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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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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Thomas L. Stokes Award for Best Energy Writing

Each year, the National Press Foundation presents the Thomas L. Stokes Award to a U.S.-based journalist for the best writing on the subject of energy. The Stokes Award was established in the spring of 1959 by friends and admirers of the late Thomas L. Stokes, the syndicated Washington columnist on national affairs. It is given annually for the best writing “in the independent spirit of Tom Stokes” on subjects of interest to him including energy, natural resources and the environment. The winner of the award receives $2,000. The subject may…

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“All the President’s Men” Celebrity Cast Reading Co-hosted by the Los Angeles Press Club

The Fountain Theatre, in partnership with the City of Los Angeles, presented a special, one-night only reading of William Goldman’s screenplay for “All The President’s Men” with powerhouse actors like Bradley Whitford, Joshua Malina, Richard Schiff and Ed Begley, Jr. The free event was hosted by Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell and took place in the John Ferraro Council Chamber of Los Angeles City Hall on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Based on the book by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the 1976 film “All…

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Guided Tour of La Raza Exhibit at the Autry Museum (Member Exclusive)

Thank you to everyone who joined us last Sunday for the private, guided tour of the Autry Museum’s La Raza photography exhibit. La Raza was an influential bilingual newspaper published in Los Angeles from 1967-1977. In it’s pages, journalists documented the defining moments, key players and symbols of Chicano activism. The exhibit includes approximately 300 photos selected by Autry curator Amy Scott and Luis Garza – one of the photographers whose work is included in the show. Their insight provided for a truly spectacular evening. This event was an L.A.…

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