Why Americans are Working Longer – All Expenses Paid Media Training

Application Deadline: Monday, January 8, 2018 Training Dates: March 11-14, 2018, Washington, D.C. The statistics tell the tale: Every day 10,000 Americans turn 65, and 20 percent of people in that age group are employed or looking for work – the highest rate since 1962. Over four days, journalists will learn about older workers and the labor market; new models for retirement; the future of Social Security and retirement savings; the gig economy; workforce discrimination; and how workers’ health impacts all of that. They’ll also learn what other countries are…

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Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting – Deadline Jan. 15

Enter now for the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting. There’s no entry fee and it’s open to 2017 reporting on any platform. The prize honors the late Robin Toner of The New York Times and has a $5,000 award. It’s sponsored by the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. Deadline is Jan. 15 by 11:59 p.m. Click here for more information!

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Tippi Hedren is the LA Press Club’s 2017 Visionary Award Winner

The Los Angeles Press Club is proud to announce that Tippi Hedren will accept the Club’s Visionary Award at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on December 3 at the Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los Angeles. Hollywood legend Tippi Hedren has appeared in more than 80 movies and TV shows. Her big breakout was as the lead in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 interpretation of Daphne du Maurier’s apocalyptic The Birds. She has been a passionate and determined Animals Rights activist beginning in the 1960’s having founded the Roar Foundation and…

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Accept LA Press Club’s Legend Award

Legendary basketball player, author, U.S. Cultural Ambassador, civil rights icon and social justice advocate Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will receive the Los Angeles Press Club’s Legend Award. The ceremony will take place at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on December 3 at the Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los Angeles. Following Mr. Abdul-Jabbar’s award presentation, he will sit down for an in-depth conversation with the 7 time Emmy Award winning sports commentator and renowned interviewer Roy Firestone in what promises to be the zenith of a momentous evening. The Legend Award…

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New York Times’ Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, who broke the Weinstein Story, to accept the L.A. Press Club’s Inaugural Impact Award

The Los Angeles Press Club is proud to announce that Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the two New York Times reporters who broke the Harvey Weinstein Story, will accept the Club’s Inaugural Impact Award. The ceremony will take place at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on December 3 at the Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los Angeles. “These two intrepid women faced down Harvey Weinstein by exposing the sordid truth of the mogul’s decades long sexual misconduct and abuse. They did so in spite of the onslaught of threats…

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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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L.A. Press Club Rescinds Truthteller Award to Harvey Weinstein.

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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