Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
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The Roosevelt Hotel 
45 East 45th Street
Terrace Ballroom - Lobby Level
New York, NY 10017

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League of Women Voters 
League of Women Voters of the City of New York Education Fund 




FREEDOM OF THE PRESS: 2018 Awards Breakfast 

Join the League of Women Voters of the City of New York Education Fund as we pay tribute to those in the fight to protect Freedom of the Press.

The 2018 Awards Breakfast:  Freedom of the Press

Honoring the

Committee to Protect Journalists

LWVNYC 2018 Distinguished Service Award

Accepted by:  Joel Simon, CPJ Executive Director

Followed by Mr. Simon in a conversation with: 

Sarah Bartlett, Dean, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom  worldwide. CPJ defends the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal. CPJ is made up of about 40 experts around the world, with headquarters in New York City. When press freedom violations occur, CPJ mobilizes a network of correspondents who report and take action on behalf of those targeted. CPJ reports on violations in repressive countries, conflict zones, and established democracies alike.

Can't make the event?  Consider making a donation to show your support of the League.  You'll find several options on the registration page to be listed in the program - or click the button below to donate. Please be sure to include a note "2018 Awards Breakfast" in the special instructions to seller.

Event Chair:  Catherine Herkovic, SVP, Client Services, Nielsen

Honorary Committee: (in formation)

Edward I. Altman, Professor Emeritus, NYU Stern School of Business

Barbara Biben, Gannett Newspaper Executive (Retired)

James Cotins, Partner, Alston & Bird, LLP

Daniel Coughlin, President and CEO, Manhattan Neighborhood Network

Jay Hershenson, VP Communications and Marketing, Queens College CUNY

League of Women Voters of the City of New York Board of Directors

Richard Leibner, UTA News & Broadcast

Errol Louis, Host, "Inside City Hall," Spectrum News NY1, Charter Commiunciations

Debra O'Connell, President & General Manager, WABC-TV

Deanna Mulligan, President & CEO, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Malva Rabinowitz, Malva E. Rabinowitz LLC

Hon. Richard Ravitch, Former Lieutenant Governor of New York

Elinor Tatum, Publisher & Editor in Chief, New York Amsterdam News

Alair Townsend, Vice President and Publisher, Crain Communications  (Retired)

Kathryn Wylde, President & CEO, Partnership for New York City

Linda Zango-Haley, Senior Associate Director, Marketing, Communications and Outreach, Baruch College CUNY

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