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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

Maria Armoudian
KPFK

Barbara Gasser
International Journalist

Jahan Hassan
Ekush News

Fernando Mexia
Spanish EFE News Service

Tony Pierce
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Carolina Sarassa
MundoFox


Newsletter

 


  • 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:
    Los Angeles has been eating up the stories about the pay scandal in the city of Bell. But how did the media get a hold of it? Who were the first reporters to sniff it out, and how did they break it? Find out when the Los Angeles Press Club hosts Los Angeles Times reporters Jeff Gottlieb and Ruben Vives on Thursday, Aug. 26. At the inaugural event in the Club’s new series “How We Got That Story,” Gottlieb and Vives will describe how they knew something was rotten in Bell, where a city manager was making nearly $800,000 a year and part-time city council members were earning more than $100,000. Hear about the reporting and the repercussions. The event begins at 7 p.m. at the Club, 4773 Hollywood Blvd.

    City of Bell event
    Tips From the Coach:
    Every journalist always want to be “better.” The big question, of course, is how do you make that happen? Glean some answers when former L.A. Times reporter and writing coach Bob Baker drops by the Los Angeles Press Club for a seminar that mixes his own instruction with some of the wisdom of late UCLA basketball coach John Wooden. The event, on Sept. 9 at 6 p.m., will allow participants to exchange “writing values” with Baker. It happens at the Club, 4773 Hollywood Blvd.

    Bob Baker
    Step Up:
    Are you smart? Are you media savvy? Are you overflowing with good ideas? If you answered yes to all three, then you’re probably a journalist. You’re 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 city’s largest journalism group. But, as always, there’s a catch: Those who want to run for the board must attend the Club’s annual meeting, which will be held Thursday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. at 4773 Hollywood Blvd. For more information, emailinfo@lapressclub.orgwill@lapressclub.org or call (323) 669-8081.

    Annual Meeting
    A Night to Remember:
    Did you catch Sean Penn at the 52nd annual Southern California Journalism Awards in June? Did you dig the appearances by Anderson Cooper and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger? Or the speeches by Dave Bryan and Anne Garrels? In case you missed it, the Los Angeles Press Club’s website has a trove of pictures and video from the event at the Biltmore Hotel. There is also a full list of winners.

    More pictures
    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 area’s 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 info@lapressclub.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.
  • 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.

Prez Sez:
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 info@lapressclub.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.