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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
The Fred Group
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
John Mulligan
Past President
Jerry Schmetterer
Past President
Larry Seary
Past President
Deborah Wetzel
Past President
Consulting Director
Peter O.E. Bekker
Events Chairman
Mitch Lebe
Public Relations
Debra J. Caruso
Staton Rabin
Farrell Farrell Burke
Fr. Matthew F. Malone, S.J.
Rabbi Joseph Potasnik


The Latest:

Saturday, October 3rd
New York University - Kimmel Center
West 4th Street and LaGuardia Place
8:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Planning is underway for the New York Press Club Foundation's 23rd annual Conference on Journalism. Volunteers are welcomed to help us organize and execute this year's event. If you have or would like to gain experience in planning a major journalism event, give a shout!

Meantime, please save the date and plan to attend New York's most affordable, accessible and informative gathering of journalists, journalism students, academics, and those in the know. Conference details and program coming soon.

NY Life Journalism Conference underwriting provided by
New York Life Insurance Company
GRAPHIC Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded this year to Student members of the New York Press Club at our Conference on Journalism. The scholarship program was recently renamed as "The Stan Brooks Memorial Scholarships" to commemorate the contributions to broadcast journalism made by the late 1010 WINS reporter and long time Press Club member.

Applications open mid-summer. Student members are invited to visit our Scholarship page for advance information. If you are not yet a Student Member, by all means consider joining.
GRAPHIC Established in 2008 on the Press Club's 60th birthday, the Hall of Fame honors journalists whose careers in New York media are exemplified by long tenure, integrity and extraordinary achievement. View the pantheon and send us your nomination! This year's inductee will be announced at our October 3rd Conference on Journalism.
GRAPHIC More than 100 photos from the recent Awards For Journalism Presentation Dinner are available for viewing in our online gallery. A great evening and quite the gala!

informed sources
Total local TV news employment rose by 1.1% in 2014 -- adding 300 people, according to the latest RTDNA/Hofstra University Annual Survey. (RTNDA)


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Underwrite or contribute to a New York Press Club journalism scholarship. Endowments and individual contributions welcome. Contact the Press Club or find details under "Donate" on our scholarship page.
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Meet a Member

Wendy Patrick
Wendy L. Patrick, JD, PhD
Prosecutor, Author, Columnist, Media Commentator

2014 Public Lawyer of the Year by the California State Bar. More in Meet a Member.

Member News

Beth Karas

Launches website that provides extensive video coverage of criminal justice issues and proceedings. More in Member News.

The Constant Columnist

Beatrice Williams-Rude
The Dissed Demographic.

Ever tried to sit through an opera, Orfeo ed Eurydice without a bathroom break? More in The Constant Columnist.

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