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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Carol Burnett to Receive LA Press Club’s Legend Award at December 2 Gala Event

The groundbreaking comic genius Carol Burnett will accept the LA Press Club’s Legend Award at the National A&E Journalism Awards Gala. Legendary comedienne, singer, actress, writer and producer Carol Burnett is set to accept Los Angeles Press Club’s Legend Award. The ceremony will take place at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on December 2 at the Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los Angeles, where Ms. Burnett will sit down for an on-stage conversation with award-winning Anchor and Reporter Robert Kovacik of NBC4 Southern California. The Legend Award honors individuals…

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Open letter to Prince Mohammad bin Salman

Open letter to Prince Mohammad bin Salman: THE LA PRESS CLUB IMPLORE YOU TO RELEASE RAIF BADAWI AND ALL JOURNALISTS CURRENTLY IMPRISONED IN SAUDI ARABIA It is with horror we are following the disappearance and probable murder of Washington Post’s Jamal Khashoggi. As one of America’s leading journalistic organizations the Los Angeles Press Club has a mission is to defend the free press everywhere. A country’s level of civilization is measured in the way the press is able to do its job without interference from government. You have proclaimed yourself…

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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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