The Deadline Club is a staunch advocate of the rights of working journalists to have access to newsmakers and public events in New York City.

The Club, which is a chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, has made many public statements defending the rights of journalists to cover news events. Board members met personally with then New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly to discuss our concerns about issues of access.

If you are a working journalist in the New York City area and believe your access to cover an event has been restricted or denied – or you have witnessed such interference – click HERE to contact us. We’ll keep your identity confidential if you prefer.

The Club also sponsors First Amendment events throughout the year, including workshops about filing Freedom of Information requests both nationally and in New York State.