJconf

Save the date! Plan to attend New York's most affordable, accessible and informative gathering of journalists, journalism students, academics, and those in the know.

Mo Rocca, well known for his satirical news reports and commentary, will keynote this yuear's event. Mo is a correspondent for CBS's "Sunday Morning" and contributes to other CBS News broadcasts.

A humorist, actor and Emmy award-winning writer, Mo is a panelist on NPR's weekly hit quiz show, "Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me!", and the host of "Food(ography)" on the Cooking Channel. He spent four seasons as a correspondent on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," and four seasons as a correspondent on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."

Our 23rd annual conference will feature panels that are both forward-looking and contemporary, addressing pressing questions and issues facing journalists today. All are welcome to attend. Details soon.
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06/08/2015 -- Awards For Journalism 2015 (photos/Mark Dye)
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Journalism Awards Presentation Dinner
Monday, June 8th - The Water Club
East 31st Street and the East River
7:00 p.m. cocktails
8:00-10:00 p.m. dinner & presentations
Dress, business casual


Always a night to remember. Join colleagues and friends for drinks and dinner at Manhattan's Water Club to celebrate the presentation of awards for excellence in the craft of journalism by news writers, reporters, editors, producers, shooters and multimediographers.
Individuals
Members: $110; Student Members: $35; Non-Members: $135.
Please list names of those attending on the PayPal form.
 
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Tables For 10 or 12
Individual Member or Non-Member rate times 10 or 12
If a Press Club member is seated, select a Member rate table
After reserving, please send attendees' names for our door list
 
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05/11/2015 -- The Investigators
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Monday, May 11th
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 W 40th Street (7th & 8th)
6:30 p.m. refreshments
7:00 p.m. program


"Who's Who" panel of investigative reporters will discuss the state of their art in contemporary New York, joined by the City's new Investigations Commissioner, Mark G. Peters.
  • Greg Smith, The New York Daily News
  • William Rashbaum, The New York Times
  • Michael Schwirtz, The New York Times
  • Murray Weiss, DNAinfo.com New York
Moderator: Press Club member and CUNY journalism professor Tom Robbins, a longtime investigative reporter for The Village Voice, The New York Daily News, and The New York Observer.

Free for Press Club members and CUNY students/alums. RSVP required.
03/02/2015 -- An Evening With Harold Holzer
Harold Holzer
Monday, March 2nd
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
219 W 40th Street (7th & 8th)
6:30 p.m. refreshments; 7:00 p.m. program


Author, most recently, of "Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion", for which he won this year's Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize, Harold Holzer is the preeminent scholar and historian on Abraham Lincoln and has written extensively about the former president and about the political culture in America in the Civil War era.

Author, editor, or contributor to nearly 50 books and hundreds of articles, Mr. Holzer appears frequently on TV and on the lecture circuit to share his extensive knowledge about Lincoln and how he and his presidency influenced - and was influenced by - the politics of Civil War.

Mr. Holzer is Senior Vice President for Public Affairs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, its chief spokesman. He also oversees a number of important outreach programs at the Met, including government relations, admissions, visitor services, and multicultural audience development.

Moderator Mitch Lebe will discuss with Mr. Holzer the crux of the new book: Lincoln's complicated relationship with the press.
Free for Press Club members and CUNY students/alums. RSVP required.
12/08/2014 -- Foundation Holiday Party (photos/Staton Rabin)
Holiday Party

Monday, December 8th
The Yale Club
50 Vanderbilt Avenue
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.


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


HOLIDAY PARTY MENU
Butler passed by white-gloved Yale Club waiters
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Mini Ham and Cheese Croissants
Wild Mushroom Profiterole
Shrimp Palm Beach
Tempura Shrimp Laced with Amaretta with an Orange Horseradish Sauce

Seared Duck Breast with Pecans & Cranberry Spread
Bruschetta with Basil Tomato Relish
Seared Tuna with Wasabi Aioli

CHEESE & FRUIT
Selection of Farmstead & Natural Cheeses
Fresh Fruit, Assorted Biscuits & Crackers

CRUDITE
Fresh Seasonal Vegetables
Gorgonzola, Tarragon & Smoked Salmon Dips

PASTA STATION
Penne á la Vodka with Fresh Basil and Pecorino Romano Cheese
Vegetable Ravioli
Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese and Crushed Black Pepper

SOUTHEAST ASIAN SATE STATION
Teriyaki Beef Saté, Spicy Peanut Sauce
Shrimp and Red Curry Saté with Yogurt
Tandoori-style Chicken Sweet Chili Sauce
Jicama Salad and Edamame Salad

NY STEAKHOUSE STATION
Carved New York Strip Streak with Creamed Spinach, Waffle Fries, and Platters of Beefsteak Tomatoes

DESSERT STATION
Bouche de Noel
Croquembouche
Petit Fours, Roulades, Tarts
Holiday Cookies, Truffles & Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

FRESHLY BREWED COFFEE, DECAFFEINATED COFFEE & TEA

Liquors to Include: Absolut Vodka, Bulldog Gin, Dewar's Scotch, Bacardi Rum, Seagram's 7 Whiskey and Jack Daniel's Bourbon
Domestic Red & White Wines, Imported & Domestic Beers, Light Beer, Assorted Soft Drinks, Mineral Waters, Juices & Mixers
 
NY Life Holiday Party underwriting provided by
ConEdison, Inc.
10/18/2014 -- 22nd Annual J-Conference (photos/Staton Rabin & Storify)
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Larry Kramer Keynotes 2014 J-Conference

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



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USA Today president and publisher Larry Kramer will keynote this year's J-Conference, in "fireside chat" fashion, with WCBS Newsradio 880 newsman, Steve Scott.

