Mission

Mission

The Newswomen’s Club of New York is the only professional organization exclusively for women journalists in the New York metropolitan area. Our membership includes women who work in newspapers, magazines, radio, television, photography and new media.

The Newswomen’s Club was established in 1922 to support women in journalism and to promote the highest journalistic standards.

Our mission remains the same.

Journalistic values and methodology are as relevant to a free press today as they were 87 years ago despite changes in technology and the distribution of news. As our industry undergoes some of the most extreme change it has experienced in the past century, we believe it is imperative to uphold the values that are the hallmarks of good journalism, to maintain the public trust, and to recognize newswomen who help set the standards for our profession. The Front Page Awards for journalistic excellence presented by The Newswomen’s Club of New York are among the most prestigious in American journalism.

The Front Page Awards were instituted in 1937 by the New York Newspaper Woman’s Club to recognize newswomen at New York City papers whose bylined stories made the front page. As our business expanded into radio, television and new media, the club evolved into The Newswomen’s Club of New York, and the awards grew to include newswomen from all media.

Our scholarship fund recognizes scholastic excellence in journalism to promising women students attending the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Our headquarters are in the historic National Arts Club overlooking Gramercy Park in Manhattan. Many of our programs are held at the club, and the members only bar is a wonderful place to socialize with colleagues, friends, sources, and business contacts.