Foot in the Door Fellowship

A Fellowship of the Los Angeles Press Club Everyone needs someone to open a door for them when they’re starting out in journalism. Too many talented young journalists of color, low-income and LGBTQ journalists, or journalists with disabilities might never get their foot in the door and gain a reputable journalism opportunity because they came up in worlds where the people who know and respect them are outside of journalism. The L.A. Press Club wants to change that. Each year 5 talented recent journalism college grads will be paired with…

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Charles J. Evered House – Artist Residency for Veterans

The Charles J. Evered House, a writers retreat in Joshua tree, is proud to announce its inaugural season. The retreat is open for veterans looking for a place to work in solitude. Those interested can watch this video and go to the website and apply for positions that are open starting in October. Have any questions, call or email Charles Evered at Cleverest@gmail.com or 609-613-0925. They have 3 residencies for this coming year, a ten-day one: from Oct 20 to Nov 1. One for the whole month of January and…

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PEN Presents: Reporting Across Borders (Discount)

Journalists John Carlos Frey, Massoud Hayoun, and Jenni Monet will join moderator Kat Chow (NPR’s Code Switch) in conversation on today’s politicized headlines—including the Dakota Access Pipeline protests at Standing Rock, conflicts at the U.S.-Mexico border, and the immigration ban against seven Muslim-majority countries. At the front lines of domestic and international free expression issues, these award-winning journalists will discuss reporting across borders and the ever-changing landscape of media and readership. PEN Presents celebrates the power of words to inform, entertain, inspire, and foster a vital literary culture. This evening’s…

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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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