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Steve Scott
WCBS Newsradio 880
1st Vice President
Jane TIllman Irving
WCBS Newsradio 880
2nd Vice President
Joe Connolly
WCBS Newsradio 880
Stephani Shelton
Elizabeth Semrai
Corresponding Secretary
Beth Karas


Winnie Hu
The New York Times
Rich Lamb
WCBS Newsradio 880
Mitch Lebe
24/7 News Source
Phil O'Brien
Con Edison, Inc.
Gabe Pressman
Sonia Rincon
1010 WINS
Glenn Schuck
1010 WINS
Debra Toppeta


Mark Lieberman
Past President
Jerry Schmetterer
Past President
Larry Seary
Past President
Deborah Wetzel
Past President
Consulting Director
Peter O.E. Bekker
Public Relations
Debra J. Caruso
Staton Rabin
Farrell Farrell Burke
Fr. Matthew F. Malone, S.J.
Rabbi Joseph Potasnik


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This year's presentation of the New York Press Club's Awards for Journalism takes place Monday evening, June 6th, at Manhattan's Water Club.


Awards underwriting by Con Edison, Inc.

New York Press Club Elections in May
GRAPHIC New York Press Club members in good standing will soon receive mailed ballots for this year's election of Club officers. Completed ballots must be returned by May 31st to be counted.

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Here are the candidates running for Press Club office. Members in good standing may vote for candidates on the ballot or write-in the name of a prospect who must also be a Press Club member in good standing.


Steve Scott, WCBS Newsradio 880
1st Vice President
Jane Tillman Irving, WCBS Newsradio 880
2nd Vice President
Joe Connolly, WCBS Newsradio 880
Stephani Shelton, The Fred Group
Elizabeth Semrai, HarperCollins
Corresponding Secretary
Beth Karas,


Winnie Hu, The New York Times
Sonia Rincon, 1010 WINS
Phil O'Brien, ConEd Inc.
Gabe Pressman, WNBC


Mark Lieberman, past president

Save the Date: October 29th - J-Conference

Our annual Conference on Journalism returns to NYU's fabulous Kimmel Center for its 24th annual outing on Saturday, October 29th. The J-Conference is New York's most affordable, accessible and informative gathering of journalists, journalism students, academics, and those in the know.

An indispensable opportunity to spend half-a-day learning and socializing with mentors, colleagues and friends. Details, soon.
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Voluntary buyout packages to members of the newsroom and several business departments by the end of the month. (New York Times)

In the last month she has emerged as a central figure in the battle over the future of Viacom Inc. and CBS Corp. (Los Angeles Times)

The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times and ProPublica have posted point-by-point responses to criticism of their reporting online rather than issuing a blanket statement reaffirming their commitment to their stories (Poynter)

Launch of opinion section spearheaded by Anne Applebaum follows establishment of Brussels bureau this month. (Politico Europe)

Josh Tyrangiel is being promoted at Vice Media to oversee the company’s entire news division, as part of a reorganization that will see around 15 Vice News digital producers, writers and editors laid off in New York and Los Angeles, a source familiar with the plans told POLITICO (Politico)

BuzzFeed's journalism is increasingly in question, according to several current employees and sources with knowledge of the company's plans. (CNN Money)

Veteran who played an instrumental rise in the network’s past primetime success, is leaving after 19 years. (Variety)

"We believe that Hillary Clinton's time is best spent campaigning and meeting directly with voters across California and preparing for a general election campaign that will ensure the White House remains in Democratic hands." (Politico)

The Viacom board might want to lawyer up. (New York Post)

The Washington Post's union found that women make, on average, about 86 percent of what men make. (New York Magazine)

Google's Eve Andersson tells Co.Design how today's accessibility problems could lead to improvements in robots, Google Maps, and even YouTube. (

What is Sen. John Thune doing trying to conduct oversight over the First Amendment? (Slate)

You can help save journalism. Margaret Sullivan's first column for the Washington Post. (Washington Post)

Publishers have decided they can’t compete with the “human brainless” likes of Google News/Bing News/Facebook News without pumping up an advertising business model with a little bit of paid subscription sauce. (Michael Blonder)

Has hired former Adweek executive Suzan Gursoy as its publisher ahead of what management says will be an "extensive relaunch" next year. (Politico)


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