Join us December 11th to hear from award-winning financial journalist Diana Henriques. She is perhaps best known as the author of The Wizard of Lies: Bernie Madoff and the Death of Trust, a New York Times best-seller that was adapted to screen and aired on HBO last year. Diana appeared in the film starring Robert DeNiro, playing herself as the first journalist to interview Madoff in prison. She most recently authored A First-Class Catastrophe: The Road to Black Monday, the Worst Day in Wall Street History. As a staff writer for The New York Times from 1989 to 2012 and as a contributing writer since then, she has largely specialized in investigative reporting on white-collar crime, market regulation and corporate governance.
WHEN: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 7 p.m; refreshments at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, 219 West 40th StreetCOST:
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The following statement was issued today by Jane Tillman Irving, president of the New York Press Club:
Today, August 16, news organizations across the country have joined in a concerted effort to defend a fundamental American value, the freedom of the press, against attacks by the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. Mr. Trump has continually excoriated the press as producers of "fake news" who "only make up stories," and branded the news media "the enemy of the people."
Newspapers are responding to a call from the Boston Globe to publish editorials against what it called "the danger of the administration's assault on the press." The Radio Television Digital News Association encouraged broadcast and online news outlets to devote time and space to emphasizing "the role the media play in preserving the public's right and need to know."
The members of the New York Press Club know that our job as journalists is to seek the truth and present it fairly and objectively. Our colleagues have done so since the founding of the Republic, despite criticism from many sources. Difficulties, obstacles, attacks and increasing physical dangers encouraged by this president notwithstanding, we pledge to continue that pursuit. Our very democracy depends upon it.
Jane Tillman Irving
President, the New York Press Club
Monday, September 24: Brad Hamilton - veteran investigative reporter and Editor in Chief of the Hatch Institute.
Saturday, October 13: The 26th Annual Journalism Conference
Tuesday, October 23: Bad Blood author and WSJ reporter John Carreyrou, In Conversation at CUNY
Tuesday, December 11: Diana Henriques, financial journalist and author of Wizard of Lies (appears in the Bernie Madoff movie with Robert DeNiro, Michelle Pfeiffer), In Conversation at CUNY
(Irving was interviewed by reporter Mike Sacks on FOX5 News on Monday, July 23, 2018).
The sudden dismissal of more than half of the newsroom staff at the New York Daily News is a great loss for our fellow journalists, our city, and our democracy.
The news media are under fire from so many sources, and those who fail to recognize the danger that poses to our democratic system are not paying attention. The first layer of democracy - that which affects us first and most directly - is at the local level: your subway, your suburb, your school district, your block. The men and women of the Daily News knew how to dig deeply into an issue, and because of that, the paper won two Pulitzer Prizes in recent years for coverage that had a major impact on the people who live and work in this area.
The old economic model that once made this a seven newspaper town is not coming back, but surely a new system can and must be developed that allows these talented news people to keep their jobs and continue performing the vital public service they do so well.
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