The Press Club of Dallas Newsletter • Truth. Trust. Transparency.


New Members, New Events and New Progress


As we continue to grow and improve as an organization, we’re taking a hard look at everything we do and how we do it.

That includes tasks as simple as signing up to become a Press Club of Dallas member. For those who have joined recently, there’s a good chance it was not an easy process.

We previously made potential members go through a two-step approval, but we weren’t holding up our end of the responsibility by promptly sorting and approving new members. It’s hard to grow as an organization if you make it a challenge for prospective new members — people who are willing and ready to pay membership dues — to sign up for the Club.

So I want to apologize to anyone who faced a challenge or heard from us weeks or months after your initial submission.

We’ve upgraded our system now to a simple one-step registration and we’re dedicated to continuing to make changes as necessary to improve the member experience.

Remember, you don’t have to be a journalist or public relations professional to be a member of the Press Club of Dallas. We accept students, freelancers, retirees, social and honorary members, among other categories. Annual membership rates range from free for students to $75 for communications professionals.

Visit our website to read more about the different categories and help us recruit more members to be a part of a growing organization with decades of history supporting journalism in all its forms. 

Scott Goldstein
President, 2016-17

Dallas VideoFest

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Working directly with Dallas VideoFest founder/director, Bart Weiss, the Press Club of Dallas joins the celebration of the 29th year of VideoFest by sponsoring three important sessions on Saturday, October 22, at the Angelika Theater. Press Club president, Scott Goldstein, will be on hand to introduce each of these important sessions that reinforce the club’s three pillars – truth, trust and transparency.
How the News Got Made: A Rare Look at SMU's WFAA Newsfilm and a Conversation with the People who Created It
Jeremy Spacklen
Saturday Oct. 22nd, 5:15 p.m. at the Angelika 3 
Discover how the news was captured and shared in the days before the internet and 24-hour news networks. A panel of notable WFAA staff, including on screen personalities and behind the scenes personnel, present clips and share stories of how news was gathered in the 1960s and 1970s.
Editor: Stephanie Palewski
Saturday, Oct. 22nd, 7 p.m. at the Angelika 2 
Ms. Palewski, “60 Minutes” editor for the last 17 years, will explain and demonstrate how a “60 Minutes” story is created - from concept to broadcast.
VR from NYT
Doug Latino
Saturday Oct. 22nd, 9 p.m. at the Angelika Theater 2  
The New York Times has taken aggressive steps in confronting the new world and opportunities of the new digital news landscape. First, by creating a new way to think about video and journalism with Op- Docs, and then moving into the world of Virtual Reality.

Join us for 2016!
 175 MEMBERS: 

7 Corporate

13 Emeritus/Living Legends
60 Media/News
53 PR
13 Retired
29 Students

Thank you for your continued commitment and support!
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Events Calendar
Our Board joined The Dallas Entrepreneur Center for a unique partnership beginning this month. Serving as the new venue for our BOD Meetings, the DEC also provides countless opportunities to collaborate and host events with their mentors, members, and thought leaders. In addition, we have been named a sponsor of the monthly program Startup Grind, a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect local entrepreneurs.
WEDallas Fireside Chat
Tuesday, October 25

This month at the WEDallas Fireside Chat, women entrepreneurs are invited to spend time with Fashionpreneur, Kira Plastinina, talking about launching a fashion line at age 15 and how she’s reinvented herself. Located at The Dallas Entrepreneur Center (The DEC), WEDallas inspires, empowers and connects women entrepreneurs in North Texas by sharing helpful information enabling their growth.
Moderated by Cary Broussard, a Press Club of Dallas board member, this month’s Fireside Chat will be on Tuesday, October 25, 5:30 – 7:30p.m. at The DEC, 311 N. Market St., Downtown Dallas in The West End.  For registration information -  

Hugh Aynesworth will be among the designated recipients to receive a 2016 Award for Excellence in Community Service. The awards will be presented on behalf of the Dallas Historical Society to twelve recipients who are deserving of recognition for their generosity of spirit, civic leadership and ability to encourage community-wide participation in a particular phase of the growth of the city.

You are welcome to attend. The 35th annual Awards for Excellence luncheon takes place on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at the Fairmont Dallas. For information about purchasing or organizing a table in honor of these remarkable recipients please
 click here.

Mollie Belt, Press Club Member
A native of Dallas, Mollie Belt was born at Pinkston Clinic in North Dallas on August 7, 1943.  She was the only child born to Mildred Newton Finch and Attorney Fred J. Finch, Jr.

As publisher of the Dallas Examiner, Mollie has continually taken steps to improve the publication and keep up with today’s technology. The Dallas Examiner can be found on the Internet every week. She has continued her father’s dream for Dallas to have a quality newspaper that accurately reports issues concerning African Americans in this community, state and nation. 
Robin McNamara

Several hundred friends and family members congregated Oct. 8 to celebrate the life of former Press Club member Robin McNamara (1957-2016).  Fourteen Press Club members, including six past presidents, attended the memorial for the longtime Gridiron Show star. The memorial was held at the Plaza Theatre in Garland, operated for the City of Garland by Patty Granville.  Granville, a former PC member, produced and choreographed the Gridiron shows for 21 years.

PCD has established events throughout the year to excite, educate, and energize the media and PR communities of North Texas.

If you’re a member and would like to volunteer to serve on a Press Club committee, contact Michael Grant:

Committees include: Development, Events, Finance, Governance, Marketing/PR and Membership.

The Press Club of Dallas is a dynamic organization of journalists, and professional communicators, in North Texas  committed to promoting the discipline of journalism, communication, literacy, current affairs and First Amendment freedoms. We value the development, and protection of journalism.
The Press Club is a tax exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your tax-deductible support is essential to our mission, daily operations and our ability to continue the work of journalism and communication.
For more information on how to donate to the Club, please contact
president Frank Librio at 214-642-6635.
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