L.A. Press Club Rescinds Truthteller Award to Harvey Weinstein.

Shawn “JAY Z” Carter and Harvey Weinstein were the co-winners of L.A. Press Club’s inaugural Truthteller Award for Contributions to the Public Discourse and Cultural Enlightenment of our Society. Mr. Carter and Mr. Weinstein received the award for their Spike-TV documentary-series “Time: The Kalief Browder Story.” The show brought to light the story of 16-year-old Browder, who was falsely imprisoned for three years on Rikers Island, mostly in solitary confinement, which led to his suicide. The series helped create changes in the law and the Rikers Island jail complex is…

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Hugh Hefner – Champion of Free Speech

It was a magical evening in 2011. The L.A. Press Club was just launching the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards as a Gala Event. Hugh Hefner was our first honoree, as a Champion of Free Speech. His friends and family joined him as he was roasted by Dick Gregory, who passed away a month ago. As he sat down for an interview with Press Club President Robert Kovacik tears showed in his eyes. “I did not expect this to be so emotional,” he said. You will be greatly missed!

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59th SoCal Journalism Awards Winners Announced

A. JOURNALISTS OF THE YEAR A1. PRINT, over 50,000 circulation Danielle Berrin, The Jewish Journal http://bit.ly/2nUpDFE, http://bit.ly/2nTODwU, http://bit.ly/2mQF5DZ Judges’ comment: Danielle Berrin’s range of incisive commentary and reporting, such as connecting her personal experience of a sexual assault with such crimes universally, portraying family squabbles surrounding the health decline of media mogul Sumner Redstone, or profiling an anti-poverty activist, earns her a well-deserved Journalist of the Year Award. 2nd Fred Dickey, San Diego Union-Tribune 3rd Hillel Aron, L.A. Weekly A2. PRINT under 50,000 circulation Daina Beth Solomon, Los Angeles Business…

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Shawn “JAY Z” Carter and Harvey Weinstein to Receive the L.A. Press Club’s Inaugural Truthteller Award

Shawn “JAY Z” Carter and Harvey Weinstein to Receive the L.A. Press Club’s Inaugural Truthteller Award The Los Angeles Press Club is proud to announce that Shawn “JAY Z” Carter and Harvey Weinstein are the co-winners of its inaugural Truthteller Award for contributions to the Public Discourse and Cultural Enlightenment of our Society.   Mr. Carter and Mr. Weinstein, in addition to their respective bodies of work, receive the award for their Spike-TV documentary-series “Time: The Kalief Browder Story,” which aired earlier this year to critical praise. The show brought…

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59th SoCal Journalism Awards Finalists Announced

59th SoCal Journalism Awards Finalists A. JOURNALISTS OF THE YEAR A1. PRINT JOURNALIST, over 50,000 circulation *Hillel Aron, L.A. Weekly *Gary Baum, The Hollywood Reporter *Danielle Berrin, The Jewish Journal *Fred Dickey, San Diego Union-Tribune A2. PRINT JOURNALIST, under 50,000 circulation *Brian Hews, Los Cerritos Community News *Brent Lang, Variety *Henry Meier, Los Angeles Business Journal *Jon Regardie, Los Angeles Downtown News *Daina Beth Solomon, Los Angeles Business Journal A3. TELEVISION JOURNALIST *Mike Amor, 7 Network Australia *Kimberly Cheng, KTLA 5 News *Jim Epstein, Reason *Ernesto Torres, KNBC TV4 *Antonio…

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