A terrific annual conference that always draws rave reviews from our students. A full day of events this Saturday, for a special student price of $15 (includes breakfast and a hot lunch!). Many thanks to adjunct professor Peter Landis of NY1 News for the alert.
NY Press Club Event Features Several Top Journalists
NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, ABC’s Brian Ross, WCBS-TV’s Brendan Keefe and WNBC-TV’s’ Jonathan Dienst
The New York Press Club Foundation has announced that its 14th annual conference on journalism will feature WCBS-TV’s Brendan Keefe as luncheon speaker. Keefe recently returned from his second trip to Iraq where he was embedded with a group of U.S. Army Reservists. His specials, “Those Who Serve,” have given viewers a first hand look at that experience.
The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9:15 a.m. to 2 p.m., at New York University’s Rosenthal Pavilion in the Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Manhattan.
A major focus of the conference will be “Terrorism, the Media and New York City,” with a panel discussion moderated by Rich Esposito, ABC News’ investigative producer. The conversation will also feature New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, Brian Ross of ABC News and Jonathan Dienst of WNBC-TV.
Also discussed will be the upcoming midterm elections with: Dominic Carter, New York 1 News; Michael Saul, New York Daily News; Robert Hennelly, WNYC Radio and David Diaz of CUNY.
Another panel, “Navigating the Journalism Job Market,” will revolve around careers. Moderator Don Hecker, training editor for staff editors at The New York Times, will be joined by Claire Regan, associate managing editor of the Staten Island Advance, Leah Moses, executive producer of New York 1 News, and Chris Olert, assistant director of media relations for Con Edison.
A fourth break-out panel on sports reporting will feature Marc Malusis of WFAN Radio and Kevin Connors of WCBS Newsradio 880.
For those who are just beginning careers as television reporters, the club offers the opportunity to submit a resume and demo tape (tapes must be in VHS format) for review by Joanne Stevens, president of Stevens Media Consulting. Similarly, radio tapes will be reviewed by Tim Scheld, news director at WCBS Newsradio 880.
Sponsors of the conference are: New York Life, Richmond County Savings Foundation, New York University, the CW11 News, 1010 WINS Radio, the Staten Island Advance, WNBC-TV and WCBS Newsradio 880.
The price to attend the conference is $50 and includes a continental breakfast and hot buffet lunch. There is a special $15 price for students (valid student ID is required). For more information, please call the New York Press Club at (212) 563-2130, or visit the club Web site: http://www.newyorkpressclub.org.
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