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Los Angeles Press Club
A non-profit organization with
501(c)(3) status
Tax ID 01-0761875


4773 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90027
Phone: (323) 669-8081
Fax: (310) 464-3577
info@lapressclub.org
www.lapressclub.org


PRESS CLUB OFFICERS

President
Robert Kovacik
NBC4LA

Vice President
Patt Morrison
Los Angeles Times/KPCC

Treasurer
Anthony Palazzo
Bloomberg News

Secretary
Christina Villacorte
Los Angeles Daily News

Gloria Zuurveen
Pace News

Executive Director
Diana Ljungaeus
International Journalist

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BOARD MEMBERS

Maria Armoudian
KPFK

Barbara Gasser
International Journalist

Jahan Hassan
Ekush News

Fernando Mexia
Spanish EFE News Service

Tony Pierce
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Carolina Sarassa
MundoFox


Southern California Journalism Awards


The Southern California Journalism Awards were born during the Cold War, when Los Angeles journalism was dominated by the city’s many newspapers. Television was in its infancy. Developments like all-news radio were still years away. Women journalists were rare in mainstream media. Minorities, even rarer.

Today we see greater diversity in the newsroom and in the ways we provide information. The Press Club has been striving to embrace Internet journalists and bloggers–clearly the wave of the future.

The Southern California Journalism Awards, now celebrating 53 years of recognizing high-caliber journalism, continues to call attention to the Los Angeles area’s fine journalists while promoting excellence in new and emerging media.


THE JOSEPH M. QUINN MEMORIAL AWARD

The Joseph M. Quinn Memorial Award for journalistic achievement and distinction is the highest honor bestowed by the Los Angeles Press Club. Winners join a select group of distinguished journalists, including a number of Pulitzer Prize and Peabody Award winners.

The award was named in honor of Joe Quinn, who died in 1977. Joe was a veteran reporter, war correspondent and wire service editor who took over a floundering City News Service in the mid-1950s and built it into a successful news gathering organization. Joe was known as a benefactor of out-of-work journalists who needed a second chance in the business, and he made helping people in need one of his major priorities. He was president of the Los Angeles Press Club 42 years ago when these journalism awards were launched because he felt it was important to recognize journalistic excellence in Southern California. The press club decided to honor his memory with this award two years after his death.

 

THE PRESIDENT’S AWARD

The President’s Award was initiated in 1994 by that year’s president, Dusty Brandel. The award was conceived to recognize an individual member’s dedication of energy and effort on behalf of the Greater Los Angeles Press Club, and whose work has the most impact on media.

 

THE DANIEL PEARL MEMORIAL AWARD

The world has come to know Daniel Pearl as the Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped and murdered by terrorists in Pakistan in early 2002, just four months after 9/11. People around the world, along with his pregnant wife and family, prayed for his release. Since then, he has been remembered as a symbol of hope: a man who built bridges between diverse cultures — as a writer and a gifted musician. The Daniel Pearl Memorial Award is given for courage and integrity in journalism.


 

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA JOURNALISM AWARDS

 

 

 




 

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