On April 4th, 2016, The Museum of Political Corruption held two marvelous events: a Roundtable Discussion and Public Forum on Political Corruption, and a "Meet and Greet" Reception and Fundraiser for The Museum of Political Corruption. Guest speakers included: Frank Anechiarico, Maynard-Knox Professor of Government and Law, Hamilton College, author of
The Pursuit of Absolute Integrity: How Corruption Control Makes Government Ineffective; Blair Horner, Executive Director, New York Public Interest Research Group; Zephyr Teachout - Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University, author of Corruption in America; Jimmy Vielkind, POLITICO, New York's Albany Bureau Chief ; Moderator: Thomas Bass, Professor of English and Journalism at SUNY Albany
The first annual Nellie Bly Award for Investigative Reporting was a tremendous success! On November 16th, 2017 we honored Susanne Craig of The New York Times as the first recipient of this award. The event included an elegant reception and an award ceremony, followed by a roundtable discussion on "Government and the Media." Participants included Susanne Craig, William K. Rashbaum and Kim Barker of The New York Times, Rex Smith, Editor of the Times Union, and John M. Caher, Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications with the New York State Unified Court System. The panel was moderated by Capital Pressroom radio host Susan Arbetter. The event was attended by over one hundred people, including elected officials and other community leaders. The great success of this event will certainly set the bar high for next year's Nellie Bly Award!
2019 ALBANY TULIP FESTIVAL WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!
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The Museum of Political Corruption is honored to name Jane Mayer, Chief Washington Correspondent for The New Yorker, as the 2020 winner of the Nellie Bly Award for Investigative Reporting. Mayer is the author of the New York Times bestseller Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right. She is the recipient of numerous honors and most recently was awarded the Frances Perkins Prize for Courage.
“Jane Mayer’s tough-minded and honest journalism is a model for investigative reporters everywhere,” said Rex Smith, Editor-at-Large for the Albany Times Union and a member of this year’s selection committee.
Established in 2017, the Nellie Bly Award recognizes excellence in investigative reporting, particularly in the area of corruption. The award is named after the intrepid nineteenth century investigative reporter Nellie Bly who, among her many courageous exploits, traveled undercover to Albany to expose corruption. Type your paragraph here.
THE 2017 NELLIE BLY AWARD
RECEPTION AND ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
featuring Susanne Craig of The New York Times!
and The Center for Ethical Governance
2018 NELLIE BLY AWARD
A Tremendous Success!
The Museum of Political Corruption, a 501(C)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan institution, is committed to empowering the public by offering a better understanding of political corruption, detailing its history, and encouraging solutions that promote ethics reform and honest government.
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On November 29th, The Museum of Political Corruption and its Center for Ethical Governance hosted its 2nd annual Nellie Bly Award for Investigative Reporting. This year, the MPC honored Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey of the New York Times for their groundbreaking reporting on the #MeToo movement. The evening included an elegant reception followed by an engaging roundtable discussion.
Panelists for this year's discussion included: Barbara Bartoletti, former Legislative Director for the League of Women Voters of New York State, Sarah J. Burger, Founding Member, Burger Law Group PLCC, Assemblymember Patricia A. Fahy, Alexis Grenell co-founder of Pythia Public, Rabbi Nomi Manon, Executive Director of UAlbany Hillel, and Donna Young, President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy at Albany Law School.
The Honorable Joanne Dittes Yepsen, former Mayor of Saratoga Springs, served as the panel moderator.
The event was attended by over one hundred distinguished leaders, members of the press and members of the Capital District community.
the selection process is underway for our 3rd annual Nellie Bly Award winner to be announced on May 5th, 2019!
Hundreds of concerned citizens stopped by to express their support for building The Museum of Political Corruption.
JANE MAYER WINNER OF THE 2020 NELLIE BLY AWARD FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING