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The Club tackled the thorny issue of covering hate

Panelists from left to right: Jessica Schulberg (@jessicaschulb), a foreign affairs reporter at Huffington Post; Ryan Lenz (@LenzSPLC), a senior investigative reporter at the Southern Poverty Law Center; Lee Rowland (@berkitron), a senior staff attorney at the ACLU; Sandeep Junnarkar (@sandeep_NYC), the director of interactive journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism; and Marc […]

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2013 Annual Awards Finalists

The Deadline Club is pleased to announce the finalists in the 2013 Annual Awards Contest, representing excellence in journalism from newspapers, magazines, radio, television and the Internet. More than 80 judges sifted through a record 500 entries.

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2013 Annual Awards Judges

Once again, the awards were judged at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in Times Square. More than 80 judges sifted through nearly 500 entries, making this our most competitive contest yet.

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NYPD Returns Journalist’s Cameras and Credentials

The Deadline Club is heartened to learn that the NYPD has returned the photo equipment and press credentials of New York Times freelance photographer Robert Stolarik, who was arrested Aug. 4, 2012, while photographing a disturbance in the Bronx.

On Aug. 9, the Club added its voice to those urging the NYPD to return Stolarik’s property and rigorously review the circumstances of his arrest with an eye toward dismissal of all charges. The return of Stolarik’s photo equipment on Aug. 10 and his credentials on Aug. 23 means he can fully return to work. However, the charges against him are still pending.

The Deadline Club has also renewed its request to the NYPD for a meeting with Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly to review measures that Deadline Club officers discussed with him in March to avert confrontations like Stolarik’s, to ensure that officers in the ranks have been properly instructed to respect First Amendment press rights, and to give journalists maximum flexibility in covering the news in public spaces.

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Tina Brown Attends 2011 Awards

Tina Brown, the editor of both Newsweek and The Daily Beast, was the guest speaker at The Deadline Club Annual Awards Dinner in 2011. She was the subject of a lively interview with Keith Kelly, the Media Ink columnist of The New York Post. This was the first year that the club hosted a Q&A with a newsmaker rather than holding a keynote speech, and the audience was enthusiastic about the new format.

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June 2012 Panel: To Tweet or Not to Tweet?

The Deadline Club recently hosted a panel about the benefits and risks of using Twitter at the New York Newspaper Guild. The five panelists, including social media editors and experts, answered questions from a crowd of around 70 journalists. Armed with the hashtag #deadline, individuals from Los Angeles to London followed along via – what else? – Twitter.

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Benefits of Membership

The Deadline Club, the New York City Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, offers events and programming throughout the year. Not yet a member? To join today, go to Once you complete your application for national membership in the Society of Professional Journalists, click “local chapter dues” and enter $30 for the New York Deadline Club. That’s right, your local dues are a mere $30! What are you waiting for? Join online today.

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