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8th National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards

A national contest aimed at arts and entertainment reporters and editors, film and television critics across the country, including foreign journalists. Open to all U.S.-based arts and entertainment journalists, authors and documentary filmmakers for work published or disseminated during 2014/2015 (July 1st 2014 – June 30th 2015).

Individual journalists may enter for themselves or be entered by others, including news organizations and publicists. Entries in a foreign language must include a translation.


(Online entry form will be posted shortly.)

57th SoCal Awards

57th SoCal Awards:

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 The Los Angeles Press Club has  supported the growth and conservation  of quality journalism on all platforms  since 1913. The club’s efforts include
 the nourishment and recognition of  talent, as well as working to preserve  the right to a free press. Sign up to join  our efforts to stimulate quality  journalism in Southern California.



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.
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

ARE WE SAFE? A Panel Discussion at the Press Club

In light of the tragic events in Roanoke, the Los Angeles Press Club wants your input as we seek to make our journalists our safe.

The event will be held at the Press Club Thursday, September 10.

Join us for a panel discussion on how to keep safe in the pursuit of stories.

Moderated by Press Club President Robert Kovacik of NBC4 Southern California, who once was confronted by a murder suspect while live on-air.

Please, let us know if you have a compelling story to tell.

We will tape the event.

For more information, visit our Facebook event page:


Photos: Daniel Pearl Fellows Discussion

Click on the image below to view our gallery on Flickr!

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

The recipient of the Scholarship, Manny Araujo, also won first price for Spot News in the student category. 

Lifetime Achievement Award to Willow Bay

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

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.
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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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Elizabeth EspinosaKFI
Mariel Garza, LA Times
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Gabriel KahnUSC Annenberg
Jessica KeatingLA News Group
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Ted Johnson
Will Lewis

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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