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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2022 Awards Contest Now Open
The Deadline Club’s journalism competition, one of the most prestigious in New York, is now open for entries. The 2022 contest covers work that was published or broadcast in 2021 by news organizations in the New York metropolitan area. Finalists will be announced in early April, and winners will be announced during the annual awards program in May. Each winner will receive a “Rube,” an award statuette designed exclusively for the Deadline Club by Rube Goldberg, the “dean of American cartoonists.”
Freedom of Information Law Workshop
Tuesday, January 27, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
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.
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 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.
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.