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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Henry Winkler to Receive the LA Press Club’s Public Service Award

American actor, comedian, director, producer and author, Henry Winkler, has been named the 2019 Los Angeles Press Club’s Bill Rosendahl Public Service Awardee for Contributions to Civic Life. “Now more than ever the country and world need you (the press) and I am beyond thrilled that you have invited me to be honored,” said Henry Winkler. “We all fell in love with Arthur Fonzarelli, the tough-guy character he played in Happy Days, but what we’ve come to learn since, is Henry’s incredibly warm heart. His work with children who have learning disabilities,…

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LAPC Condemns State Department Decision

The Board of the Los Angeles Press Club strongly condemns the State Department’s decision to exclude most media outlets from covering a briefing on international press freedom. On Monday, the State Department held a briefing call to discuss international press freedom with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The call, bizarrely, was specifically only for faith-based media. In response to inquiries from excluded journalists, the Department declined to provide either a transcript of the call or a list of media outlets allowed to participate and would not explain the criteria used…

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“GREEN BOOK” WINS THE LA PRESS CLUB’S VERITAS AWARD

The Los Angeles Press Club is thrilled to announce the winner of its 4th annual Veritas Award for the Best Film Based on or Inspired by Real Events and People. This contest is judged by members of the LAPC — based equally upon fidelity of subject matter and artistic excellence.   The overwhelming winner is Universal Pictures’ Academy Award® nominee Green Book, written by Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie and Peter Farrelly; directed by Farrelly and starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali. “Thank you Los Angeles Press Club for honoring Green Book with your distinguished Veritas Award. To know that your members, journalists of…

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FELLOWSHIP: Understanding Fishing and Conservation Challenges

Deadline Tuesday, Jan. 22 2019 Program: March 17-21 in San Francisco and Monterey Bay Click here to apply During this five-day all-expenses-paid fellowship, journalists will learn about the impact of climate change and development on coastal communities and marine health; sustainable fishing practices; offshore drilling; seafood fraud and mislabeling; and more. Lectures and field trips will feature the Pacific, but will be applicable to all marine locales. Support for this training is provided by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

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