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

An age old concept but a word, these days, whose meaning seems difficult to pin down: "Storytelling."

WOW! The World of Wordcraft. Details...

Time was, not long ago, that 'storytelling' had one, maybe two meanings if you included mild beration for stretching the truth. These days, with so many pushing their own version of the truth, 'storytelling' has taken on a multitude of meanings.

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

GRAPHIC Jessica Bennett
Multimedia journalist/former executive editor, Tumblr.
GRAPHIC Heben Nigatu
Associate editor at BuzzFeed.
Head of Product, IBT Media/Newsweek.
GRAPHIC Lizzie O'Leary
Host, Marketplace Weekend.
GRAPHIC Rachel Sklar
Writer/editor/media entrepreneur, co-founder of
Click for more info. Free for New York Press Club members, CUNY J-School students and alums RSVP required.
Non-Members RSVP: $15
GRAPHIC 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! | #NYPCmixer
GRAPHIC A reminder that Press Club memberships for the coming year are renewed each January. Memberships can conveniently be renewed on this website using a credit/debit card or PayPal. Potential new members of the Press Club are invited to join by applying here.

Directory Visit the new "For Members" section of our website. Sign up for the New York Press Club Member's Directory; update your contact information; check dues status.

You'll also find a growing list of discounts and special offers for members including professional trainng at CUNY J CAMP and's NewsU and huge savings from Plum Benefits on metro area entertainment, sports evenets and dining.
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General assignment reporter was most recently at WPTZ, Burlington, Vt. (TVNewsCheck)

Like communism, they’re great on paper but not so much in practice. (DigiDay)

Thunderdome’s demise is déjà vu all over again. (Zombie Journalism)

Three finalists - but no winner. (

Chuck Carter now managing editor. (TVNewsCheck)

As a contributor. (Politico)

Learn from a distinguished panel of federal and state judges, prosecutors, journalists, and defense and media counsel about the interplay of criminal defendants’ Sixth Amendment rights, the First Amendment rights of the public and press to attend and report on criminal proceedings, and the view from the bench. (New York State Bar Association)

Accuses CBS News of being too compliant with the White House, and the White House of overtly trying to stifle reporting. (Mediaite)

The first time the union has bargained on a film and TV contract since SAG merged with its smaller rival union, AFTRA, two years ago. (Los AngelesTimes)

CBS Bigwigs Summer Redstone, Les Moonves Get Bigger Paydays in 2013. (The Wrap)

On average, about one-third of news readers never start reading the page after they open it. (Washington Post)

The Guardian is taking a very modern strategy and applying it to an old-school format. (DigiDay)

Do you have a “Hall of Fame” for your best pieces of content? (The Next Web)

Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras arrived in New York on Friday to accept the prestigious Polk Award for national security reporting. (New York Times)

The cable news network is disbanding its sports unit and scaling back its social media program. (The Hollywood Reporter)

BI has published at least three stories in the past year that included a disclosure that a source paid expenses related to the coverage. (DigiDay)

The old-fashioned newspaper, long maligned for its stodginess and sagging profits, has one advantage over high-tech alternatives: You read it. It never reads you. (Washington Post)

Mike Tigas explains what to do and why. (Source)

A week after turning 83, Murdoch sat down with Fortune senior editor-at-large Pattie Sellers for his first wide-ranging interview with the press since 2009. (CNN Money)

Jimmy Kimmel reports on how some media confused Mickey with Andy. (Video). (TVNewsCheck)


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Liz Willen
Editor of The Hechinger Report

An award-winning education reporter and longtime Press Club member, Liz is editor of the nonprofit, education-news organization The Hechinger Report. More in Meet a Member.

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Kieran Crowley
Writes thriller called, HACK.

First novel written and released under his own name. More in Member News.

The Constant Columnist

Beatrice Williams-Rude
Beatrice Williams-Rude
Prometheus Gave The Gods' Fire To Humankind

Beatrice writes to John Kiriakou, one of three high-profile Americans incarcerated or in exile for aiding in publishing truth. More in The Constant Columnist.

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