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, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com 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 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.
- 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 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.