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L.A. Press Club Rescinds Truthteller Award to Harvey Weinstein.

Shawn “JAY Z” Carter and Harvey Weinstein were the co-winners of L.A. Press Club’s inaugural Truthteller Award for Contributions to the Public Discourse and Cultural Enlightenment of our Society. Mr. Carter and Mr. Weinstein received the award for their Spike-TV documentary-series “Time: The Kalief Browder Story.” The show brought to light the story of 16-year-old Browder, who was falsely imprisoned for three years on Rikers Island, mostly in solitary confinement, which led to his suicide. The series helped create changes in the law and the Rikers Island jail complex is…

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Hugh Hefner – Champion of Free Speech

It was a magical evening in 2011. The L.A. Press Club was just launching the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards as a Gala Event. Hugh Hefner was our first honoree, as a Champion of Free Speech. His friends and family joined him as he was roasted by Dick Gregory, who passed away a month ago. As he sat down for an interview with Press Club President Robert Kovacik tears showed in his eyes. “I did not expect this to be so emotional,” he said. You will be greatly missed!

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“Cries from Syria” Screening and Q&A with Director Evgeny Afineevsky (Photos)

Last week, “Cries from Syria” director vgeny Afineevsky joined us for a screening of his film and a Q&A led by Ambassador Colleen Bell. “Cries from Syria” is a searing, comprehensive account of a brutal five-year conflict from the inside out, drawing on hundreds of hours of war footage from Syrian activists and citizen journalists, as well as testimony from child protestors, leaders of the revolution, human rights defenders, ordinary citizens and high-ranking army generals who defected from the government. Their collective stories are a cry for attention and help…

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“Cries from Syria” Screening and Q&A with Director Evgeny Afineevsky

Join us next week for a screening of “Cries from Syria” and a Q&A with director Evgeny Afineevsky led by Ambassador Colleen Bell. Seats are limited. CLICK HERE TO RSVP TODAY! WHEN: 7:00 p.m. Monday, August 28, 2017 WHERE: Aviron Pictures 9100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 800E Beverly Hills, CA. 90212   ABOUT “CRIES FROM SYRIA” “Cries from Syria” is a searing, comprehensive account of a brutal five-year conflict from the inside out, drawing on hundreds of hours of war footage from Syrian activists and citizen journalists, as well as testimony…

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Views on America – An Open Discussion with the 2017 Daniel Pearl Fellows (Photos)

The Daniel Pearl Journalism Fellowships, established in partnership with the Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships, brings mid-career foreign journalists from the Middle East and South Asia for nearly six months to work at mainstream U.S. newsrooms, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal. They also spend a week at the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, for which some of them still write and blog. At the end of their stay, they share their experiences at a free public event hosted by the Los Angeles…

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Views on America – An Open Discussion with the 2017 Daniel Pearl Fellows

Join the L.A. Press Club in welcoming this year’s Daniel Pearl Fellows, Nicholas Cheng from Malaysia and Salman Yousafzai from Pakistan, as they share their experiences working in the United States and the impact of their fellowship. Rob Eshman, publisher and editor in chief of TRIBE Media/Jewish Journal will moderate the discussion. The event is free and open to the public! WHEN: Thursday, August 17, 2017 6:30 p.m. – cocktail reception 7 p.m. – program   ABOUT THE DANIEL PEARL FELLOWSHIPS The Daniel Pearl Journalism Fellowships, established in partnership with…

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Exploring New Frontiers in LGBTQ Media in an Age of Resistance and Backlash (Photos and Video)

LGBTs In The News with Thom Senzee and The Los Angeles Press Club hosted a panel of America’s most interesting and influential lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender media professionals gathering for a live discussion and Q&A session titled, “Exploring New Frontiers in LGBTQ Media in an Age of Resistance and Backlash.”   The panel looked at how the queer media space has evolved from a time when readers of magazines like The Advocate appreciated their subscriptions arriving in plain, brown, unmarked envelopes in order to conceal their “controversial” content, to…

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Exploring New Frontiers in LGBTQ Media in an Age of Resistance and Backlash

WHAT: LGBTs In The News with Thom Senzee and The Los Angeles Press Club present a panel of America’s most interesting and influential lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender media professionals gathering for a live discussion and Q&A session titled, “Exploring New Frontiers in LGBTQ Media in an Age of Resistance and Backlash.” WHEN: Thursday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m. WHERE: The Los Angeles Press Club at the Steve Allen Theater, 4773 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027 FREE PARKING, Metro Red Line Sunset/Vermont COST: Free. Refreshments will be served. The…

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