Museum of Political Corruption's Nellie Bly Award and talking about the government and media

nellie bly king of the lobby composite

Nellie Bly and her 1888 article in the New York World about "The King of the Lobby" in Albany inspired the award.

The in-development Museum of Political Corruption is giving out its first Nellie Bly Award for Investigative Reporting November 16 at the The First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany (405 Washington Ave).

The initial Nellie* is going to Susanne Craig of the New York Times. The event will also include a roundtable discussion about government and media. Panelists:

+ Susanne Craig
+ William K. Rashbaum, New York Times
+ Rex Smith, Times Union editor
+ John M. Caher, senior advisor for strategic communications with the New York State Unified Court System
+ Capital Pressroom host Susan Arbetter will moderate

The event starts at 6 pm with a reception, award at 6:45 pm, discussion at 7 pm. Tickets are $40, available online or at the door.

* Like an Oscar maybe? Yes? No?

Museum of Political Corruption?
The MPC is the brain child of Albany resident Bruce Roter, which currently exists as an organization. According to its about page, it's a "nonprofit, nonpartisan institution, is dedicated to educating and empowering the public by providing a better understanding of political corruption, and encouraging solution that promote ethics reform and honest governance."

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