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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Happy Hour Reception with Seth Meyers

Friend of the Free Press The comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, media critic and television host received the Los Angeles Press Club’s first Friend of the Free Press award.   Seth Meyers is an Emmy Award-winning writer and current host of “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” Meyers began his TV career with “Saturday Night Live” in 2001, where he was a cast member for 13 seasons. he was the show’s head writer for nine seasons and “Weekend Update” anchor for eight seasons. In 2011, Meyers won the Emmy for Outstanding…

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A Conversation with Maxine Waters

Congresswoman Maxine Waters is considered by many to be one of the most powerful women in American politics today. She has gained a reputation as a fearless and outspoken advocate for women, children, people of color and the poor. Elected in November 2014 to her thirteenth term in the U.S. House of Representatives with more than 70 percent of the vote in the 43rd Congressional District of California, Congresswoman Waters represents a large part of South Central Los Angeles including the communities of Westchester, Playa Del Rey, and Watts and…

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