‘Bombshell’ Wins the LA Press Club’s Veritas Award!

The Los Angeles Press Club is proud to announce the winner of its 5th annual Veritas Award for Best Film Based on or Inspired by Real Events and People.  This award is judged by members of the LAPC – based equally upon the fidelity of subject matter and artistic excellence.   The winner is Lionsgate’s Bombshell written by Charles Randolph and directed by Jay Roach; starring Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie and John Lithgow. “On behalf of my fellow producers, our incredible director Jay Roach and the Bombshell Team, we are honored to receive this award. Veritas means…

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2020 Board Election – Meet the Candidates

Brittany Levine Beckman, Mashable Brittany Levine Beckman is Mashable’s managing editor and story midwife. She enjoys crafting feature ideas, learning new things, and colorized spreadsheets. In her role, she leads long-form and special series content production as well as day-to-day West Coast newsroom operations. She has convinced Mashable staffers to send her good tweets so she doesn’t have to endlessly scroll for a moment of joy. She fancies mentoring young reporters and in her free time volunteers for WriteGirl, a nonprofit that empowers teen girls. Before working at Mashable, she covered community…

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Free Reuters Art Classes for Journalists

Starting Monday, Reuters will provide free monthly art classes at the West Coast Bureau in Culver City. The art classes are extended to L.A. Press Club members. Space is limited so make sure you sign up in time! The drawing and painting classes will take place on the second Monday each month from 5:45-7:45 p.m. Supplies will be provided. If you would prefer to join via Zoom from home, we can help advise you a few days beforehand about which supplies you will need. You can choose to draw or paint, with…

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Want to make a difference? Run for the Los Angeles Press Club Board!

We’re looking for a few good people! Email diana@lapressclub.org with your name and a short bio including your title and where you currently work/freelance. You need to have been an active member (working journalist/photographer) in good standing with the club for at least one year to qualify for a board position. We are planning on sending out the ballot by the end of this week, so don’t think about it too long! The board meets once a month, usually in the Hollywood area. Any questions? Email executive director Diana Ljungaeus…

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RTNA condemns San Francisco Police Department Raids on Journalist’s Home

The Radio and Television News Association of Southern California issued a statement condemning the raid on San Francisco Freelance Journalist Brian Carmody’s home and the offices of North Bay News by the San Francisco Police Department. The SFPD conducted its raid after Carmody refused to identify a source who leaked to him an internal police report regarding the death of Public Defender Jeff Adachi. The Los Angeles Press Club stands in solidarity with RTNA and wholeheartedly endorse its position on the impropriety of SFPD’s tactics in this leak investigation. Reporters should…

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Creators of “Surviving R. Kelly” to Receive the LA Press Club’s President’s Award

The creative team behind the Lifetime Network documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly” has been named the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2019 Presidents Awardee for Impact on Media. “The Surviving R. Kelly team has done what every journalist aspires to do: tell a compelling story that prompts change and that also speaks to a broader issue which needs to be addressed. Their documentary is the very definition of work we want to recognize with our President’s Award for Impact on Media,” said Press Club President Chris Palmeri, Bureau Chief at Bloomberg…

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We’re Growing! ABC’s George Pennacchio and Variety’s Malina Saval Join LAPC Board

We’re happy to announce our Board of Directors has grown! George Pennacchio is the entertainment reporter for ABC7 Eyewitness News and also hosts the stations Oscars specials. During his broadcasting career, George has won three Emmy Awards for his work. He has also been honored with The Press Award by The Publicists Guild of America for his coverage of the entertainment industry. He’s only one of four journalists who have received The Critics’ Critic Award from The Broadcast Film Critics Association, North America’s largest critics group. Read his bio here.…

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Legendary Sports Anchor Jim Hill to Receive the LA Press Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Jim Hill, sports anchor for CBS 2/KCAL,  has been named the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2019 Joseph M. Quinn Awardee for Lifetime Achievement. “From his earliest days with the Packers and the Chargers to his long career at CBS 2, nobody knows sports like Jim Hill,” said club president Chris Palmeri. “His class, charitable work and devotion to this city make him the perfect honoree for our lifetime achievement award.” The Quinn Award will be presented to Hill at the 61st SoCal Journalism Awards Gala on Sunday, June 30th at the Biltmore Millennium Hotel, downtown…

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CNN’s Nima Elbagir is the 2019 L.A. Press Club Daniel Pearl Awardee

CNN’s Senior International Correspondent Nima Elbagir is the recipient of the 2019 Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism.  “To be counted among the ranks of the extraordinary journalists honored by the LA Press Club is such a privilege, especially as the Pearl Family continues to be an inspiration to us all. The kind of stories I do involve almost every platform and team at CNN, so this is as much a recognition of them and all the extraordinary local journalists, sources and survivors who take these risks…

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