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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
info@lapressclub.org
www.lapressclub.org


PRESS CLUB OFFICERS

President
Robert Kovacik
NBC4LA

Vice President
Patt Morrison
Los Angeles Times/KPCC

Treasurer
Anthony Palazzo
Bloomberg News

Secretary
Christina Villacorte
Los Angeles Daily News

Gloria Zuurveen
Pace News

Executive Director
Diana Ljungaeus
International Journalist

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BOARD MEMBERS

Barbara Gasser
International Journalist

Jahan Hassan
Ekush News

Gabriel Kahn
USC Innovation Lab

Fernando Mexia
Spanish EFE News Service

Tony Pierce
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Carolina Sarassa
MundoFox

Ben Sullivan
ScienceBlog.com

______________________ ADVISORY BOARD

Eli Broad
Founder, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation

Rick J. Caruso
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Caruso Affiliated

Madeline Di Nonno
Chief Executive Officer, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

David W. Fleming
Counsel, Latham & Watkins LLP

Sherry Lansing
CEO, The Sherry Lansing Foundation

George E. Moss
Chairman, Moss Group

Constance L. Rice
Co-Director, Advancement Project

Hon. Richard J. Riordan
former Mayor of Los Angeles

Ramona Ripston
former Executive Director, ACLU of Southern California

Hon. Bill Rosendahl
former Councilmember, City of Los Angeles

Angelica Salas
Director, CHIRLA

Carol E. Schatz
President & CEO, Downtown Center Business Imrovement District

Gary L. Toebben
President & CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Matt Toledo
Publisher, Los Angeles Business Journal

Stuart Waldman ­
President, Valley Industry & Commerce Association


Winners 2014 - 56th SoCal Journalist Awards

And the winners are…

56thSoCal_Winners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click Here to see more pictures from SoCal Journalism Awards

(We will add more pictures as soon as we receive them from the photographers)

More about the SoCal Awards:

http://www.laobserved.com/archive/2014/06/press_club_awards_honor_m.php

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/ann-curry-honored-with-lifetime-achievement-award-from-la-press-club_b230509

http://variety.com/2014/biz/news/variety-wins-more-awards-than-all-news-outlets-at-la-press-club-event-1201254672/

http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/truthdig_named_best_website_at_la_press_club_awards_20140630

http://www.sfvbj.com/news/2014/jun/30/business-journal-wins-l-press-club-awards/

http://la.streetsblog.org/2014/06/30/l-a-press-club-honors-streetsblog-los-angeles-as-the-best-news-blog-in-los-angeles/

http://www.laweekly.com/informer/2014/06/30/gene-maddaus-named-la-press-club-journalist-of-the-year-again

http://www.goldenglobes.com/awards-season/hfpa-journalists-shine-social-awards-24916

56th SoCal Journalism Awards Gala on Sunday, June 29 at the Biltmore

Contact Diana for any requests. Here are the honorees:

Michael Bloomberg and Matthew Winkler – The President’s Award For Impact on Media, presented by Eli Broad.

Ann Curry, NBC – The Joseph M. Quinn Award For Journalistic Excellence and Distinction, introduced by Colleen Williams

Maria Shriver and The Shriver Report – The Public Service Award For Journalistic Contributions to Civic Life, introduced by Lisa Ling

Khaled Abu Toameh, Jerusalem Post – For Courage and Integrity in Journalism, presented by Judea Pearl

The Awards Gala is emceed by actor Charles Shaughnessy and comic Christina Pazsitzky will entertain.

4.30 pm – Red Carpet
5 pm – Cocktails and Silent Auction
6 pm – Dinner and Program

Advertise – Donation_Form – Finalists – AD SPECS

Directions - Parking - Dress Code - Schedule

More.

Los Angeles Press Club Announces Advisory Board

HOLLYWOOD June 11, 2014: The Los Angeles Press Club is pleased to announce the formation of an Advisory Board of prominent individuals from business, government and media. These distinguished leaders in their respective fields will lend their expertise and time to the Club’s continuous effort to support, promote and defend quality journalism in Southern California.

“The LA Press Club does an excellent job of connecting members with each other and sponsoring public events, so it made perfect sense to enhance our program with an Advisory Board of non-journalists,” said Press Club president Robert Kovacik of NBC4. “I am thrilled that so many respected men and women with such a wide range of expertise and experience have agreed to share their wisdom with us. We are fortunate to have these new partners to help us in pursuit of our mission and we deeply appreciate their willingness to participate.”

