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. 

2021 Awards program

Monday, May 17, 7 p.m.

Winners in the 2021 Deadline Club Awards journalism competition will be announced during a virtual ceremony on May 17 at 7 p.m. Recipients of the $12,500 Deadline Club scholarship program and the Robert Greenman Award for Excellence in High School Journalism Teaching and Advising will also be announced during the event.

Past events

Secrets of Publishing

FOIA and FOIL Insight and Guidance During COVID-19 and Beyond – A Two-Part Panel Discussion

When Cartoon Worlds Collide

Other Upcoming Events

On Deadline with Adrienne Shih

March 24 @ 12 PM

Virtual SPJ Region 1 Conference

April 9-10

SPJ members can now join the Deadline Club chapter at no extra cost

Click here to learn about some of our benefits and resources and for information on how to join or get our email invites and updates.

About the club

Meet the board

Officers,  advisory and executive councils

Our mission

SPJ’s Mission Statement

The history

Over 100 years since our founding

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 and growing 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 the impact of it on the community. The members of the Deadline Club come from all work backgrounds in media and span all ages, but we are all enthusiastic about being involved. It feels good to put in the effort of nurturing our profession.

Daniel Roberts

Decrypt Media


Benefits & Resources





Highlighting Journalism

'They Were Conned': How Reckless Loans Devastated a Generation of Taxi Drivers

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