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Los Angeles Press Club
A non-profit organization with
501(c)(3) status
Tax ID 01-0761875

4773 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90027
Phone: (323) 669-8081
Fax: (310) 464-3577


Robert Kovacik

Vice President
Patt Morrison
Los Angeles Times/KPCC

Anthony Palazzo
Bloomberg News

Christina Villacorte
Los Angeles Daily News

Gloria Zuurveen
Pace News

Executive Director
Diana Ljungaeus
International Journalist



Maria Armoudian

Barbara Gasser
International Journalist

Jahan Hassan
Ekush News

Fernando Mexia
Spanish EFE News Service

Tony Pierce
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Carolina Sarassa

2014 SoCal Journalism Awards Contest - Deadline Extended to April 3rd

The 56th Southern California Journalism Awards  Contest is still open for entries.
New categories this year: obituaries and consumer oriented journalism.
Spanish language journalists do not need to supply a translation.

The 2014 Awards Gala will be held Sunday, June 29th at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles.

The 56th Annual SoCal Journalism Awards is dedicated to the late Mark Lacter.

All submissions must be received by regular mail or email at by April 3rd. Los Angeles Press Club members pay $50 per entry, non-members pay $100 per entry. The cost to join the Press Club is $90 (Renewal $75.00). If you are not already a member you can use the code FREEE and get one free entry with your new membership. So why not join?

As a member you’ll save not only on every Southern California Journalism Awards contest entry and National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards contest but also on your ticket to the June 29th awards gala and on entry to all of the club’s lively panels, workshops, book parties, film screenings and other club events.

The Southern California Journalism Awards is all about the work, and about acknowledging those in our industry whose efforts and talent stands above even those whose own work was exemplary.

Please join us in this wonderful competition among your respected colleagues who call Southern California their beat.

Call For Entry   |   Entry Form   |   Entry Form_FillablePDF |   Rate_Card   |   Donation_Form   |   Pay Online   |

Bloomberg & Winkler to be Honored with LA Press Club’s President’s Award

Michael R. Bloomberg and Bloomberg News Editor in Chief Matthew Winkler will accept the 2014 Los Angeles Press Club’s President’s Award.

Bloomberg and Winkler co-founded Bloomberg News in 1990 to deliver financial news to Bloomberg terminal subscribers. The staff originally consisted of six people and has since grown into a global news organization with more than 2,400 journalists in more than 150 bureaus in 73 countries.

Winkler continues to be the Editor in Chief of Bloomberg News, part of Bloomberg L.P., the company founded by Michael R. Bloomberg in 1981.


LA Press Club Hosts Free Supervisor Debate 3/27, Live-Streamed by NBC LA

Click here to see pictures from the debate.

Los Angeles Press Club has teamed up with NBC Los Angeles to bring you this important debate live.

With Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky termed out, the race to represent Los Angeles County’s 3rd District is wide open for the first time in 20 years. Former state lawmaker Sheila Kuehl and former mayors Bobby Shriver, John Duran and Pamela Ulich are competing to become the elected representative of the 2 million people who live in the San Fernando Valley and the Westside, and along the coast from Malibu to Santa Monica.

What are their ideas for preventing abuses by the Sheriff’s Department? How would they reform the troubled foster care system? Can they patch the holes in the social safety net?  These and other questions will be answered on March 27, as the Los Angeles Press Club hosts a public debate among the candidates, with Patt Morrison (Los Angeles Times / KPCC) moderating. Questions will come from members of the LA press club, professional journalists working in Los Angeles in every platform.  To submit a question email it to and put “Debate Question” in the subject line.

The event is free to all, but an R.S.V.P. is a must. Plenty of free parking behind the building. Refreshments will be served.

Date & Time : March 27,  7pm (doors open at 6pm). The debate starts at 7 pm sharp, so be sure to be seated by then.
Venue: The Los Angeles Press Club, 4773 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027
Free parking. Metro: Red line Sunset/Vermont.