The Advisory Board will be formally introduced on June 29th at the 2014 Southern California Journalism Awards gala at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Press Club Advisory Board

 

¨       Eli Broad – Founder, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation
¨       Rick J. Caruso – Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Caruso Affiliated
¨       Madeline Di Nonno – Chief Executive Officer, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
¨       David W. Fleming – Counsel, Latham & Watkins LLP
¨       Sherry Lansing – CEO, The Sherry Lansing Foundation
¨       George E. Moss – Chairman, Moss Group
¨       Constance L. Rice – Co-Director, Advancement Project
¨       Hon. Richard J. Riordan – former Mayor of Los Angeles
¨       Ramona Ripston – former Executive Director, ACLU of Southern California
¨       Hon. Bill Rosendahl – former Councilmember, City of Los Angeles
¨       Angelica Salas – Director, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
¨       Gary L. Toebben – President & CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
¨       Matt Toledo – Publisher, Los Angeles Business Journal
¨       Stuart Waldman ­– President, Valley Industry & Commerce Association

The Los Angeles Press Club, founded more than a century ago, exists to support, promote, and defend quality journalism in Southern California. Our task is to encourage journalists by involving the public in recognizing such journalism, together in belief that a free press is crucial to a free society. Finally, the Los Angeles Press Club provides a place for journalists to gather, network, and learn from one another, especially through the sponsorship of events. The LA Press Club is the only organization in Southern California that speaks for all journalists–newspapers, magazines, radio, television, and the Internet.

 

Help Us Buy Our History Back

The Press Club has recently been offered an opportunity to buy back the original bronze sign from when the press club was incorporated in 1947. Among the Founding Fathers on the plaque are Cecile B de Mille, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and other heavyweight from the time.
The price to return the sign is $2,500. Here is how you can help us:

Platinum Gift, $1,000, includes a special thank you in the 56th SoCal Journalism Awards Program book and two tickets to the press club dinner on June 29.

Gold Gift, $500, gets a special thank you in the program book and one ticket to the Awards Gala June 29

Silver Gift, $100, gets a special thank you in the program book and a vintage pin from the 1960′s Press Club

Bronze Gift, “Give what you can,”  gets a thank you in the program book for the 56th SoCal Journalism Awards Gala

Any funds over $2,500 will be used to fund student grants. Click here for our online shop.

LAPC's Public Service Award to Maria Shriver

Maria Shriver

The Los Angeles Press Club is proud to present Maria Shriver and The Shriver Report with its Public Service Award for Journalistic Contributions to Civic Life at the Club’s annual gala on June 29.

Shriver receives the award for her expert use of her journalistic skill and experience to help make the world a better place. A journalist for more than three decades, Shriver has used her journalistic voice to inspire and inform since 2009 to produce the groundbreaking and award-winning series of Shriver Reports chronicling and exploring the seismic shifts in American culture and society affecting women today. The most recent, A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back From the Brink,” received over a billion media impressions after reporting for the first time that one in three women in America is living in poverty or teetering on its brink. The report received the Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice’s 2014 Justice Award. She also produced the 2014 HBO documentary, “Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert,” which follows one of those many women living “on the brink,” and was released to rave reviews. More.

The 2014 Daniel Pearl Award to Khaled Abu Toameh

Khaled Abu Toameh is an award-winning Arab-Israeli journalist and TV producer who has covered Palestinian and Arab affairs for the past three decades.

Abu Toameh studied [...]

LA Press Club's Lifetime Achievement Award to Ann Curry

LA Press Club is proud to announce that Ann Curry will accept the club’s Joseph M. Quinn Award for Lifetime Achievement at the June 29 [...]

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 [...]

Getting Ready for the Big One -- A Reporter's Guide

In the last several weeks, jarring earthquakes have rattled the region, reminding all of us as residents and journalists of this unavoidable aspect of life [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Women In Media and Los Angeles Press Club presents: Digital Advertising - Where are we now, where are we going?

How is digital being sold to clients now? Will it change in the near future?
Don’t miss an important discussion with industry professionals!

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) [...]

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.

Panelists:

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

2014 SoCal Journalism Awards: ALL FINALISTS are Announced

The judging of the 2014 SoCal Journalism Awards is done. The club received a record number of entries, so judging has taken longer than usual.

Among [...]

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

Winners

 

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

Buy Tickets [...]

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

Winners_Socal_2013

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, [...]

Proclamation

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