New York Press Club Awards for Journalism Dinner 2024

New York Press Club. Courtesy nypressclub.org
New York Press Club. Courtesy nypressclub.org

NEW YORK – New York Press Club Awards for Journalism Dinner 2024

The New York Press Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that includes journalists and which, as Steve Scott, The New York Press Club First Amendment Chairman, says:

“Make no mistake about it. The First Amendment is under attack. You can’t speak truth to power if those in power can crush the truth.”– Jim Acosta, 2019 recipient of the New York Press Club’s Gabe Pressman “Truth to Power” Award. He continues:

“Journalists are being threatened and physically attacked simply for doing their jobs. The president of the United States calls the press “the enemy of the American people.” Government officials, from Washington to the smallest communities in the country, ignore Open Meetings laws and close their doors to the press and public. Well-researched reporting is labeled as “fake news.” Newsroom staff are reduced as corporate profits have become the priority over journalism.

No one will defend us if we don’t protect ourselves. It is incumbent upon all of us in journalism to keep our eyes and ears open to attacks and abuse.

The New York Press Club regularly speaks out on issues we see as threatening our hard-earned press freedoms. But we need your help. Please let me know if you know of a threat against the First Amendment. I can’t guarantee that we’ll be able to comment on every item we receive, but keeping an open folder of your concerns will be good.”

Thank you,
Steve Scott
New York Press Club First Amendment Chairman



It was an exciting event where I met many writers, producers, and journalists and witnessed the distribution of awards for fantastic coverage.

The New York Press Awards for Journalism program booklet. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

The New York Press Awards for Journalism program booklet. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

The event occurred at Pier 81 at 41st Street and 12th Avenue.

The Cornucopia Majesty, location of the 2024 The New York Press Awards for Journalism event. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

The Cornucopia Majesty, location of the 2024 The New York Press Awards for Journalism event. Photo by Sora Vernikoff



Bow of The Cornucopia Majesty, location of the 2024 The New York Press Awards for Journalism event. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

Bow of The Cornucopia Majesty, location of the 2024 The New York Press Awards for Journalism event. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

Here is the bar area where a lot of interesting conversations were happening.

Bar area of the 2024 The New York Press Awards for Journalism event. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

Bar area of the 2024 The New York Press Awards for Journalism event. Photo by Sora Vernikoff



Here is where dinner was served and awards were presented.

Dining and awards area of the 2024 The New York Press Awards for Journalism event. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

Dining and awards area of the 2024 The New York Press Awards for Journalism event. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

The Awards.

Awards for the 2024 The New York Press Awards for Journalism event. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

Awards for the 2024 The New York Press Awards for Journalism event. Photo by Sora Vernikoff



Dinner included salad and a main dish of salmon and beef. Truthfully, I left before dessert because it was late before a long ride home.

Salad served at the 2024 The New York Press Awards for Journalism event. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

Salad served at the 2024 The New York Press Awards for Journalism event. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

A main course served at the 2024 The New York Press Awards for Journalism event. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

A main course served at the 2024 The New York Press Awards for Journalism event. Photo by Sora Vernikoff



But I did get to take this photo of two journalists, Holly Barker and Ronnie Green, who both won an Award for their articles on elder abuse of seniors who become committed to the system. They were at my table, and I learned a lot!!

Award recipients Holly Barker and Ronnie Green at the 2024 The New York Press Awards for Journalism event. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

Award recipients Holly Barker and Ronnie Green at the 2024 The New York Press Awards for Journalism event. Photo by Sora Vernikoff

So here is a toast to the truth and the journalists who tell it, especially during these difficult times.

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