Interview Access to High Level US Government Officials

Director of the Media Hub of the Americas (U.S. Department of State – Bureau of Public Affairs), Justen Thomas, who is a Spanish and Portuguese language spokesperson for the State Department, will visit the Los Angeles Press Club this coming Thursday evening. He will discuss potential coverage and interview opportunities with high level US Government officials.


The Los Angeles Press Club needs you:

Join Los Angeles Press Club now and receive ONE FREE ENTRY to the 56th SoCal Journalism Awards, and half off (compared to non member price) on all entries after that. New members only.

Members: Recruit two new members and receive ONE YEAR FREE membership.

The membership offers free or reduced fees on admission to events, workshops and seminars, entries to our contests and chance to network with some of L.A.’s most influential journalists.

The press club is a non profit 501 c3 organization, so all your contributions are tax deductible.

Any questions? Email executive director Diana Ljungaeus at

How does media cover the wealthy?

How does media cover the wealthy? Learn from the experts.

Panel discussion at the Press Club, Thursday, February 27.


PETER NEWCOMB, Bloomberg News editor who leads Bloomberg’s [...]

New Year, New Board

Los Angeles Press Club has elected a new board and officers:

President: Robert Kovacik, NBC4 LA
Vice President: Patt Morrison. Los Angeles Times / KPCC
Secretary: Christina Villacorte, L.A. Daily News / Gloria Zuurveen, PACE News
Treasurer: Anthony [...]

Winners of the 6th National Entertainment Journalism Awards Announced



More pictures from 6th National Entertainment Journalism and Centennial Awards – click here

Join us as we celebrate the Holiday Season

Vanity Fair Editor Graydon Carter to Receive Special Centennial Award

Krista Smith, West Coast editor of Vanity Fair, will accept the Special Centennial Award on behalf of Graydon Carter and the magazine at the NEJ [...]

LGBTs in the News: There’s more to our story than discrimination and marriage

A discussion panel featuring some of the foremost LGBT voices in news and entertainment today. Among them Jason Stuart and Alexis Arquette. For more info

Nat'l Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala, Nov. 24

Forest Whitaker — Visionary Award, introduced by Scott Cooper; Kenneth Turan — Luminary Award, introduced by David Ansen; Graydon Carter — Special Centennial Award

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LAPC Luminary Award to Film Critic Kenneth Turan

Los Angeles Times film critic and book editor Kenneth Turan will receive the Los Angeles Press Club’s highly coveted Luminary Award for Career Achievement at the [...]

Oscar Winner and Humanitarian Forest Whitaker to Receive The Visionary Award

HOLLYWOOD, CA: The Los Angeles Press Club is proud to announce that Academy Award winner and humanitarian activist Forest Whitaker will accept the Visionary Award at [...]

Annual Meeting Thursday, October 24, Followed by a Book Party for Timothy Spangler

The Los Angeles Press Club is fielding candidates for the 2014 Board of Directors. For print, broadcast and Internet journalists, this is an opportunity to [...]

The 6th Annual National Entertainment Journalism Awards -- November 24, 2013

Call For Entries - Entry Form Writable PDF - Pay Online -
Donation Form - Buy Tickets / Advertise

The 2013 Daniel Pearl Fellows: Views on America

Join us for an evening with the 2013 Daniel Pearl Fellows, moderated by Rob Eshman, editor of Jewish Journal.

Pearl Fellows 2013

Winners 55th Southern California Journalism Awards


Click here for more pictures from the Award show Sunday, June 23rd

Click here for videos from the Award show.

Quinn Award to Fred Roggin, NBC4

HOLLYWOOD, May 22, 2013: The Los Angeles Press Club proudly announces NBC4’s Fred Roggin will receive this year’s Joseph M. Quinn Award [...]

55th SoCal Journalism Awards and Centennial Dinner, Finalists Announced

Join us for the 55th SoCal Journalism Awards and LA Press Club’s Centennial Celebration Sunday, June 23rd 2013 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Downtown Los Angeles.

Carl [...]

