Award-winning Journalists William "Bill" Farrell and Murray Weiss Lead SWC Government Advocacy Internship Program Seminar on Using the Press and Media in Advocacy

July 11, 2018

Simon Wiesenthal Center's Government Advocacy Internship Program held its weekly seminar last night on Using the Press and Media in Advocacy. The seminar was led by two of New York’s most celebrated and award winning journalists in William “Bill” Farrell, who presently serves as the Communications Director for Government Relations firm Pitta Bishop & Del Giorno.

Bill Previously served for over thirty (30) years as a leading reporter, columnist, feature writer and editor of the New York Daily News, and Murray Weiss, who currently serves as the Producer of CBS new program 48 Hours and previously spent time on the editorial staff of DNAinfo, as the Criminal Justice Editor for the New York Post, and as the Author of the 9/11 New York Times best seller “The Man Who Warned America.”

The program participants garnered an eye opening, experience in understanding the behind the scenes editorial decision making process, learning how to package and pitch stories, and how to gain maximum exposure for the issues that affect our community.

We want to thank Steven Witzel for hosting us at the Downtown offices of Fried Frank and for his wife, Debora Levit who chairs the program’s board of directors for joining us last night and for all of her incredible efforts in helping make this critical program a tremendous success.

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The Simon Wiesenthal Center is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organizations with over 400,000 member families in the United States. It is an NGO at international agencies including the United Nations, UNESCO, the OSCE, the OAS, the Council of Europe and the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino).

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