Los Angeles Press Club to dedicate 11th Annual NAEJ Gala in honor of Jonathan Gold

The Los Angeles Press Club will dedicate its 11th Annual Arts and Entertainment Awards Gala in honor of Jonathan Gold, the Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic who died of pancreatic cancer this past July at the age of 57. Gold’s work embodied a mixture of curiosity and creativity that is the hallmark of the best Criticism. Whether writing about food or music his journalistic instincts revealed the nuisances of human experience. His work was an investigation of the diversity of culture and contributed to making the City of Angeles a world-class…

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In No Uncertain Terms We Condemn the Sentencing of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo

The Los Press Club joins with Reuters and myriad other news organizations in condemning the September 3, 2018 unconscionable sentencing of Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. Both men were sentenced to seven years in prison on charges of illegal possession of official documents. These two reporters have been held by Myanmar police since December 12, 2017 for allegedly “obtaining state secrets” related to a military crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in the country’s Rakhine state. They had been invited to have dinner with two police officers who handed…

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Foot in the Door Fellowship

A Fellowship of the Los Angeles Press Club Everyone needs someone to open a door for them when they’re starting out in journalism. Too many talented young journalists of color, low-income and LGBTQ journalists, or journalists with disabilities might never get their foot in the door and gain a reputable journalism opportunity because they came up in worlds where the people who know and respect them are outside of journalism. The L.A. Press Club wants to change that. Each year 5 talented recent journalism college grads will be paired with…

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Charles J. Evered House – Artist Residency for Veterans

The Charles J. Evered House, a writers retreat in Joshua tree, is proud to announce its inaugural season. The retreat is open for veterans looking for a place to work in solitude. Those interested can watch this video and go to the website and apply for positions that are open starting in October. Have any questions, call or email Charles Evered at Cleverest@gmail.com or 609-613-0925. They have 3 residencies for this coming year, a ten-day one: from Oct 20 to Nov 1. One for the whole month of January and…

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PEN Presents: Reporting Across Borders (Discount)

Journalists John Carlos Frey, Massoud Hayoun, and Jenni Monet will join moderator Kat Chow (NPR’s Code Switch) in conversation on today’s politicized headlines—including the Dakota Access Pipeline protests at Standing Rock, conflicts at the U.S.-Mexico border, and the immigration ban against seven Muslim-majority countries. At the front lines of domestic and international free expression issues, these award-winning journalists will discuss reporting across borders and the ever-changing landscape of media and readership. PEN Presents celebrates the power of words to inform, entertain, inspire, and foster a vital literary culture. This evening’s…

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What’s Next in Food and Agriculture Training Program

Application Deadline: Monday, July 30 Training Dates: September 23-26, Kansas City, Missouri The National Press Foundation is offering a four-day training program to explore the future of food and agriculture. Over four days, journalists will hear from experts on the ways food is grown, marketed, sold and, unfortunately, often wasted. They will learn about labeling, growing methods, GMOs, pesticide and herbicide use, as well as organic farming. The program includes field trips to labs and farms. This four-day training will be held Sept. 23-26, 2018, in Kansas City. The all-expenses-paid…

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Statement on Capital Gazette Shooting

The Los Angeles Press Club mourns the loss of our fellow journalists at the Capital Gazette in Maryland. Our sincere condolences go out to the families and friends of the victims. Journalists all over the world are risking their lives everyday to report unwelcome truths and shine a light on matters too often overlooked. It is unacceptable that a newsroom becomes a target. Any threat to a free press is a threat to democracy and the balance of power. #freepress=democracy

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60th SoCal Journalism Awards Finalists Announced!

Join us in congratulating the finalists of the L.A. Press Club’s 60th Southern California Journalism Awards! Our judges sorted through nearly 1,400 entries. Our finalists represent the most talented and hardworking journalists in Southern California. Click here for the complete list. The contest will come to a close at the SoCal Awards Gala, where we will announce the winners. Get your tickets today!

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