The New York Press Club launched its 2020 Speaker Series in September to replace its annual Conference on Journalism. The Series has been a tremendous success so far, bringing together renowned journalists to discuss the important events of the day. If you haven’t been able to see all of the speaker events, we have each discussion on video for you to watch here. Here’s a recap of what you may have missed, or wish to watch again.
Megan Twohey & Jodi Kantor spoke with the New York Press Club on September 15. The conversation was moderated by Beth Karas.
Pulitzer Prize winning journalists Megan Twohey & Jodi Kantor are the recipients of this year’s “Gabe Pressman Truth to Power Award,” which recognizes the club’s late president and friend, who was a staunch supporter of the First Amendment. Past honorees include Jim Acosta and Marty Baron.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey were recognized by the New York Press Club for their courageous investigation of Harvey Weinstein, which started a global movement.
Don Lemon spoke with the New York Press Club on October 5 . The conversation was moderated by David Cruz of Gothamist.
Don Lemon anchors CNN Tonight with Don Lemon airing weeknights at 10pm. He also serves as a correspondent across CNN/U.S. programming. Based out of the network’s New York bureau, Lemon joined CNN in September 2006.
David Enrich spoke with the New York Press Club on October 13 . The conversation was moderated by Leslie Wayne.
David Enrich is the business investigations editor at The New York Times. He is the author of “Dark Towers” about Deutsche Bank and Donald Trump.
Jonathan Lemire spoke with the New York Press Club on Wednesday, October 14. The conversation was moderated by Scott Detrow of NPR.
Jonathan Lemire is a White House reporter for The Associated Press and a political analyst for MSNBC and NBC News. For the AP, he covers the day-to-day workings and drama of President Donald Trump’s administration, has interviewed the president in Oval Office, has traveled with the president to the Middle East, Asia and Europe and received attention for his news conference questions to Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin at their July 2018 Helsinki summit.
Jeff Pegues spoke with the New York Press Club on October 21. The conversation was moderated by Steve Scott of WCBS Newsradio 880, and the former President of the New York Press Club.
Jeff Pegues is the CBS News Chief Justice and Homeland Security Correspondent based in Washington, D.C. In May of 2020, Pegues was among the first network correspondents on the scene in Minneapolis within hours of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police. Pegues has also become one of the most visible and informed journalists on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. His latest book Kompromat: How Russia Undermined American Democracy investigates how Russian President Vladimir Putin’s hackers poked into U.S. voter databases and what is happening now to shore up election systems in states across the country.
Adam Liptak spoke with Jennifer Williams-Alvarez of Agenda, a Financial Times publication on November 17. Adam Liptak covers the United States Supreme Court for The New York Times and writes Sidebar, a column on legal developments. A graduate of Yale Law School, he practiced law for 14 years before joining The New York Times’s news staff in 2002. He was a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in explanatory reporting. He has taught courses on the Supreme Court and the First Amendment at several law schools, including Yale and the University of Chicago.
Susan Zirinsky spoke at the New York Press Club on December 8. The conversation was moderated by Melody Hahm of Yahoo Finance. Susan Zirinsky is President and Senior Executive Producer of CBS News, a position she began on March 1, 2019. Within her first nine months, Zirinsky oversaw an overhaul of the news division, including launching the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL and moving the broadcast to Washington, D.C., where it is the only broadcast network nightly newscast to be based in the nation’s capital.
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