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“SANDS OF SILENCE: Waves of Courage” Screening

Thank you for joining us for an exclusive screening of “SANDS OF SILENCE: Waves of Courage” on April 26. “SANDS OF SILENCE: Waves of Courage” is the LA Press Club’s 2017 SoCal Journalism Awards Feature Documentary Winner. Through the transformation of sex trafficking survivor Virginia Isaias into an inspiring advocate, “Sands of Silence” celebrates the triumph of the spirit with a call to action to break the chains of sexual violence worldwide. “In a searing exploration of the sexual exploitation and trafficking of women worldwide, journalist Chelo Alvarez-Stehle also documents…

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Screening of “SANDS OF SILENCE: Waves of Courage”

Join us on April 26 for a screening of “SANDS OF SILENCE: Waves of Courage.” The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker Chelo Alvarez-Stehle, executive producer Deirdre Roney, and protagonist sex-trafficking survivor Virginia Isaias. The panel will be moderated by Patt Morrison of the Los Angeles Times. Reception to follow the event. Wine and light refreshments will be served. “SANDS OF SILENCE: Waves of Courage” is the LA Press Club’s 2017 SoCal Journalism Awards Feature Documentary Winner. Through the transformation of sex trafficking survivor Virginia Isaias…

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Dolly Parton to Receive the LA Press Club’s Public Service Award

American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman and humanitarian, Dolly Parton, has been named the 2018 Los Angeles Press Club’s Bill Rosendahl Public Service Awardee for Contributions to Civic Life. Dolly Parton is not just a legendary artist and entertainer, she is a dedicated philanthropist and the founder of the Imagination Library. She has given away 100 million books to children and has been hailed as “a champion of early childhood literacy.” “I am proud to receive the Bill Rosendahl Public Service Award for Contributions to Civic Life in…

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Raif Badawi is the 2018 LA Press Club Daniel Pearl Awardee

Saudi Arabian writer and blogger Raif Badawi is the winner of the 2018 Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism. Raif Badawi is currently serving a 10 year prison sentence plus 1,000 lashes for “insulting Islam” by promoting human rights and equal rights for women in Saudi Arabia on his blog. His sentence, if fully carried out, will most likely result in his death. Raif Badawi’s wife Ensaf Haidar and his three children will travel to Los Angeles from their new home in Canada to accept the award…

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LA Times’ Kimi Yoshino to Receive the LA Press Club’s President’s Award

Los Angeles Times Business Editor Kimi Yoshino has been named the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2018 Presidents Awardee for Impact on Media. Kimi represents the best of what we as journalists strive to do every day. She tackles tough stories, whether it be corrupt officials in the city of Bell or municipal tax breaks for the richest entertainment company in the world. She has inspired her team to write an open letter in her defense to their boss. That’s why we’re so happy to have her accept this award,” said…

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Open House – St. Patrick’s Day Edition

Come party with us, network with fellow journalists and the LA Press Club board members — and inspect our new digs. WHAT: Open House – St. Patrick’s Day Edition ENTERTAINMENT: The Rowena Rogues (Irish Band) (Click for a clip!) WHERE: Los Angeles Press Club, 6500 Sunset Boulevard, LA 90028 (enter from the back) WHEN: Thursday, March 15 at 7-10 p.m. COST: None. The party is hosted by the LA Press Club. Drinks and snacks will be served. PARKING: Behind the Hollywood Athletic Club ($10) or street parking on Sunset. LIMIT…

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NBC NEWS’ Lester Holt to Receive the LA Press Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Lester Holt, anchor of “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” and “Dateline NBC,” has been named the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2018 Joseph M. Quinn Awardee for Lifetime Achievement. “The Press Club is delighted to offer this award to Lester Holt, whose tireless reporting around the world is an inspiration for journalists everywhere,” said club president Chris Palmeri of Bloomberg. The Quinn Award will be presented to Holt at the 60th SoCal Journalism Awards Gala on Sunday, June 24th at the Biltmore Millennium Hotel, downtown LA. More than 500 journalists…

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Controlling the Conversation: The Ethics of Social Platforms and Content Moderation

Join the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University and the Annenberg Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California on February 23 for an afternoon conference on Controlling the Conversation: The Ethics of Social Platforms and Content Moderation. Panels will feature academics, journalists, media executives and industry experts who will discuss the ethical challenges traditional publishers and social platforms currently face in content moderation, including automation practices and which technological advances are going to place demands on the ethics of moderation. Follow the conversation online on Facebook (live…

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