Our 22nd annual conference will feature panels that are both forward-looking and contemporary, including expert discussions about data-driven journalism, the future of photojournalism and long-form reporting, the art & craft of journalistic storytelling, how to land a book deal, food and travel writing, and our perennially popular résumé and professional critiques.


NETWORKING BREAKFAST
8:30 to 9:00 a.m.
Meet and greet colleagues after check-in.

PLENARY SESSION (9:00 a.m.)
The Newsroom in the Digital Age
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Tech challenges for journalists and the digital skills they must master.
Hasani Gittens @hgitty, Sr. staff writer, NBC News
Tom Lowry @lowrytom, Sr. editor, CNBC Digital
Raha Naddaf, News editor, The Marshall Project
Andy Regal @Aregalmedia, Sr. exec. producer, WSJ Video
Neil St. Clair @neilestclair, Founder, AlleyWire.com

Moderator:
Polly Kreisman @reporteratlarch, NY1 News, theLoop

BREAKOUTS - SESSION 1
10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
1. Spotlight on Data-Driven Journalism
The job of a data journalist and the impact of computational reporting in the newsroom.
John Keefe @jkeefe, Sr. Editor, WNYC Data News Team
Maryanne Murray @lightnosugar, Global head of graphics, Reuters
Zach Seward @zseward, Product director and senior editor, Quartz
Chris Walker @cpwalker07, Dir., data visualization, Mic News

Moderator:
Cathy O'Neil @mathbabedotorg, author, "Doing Data Science"; blogger, mathbabe.org

2. The Future of Photojournalism
Is Instagram a threat to photojournalism? Is photojournalism a viable career in a world of "citizen photographers"? Photo editors: their place in the newsroom and what they are looking for today.
James Collins @jimcollinsNBC, Director of Multimedia, NBCNews.com
Todd Maisel @ToddMaisel, photographer, New York Daily News
Zandy Mangold @zandymangold, freelance shooter
Graham Morrison @grahamkmorrison, Head, Americas photos, Bloomberg

Moderator:
David Handschuh @DavidHandschuh, freelance shooter

3. Long-Form and its Success Online
Long-form journalism is flourishing online, evident at sites like Medium, Narratively, Quartz, Longreads, et al. How can this be so in a medium notorious for quick clicks, short stays, and high bounce rates? Delve into presentation elements that might apply: topics, editorial approach, use/role of multimedia, "attitude" and more...
Nina Burleigh @ninaburleigh, journalist/author
Kayleen Schaefer @kayleener, freelance writer and editor
Brendan Spiegel @brendanspiegel, Editorial director, Narratively
Nathan Thornburgh @thornburgh, Co-founder, Roads & Kingdoms

Moderator:
Ben Davis @benadavis, Sr. writer, artnet

4. Résumé and Professional Critique 1
Have your work or resume reviewed by professionals. Please bring any hardware needed to display your material. WiFi provided. You must pre-register for a review using the Conference registration form.
Broadcasting:
Marc Ernay, 1010WINS
Jane Tillman Irving, WCBS 880 Newsradio
Steven Kalb, UCONN
TV/Video:
Philip O'Brien, former news executive, NY1, NBC, CBS, FOX
Joanne Stevens, Stevens Media Consulting, Ltd.
Writing:
Ben Berkowitz, CNBC.com
Sharon Fenster, Fenster Communications
BREAKOUTS - SESSION 2
Noon to 1:00 p.m.
5. The Book Deal and Self-Publishing
Journalists discuss the path from book idea to published work. There are many options these days, including self-publishing. But which is best for you?
Frances Black @literarycounsel, Founder, Literary Counsel
Kieran Crowley, New York Times bestselling author, investigative reporter
Meryl Gordon, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
Thomas Maier, @ThomasMaierBook, Thomas Maier Books

Moderator:
Murray Weiss @weiss_murray, Columnist/criminal justice editor, DNAinfo.com NY

6. Using Storytelling to Boost Reader Engagement
Panel discussion of storytelling, reader engagement, and using social media tools as part of the process.
Lubna Dajani @lubnadajani, Stratemerge, Inc.
Rubina Fillion @rubinafillion, Social Media editor, WSJ
Michael Roston @michaelroston, The New York Times
Michael P. Ventura @mpventura, Managing Editor, DNAinfo.com NY