President's Award to Carl Reiner

The Los Angeles Press Club is thrilled to announce this year’s honoree for the President’s Award is a Hollywood legend.  Carl Reiner is a director-actor- writer-producer-recording artist-comedian and tweeter [...]

Courageous Mexican Journalist to Receive the Daniel Pearl Award

This year’s winner of the Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism is Mexico’s Sandra Rodríguez Nieto. She  has worked for El Diario de Juárez from [...]

LAPC Public Service Award to Sue Laris

In 1972, Sue Laris founded what is now Los Angeles Downtown News after planning it on her kitchen table. Today, her independently owned multi-media company, [...]

SoCal Awards Dedicated to Huell Howser


The Southern California Journalism Awards Centennial Gala on June 23, 2013 is being dedicated to Huell Howser, the widely loved KCET personality and unofficial ambassador [...]

HONORING BILL ROSENDAHL -- Wendy Greuel joins the roasters and toasters

Los Angeles Press Club kicks off its 2013 Centennial Celebrations by honoring former LAPC President Bill Rosendahl with a “Roast and Toast” on May 16, [...]


In honor of the 100+ Year Anniversary of the founding of the Los Angeles Press Club, the growing organization was honored on January 22 by [...]

NLGJA-LA and the Los Angeles Press Club present: Out in the Newsroom: A look at LGBT coverage and careers in journalism.

A panel of openly gay journalists will share their experiences and advice on being out in journalism today. What are the pros and cons of [...]

SoCal Journalism Awards Competition

55th Southern California Journalism Awards

Finalist SoCal - check for updates

Rate Card SoCal FillablePDF

Donate to our Silent Auction

Meet Thom Hartmann at the Press Club on Saturday 2/2

Join us for a conversation about radio journalism with Thom Hartmann, radio host who presents “Renaissance thinking about the issues of our day.” 
Hartmann is a [...]

“Oscars” of Entertainment Journalism Handed Out by LA Press Club; Jane Fonda Feted

More Pictures from 5thNEJ

In an appropriately glamour-filled evening, the Los Angeles Press Club handed out first-place star trophies for best arts and entertainment reporting during [...]

Winners NEJ 2012

List of  Winners NEJ 2012

Robert Redford & Pitzer College Announce Conservancy at LA Press Club News Conference

Pitzer College Announces First Ever Conservancy Devoted Entirely to Southern California Environmental Sustainability Issues New Conservancy Named in Honor of Southern California Native Robert Redford [...]

National Entertainment Journalism Award

Rate Card - Tickets & Tables - Sponsorship - Invite - AD Specs - Silent Auction Donation Form

Stars keep coming out for the NEJ awards gala Nov. 18 at the Biltmore.

Robert Redford will be [...]

NEJ - Finalists Announced

For a full list of Finalists, click here

Jane Fonda to be Honored by Los Angeles Press Club -- A Special Introduction by Robert Redford

Janice Min introduced by Kathy Griffin.

Los Angeles Press Club will honor Jane Fonda with its inaugural Visionary Award at the National Entertainment.
Journalism Awards Gala on [...]

Page Views vs. Good Journalism

“Are Page Views Killing Good Journalism Click by Click?” moderated by LA Weekly Managing Editor Jill Stewart, at the Los Angeles Press Club on Thursday, [...]

THR's Janice Min Honored by L.A.Press Club

Los Angeles Press Club names editorial director of The Hollywood Reporter to receive its NEJ Luminary Award at its 5th Annual National Entertainment Awards Gala [...]

Reporting from the Danger Zone

Early Bird Savings Extended to Oct. 3 for Club Members

Paid-up members of the Los Angeles Press Club may enter the National Entertainment Journalism Awards at the lower Early Bird rate through October 3. Apply

Call for Entries Now Underway for 5th Annual National Entertainment Journalism Awards

CallForEntries.doc      CallForEntries.pdf    EntryForm.doc    EntryForm.pdf

Arts & Entertainment Journalists In All Media To Be Honored For Their Best Work in 2011-12

Los Angeles Press Club has expanded [...]