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OFFICERS

President
Steve Scott
WCBS Newsradio 880
1st Vice President
Jane TIllman Irving
WCBS Newsradio 880
2nd Vice President
Joe Connolly
WCBS Newsradio 880
Treasurer
Stephani Shelton
stephanishelton.com
Secretary
Elizabeth Semrai
HarperCollins
Corresponding Secretary
Beth Karas
KarasOnCrime.com

GOVERNORS

Winnie Hu
The New York Times
Rich Lamb
WCBS Newsradio 880
Mitch Lebe
24/7 News Source
Phil O'Brien
Con Edison, Inc.
Gabe Pressman
WNBC
Sonia Rincon
1010 WINS
Debra Toppeta
WomanAroundTown.com

TRUSTEES

Mark Lieberman
Past President
Jerry Schmetterer
Past President
Larry Seary
Past President
Deborah Wetzel
Past President
Administrator
Carl Leibowitz
Public Relations
Debra J. Caruso
Photographer
Staton Rabin
Accounting
John R. Lieberman
Counsel
Farrell Farrell Burke
Clergy
Fr. Matthew F. Malone, S.J.
Rabbi Joseph Potasnik

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Dr. Omalu grew up in war-torn Nigeria. He emerged as one of the world's premiere neuropathologists and is now the chief medical examiner in San Joaquin County, California. He is also a professor at the University of California at Davis.

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GABE PRESSMAN
(Photo: Staton Rabin for the New York Press Club. June 5, 2017. New York Press Club Journalism Awards dinner. The Water Club, NYC)

New York journalism has lost a legend and a moral compass with the passing of our friend Gabe Pressman.

A tenacious seeker of the truth, there was no greater defender of the First Amendment than Gabe Pressman. He fought ferociously for journalists' rights. When he delivered his annual Free Press message at the Press Club's Journalism Awards dinner on June 5 (pictured), he was crystal clear: The First Amendment is under attack, and we can't let our guard down. We can't give up. We have to keep fighting for our rights as journalists.

Gabe's contributions to the field of journalism extended far beyond what his viewers saw on television. It was his hard work behind the scenes that kept the cameras rolling when some would have preferred they be turn off; he kept public meetings open, when some would have preferred they be closed.

Gabe was a mentor to countless young (and not-so-young) journalists. A compliment from Gabe meant you had done your job well.

The New York Press Club mourns the loss of our dear friend and colleague Gabe Pressman. Our thoughts are with Vera and Gabe's extended family.

-- Steve Scott, New York Press Club President
STATEMENT FROM THE NEW YORK PRESS CLUB
SECOND CIRCUIT AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF


New York Press Club members and friends:

We are committed to working for a free and open press. For that reason, the New York Press Club is joining more than 50 other news and journalists' organizations, in filing a Second Circuit amicus curiae brief, in a case that could establish a First Amendment right to film and otherwise record police in public spaces (there is currently no such Second Circuit decision recognizing that right). With the First Amendment being challenged and blurred at every turn, we, the amici, believe it is important to set this precedent in the Second Circuit.

We will keep you posted on progress.

Steve Scott
New York Press Club President

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