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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KIM PHUC, THE NAPALM GIRL, WILL REUNITE WITH PHOTOGRAPHER NICK UT FOR LA PRESS CLUB AWARDS CEREMONY

Friday, June 03, 2016 6:36 PM The Los Angeles Press Club’s 2016 Quinn Award for Lifetime Achievement will be bestowed on legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Nick Ut. His iconic Associated Press photo of 9-year-old Kim Phuc fleeing a napalm bombing captured the conscience of a nation during the Vietnam War. Ut did not merely snap an important historical image, he had to help and took Phuc and other burned and terrified children to an American hospital. Some 44 years later, they are still in contact, and Phuc will fly in…

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Jason Rezaian is the 2016 LA Press Club Daniel Pearl Awardee

Thursday, March 17, 2016 2:56 PM The Los Angeles Press Club is proud to announce that the 2016 Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism will go to Jason Rezaian, who served as The Washington Post’s correspondent in Tehran, Iran from 2012 to 2016. Rezaian spent 545 days in Evin Prison, Iran’s worst, and was released in January of this year in a prisoner exchange. “It is a privilege to acknowledge Jason Rezaian with the Pearl Award. He is a living example of the courage required by journalists…

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Quinn Award for Lifetime Achievement to Nick Ut

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:58 PM The Los Angeles Press Club’s 2016 Quinn Award for Lifetime Achievement will be bestowed on legendary Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Nick Ut. Ut’s iconic Associated Press photo of 9-year-old Kim Phuc fleeing a Napalm bombing captured the conscience of a Nation during the Vietnam War. Ut did not merely snap an important Historical image, he had to help and took the burned and terrified children to the American hospital. Nick Ut will be introduced by another media legend, Pulitzer Prize winning war correspondent Peter…

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Jarl Mohn to Receive L.A. Press Club’s President’s Award

Thursday, March 31, 2016 1:57 PM Jarl Mohn could be called a broadcasting change agent. He founded E! Entertainment Television, brought long-form programming and growth to MTV and financed KPCC’s Pasadena headquarters, among many other achievements. In 2014, he became chief executive of NPR, where he has brought new thinking to a media organization that saw eight leaders in eight years. For his wide-ranging impact on television and radio, Mohn will receive the Los Angeles Press Club’s President’s Award. It will be presented at the 58th Annual Southern California Journalism…

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Remembering Bill Rosendahl

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 12:39 PM The visionary former L.A. City Council member who fought for the underdog was also an educator, host of public affairs TV shows and a driving force in the revitalization of the Los Angeles Press Club. By Alex Ben Block Bill Rosendahl, a Progressive political leader, L.A.’s first openly gay City Council Member, an educator, Vietnam veteran and award-winning host of thousands of public affairs programs – whose vision revitalized the Los Angeles Press Club at the turn of the 21st century – passed away…

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Erin Brockovich Wins LA Press Club’s Bill Rosendahl Public Service Award

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 1:46 PM Environmentalist and public betterment activist Erin Brockovich is the recipient of LA Press Club’s new Bill Rosendahl Public Service Award for Contributions to the Public Good– named after former Press Club President and City Councilman Bill Rosendahl. “I am honored to accept this award and attend this event,” said Brockovich. “We want to salute Erin Brockovich’s efforts to protect the most vulnerable in our society. Something she has in common with Bill Rosendahl and the best investigative reporters and activists out there,” said Press…

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