Henry Winkler to Receive the LA Press Club’s Public Service Award

American actor, comedian, director, producer and author, Henry Winkler, has been named the 2019 Los Angeles Press Club’s Bill Rosendahl Public Service Awardee for Contributions to Civic Life. “Now more than ever the country and world need you (the press) and I am beyond thrilled that you have invited me to be honored,” said Henry Winkler. “We all fell in love with Arthur Fonzarelli, the tough-guy character he played in Happy Days, but what we’ve come to learn since, is Henry’s incredibly warm heart. His work with children who have learning disabilities,…

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LAPC Condemns State Department Decision

The Board of the Los Angeles Press Club strongly condemns the State Department’s decision to exclude most media outlets from covering a briefing on international press freedom. On Monday, the State Department held a briefing call to discuss international press freedom with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The call, bizarrely, was specifically only for faith-based media. In response to inquiries from excluded journalists, the Department declined to provide either a transcript of the call or a list of media outlets allowed to participate and would not explain the criteria used…

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CNN’s Nima Elbagir is the 2019 L.A. Press Club Daniel Pearl Awardee

CNN’s Senior International Correspondent Nima Elbagir is the recipient of the 2019 Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism.  “To be counted among the ranks of the extraordinary journalists honored by the LA Press Club is such a privilege, especially as the Pearl Family continues to be an inspiration to us all. The kind of stories I do involve almost every platform and team at CNN, so this is as much a recognition of them and all the extraordinary local journalists, sources and survivors who take these risks…

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“GREEN BOOK” WINS THE LA PRESS CLUB’S VERITAS AWARD

The Los Angeles Press Club is thrilled to announce the winner of its 4th annual Veritas Award for the Best Film Based on or Inspired by Real Events and People. This contest is judged by members of the LAPC — based equally upon fidelity of subject matter and artistic excellence.   The overwhelming winner is Universal Pictures’ Academy Award® nominee Green Book, written by Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie and Peter Farrelly; directed by Farrelly and starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali. “Thank you Los Angeles Press Club for honoring Green Book with your distinguished Veritas Award. To know that your members, journalists of…

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FELLOWSHIP: Understanding Fishing and Conservation Challenges

Deadline Tuesday, Jan. 22 2019 Program: March 17-21 in San Francisco and Monterey Bay Click here to apply During this five-day all-expenses-paid fellowship, journalists will learn about the impact of climate change and development on coastal communities and marine health; sustainable fishing practices; offshore drilling; seafood fraud and mislabeling; and more. Lectures and field trips will feature the Pacific, but will be applicable to all marine locales. Support for this training is provided by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

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Statement in Support of Jim Acosta and a Free Press

The Los Angeles Press Club stands in unity with the National Press Club, the New York Press Club, the White House Correspondents’ Association and all journalist organizations and media outlets that band together in support of the ousted CNN reporter Jim Acosta. We call for the immediate reinstatement of Jim Acosta’s credentials and defend the right of Acosta and all other White House reporters to question the president without being threatened, retaliated against or being called the enemy of the people. The LA Press Club joins the NY Press Club…

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Michael Connelly to Receive LA Press Club’s Distinguished Storyteller Award

Author, former crime reporter and producer Michael Connelly is set to accept Los Angeles Press Club’s Distinguished Storyteller Award. The ceremony will take place at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on December 2nd at the Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los Angeles. The Distinguished Storyteller Award honors storytellers outside of journalism. Michael Connelly is the bestselling author of thirty-one novels and one work of nonfiction. With over seventy-four million copies of his books sold worldwide and translated into forty foreign languages, he is one of the most successful writers…

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Los Angeles Press Club mourns the loss of advisory board member Ramona Ripston

The Los Angeles Press Club mourns the loss of our advisory board member Ramona Ripston “From the moment I approached Romana about becoming a founding member of our Advisory Board she was enthusiastic,” said former LAPC President Robert Kovacik. “That board of community leaders from across Southern California offered guidance to the Press Club as we continued our century-old mission to promote and defend quality journalism, grew stronger thanks to Romona’s participation and passion. We will miss her voice and her commitment to free speech and the freedom of the…

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George Pennacchio to Receive LA Press Club’s Luminary Award

George Pennacchio, entertainment reporter for ABC7 Eyewitness News and host of the station’s Oscars specials, is the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2018 recipient of the Luminary Award for Career Achievement. The award will be presented at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on December 2 at the Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los Angeles. The Luminary Award honors individuals within the Entertainment Media for their Career Achievement. George Pennacchio is one of the most recognizable, respected and liked reporters in Los Angeles. He has been with ABC7 since 1996 and…

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