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• FINAL CONTEST EXTENSION FOR NEJ IS OCTOBER 11 • IS THE BATTLE FOR PAGE VIEWS KILLING GOOD JOURNALISM CLICK BY CLICK? • NETWORKING GALORE ON NOV. 18 AS NEJ HONORS JANE FONDA AND JANICE MIN • DAYLONG TALKERS MAGAZINE’S NEW MEDIA WORKSHOP OCT. 11 • MEET TOP-NOTCH JOURNALISTS RUNNING FOR THE CLUB’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS • BEST DEAL IN JOURNALISM — MEMBERSHIP AND PRESS ID FOR $89! FINAL CONTEST EXTENSION FOR NEJ IS OCTOBER 11 So you’ve got a great arts and entertainment piece — whether print, online, TV or radio — but you never got around to submitting it because the NEJ deadline was too close.
Now you have no excuse — and enough time. The deadline for the 5th Annual National Entertainment Journalism Awards has been extended to October 11.
We have entries and/or commitments from Huffington Post, Atlantic magazine, Parade magazine, Bloomberg News, radaronline.com, The Hollywood Reporter, KCET, CBS-19 Cleveland, NBC 4, KPCC, KCRW and KUSC among others. Join this lively national competition!
Download Rules and Entry Form NETWORKING GALORE ON NOV. 18 AS NEJ HONORS JANE FONDA AND JANICE MIN Get the best tables, seats and prices by ordering your banquet tickets now for the star-studded NEJ gala on Sunday Nov. 18 at the legendary Crystal Ballroom in the historic Biltmore Hotel.
Academy Award-winner Jane Fonda will accept the Press Club’s inaugural Visionary Award. She will sit down to a candid on-stage conversation with NBC 4′s anchor and reporter Robert Kovacik, who serves on the Press Club’s board of directors.
Network with media executives as we gather to honor Ms. Fonda and Janice Min, editorial director of The Hollywood Reporter, who is receiving the career achievement award that in previous years has been awarded to Hugh Hefner and Joe Morgenstern, among others.
Businesses and professionals wanting visibility can sponsor the gala, buy a table or place a beautiful congratulatory ad for Ms. Min or Ms. Fonda in the NEJ tribute book filled with compelling articles and photos of the winners and presenters.
You can also be recognized by donating IRS-deductible items to the NEJ gala’s popular live silent auction or by donating to the BiddingforGood auction that begins two weeks beforehand.
Click here to learn more MEET TOP-NOTCH JOURNALISTS RUNNING FOR THE CLUB’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS Our all-volunteer board includes some of Southern California’s standout journalists, elected each year by the 250 journalists who are members of the Press Club, a non-profit 501.3c dedicated to bringing journalists from all platforms together to share our common experiences and acknowledge the best in our industry.
On Monday, Oct. 15, meet the 2012 board candidates including award-winning film industry reporter Tina Daunt of The Hollywood Reporter and formerly of the Los Angeles Times; former LAist.com editor Tony Pierce now with NPR’s radio station KPCC; foreign correspondent and club Executive Director Diana Ljungaeus; Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times investigative reporter Ruben Vives and KCRW producer Anna Scott, among others.
Enjoy complimentary wine and appetizers at this Annual Meeting at 4773 Hollywood Blvd.
Club President Will Lewis (KCRW-retired) will also give a brief rundown of our 2013 plans for the long-enduring Press Club’s “Centennial+ Anniversary” — including our fascinating search for lost tales from the L.A. news industry, circa 1913‑1940.
If you’re a journalist and want to run for a seat on the Board of Directors, the requirements are few: you must have joined the Press C at least a year ago, and you must make a very short statement at the Annual Meeting.
It’s the shortest campaign cycle in the state of California, so come and enjoy an evening with your industry’s widely varied colleagues.
Save the date: Oct. 15, 7 pm cocktails, 7:30 meeting. Entry is free to all. 4773 Hollywood Blvd.
IS THE BATTLE FOR PAGE VIEWS KILLING GOOD JOURNALISM CLICK BY CLICK? Please join us at Press Club headquarters on Thursday, Oct. 25, as we delve into the most exciting and troubling motivator driving the decisions made by reporters, editors, videographers and photographers — the fight for eyeballs online.
Jill Stewart, managing editor of L.A. Weekly, will moderate a casual panel discussion and audience Q & A, “Is ‘Page View’ Killing Good Journalism Click by Click?”
Confirmed and tentative panelists include Andrew Wallenstein, TV editor at Variety and former co-host of the TV Guide Channel primetime series Square Off”; Russ Stanton, vice president of content at KPCC and former editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times ; and Tracy Wood, award-winning Asia correspondent, veteran L. A. Times investigative reporter, former Orange County Register investigations editor and now senior writer at the non-profit investigative site VoiceofOC.org.
Bring a friend, and find out about the latest practices and pitfalls in the rush to expand page views and clicks. Also bring questions of your own for this great conversation about our still rapidly- changing industry.
Save the date: Thursday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m. complimentary wine and appetizers, 7:45 p.m. panel.
Price: Free to Press Club members; $10 to others. Or get 2 free entries by joining the Press Club this month (buy panel tickets and memberships at www.lapressclub.org). 4773 Hollywood Blvd.
R.S.V.P. DAYLONG TALKERS MAGAZINE’S NEW MEDIA WORKSHOP OCT. 11 Registrations for the West Coast installment of this years innovative two-part Talkers New Media Seminar are now being booked. Based upon initial demand it will be an early sellout just as the standing room-only New York installment this past June and last years experimental Los Angeles Regional Talkers Forum.
