The Deadline Club is the largest chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and the society’s 2013 Large Chapter of the Year. Founded in New York City in 1925, it has around 300 members working in newspapers, magazines, radio, television and the Internet, as well as retired journalists and journalism educators. Each spring, it recognizes excellence in journalism through a highly-competitive awards contest. The winners are announced at the Annual Awards Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria, where they are presented with The Club’s distinctive “Rubes,” statuettes designed especially for The Club by the American artist Rube Goldberg. Through The Deadline Club Foundation, it also awards scholarships to talented New York journalism students. Deadline Club members have full access to the Salmagundi Club, a historic arts center located at 47 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Club members have use of the restaurant and bar, billiard room and common areas with Wi-Fi networking. The Club typically holds one or two events a month at venues throughout the city, and maintains the New York Journalism Hall of Fame. The Club has inducted nearly 100 members into this august body since founding the Hall of Fame at its golden anniversary celebration in 1975.
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