Deadline Club Statement in Support of Yamiche Alcindor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM THE NEW YORK DEADLINE CLUB, SOCIETY OF
PROFESSONAL JOURNALISTS

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE EMAIL DEADLINE CLUB PRESIDENT CLAIRE
REGAN, claire.regan@wagner.edu

NEW YORK — The New York Deadline Club chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists commends Yamiche Alcindor for her service to the American people as PBS NewsHour White House correspondent. Day after day, with her probing questions of President Trump and members of his coronavirus task force, she seeks to obtain information on behalf of the nation’s viewers that they need to cope with the coronavirus crisis and to learn how their government is attempting to do so.

Alcindor, among other journalists, has been subjected to on-air attacks and rude interruptions by the president. In the face of these attacks, some of them personal, most false and all undeserved, Alcindor has stood her ground and, without taking the president’s bait, has calmly, respectfully and with admirable
dignity persisted in attempting to finish asking her questions. In doing so, she continues to exhibit the strength and demeanor she had been demonstrating consistently long before the current crisis. She is a role model for journalists — and for young women and men she might inspire to become journalists — everywhere her voice is heard, and her manner is viewed The Deadline Club takes special pride in Alcindor’s work because at the
beginning of her journey to become a leading broadcast journalist, she was helped in a small way by the award of a Deadline Club scholarship, and because she has honored the chapter by agreeing to be part of the keynote team at its annual Awards Dinner, now scheduled for September.

By the Board of Governors
New York Deadline Club, Society of Professional Journalists
April 7, 2020

 

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