Los Angeles Press Club Board 2018 Election

Eight journalists are running for seven open seats on the Los Angeles Press Club Board of Directors. We are also proposing two new changes to our Bylaws. Now, the rest is up to you. This is your chance to shape the future of the L.A. Press Club. Click here to see the candidates and proposed amendments, and make your pick. Our poll closes Sunday, Jan. 14. Thank you for your continuous support of Los Angeles Press Club.

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Celebrity Reading of “All the President’s Men”

Bradley Whitford, Joshua Malina, Richard Schiff and Ed Begley, Jr. will head the cast of a special, one-night only reading of William Goldman’s screenplay for “All The President’s Men,” presented by the award-winning Fountain Theatre in partnership with the City of Los Angeles. The free event will be hosted by Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell and will take place in the John Ferraro Council Chamber of Los Angeles City Hall on Saturday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m. A catered reception will follow in the City Hall Rotunda. Based on…

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Los Angeles Press Club Announces Nominees for the 2018 Veritas Movie Award

The Los Angeles Press Club has announced its finalists for the 2018 Veritas Award for best movie based on or inspired by real people and real events. The finalists are, in alphabetical order: * All the Money in the World * Battle of the Sexes * The Big Sick * The Darkest Hour * Detroit * The Disaster Artist * Dunkirk * First They Killed My Father * The Greatest Showman * The Post * I, Tonya The Veritas Award honors filmmakers who seek to better our world by reminding…

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Why Americans are Working Longer – All Expenses Paid Media Training

Application Deadline: Monday, January 8, 2018 Training Dates: March 11-14, 2018, Washington, D.C. The statistics tell the tale: Every day 10,000 Americans turn 65, and 20 percent of people in that age group are employed or looking for work – the highest rate since 1962. Over four days, journalists will learn about older workers and the labor market; new models for retirement; the future of Social Security and retirement savings; the gig economy; workforce discrimination; and how workers’ health impacts all of that. They’ll also learn what other countries are…

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Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting – Deadline Jan. 15

Enter now for the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting. There’s no entry fee and it’s open to 2017 reporting on any platform. The prize honors the late Robin Toner of The New York Times and has a $5,000 award. It’s sponsored by the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. Deadline is Jan. 15 by 11:59 p.m. Click here for more information!

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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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