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September 30, 2015

50 Years of the Fifth Estate and the Rise of Engaged Journalism

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The Fifth Estate & Engaged Journalism

Join Fifth Estate founder and independent film producer, Harvey Ovshinsky and long-time staff member and WRIF radio show host, Peter Werbe, as they discuss the impact of alternative news on reporting and what media of the future can offer. We join an exhibit, “Start the Presses: 50 Years of the Fifth Estate” at the Detroit Historical Museum.

When a Mumford High School kid got fed up with lopsided coverage of the Vietnam War and social justice issues he founded his own newspaper, as the voice of dissent and resistance. Through five decades, the Fifth Estate has served as an outlet for countercultural ideas and statements. It led the way to new journalism with personal and passionate style. It also boosted the careers of numerous reporters and brought sassy, unconventional story telling to all the local news outlets.

6 pm on Wednesday, October 21

Detroit Historical Museum
5401 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48202

$20 admission for Members
$25 admission for Non-Members
Includes pizza, salad and drink

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March 25, 2015

Rally Around Radio: A Press Club Tour of CBS Studios

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February 26, 2015

St. Patrick’s Day with the Detroit Press Club

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January 30, 2015

Can we tame the turbulence in the newsroom?

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September 30, 2014

Detroit Press Club celebrates Oktoberfest at Jacoby’s German Biergarten

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Join the Detroit Press Club at Jacoby's for Oktoberfest on October 22

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March 11, 2014

‘Tis a Time for Tipping ‘O the Glasses

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DPC St. Patrick's Day


Reinventing one of the most popular events of the Detroit
Press Club we’re hosting a party at the Anchor Bar on St.
Patrick’s Day from 6:30 – 10 p.m. Come hear Allan Nahajewski
and the Free Press Bulldogs play rock and roll, join A. J. O’Neal
for a Danny Boy singing contest and trade Irish jokes with
Maureen McDonald. (Download flyer here)

Monday, March 17th, 6:30 – 10:00 PM
Anchor Bar
450 W. Fort, Detroit, MI 48226
Includes: Irish food. Buy your own beer
Cost: $10 members / $15 non-members

Please RSVP by March 10th.
Kathlyn Putnam
248-562-7685 or email:

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January 26, 2014

Tim Kiska Tells Tales of Detroit Television – Feb. 6 in Ferndale

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Tim Kiska, associate professor of journalism at UM-D, former Detroit News columnist and co-producer of a new public television documentary, “Detroit Remembers When: The History of Detroit TV,” shares historic video clips and hilarious stories for Detroit Press Club members and guests.

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Thursday, February 6th 6:30 PM

Rosie O’Grady’s – Ferndale
279 W. Nine Mile Road
Ferndale, MI 48220

Includes: Pizza, salad, appetizers, cash bar
Cost: $15 members / $20 non-members 

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November 21, 2013

Detroit Press Club To Host Holiday Party Dec. 5

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Detroit Press Club Holiday PartyDETROIT, MI, Nov. 19, 2013 – The Detroit Press Club, Michigan’s fastest-growing media organization, welcomes members and guests to a holiday networking mixer on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 5:45 to 11 p.m. at the Anchor Bar Club Room, 450 W. Fort St., Detroit, MI, 48226, phone (313) 964-9127.

There is no admission charge and light appetizers will be served.

“Even though it’s designed as a holiday event, we’re still working the news angle and have invited Santa, the season’s top newsmaker, to stop by,” says former Detroit Press Club President Dave Smith.

Detroit Press Club President Steve Purdy adds, “What makes this a special arrival is that we’ll request a news conference when he gets here. Any journalist worth his or her salt would love to get Santa in front of the camera.”

The evening is an opportunity for members and those interested in membership to mingle with writers, bloggers, photographers, graphic artists and PR mavens.

“The Detroit Press Club has always offered a place for networking among journalists and those who work in related areas of the media,” notes Bob Giles, Detroit Press Club Vice President.

In keeping with the spirit of the season, those attending will have an opportunity to give back to the community by contributing a new un- read book to the Detroit Free Press Gift of Reading Program. Since 1987, it has put more than 675,000 books into the hands of Michigan children to help them discover the joy of reading.

For more information about the event contact Steve Purdy or Bob Giles.

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