New York Press Club’s Journalism Conference

The 27th annual New York Press Club Foundation’s Conference on Journalism will feature Russ Buettner, investigative reporter for The New York Times, as this year’s keynote speaker. Also at the event, the club will present its President’s Award to WCBS 880’s Reporter Rich Lamb. The conference will be held Saturday, September 7, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at New York University’s Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, 10th floor.

In addition to the keynote and awards presentation, the conference will include a plenary session titled, “The Media’s Responsibility in Election 2020.” It will be moderated by Ethan Harp of CNN, and will include panelists Ruby Cramer, of BuzzFeed and Zach Fink, of NY1 News.

There will also be six other individual panel discussions:

Workin’ It: Making It as a Freelancer
Local News: Anybody Have a Watchdog in This Fight?
Making Data a Routine Part of Your Beat
My Next Move: Career Advancement Advice
Turning Your Reporting into a Book
NYPC Award Winners: How They Did It

Since 2016, Russ Buettner has focused his reporting on the personal finances of President Trump, including articles exploring the Trump Organization. Buettner, with his colleagues David Barstow and Susanne Craig, led a Pulitzer Prize-winning 18-month investigation of President Trump’s finances. In 2012, he and his colleague Danny Hakim, were named finalists for the Pulitzer Prize for public service for a series of articles highlighting abuse, neglect, and deadly mistakes in New York’s system of caring for the developmentally disabled. The project also received a Scripps Howard Award for investigative reporting. Prior to joining the Times in 2006, Buettner worked on investigations teams at the New York Daily News and New York Newsday. His work at the Daily News included a series of articles that resulted in the criminal investigation of former NYC Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik.

Award-winning reporter Rich Lamb has devoted more than 40 years to WCBS and also served as the New York Press Club’s president from 2003 to 2005. Lamb has traveled the world covering the news in such places as Nicaragua with former Mayor Ed Koch; Havana to cover Pope John Paul II’s visit to Cuba; and, the Vatican in Rome, where he covered the elevation of Cardinal John O’Connor, the funeral of Pope John Paul II, and the elections of Pope Benedict and Pope Francis. He now covers City Hall, but on any given day, may be found at police headquarters, the MTA, or Federal Court, covering the top story of the day.

For more information and to register for the conference, go to the website for the New York Press Club.

Photo courtesy of the New York Press Club.