“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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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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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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59th SoCal Journalism Awards Winners Announced

A. JOURNALISTS OF THE YEAR A1. PRINT, over 50,000 circulation Danielle Berrin, The Jewish Journal http://bit.ly/2nUpDFE, http://bit.ly/2nTODwU, http://bit.ly/2mQF5DZ Judges’ comment: Danielle Berrin’s range of incisive commentary and reporting, such as connecting her personal experience of a sexual assault with such crimes universally, portraying family squabbles surrounding the health decline of media mogul Sumner Redstone, or profiling an anti-poverty activist, earns her a well-deserved Journalist of the Year Award. 2nd Fred Dickey, San Diego Union-Tribune 3rd Hillel Aron, L.A. Weekly A2. PRINT under 50,000 circulation Daina Beth Solomon, Los Angeles Business…

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Shawn “JAY Z” Carter and Harvey Weinstein to Receive the L.A. Press Club’s Inaugural Truthteller Award

Shawn “JAY Z” Carter and Harvey Weinstein to Receive the L.A. Press Club’s Inaugural Truthteller Award The Los Angeles Press Club is proud to announce that Shawn “JAY Z” Carter and Harvey Weinstein are the co-winners of its inaugural Truthteller Award for contributions to the Public Discourse and Cultural Enlightenment of our Society.   Mr. Carter and Mr. Weinstein, in addition to their respective bodies of work, receive the award for their Spike-TV documentary-series “Time: The Kalief Browder Story,” which aired earlier this year to critical praise. The show brought…

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59th SoCal Journalism Awards Finalists Announced

59th SoCal Journalism Awards Finalists A. JOURNALISTS OF THE YEAR A1. PRINT JOURNALIST, over 50,000 circulation *Hillel Aron, L.A. Weekly *Gary Baum, The Hollywood Reporter *Danielle Berrin, The Jewish Journal *Fred Dickey, San Diego Union-Tribune A2. PRINT JOURNALIST, under 50,000 circulation *Brian Hews, Los Cerritos Community News *Brent Lang, Variety *Henry Meier, Los Angeles Business Journal *Jon Regardie, Los Angeles Downtown News *Daina Beth Solomon, Los Angeles Business Journal A3. TELEVISION JOURNALIST *Mike Amor, 7 Network Australia *Kimberly Cheng, KTLA 5 News *Jim Epstein, Reason *Ernesto Torres, KNBC TV4 *Antonio…

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Dodger’s Legendary Broadcaster Jaime Jarrin to Receive the LA Press Club’s Public Service Award

Dodger’s Legendary Broadcaster Jaime Jarrin to Receive the LA Press Club’s Public Service Award Dodger’s Spanish voice Jaime Jarrin has been named 2017’s Los Angeles Press Club Bill Rosendahl Public Service Awardee for Contributions to Civic Life   Baseball Hall of Famer Jarrin has served as the Dodger’s Spanish language announcer since 1959. With the retirement of his mentor and friend Vin Scully, Jarrin is currently the dean of major league announcers. Jarrin, originally from Ecuador, has been instrumental in building the Dodger’s popularity among the Latino Community. The Public…

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