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Online Harassment Defense Training

Writers and journalists are facing unprecedented levels of hate and harassment online. Building on PEN America’s Online Harassment Field Manual, this training session equips writers and journalists, as well as their allies and employers, with practical tools and strategies to defend against online abuse, including: preparation, response, legal considerations, self-care, and best practices for offering support. While there are no easy answers, open conversations about the impact of online harassment and how to fight back can empower writers and journalists to stay online and continue exercising their free expression rights.…

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Henry Winkler to Receive the LA Press Club’s Public Service Award

American actor, comedian, director, producer and author, Henry Winkler, has been named the 2019 Los Angeles Press Club’s Bill Rosendahl Public Service Awardee for Contributions to Civic Life. “Now more than ever the country and world need you (the press) and I am beyond thrilled that you have invited me to be honored,” said Henry Winkler. “We all fell in love with Arthur Fonzarelli, the tough-guy character he played in Happy Days, but what we’ve come to learn since, is Henry’s incredibly warm heart. His work with children who have learning disabilities,…

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LAPC Condemns State Department Decision

The Board of the Los Angeles Press Club strongly condemns the State Department’s decision to exclude most media outlets from covering a briefing on international press freedom. On Monday, the State Department held a briefing call to discuss international press freedom with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The call, bizarrely, was specifically only for faith-based media. In response to inquiries from excluded journalists, the Department declined to provide either a transcript of the call or a list of media outlets allowed to participate and would not explain the criteria used…

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Henry Winkler

Henry Winkler co-stars as acting teacher Gene Cousineau on the hit HBO dark comedy, “Barry.” This past September, he was the recipient of the Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy for his role on the series which stars Emmy-award winning actor, Bill Hader. He also won the Television Critics Choice Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and received nominations for a Golden Globe and SAG Award. The series returns for a second season on March 31, 2019. Winkler has enjoyed over four decades of…

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CNN’s Nima Elbagir is the 2019 L.A. Press Club Daniel Pearl Awardee

CNN’s Senior International Correspondent Nima Elbagir is the recipient of the 2019 Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism.  “To be counted among the ranks of the extraordinary journalists honored by the LA Press Club is such a privilege, especially as the Pearl Family continues to be an inspiration to us all. The kind of stories I do involve almost every platform and team at CNN, so this is as much a recognition of them and all the extraordinary local journalists, sources and survivors who take these risks…

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Nima Elbair

Nima Elbagir is an award-winning senior international correspondent for CNN based in London. She joined CNN in February 2011 as a Johannesburg-based correspondent before moving to the network’s Nairobi bureau and later London. This year Elbagir received the prestigious 2019 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards in the Investigative category for her reporting on human rights abuses, with the jurors citing her “fearless reporting across Africa, from a modern-day slave market in Libya, to child labor in Congo, and a smuggler’s network in Nigeria, documented rarely seen exploitation and corruption.” Elbagir…

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The New Hollywood: Does Bigger Mean Better? Panel + Q&A Luncheon

Join us on Tuesday, February 26 for “The New Hollywood: Does Bigger Mean Better?” This exclusive panel discussion is sure to be a great opportunity to learn more about the dynamic world of Hollywood studios. Click here for more information! Best of all, this event is FREE for L.A. Press Club members. Not a member? Join today for access more events like this! *** Overview *** In the past year Hollywood has gone through the biggest restructuring in a generation: Disney is buying the Fox studio, reducing the studio count…

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4th Annual Veritas Award

Join us on Thursday, February 21 as we present the Veritas Award to the team behind Green Book! We’ll be joined by writer/producer Nick Vallelonga, writer/producer Brian Currie, producer Jim Burke, and from the film’s cast Joe Cortese, Paul Sloan, Mika Hatton and more! Seats are limited. Get your tickets today! Members and journalists affected by the recent layoffs attend for free! Non-member tickets cost $25. Cocktail reception included in ticket price. Members may bring a plus one – Join today! Seats are limited. Click here to RSVP/PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS!…

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