The gathering is following the new format consisting of one solid, power-packed day, a drastically-reduced recession-friendly registration fee of $99 (including breakfast, lunch, refreshments and all sessions) and a limited seating capacity in an intimate setting. Set for Thursday, October 11 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, the conference will take place at the historic Steve Allen Theater and again be presented by TALKERS in association with the Los Angeles Press Club which is based out of that colorful venue.
According to TALKERS founder Michael Harrison, Last years experimental Los Angeles Regional Talkers Forum was a smashing success that set the stage for this years two-part bi-coastal national event. The first part of this new version of the convention that was held in New York this past June was one of the most productive and well-received conferences in TALKERS magazines history. LA will be equally if not more exciting a happening!
Attendees will enjoy a memorable day of dynamic networking and exposure to the most sought-after views and information about the industrys hottest challenges, opportunities and issues. Full agenda details will be posted at Talkers.com.
Save the date: Oct. 11, all day at 4773 Hollywood Blvd.
Price $99 ($75 to L.A. Press Club members who buy tickets by Oct.5.)
Sign up! BEST DEAL IN JOURNALISM — MEMBERSHIP AND PRESS ID FOR $89! Why do 300 working digital, print and broadcast journalists belong to the Los Angeles Press Club, and why is this club growing when the news media industry is facing some of the greatest challenges and cutbacks in its history? Find out by joining us for $75 per year — $89 if you want a Los Angeles Press Club-approved laminated Press Photo ID Card that many freelancers find crucial for access to news events.
As a member, you’ll get free access to our $10-to-$20 monthly Thursday Evening Series, where top professionals from our industry mingle over complimentary wine and appetizers, then get down to the business of discussing “Reporting from the Danger Zone;” “How I Got the Story” (a sub-series that has included, among other topics, L.A. Times investigative reporters discussing how they unearthed the City of Bell scandal); “How to Write and Publish a Novel;” and upcoming panels on “Advanced Use of Twitter” and “Is ‘Page View’ Killing Good Journalism Click by Click?”
With other top organizations, we also co-sponsor Saturday workshops to which our members get substantially discounted prices. The often daylong workshops cover such timely topics as “Understanding the Civil Justice System,” and the upcoming “The Hackathon–Data-Mining,” and “Talkers Forum 2012: New Media.”
Los Angeles Press Club The Los Angeles Press Club stands as an organization devoted to improving the spirit of journalism and journalists, raising the industrys standards, strengthening its integrity and improving its reputation all for the benefit of the community at large. Serving the Southland since 1913, it is the only Southern California journalism group that speaks for all journalists working for daily and weekly newspapers, radio & TV, magazines, documentary films and online. Los Angeles Press Club
The 8 Ball – All about LA Press Club In This Issue: August, 2010 • The Story Behind the Bell Story: • A Night to Remember: • Tips From the Coach: • How Tweet It Is: • Step Up: • You Know You Want to Join: The Story Behind the Bell Story: Tips From the Coach: Step Up: Are you smart? Are you media savvy? Are you overflowing with good ideas? If you answered yes to all three, then youre probably a journalist. Youre also a candidate for the board of the Los Angeles Press Club. Yep, election time is coming again, and there will be open seats on the board of directors for the citys largest journalism group. But, as always, theres a catch: Those who want to run for the board must attend the Clubs annual meeting, which will be held Thursday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. at 4773 Hollywood Blvd. For more information, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or call (323) 669-8081. A Night to Remember: How Tweet It Is: Yep, like everyone else in the media, the Los Angeles Press Club has clambered aboard the Twitter bandwagon. We regularly offer news and information from the local media-sphere, in 140 characters or less. Become a follower at @lapressclub. You Know You Want to Join: Interested in joining the Los Angeles Press Club and getting into all the events, but the awards, for free? Then become a member. In addition to the gatherings, there is the opportunity to meet the areas top journalists and to learn the latest reporting tools in small workshops. Joining is easy: Just visitlapressclub.org and fill out the online form. Or email email@example.com or call (323) 669-8081. Active journalist membership is $60, associate membership is $75 and students pay $30. The 8 Ball is edited and compiled by Jon Regardie.
- February 2010
The 8 Ball Newsletter, January 2010
In This Issue:
• The Officers Include One Gentleman:
• Life After Journalism:
• Prez Sez:
The Officers Include One Gentleman:
At the January Board of Directors meeting, the Club elected its officers for 2010. The new president is veteran journalist Will Lewis, who since 1979 has been heavily involved with KCRW.
Beth Barrett, known to many for her years with the Daily News, is vice president, while Jane Engle of the L.A. Times is the secretary. Jill Stewart of the LA Weekly is serving as treasurer.
Some words from new Club president Will Lewis:
We all thank outgoing president Chris Woodyard for his leadership over the last two years.
Like the rest of journalism (and a good part of the
country), your club has been weathering some rough times. But because of the responsible stewardship of your all-volunteer board, the Los Angeles Press Club is poised for an economic recovery.
Our plan is simple:
Continue to serve the membership with exciting and
substantial events. For example, if you missed our conversation with longtime Times’ pop music critic Robert Hilburn, you missed a memorable evening.
Continue to provide members with the Los Angeles Press
Identification Card. This photo ID identifies you as a working journalist in Los Angeles. (You pay a modest fee.)
Continue to present the Southern California Journalism
Awards, now celebrating 52 years of recognizing high-caliber journalism in all media.
Continue to speak out on First Amendment issues.
And continue to remember that the Club is only as strong as its membership.
Membership Has Its Privileges: Interested in joining the Los Angeles Press Club and getting into all the events for free? Then become a member. In addition to the gatherings, there is the opportunity to rub elbows with the area’s top journalists, and to learn the latest reporting tools in small workshops. Joining is easy: Just click the link below. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (323) 669-8081. Active journalist membership is $60, associate membership is $75 and students pay $30.
The 8 Ball is edited and compiled by Jon Regardie.