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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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We expect to release results by Monday. The delay a consequence of quite a few especially tough contests this year.
GRAPHIC Tuesday, May 24th
CUNY J-School - 219 W 40 Street (7th & 8th)
7:00pm Refreshments
7:30pm - 9:00pm Program

Security consultant Frank Abagnale will talk about his youthful adventures as an international con man and gadfly whose memoir, "Catch Me If You Can", inspired the Steven Spielberg movie starring Leonard DiCaprio as Abagnale. The memoir was also the basis for a Tony Award-winning Broadway show of the same name.

The law eventually caught up to Abagnale who served time. But in a twist, the FBI hired Frank as a consultant to help with investigations involving fraud, counterfeiting, theft and identity crimes. Abagnale remains a consultant to government and to private clients who are victims of arcane thievery.

Come hear from Frank Abagnale about his "made for Hollywood" true-life adventures in what's sure to be a fascinating presentation and Q&A moderated by Steve Scott, Press Club president and WCBS Newsradio 880 anchorman.

See Frank in a 1977 edition of "To Tell The Truth". (Runs 13:45).

Free admission for New York Press Club members and CUNY J-School students, faculty and alums. RSVP Required.
Non-Members RSVP ($15)
Save the Date: June 6th - J-Awards Presentations

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. Details forthcoming. Winners for 2016 will be announced in early May.
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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While ProPublica spends most of its energy reporting long investigative stories on topics like patient safety and college debt, the nonprofit site has a goal of publishing at least one shorter piece per day. (NiemanLab)

Analysis: At the home of Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite, a live video-streamed news broadcast called CBSN is gaining significant traction. (Variety)

Publishers scoff at the Adblock Plus micropayment scheme. (DigiDay)

The lifespan of video content on Facebook and YouTube is markedly different. (The Information)

Alleging that she has worked under a “hostile and abusive” environment in the news service’s Washington bureau. (The Wrap)

The Boston Globe is once again downsizing its newsroom, according to an email sent to the staff from editor Brian McGrory earlier this morning and obtained by Media Nation. (Dan Kennedy)

The Poynter-owned Tampa Bay Times has acquired The Tampa Tribune, ending a 29-year competitive battle in the bay region and creating the fifth-largest Sunday circulation newspaper in the nation. (Poynter)

World Press Freedom Day aims to raise awareness of press freedom. (USA Today)

Here's What Happened When It Hired Some. (Gizmodo)

An effort to align its TV and broadband operations more closely and cut some of the costs from a show that is routinely pre-empted by sports coverage and other weekend programming. (Variety)

A one-man "mini-movement" against a hot-button topic in journalism circles; all-male panels at conferences. (Poynter)

Digital publisher says revenue will grow by 50% this year, and it has never taken outside funding. (Fortune)

According to the American Society of News Editors, copy editors have been bearing the brunt of legacy media job losses. (Poynter)

Here's what working designers think of the conversational interface trend. (FastCompany)

FT believes its readers are paying to be part of this community and to take part in the debate. (DigiDay)


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