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  Winners of the 57th Southern California Journalism Awards

  The first batch of photos from the Awards Gala has arrived - click here

 

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UPCOMING EVENTS:
Free Speech After Charlie Hebdo and
“The Interview”

Has anything changed on how we look at the first amendment after the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris and the cyber attack on Sony? Join us for an interesting conversation at Los Angeles press club.
Panelists:
Patrick Chappotte — He is the famous Pakistan-born Lebanese-Swiss cartoonist, simply known as Chappotte. He draws a twice-weekly cartoon in the Opinion section of The International New York Times. Over the years, he has collaborated with editorial cartoonists in conflict-ridden countries with the goal of promoting dialogue through cartooning. In 2011, Chappatte won the Overseas Press Club of America’s Thomas Nast Award for best cartoons on international affairs, becoming the first non-American to win this prize.

Salam Al-Marayati — President of MPAC, the Muslim Public Affairs Council. MPAC works for the civil rights of American muslims, and for there integration of Islam into American pluralism.

Guillaume Serina — LA-based French journalist and author.

Moderator: Jill Stewart, managing editor at LA Weekly.
WHEN: Thursday, January 29 at 7 pm
WHERE: Los Angeles Press Club at Steve Allen Theater, 4773 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Plenty of free parking behind the building (enter from Berendo)
Metro Red Line Sunset/Vermont

The event is open to the public and is a free event. RSVP & Tickets

The Los Angeles Press Club Announces Yearly Encouragement Scholarship 

All student finalists in this year’s SoCal Journalism Awards Contest have a chance of winning a $1,000 scholarship from the Los Angeles Press Club.  

“We wanted to do something special for the students. They are the future of our profession,” said press club president Robert Kovacik.

“Just to be nominated for an award is an achievement in itself, so we thought it would be fair to raffle off the student scholarship among the entire field of finalist entries,” said the club’s executive director Diana Ljungaeus.

The first year of this scholarship prize will be set at $1,000, however, the club has high hopes to be able to increase the amount and/or handing out more than one scholarship at future awards shows, pending sponsorship.

The scholarship will be raffled off at the 57th Annual SoCal Journalism Awards Gala on June 28. All student finalists entries will be eligible in the drawing. If a finalist entry is shared by more than one person the $1,000 is to be shared equally.  A student does not need to be present to win the scholarship.

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PAST EVENTS:

7th National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards
see winners entries here


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7th National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards

see winners entries here

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All finalists to the 57th SoCal Journalism Awards are now posted

This is proving to be the most competitive year in the Los Angeles Press Club’s recent memory with close to a thousand entries. So if there was ever a year when it is an honor just to be nominated, this is it. Some of the categories were so loaded we split them up.

Last year the Awards Gala sold out two weeks before the event, so make sure to get your tickets in time. Ordering your tickets early also saves money. We will accept the early bird rate until June 7. And remember—members pay less than non-members, so it makes sense to join the club.

Tickets can be bought directly from the club’s website or by calling 323-669-8081.

You can also celebrate and support the LAPC by taking out an ad in the program book or by donating to our silent auction.

Willow Bay to Receive LA Press Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award

The Los Angeles Press Club is proud to announce that Willow Bay, the Director of USC Annenberg School of Journalism, will receive The Joseph M Quinn Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Bay is veteran television journalist, digital news editor and author.  She was the first woman to co-anchor CNN's financial news program "Moneyline News Hour “ and has anchored or co-anchored numerous shows on CNN, NBC, MSNBC, ABC and Lifetime Television. In addition she serves as Senior Strategic Adviser for the Huffington Post and is a special correspondent for Bloomberg Television.

“She has inspired her colleagues as an anchor and correspondent with engaging, intelligent and insightful reporting. Now she is inspiring future generations at the Annenberg School of Journalism. read more

 
Shane Smith and Vice to Receive Los Angeles Press Club’s 2015 Public Service Award In Journalism

The Public Service Award for Journalistic Contributions to Civic Life is bestowed annually by the Los Angeles Press Club.

Under CEO & Founder Shane Smith’s guidance, VICE in recent years has expanded into international and domestic news both through its own VICE News channel as well as an HBO partnership.

Since its inception last March, VICE News has shifted the current news landscape with its award winning coverage of world events, from the crisis in Ukraine to the outbreak of Ebola in Western Africa and the rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.  read more

"CBS This Morning" to be Honored with LA Press Club's Presidents Award

HOLLYWOOD, CA, March 23: Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell, hosts of “CBS This Morning”, will be honored with the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2015 President’s Award for Impact on Media.


Since the launch of the program in 2012, the charismatic anchor trio and their production team have brought serious news and original storytelling back to the morning television landscape, while increasing viewership and providing the day’s need-to-know headlines.
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LAPC Favorite Comedian Alonzo Bodden Returns to the SoCal Awards Show

Alonzo Bodden is the LA Press Club's go-to comedian. His quicksilver wit and hilarious insight into the news has forced us to laugh at ourselves and our profession. At previous SoCal Journalism Awards and National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards shows he has rocked the house and been praised by the likes of Quincy Jones and comedy legend Carl Reiner. America knows Alonzo as the winner of season three of "Last Comic Standing." Since then his career as both comedian and actor continues to soar.

57th Southern California Journalism Awards dedicated to Rick OrlovAl Martinez and Stan Chambers 


Daniel Pearl Award to Charlie Hebdo

HOLLYWOOD, CA January 12, 2015: The Los Angeles Press Club is proud to announce that the 2015 Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism will go to Charlie Hebdo.

“We are deeply honored. Of course, we’ll accept," said Gerard Biard, Editor-in-Chief of Charlie Hebdo.

“No act of terrorism can stop freedom of speech. Giving the Daniel Pearl Award to Charlie Hebdo is a strong message to that effect,” said LA Press Club President Robert Kovacik of NBC4 Southern California.

Since 2002 the Los Angeles Press Club in conjunction with Judea and Ruth Pearl, the parents of slain Wall Street Journal journalist Daniel Pearl, have handed out the Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism.
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In Loving Memory Stan Chambers
1923 - 2015

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PRESIDENT
Robert KovacikNBC4 SoCal
VICE PRESIDENT
Adam J. Rose, CBS Interactive
TREASURER
Anthony PalazzoBloomberg News
SECRETARY
Gloria ZuurveenPace News

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Diana Ljungaeus
International Journalist

BOARD MEMBERS

 
 
Cher Calvin, KTLA
Elizabeth EspinosaKFI
Mariel Garza, LA Times
Barbara GasserHollywood Foreign Press Association
Gabriel KahnUSC Annenberg
Jessica KeatingLA News Group
Fernando MexiaSpanish EFE News Service
Carolina SarassaMundoFox
Ben SullivanScienceBlog.com
Brian WattKPCC

HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS
 Alex Ben Block
Ted Johnson
Will Lewis

ADVISORY BOARD
Eli Broad
Rick J. Caruso
Madeline Di Nonno
David W. Fleming
Sherry Lansing
George E. Moss
Constance L. Rice
Hon. Richard J. Riordan
Ramona Ripston
Hon. Bill Rosendahl
Angelica Salas
Carol E. Schatz
Gary L. Toebben
Matt Toledo
Stuart Waldman

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