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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Raif Badawi is the 2018 LA Press Club Daniel Pearl Awardee

Saudi Arabian writer and blogger Raif Badawi is the winner of the 2018 Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism. Raif Badawi is currently serving a 10 year prison sentence plus 1,000 lashes for “insulting Islam” by promoting human rights and equal rights for women in Saudi Arabia on his blog. His sentence, if fully carried out, will most likely result in his death. Raif Badawi’s wife Ensaf Haidar and his three children will travel to Los Angeles from their new home in Canada to accept the award…

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NBC NEWS’ Lester Holt to Receive the LA Press Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Lester Holt, anchor of “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” and “Dateline NBC,” has been named the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2018 Joseph M. Quinn Awardee for Lifetime Achievement. “The Press Club is delighted to offer this award to Lester Holt, whose tireless reporting around the world is an inspiration for journalists everywhere,” said club president Chris Palmeri of Bloomberg. The Quinn Award will be presented to Holt at the 60th SoCal Journalism Awards Gala on Sunday, June 24th at the Biltmore Millennium Hotel, downtown LA. More than 500 journalists…

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Thomas L. Stokes Award for Best Energy Writing

Each year, the National Press Foundation presents the Thomas L. Stokes Award to a U.S.-based journalist for the best writing on the subject of energy. The Stokes Award was established in the spring of 1959 by friends and admirers of the late Thomas L. Stokes, the syndicated Washington columnist on national affairs. It is given annually for the best writing “in the independent spirit of Tom Stokes” on subjects of interest to him including energy, natural resources and the environment. The winner of the award receives $2,000. The subject may…

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