Signing Up for the Virtual Awards Gala on June 24

Tom Brokaw: Keynote Speaker

Here’s what you need to know about signing up for our next event: the 75th annual Excellence in Journalism Awards Gala.

As you already know, the spread of the Coronavirus has kept us from staging our traditional sit-down dinner. Instead, we will have a virtual ceremony, via Zoom, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24. There is, of course, no fee to attend, but we do ask that you make a reservation and that you do it through Eventbrite by linking to:

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2020 Silurians Press Club Excellence in Journalism Awards

New York Times, Newsday Take Top Honors
At 75th Anniversary Awards Competition

A THREE-YEAR INVESTIGATION by Newsday that documented widespread housing discrimination on Long Island and an extraordinary photo essay by New York Times photographers that captured the excitement of a summer full of New York City block parties won The President’s Choice Awards — top honors in the 75th Anniversary Excellence In Journalism Awards conducted by the Silurians Press Club. The awards honored outstanding work in print, broadcast and digital media during 2019.

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Michael Serrill Named President,
Joseph Berger Editor of Silurian News

Michael Serrill

MICHAEL SERRILL, A VETERAN journalist and former foreign correspondent, has been nominated as the 72nd president of the Silurians Press Club, heading a new slate of officers put forth by the Nominating Committee for the 2020-21 season.  Serrill will succeed David A. Andelman, who will return to the Board of Governors following a sterling two-year term as president.

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Meet Jonathan Dienst of NBC 4 New York,
Winner of the 2020 Peter Kihss Award

Jonathan Dienst

Emmy-winner Jonathan Dienst, who has been covering New York City and its environs as a television reporter for close to three decades, has been named this year’s recipient of the Silurians’ prestigious Peter Kihss Award. Dienst is the chief investigative reporter for NBC 4 New York (WNBC), as well as a contributing correspondent for NBC News. At WNBC, Dienst and his investigative team have specialized in breaking major stories on topics that include terrorism, political corruption, corporate scandals and crime. He also files for the Today Show, NBC Nightly News, MSNBC and CNBC, and has appeared on Dateline.

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