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. 

Upcoming event

Media Law Office Hours

MONDAY, oCTOBER 2, 5:00 P.M.

A pro bono service available only to Deadline Club members, attorney Matthew Leish hosts an open group session to help journalists find answers to their questions 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. 

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.

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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