PHOTO BY CLAIRE REGAN, DEADLINE CLUB BOARD
Welcome to the Deadline Club
NYC Chapter, Society of Professional Journalists
As one of SPJ’s largest chapters, serving New York-area journalists since 1925, the Deadline Club is dedicated to perpetuating freedom of the press, encouraging the highest standards of excellence and ethics and fostering career development through its awards, scholarships, workshops, talks and social networking mixers.
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Celebrating the best in journalism
Congratulations to all of the winners in the 2023 Deadline Club Awards Contest. Winners were announced during the May 18 Awards Dinner at the Harvard Club of New York City. The awards, covering 36 categories, honor the best of New York City journalism in print, radio, television and online. Click below to view the full list of winners, including comments from our judges.
Summer Kickoff Media Mixer
THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 5:30 P.M.
Come one, come all to the Deadline Club’s summer kickoff media mixer, as we toast this year’s awards judges, winners and finalists at the Mondrian Hotel’s trendy, scenic indoor/outdoor rooftop bar. Enjoy free entry, light snacks and a cash bar while networking and socializing with journalist colleagues. Judges get their first drink free, while early birds will find happy-hour drink discounts till 6 p.m.
Missed an event?
Visit our YouTube page for a full archive of Deadline Club events, including our two most recent: Navigating Your Next Steps as a Mid-Career Journalist, a talk with editorial experts and recruiters from Insider’s Manhattan headquarters, and Extract the Facts, where journalists shared tips, strategies and story-generating tactics on getting access to federal and New York public records.
SPJ members join the Deadline Club at no extra cost
Why join the Deadline Club?
I joined as a grad student. Club leaders had organized talks at my school, welcoming me to events and making introductions at networking events and panels. At regional and national conferences, I developed skills, built my network and made new friends. Now, as a professional journalist, I’ve joined the club board to give back to a community that has given me so much.
I joined the Deadline Club around 1990, at the dawn of a marketing-driven post-truth news era. Like today, it posed new challenges to some fundamental principles of our trade. Many rank-and-file journos became discouraged, but I saw the Deadline Club had our backs in ways that employers couldn’t. I was elected President in 1992 and never looked back.
It’s rewarding to be involved in a group where everyone has one single concern: supporting and advocating for journalism, and seeing it’s impact on the community. Deadline Club members come from all work backgrounds in media and span all ages, but all are enthusiastic about being involved. It feels good to put in the effort of nurturing our profession.