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.