L.A. Press Club to Honor Claudia Eller and Andrew Wallenstein, Co-Editors-in-Chief of Variety

The Los Angeles Press Club will honor Variety’s Co-Editors-in-Chief Claudia Eller and Andrew Wallenstein at its upcoming National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on December 3 at the Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los Angeles. “Claudia Eller and Andrew Wallenstein have managed to take this 112-year-old trade magazine institution into the digital age, appealing to a younger worldwide demographic. This important recognition reflects the high standard of their work,” said Press Club President Robert Kovacik. The Luminary Award for Career Achievement was instituted to pay tribute to deserving members of the…

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Harvey Weinstein and the Truthteller Award

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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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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