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.

Join SPJ and the Deadline Club or sign up for invites and updates. 

2024 Awards

The winners have been announced for the 2024 Deadline Club Awards contest. Winners were selected from more than 550 entries across 36 distinct categories. The Deadline Club thanks all those who entered the 2023 annual awards contest, the 100 judges and encourages all journalists to keep up the exceptional work.

View the full list of winners, including comments from our judges, at the link below.

The Madhouse Tour – Roosevelt Island

Sat. June 8, The Octagon, Roosevelt Island

A Nellie Bly-themed walking tour into the legendary journalist’s famed undercover investigation

Follow in the 1880s footsteps of pioneering journalist Nellie Bly’s “Ten Days in a Madhouse” undercover story that exposed horrific conditions at the “lunatic asylum” on Blackwell’s Island–now called Roosevelt Island.

Today seen as America’s first investigative journalist, Bly feigned insanity and was committed, then ferried across the East River to “Damnation Island” on assignment for Joseph Pulitzer’s The World. Her sensational story sparked major reforms and paved the way for her later adventure, “Around the World in 80 Days.” 

SPJ members join the Deadline Club at no extra cost

If you are not already an SPJ member, join at and select New York Deadline Club as your chapter. Members receive member discounts on events year-round and exclusive access to Salmagundi in Greenwich Village.

Registration is open for all sessions in 2024. Click on the link below to view the available dates and sign up today!

Exclusive member benefit

“Media Law Office Hours” with attorney Matthew Leish is a pro bono service to all Deadline Club members. If you aren’t already a member, visit to sign up and select “New York Deadline Club” as your chapter.

Taking place the first Monday of every Month over Zoom, the open group session allows journalists with legal questions to help find answers on issues related to the First Amendment, Freedom of Information, copyright, defamation, or other media law matters.

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. 

About the club


Officers, advisory and executive councils


The Hall of Fame luncheon


Established in 1925

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.

Kimberly Chin

The Wall Street Journal

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.

Steve Dunlop

Former anchor/correspondent
Fox and CBS News

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.

Daniel Roberts

Decrypt Media

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