Moderator:
Adam Penenberg @penenberg, Editor, PandoDaily

7. The Life of a Food/Travel Journalist
Travel, eat, then write about it. When did food become the reason to go places? What makes for a compelling, evocative travel story?
Jennifer Ceaser @mzjulius, Dep. travel editor, New York Post
Monica Drake @monicadrake, The New York Times
Julie Earle-Levine @julieearlelevin, freelance writer and editor
Matt Gross, @worldmattworld, Web editor, Editor of Boston.com
Ryan Sutton @qualityrye, Food critic, Eater.com

Moderator:
Colleen Clark @colleenmclark, Sr. editor, Jetsetter

8. Résumé and Professional Critique 2
Have your work or resume reviewed by professionals. Please bring any hardware needed to display your material. WiFi provided. You must pre-register for a review using the Conference registration form.
KEYNOTE, SCHOLARSHIPS, SPECIAL AWARDS
Oh yes, and lunch! 1:15 p.m.
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Larry Kramer, president and publisher of USA Today, will keynote this year in a "fireside chat" with WCBS Newsradio 880 anchor, Steve Scott. How is Mr. Kramer meeting the digital challenge at nationally distributed USA Today?

Stan Brooks Scholars
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Two Student members of the New York Press Club will receive the first annual Stan Brooks Memorial Scholarships in a brief presentation honoring their exemplary achievements as students of journalism.


Reuben Jones
NYU - Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute ('14)

Kiratiana Freelon
CUNY - Graduate School of Journalism ('14)
New York Press Club Journalism Hall of Fame
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Political editor of the New York Post, David became City Hall bureau chief in 1989 after joining the Post in 1982. David's Highly regarded political insights were regularly on view in a weekly column that delved into the nooks and crannies of City government.
New York Press Club President's Award
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Jane Tillman Irving of WCBS Newsradio 880 is this year's selection for the President's Award which 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.

AFTER PARTY until 4 pm-ish.
Amity Hall - 80 W 3rd Street
(Thompson & Sullivan)
Amity Hall
NY Life Journalism Conference underwriting provided by
New York Life Insurance Company
10/07/2014 -- Arty Pomerantz: Before The Paparazzi (Storify)
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Arty Pomerantz: "Before The Paparazzi"


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


Browse Damian Geminder's Storify of this event.

Before Harry met Sally, Nora met Arty. Pomerantz, who died in 2012, showed Nora Ephron, the cub reporter and later screenwriter of the Rob Reiner film, the ropes at the nightside of the New York tabloids. When Pete Hamill came out of Brooklyn to the tabloids — long before he became a columnist, editor and nearly rock-star famous — Arty Pomerantz showed the rookie writer Manhattan and Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island, too.

Arty pioneered the use of 35mm cameras in photojournalism — with their motorized shutter and interchangeable lenses, they revolutionized the industry — and was honored by his peers, who voted him President of the New York Press Photographers Association. He was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and had lost track of the number of national and regional photography awards he'd won. His pictures have appeared in virtually every major newspaper and magazine in the country.

Come hear Steven P. Unger, who helped Arty select photos for Before The Paparazzi, tell the story of Arty's often noir-tinged work. Steven's presentation will include a video about Arty and will also feature many of Arty's now infamous photographs, once splashed across Page One of The New York Post and other "sensational" tabloids and magazines.

Free for Press Club members and CUNY students/alums. RSVP required. Non-members: $15.
09/22/2014 -- Midtown Mixer @ St. Andrew's Bar


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Midtown Mixer


Monday, September 22nd
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!
06/09/2014 -- 2014 Awards For Journalism (photos & video)
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J-Awards Presentation Dinner

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



SOLD OUT -- SOLD OUT -- SOLD OUT


Always a night to remember. Join colleagues and friends for drinks and dinner at Manhattan's Water Club to celebrate the presentation of awards for excellence in the craft of journalism by news writers, reporters, editors, producers, shooters and multimediographers.
 
Menu

RECEPTION
Stationary & Butlered Hors D'Oeuvres
A Wonderful Selection of Hard and Soft Cheese, Presented with Seasonal Fruits, Assorted Breads and Crackers.

Antipasto Station - Sorpressata, Cappicola. Prosciutto, Marinated Olives, Peppers, Artichokes, Sundried Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Pepperonccini, Chunks of Aged Parmigiano, Provolone, Bocconcini Parmesan Toast Points and Italian Bread Sticks.

Vegetable Crudite Basket - A Selection of the Seasons Best Picks Served in a Wicker Basket with Herb Dip.

DINNER
Salad - Arugula, Endive & Radicchio Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
Warm Rolls and Butter

Entrée - Roasted Filet Mignon (or Vegetarian Alternative), Classic Stuffed Potatoes, Asparagus, Baby Carrots, Red Wine Sauce.

Dessert - Crème Brulee with Strawberry Garnish, Assorted Cookies and Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, Coffee – Tea – Decaffeinated.
05/20/2014 -- Midtown Mixer @ The Museum of Tolerance
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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).
05/06/2014 -- Midtown Mixer @ St. Andrew's Bar
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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!
04/22/2014 -- Storytelling 2.0 (photos)
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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.
04/02/2014 -- The Evolution & Future of Food Journalism (photos)
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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 (photos)
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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.

10/05/2013 -- 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
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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&Amp;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.

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