Los Angeles Press Club mourns the loss of advisory board member Ramona Ripston

The Los Angeles Press Club mourns the loss of our advisory board member Ramona Ripston “From the moment I approached Romana about becoming a founding member of our Advisory Board she was enthusiastic,” said former LAPC President Robert Kovacik. “That board of community leaders from across Southern California offered guidance to the Press Club as we continued our century-old mission to promote and defend quality journalism, grew stronger thanks to Romona’s participation and passion. We will miss her voice and her commitment to free speech and the freedom of the…

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George Pennacchio to Receive LA Press Club’s Luminary Award

George Pennacchio, entertainment reporter for ABC7 Eyewitness News and host of the station’s Oscars specials, is the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2018 recipient of the Luminary Award for Career Achievement. The award will be presented at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on December 2 at the Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los Angeles. The Luminary Award honors individuals within the Entertainment Media for their Career Achievement. George Pennacchio is one of the most recognizable, respected and liked reporters in Los Angeles. He has been with ABC7 since 1996 and…

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Carol Burnett to Receive LA Press Club’s Legend Award at December 2 Gala Event

The groundbreaking comic genius Carol Burnett will accept the LA Press Club’s Legend Award at the National A&E Journalism Awards Gala. Legendary comedienne, singer, actress, writer and producer Carol Burnett is set to accept Los Angeles Press Club’s Legend Award. The ceremony will take place at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on December 2 at the Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los Angeles, where Ms. Burnett will sit down for an on-stage conversation with award-winning Anchor and Reporter Robert Kovacik of NBC4 Southern California. The Legend Award honors individuals…

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Open letter to Prince Mohammad bin Salman

Open letter to Prince Mohammad bin Salman: THE LA PRESS CLUB IMPLORE YOU TO RELEASE RAIF BADAWI AND ALL JOURNALISTS CURRENTLY IMPRISONED IN SAUDI ARABIA It is with horror we are following the disappearance and probable murder of Washington Post’s Jamal Khashoggi. As one of America’s leading journalistic organizations the Los Angeles Press Club has a mission is to defend the free press everywhere. A country’s level of civilization is measured in the way the press is able to do its job without interference from government. You have proclaimed yourself…

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Los Angeles Press Club to dedicate 11th Annual NAEJ Gala in honor of Jonathan Gold

The Los Angeles Press Club will dedicate its 11th Annual Arts and Entertainment Awards Gala in honor of Jonathan Gold, the Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic who died of pancreatic cancer this past July at the age of 57. Gold’s work embodied a mixture of curiosity and creativity that is the hallmark of the best Criticism. Whether writing about food or music his journalistic instincts revealed the nuisances of human experience. His work was an investigation of the diversity of culture and contributed to making the City of Angeles a world-class…

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In No Uncertain Terms We Condemn the Sentencing of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

The Los Press Club joins with Reuters and myriad other news organizations in condemning the September 3, 2018 unconscionable sentencing of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. Both men were sentenced to seven years in prison on charges of illegal possession of official documents. These two reporters have been held by Myanmar police since December 12, 2017 for allegedly “obtaining state secrets” related to a military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in the country’s Rakhine state. They had been invited to have dinner with two police officers who handed…

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Foot in the Door Fellowship

A Fellowship of the Los Angeles Press Club Everyone needs someone to open a door for them when they’re starting out in journalism. Too many talented young journalists of color, low-income and LGBTQ journalists, or journalists with disabilities might never get their foot in the door and gain a reputable journalism opportunity because they came up in worlds where the people who know and respect them are outside of journalism. The L.A. Press Club wants to change that. Each year 5 talented recent journalism college grads will be paired with…

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Charles J. Evered House – Artist Residency for Veterans

The Charles J. Evered House, a writers retreat in Joshua tree, is proud to announce its inaugural season. The retreat is open for veterans looking for a place to work in solitude. Those interested can watch this video and go to the website and apply for positions that are open starting in October. Have any questions, call or email Charles Evered at Cleverest@gmail.com or 609-613-0925. They have 3 residencies for this coming year, a ten-day one: from Oct 20 to Nov 1. One for the whole month of January and…

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