Los Angeles Press Club Announces Nominees for the 2018 Veritas Movie Award

The Los Angeles Press Club has announced its finalists for the 2018 Veritas Award for best movie based on or inspired by real people and real events. The finalists are, in alphabetical order: * All the Money in the World * Battle of the Sexes * The Big Sick * The Darkest Hour * Detroit * The Disaster Artist * Dunkirk * First They Killed My Father * The Greatest Showman * The Post * I, Tonya The Veritas Award honors filmmakers who seek to better our world by reminding…

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Why Americans are Working Longer – All Expenses Paid Media Training

Application Deadline: Monday, January 8, 2018 Training Dates: March 11-14, 2018, Washington, D.C. The statistics tell the tale: Every day 10,000 Americans turn 65, and 20 percent of people in that age group are employed or looking for work – the highest rate since 1962. Over four days, journalists will learn about older workers and the labor market; new models for retirement; the future of Social Security and retirement savings; the gig economy; workforce discrimination; and how workers’ health impacts all of that. They’ll also learn what other countries are…

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Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting – Deadline Jan. 15

Enter now for the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting. There’s no entry fee and it’s open to 2017 reporting on any platform. The prize honors the late Robin Toner of The New York Times and has a $5,000 award. It’s sponsored by the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. Deadline is Jan. 15 by 11:59 p.m. Click here for more information!

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Tippi Hedren is the LA Press Club’s 2017 Visionary Award Winner

The Los Angeles Press Club is proud to announce that Tippi Hedren will accept the Club’s Visionary Award at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on December 3 at the Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los Angeles. Hollywood legend Tippi Hedren has appeared in more than 80 movies and TV shows. Her big breakout was as the lead in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 interpretation of Daphne du Maurier’s apocalyptic The Birds. She has been a passionate and determined Animals Rights activist beginning in the 1960’s having founded the Roar Foundation and…

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Accept LA Press Club’s Legend Award

Legendary basketball player, author, U.S. Cultural Ambassador, civil rights icon and social justice advocate Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will receive the Los Angeles Press Club’s Legend Award. The ceremony will take place at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on December 3 at the Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los Angeles. Following Mr. Abdul-Jabbar’s award presentation, he will sit down for an in-depth conversation with the 7 time Emmy Award winning sports commentator and renowned interviewer Roy Firestone in what promises to be the zenith of a momentous evening. The Legend Award…

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Sesame Street’s Creators Win LA Press Clubs First Distinguished Storyteller Award

It has been 50 years since Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett created Sesame Street, the longest running children’s show in America. Forty-eight years after the first episode aired, the Los Angeles Press Club is honoring the co-creators with its first Distinguished Storyteller Award. The ceremony will take place at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on December 3 at the Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los Angeles. “Sesame Street has educated and entertained generations of children and set a high standard for storytelling well worth celebrating,” said Press Club…

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