Have a Question for Journalists Covering the White House? Come to the NY Press Club’s Conference this Saturday

There’s no shortage of news lately and no shortage of controversy. Do you have questions for the reporters covering the White House and Congress? Well now’s your chance to get some answers.  This Saturday, October 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at New York University’s Kimmel Center, noted journalists will take a break from their beats in the nation’s capital to go beyond the headlines. The opening session is a plenary panel entitled, “In the Press We Trust: The News Media Under Attack.” The stellar lineup includes:

Todd Gitlin, an American sociologist, political writer, novelist, and cultural commentator, whose books include Media Unlimited: How the Torrent of Images and Sounds Overwhelms Our Lives and The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage;

Timothy O’Brien, executive director of Bloomberg Opinion, and the author of TrumpNation: The Art of Being the Donald;

Jill Colvin, White House Correspondent for the Associated Press;

Eliana Johnson, National Political Reporter at Politico.

Also at the event, the New York Press Club President’sAward will be presented to Philip O’Brien, founder and former News Director of New York 1 News; launch producer for Good Day New York; former managing editor of WNBC-TV and former assistant News Director, CBS2.

Individual panels are:

Dirty Laundry: Reporting on Financial Scandals
Moderator: Stephanie Forshee, Financial Times’ Agenda
Michelle Celarier, New York Magazine
Allan Dodds Frank, Investigative Reporter
Leslie Wayne,The New York Times

Getting the Gig: Tips for Freelancers
Moderator: David Cruz, Norwood News
Lisa Armstrong, Investigative Reporter
Terena Bell, Independent Journalist
Stephanie Russell-Kraft, Freelance Reporter

Sports Reporting: Perfecting the Play by Play
Moderator: CJ Papa, Verizon FiOs1 News
Chris Carrino, WFAN
Chris Onorato, WNYT Radio
Sherry Ross, Sports Broadcaster and Journalist

Murder and Mayhem: True Crime Reporting
Moderator: Grace Wong, Freelance Journalist
Beth Karas, Crime Reporter and Analyst
Robert Kolker, Author and Journalist
Paul LaRosa, CBS News

Trends in Podcasting
Moderator: Hal Coopersmith, Host and Creator, New York Launch Pod,
Kathy Doyle, Vice President, Macmillan Publishers
Jason Feifer, Entrepreneur magazine
Steven Goldstein, Amplifi Media

Job Search in the Digital Age
Moderator: Debra Caruso Marrone, DJC Communications
Marc Cenedella, CEO, The Ladders, Inc.
Kathryn Dill, Career Editor, CNBC Online
Terry Sheridan, Managing Editor, WSHU Public Radio
Ann Zafian, VP/Deputy Publisher, Simon & Schuster Children’s Division

The cost to attend is $75 for New York Press Club members and $100 for non-members, which includes a light breakfast and a hot lunch. Student tickets are $30. 

The conference is supported by generous donations from Automattic and Con Edison. The plenary panel discussion is sponsored by Shutterstock.

To register, click here.

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