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March 26, 2015 –Straight Talk Ethics Debate

The last six months have seen intense debate over ethics in digital journalism, in part following a column in The Washington Post that examined a complaint about a journalist alleged to have manipulated biotech stocks. The New York Financial Writers Association will host a lively debate featuring a panel of well-known editors who will discuss what's acceptable -and what's not- in digital journalism.

The evening will feature panelists from The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News, among other ethics experts in news media, who will debate the changing practices and standards of journalism from print to online, as well as ethics issues for social media platforms. There will also be drinks and light appetizers.

Space for this event is limited to the first 50 NYFWA members to respond -who must be in good standing to attend. RSVP's are mandatory. *If your name is not on the guest list, you will not be able to get past security to gain admission to this event.

When: Thursday, March 26th at 6 p.m.

Where: The Fox News sports suite, 1211 Avenue of the Americas

RSVP: By March 25th to

February 23, 2015 –February Networking Night
Save the date and plan to join your fellow NYFWA members for an evening of networking over drinks and appetizers. As always, there will be light appetizers and NYFWA members get their first two drinks free.
*This event is only open to members in good standing.

When: Mon., Feb. 23rd, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: The Perfect Pint, 123 West 45th Street (between 6th/Broadway) *There is an elevator at this location for anyone unable to make it up the stairs. If you need to use the elevator, inform the hostess -but only do so if you really need it.

February 17, 2015 –RESCHEDULED Annual Membership Meeting
Save the date for the NYFWA's annual membership meeting, where you can meet the members of the organization's new board and raise any topics you would like to discuss with the general membership. And of course, don't forget about the light food and opportunity to see and catch-up with your fellow NYFWA members!

When: RESCHEDULED FOR Tues., Feb. 17th at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Hilton New York Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas (53rd/54th), Concourse D

January 14, 2015 –January Networking Night/Improving Your Career Prospects
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, Jan. 13th and plan to join your fellow NYFWA member as we ring in the new year with our first networking night of 2015. January's networking night will feature Ben Carpenter, author "The Bigs: The Secrets Nobody Tells Students and Young Professionals About How to Find a Great Job, Do a Great Job, Start a Business, and Live a Happy Life".

The former co-CEO of Greenwich Capital, Mr. Carpenter will talk about his book –which stemmed from the experiences of his own longtime career on Wall Street. So, whether you're just starting out in your career, or considering a change/looking to improve your current career status, plan to come armed with questions for Mr. Carpenter regarding what steps you can take to boost your own career.

As always, the NYFWA will provide appetizers and pick up the first two drinks for members. **This event is only open to members in good standing.

When: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: The Perfect Pint Public House


December 15, 2014 – Application Deadline for McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism
Do you -- or a reporter you know -- have a great idea for a long form story on a business or economic topic that you'd like to produce, but few resources to get it done?

The deadline is fast approaching for fall applications for The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism, a new initiative of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism designed to support ambitious coverage of critical issues related to U.S. business and the economy. The Fellowships provide up to $15,000 to experienced journalists to do the deep reporting needed to produce a distinguished investigative, enterprise or narrative business story.

  • Each Fellow receives $5,000 a month for up to three months
  • Open to both freelance and staff journalists with five years experience
  • No residency required; McGraw Fellows work from their own offices
  • The McGraw Center provides editorial support and help with placement where needed

McGraw Fellowships are awarded twice a year, in spring and late fall. The upcoming deadline to apply is December 15, 2014. For further information and the online application, please go to or contact Jane Sasseen, executive director of the McGraw Center for Business Journalism at

November 21, 2014 – The Financial Follies
Don't miss the NYFWA's 72nd Financial Follies!!!

Friday, the twenty-first of November
Two thousand fourteen
At 7:30 PM
Cocktails at 6:30 PM

New York Marriott Marquis Hotel
Broadway Ballroom
Times Square, New York City

Table of Ten: $3,750
Individual Seats: $400
*Early Bird Option: Tables of Ten purchased before Oct. 1st are $3,500

October 27, 2014 – Common Ground Committee to Host Debate on Income Inequality
The Common Ground Committee is holding a public forum/debate on the topic “Finding Common Ground on Income Inequality.” The event will take place on Monday, October 27th at 7:30 p.m. at the 92n Street Y in Manhattan.

The debate will feature, Jared Bernstein, former economic adviser to Vice President Joe Biden and Larry Kudlow, host of the syndicated radio program, “The Larry Kudlow Show,” a CNBC contributor and former host of CNBC’s program, “The Kudlow Report.” Panel moderator is John Yemma, editor-at-large of the Christian Science Monitor. Panelists will explore the controversial concept of income inequality and discuss what policy measures might mitigate the widening income gap and strengthen the American economy for the benefit of all its citizens.

Tickets for the event can be ordered at or The event is open to the media.

Anyone interested in learning more about this event should contact NYFWA member Martin Skala at: