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2015 National Arts & Entertainment Awards Gala
Legend Award, Luminary Award and Visionary Award Honorees
On Sunday, December 6, 2015 the Los Angeles Press Club will award Bob Barker, Tavis Smiley and Joe Mantegna the Legend Award, Luminary Award and Visionary Award, respectively. The awards will be presented at the 2015 NAEJ Awards gala in the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Head to our "News" page to read more about the event and honorees.
Powerful Speeches Honor Charlie Hebdo, Daniel Pearl Legacy
After a devastating terrorist attack, much of the world voiced their support for the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo with three words: "Je Suis Charlie" (I Am Charlie).
Just days later, the survivors went to press with a cover that added three more words to the conversation: "Tout Est Pardonné" (All Is Forgiven).
Even in their darkest hour, Charlie Hebdo provided a beacon of light for journalists everywhere. Their resilience demonstrated how violence cannot endure, while free speech must. They embodied the courage and integrity that the Daniel Pearl Award was created to honor.
Judea Pearl, Daniel's father, presented the award to Charlie Hebdo's Antonio Fischetti at the 57th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards. The event, held by the Los Angeles Press Club on June 28, 2015 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, included powerful speeches from both men, which can be seen in the video above. A full transcript provided by Pearl, followed by a partial transcription of Pischetti's acceptance speech, is available here.
Winner of the Encouragement Scholarship
Congratulations to Manny Araujo, the winner of our Encouragement Scholarship! Araujo also won first place for Spot News in the student category!
Lifetime Achievement Award to Willow Bay
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
Public Service Award to Shane Smith and Vice
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
Presidents Award to "CBS This Morning"
Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell, hosts of “CBS This Morning,” were 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. read more
LAPC Favorite Comedian Alonzo Bodden
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.
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