#MeToo for Journalists: Where Have We Come From and Where Are We Going?
The Newswomen’s Club of New York recently hosted an intimate discussion on covering the #MeToo movement and its impact in the newsroom and beyond. More than 100 people attended the talk April 5 at the New York Times, which featured the Times’ Gender Editor, Jessica Bennett and Jezebel’s Editor-in-Chief, Koa Beck. Meredith Mandell, vice president of the Newswomen’s Club, moderated the impactful discussion, which touched on topics including the stories behind the headlines from covering the #MeToo movement and the journalism industry's efforts to grapple with systemic and pervasive problems with sexual harassment. After the discussion, all attendees received a signed copy of Bennett’s book, “The Feminist Fight Club: An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace.”
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE 2017 FRONT PAGE AWARD WINNERS!
The Newswomen's Club of New York celebrated excellence in journalism at its 80th annual Front Page Awards on Nov. 9, 2017.
Guests representing some of the most respected media organizations in the business attended the black tie gala to honor outstanding work from newswomen over the last year.
The event paid tribute to immediate past President Toni Reinhold, who received a special award for outstanding service to the club.
The Front Page Awards 2017 winners included Jenni Monet, who won Journalist of the Year for her coverage of the Standing Rock Protests for various news outlets, while Selam Gebrekidan of Reuters won the Marie Colvin Award For Foreign Correspondence for her coverage of the international refugee crisis. Juju Chang, host of ABC's "Nightline," received the Front Page Award for Lifetime Achievement.
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PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW AND AUCTION IN FOCUS
The Newswomen's Club of New York's Annual Spring Photography Show and Auction showcases the work of some of the best photojournalists in the news business. More than 30 photographers were represented at this year's event, held May 10, 2017 at the Ukrainian Institute of America, a culture and arts center.
(Photos by Gareth Smith)
New Board Members Elected
May 25, 2017
Congratulations to the Newswomen's Club newly elected members of the board! Pictured from left to right: Janice Hopkins Tanne, recording secretary; Meredith Mandell, vice president for programs; Jennifer Cunningham, president; Stephanie Brumsey, vice president for special events; and Lillian Rizzo, vice president for membership. Also elected were Mackenzie Dawson, deputy vice president for membership; Britta Lokting, deputy vice president for programs; and Judith Schoolman, deputy recording secretary.
95th Anniversary Celebration
March 10, 2017
The Newswomen's Club celebrated its 95th year of service with a gathering at the club's headquarters at the National Arts Club. Originally founded on March 8, 1922, as the New York Newspaper Woman’s Club, its first president was Martha Coman, one of the first female reporters for the New York Herald. The club's original mission--to achieve professional equality for newswomen, meritocracy in newsrooms, and to build a network through which newswomen could help each other -- continues to resonate.
Newswomen's Club Book Panel
April 5, 2016
New York Times reporters Kim Barker (left) and Somini Sengupta (right) spoke to club members about their books. Edith Lederer (center) of The Associated Press moderated the discussion. Barker was a correspondent in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and her memoir, "The Taliban Shuffle," inspired the Tina Fey film "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot." Sengupta, former New Delhi bureau chief for the Times, is the author of "The End of Karma: Hope and Fury Among India's Young."
2017 Holiday Merit Party
Jan. 12, 2017
The Newswomen's Club of New York celebrated the club's achievements over the past year at the annual holiday merit party, held at the Downtown Association in Lower Manhattan. We toasted members and friends who have helped us make our recent events such a success. We look forward to continuing our work throughout 2017, the club's 95th year in operation.
Dec. 9, 2016
Newswomen's Club member Elizabeth Koraca, an executive coach and former financial TV news anchor for Reuters, led a workshop on developing and improving on-air skills to help make journalists more marketable for a wider range of opportunities in television, video, and radio. She shared tricks of the trade to develop confidence when doing an on-camera interview, making a powerful video presentation or hosting an engaging webcast.
2015 PHOTOGRAPHY AUCTION
May 13, 2015
The annual Photography Exhibition and Auction, which promotes great photojournalism and fine art photography, took place at the Ukrainian Institute of America. Some 200 guests attended the event and bid on over sixty photographs, including three contributed by Bloomberg News. Proceeds support programs sponsored by the Newswomen’s Club of New York.
MEET THE AUTHORS
March 4, 2015
Three distinguished authors shared their insights on the art of book-writing while working as a journalist. They discussed the genesis of their respective works and the challenges they overcame to get published.
Pictured from left to right are Cynthia Cooper, author of “Cheating Justice: How Bush and Cheney Attacked the Rule of Law, Plotted to Avoid Prosecution,” Emily Barker, author of “The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic,” and Erin Arvedlund, author, “Open Secret: The Global Banking Conspiracy That Swindled Investors Out of Billions.”
Panel Discussion: Investigating NYC Nail Salon Labor Practices
February 4, 2016
Our first panel discussion for the year featured NY Times reporter Sarah Maslin Nir, speaking about her investigative expose on nail salon practices throughout New York City. Joining her were two translator reporters, Yuhan Liu and Isvette Verde, who helped put the story together.
Holiday Merit Party
January 13, 2016
We saluted our dedicated Front Page Awards judges, our sponsors, the photographers who donated work to our 2015 photo auction, and others who have helped out the Club over the past year. Members joined in the festitvies, which took place at the Down Town Association.
2016 Photography Auction
May 11, 2016
The Newswomen's Club annual photo auction took place at the Ukrainian Institute of America on Manhattan's Upper East Side. One of our biggest events of the year, the auction brings members and guests together for an evening of eating, drinking, socializing, and bidding on the work of some of the most talented photographers in the news business. We'd like to thank all of the photographers who donated their masterpieces as well as friends who joined us for the event and made generous bids that will help us keep our Club going strong!
The 2015 Front Page Awards
November 12, 2015
Protests over the death of Eric Garner, mayhem in the Middle East, mass shootings in the United States, the complexities and challenges of being transgender, and a stunning escape from a maximum security prison are among the stories covered by this year’s Front Page Award winners.
Holiday Merit Party
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