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CNN’s Jake Tapper to Receive the Presidents Award

CNN’s Jake Tapper to Receive the Presidents Award CNN’s anchor and chief Washington correspondent Jake Tapper has been named the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2017 Presidents Awardee for Impact on Media. Tapper is the host of The Lead with Jake Tapper and State of the Union. “During a divisive election, Jake Tapper was willing to take on politicians from both sides of the aisle. His effective interview style cuts to the core. He is willing to ask the tough questions, listen carefully and then follow up with precisely the right…

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Daniel Berehulak is the 2017 Press Club Daniel Pearl Awardee

Australian photojournalist Daniel Berehulak is the winner of the 2017 Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism. He has covered history-shaping events in over 60 countries and won a Pulitzer for his coverage of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. His recent gut wrenching and courageous reports for the New York Times from the Philippines makes him an obvious choice for this award. “Daniel Berehulak’s photojournalism brings together the visual impact of a newsworthy event unlike any other. He is fearless, compassionate and brutally honest. His images capture…

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Art of Resistance: Charlie Hebdo’s Antonio Fischetti and Judea Pearl on the War on Journalists

Art of Resistance: Charlie Hebdo’s Antonio Fischetti and Judea Pearl on the War on Journalists   BY DEVRA MAZA It’s the prize no one should have to win. When The Daniel Pearl Award was presented to the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, everyone who rose to applaud knew it came at a terrible cost. The Los Angeles Press Club created the award to honor “courage and integrity in journalism” after Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl’s brutal slaughter by Islamic terrorists in Pakistan in 2002. Now, Daniel’s eponymous prize, bestowed…

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Powerful Speeches Honor Charlie Hebdo, Legacy Of Daniel Pearl (VIDEO)

Powerful Speeches Honor Charlie Hebdo, Legacy Of Daniel Pearl (VIDEO) 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…

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An Unending Display of Courage

An Unending Display of Courage The Staff of Satirical Magazine Charlie Hebdo Accepts the Daniel Pearl Award   BY PATT MORRISON To this very day, and throughout the world—and often in the farther reaches of the world, whether a firefight in Syria or a park in Guatemala—journalists are getting murdered just for being journalists and practicing their craft. But on Jan. 7, 2015, murder happened not one by one, not in places far from the international seats of power, but to nine journalists killed at once, all shot to death,…

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An Eye Opening Show

An Eye Opening Show The ‘CBS Morning News’ Team Tries a New Approach and Captures the Press Club’s President’s Award for Impact On Media   BY ALEX BEN BLOCK CBS has been a leader in primetime, news and sports for decades, but it has been frustrated in efforts to compete in the morning against NBC’s “Today” show and ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Since 1954, CBS has launched 10 breakfast time shows—and scrapped nine of them. The network has finally found the right eye opener with “CBS This Morning.” Since it…

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“CBS This Morning” to be Honored with L.A. Press Club’s Presidents Award

“CBS This Morning” to be Honored with LA Press Club’s Presidents Award Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell, hosts of “CBS This Morning”, will be 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. “The CBS This Morning team proves that there is a craving…

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Daniel Pearl Award to Charlie Hebdo

Daniel Pearl Award to Charlie Hebdo The Los Angeles Press Club is proud to announce that the 2015 Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism will go to Charlie Hebdo.   “We are deeply honored. Of course, we’ll accept,” said Gerard Biard, Editor-in-Chief of Charlie Hebdo. “No act of terrorism can stop freedom of speech. Giving the Daniel Pearl Award to Charlie Hebdo is a strong message to that effect,” said LA Press Club President Robert Kovacik of NBC4 Southern California. Since 2002 the Los Angeles Press Club…

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A Partner in Changing the Media Landscape

A Partner in Changing the Media Landscape Bloomberg News’ Editor-In-Chief Matthew Winkler Shares The Press Club’s President’s Award   BY PATT MORRISON Unlike his partner in the founding of Bloomberg News, Matthew Winkler is a native New Yorker, but he spent his college years and his early journalism career in Ohio. Last year, Winkler accompanied one of his three children Lydia, his fellow Kenyon College graduate back to his professional journalism alma mater, Ohio’s Mount Vernon News. Here is his own job description, and how he got bitten by the…

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One Career Just Isn’t Enough

One Career Just Isn’t Enough New York mayor and Bloomberg News founder Michael Bloomberg receives the press club’s president’s award.   BY PATT MORRISON There isn’t a Mr. Associated Press, nor is there a Mr. UPI. But there is a Mr. Bloomberg, Michael Bloomberg, and the news service that bears his name is only one of the incarnations of a life that has rounded the bases of success in virtually every field that matters in the big stadium of American life. Bloomberg and Matthew Winkler, the editor in chief of…

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