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New York Press Club Highlights Annual Conference with Columnist Paul Krugman

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Paul Krugman, The New York Times columnist and Nobel Prize-winning economics professor, headlines the New York Press Club Foundation’s Conference on Journalism on Saturday, October 9.

Recently, Krugman’s writings have focused on the debate in Congress over extending the Bush tax cuts and other matters involving the economy.

Among the more than 30 journalists scheduled to participate in the day’s panel discussions are Tom Topousis of the New York Post, Simon Constable of the Wall Street Journal and Thomas Lane of the BBC. Other speakers include Dean Miller, director Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University, and Sandeep Junnarkar of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Additional topics for the half day-long event, sponsored by New York Life, will revolve around the major changes journalists face in the way they are required to do their jobs, including the two-way nature of Twitter and reader comments, and new mandates for news people to work across multiple platforms.

In addition to panel discussions, one of the most popular facets of the conference will return, the review of resumes and demo tapes by longtime TV executives for young reporters.

There will also be a presentation of the Press Club’s President’s Award to Bill Gallo, veteran cartoonist and columnist for the New York Daily News.

The event takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at New York University’s Kimmel Center.

The price of $50 for working journalists and $15 for students includes breakfast and lunch. Press Club members pay $35 (journalists) and $10 (students).

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