2020 Board Election – Meet the Candidates

Brittany Levine Beckman, Mashable Brittany Levine Beckman is Mashable’s managing editor and story midwife. She enjoys crafting feature ideas, learning new things, and colorized spreadsheets. In her role, she leads long-form and special series content production as well as day-to-day West Coast newsroom operations. She has convinced Mashable staffers to send her good tweets so she doesn’t have to endlessly scroll for a moment of joy. She fancies mentoring young reporters and in her free time volunteers for WriteGirl, a nonprofit that empowers teen girls. Before working at Mashable, she covered community…

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Free Reuters Art Classes for Journalists

Starting Monday, Reuters will provide free monthly art classes at the West Coast Bureau in Culver City. The art classes are extended to L.A. Press Club members. Space is limited so make sure you sign up in time! The drawing and painting classes will take place on the second Monday each month from 5:45-7:45 p.m. Supplies will be provided. If you would prefer to join via Zoom from home, we can help advise you a few days beforehand about which supplies you will need. You can choose to draw or paint, with…

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Want to make a difference? Run for the Los Angeles Press Club Board!

We’re looking for a few good people! Email diana@lapressclub.org with your name and a short bio including your title and where you currently work/freelance. You need to have been an active member (working journalist/photographer) in good standing with the club for at least one year to qualify for a board position. We are planning on sending out the ballot by the end of this week, so don’t think about it too long! The board meets once a month, usually in the Hollywood area. Any questions? Email executive director Diana Ljungaeus…

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Ben Mankiewicz to Receive LA Press Club’s Luminary Award

Ben Mankiewicz, the primetime host for Turner Classic Movies and a co-founder of The Young Turks, is the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2019 recipient of the Luminary Award for Career Achievement. The award will be presented at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on December 1 at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The Luminary Award honors individuals within the Entertainment Media for their outstanding careers. “Ben’s witty, charming take on film has endeared him to millions of viewers of Turner Classic Movies and CBS Sunday Morning,” said club President Chris Palmeri. “But…

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Danny Trejo to Accept LA Press Club’s Visionary Award at December 1 Gala

Prolific actor, tough guy and humanitarian, Danny Trejo is set to accept Los Angeles Press Club’s Visionary Award. The ceremony will take place at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on December 1 at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The Visionary Award was instituted in 2012 to honor an individual within the Entertainment Industry who uses their high-profile status to make the world a better place and to spread information about issues of freedom and importance. “Not only is Danny Trejo’s personal story inspirational, but he uses his high profile…

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Tarana Burke, Founder of the ‘#MeToo’ Movement to Accept the LA Press Club’s Impact Award

The Los Angeles Press Club is proud to announce that Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo Movement, will accept the Club’s Impact Award. The ceremony will take place at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on December 1 at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Tarana has been on the forefront in the battle for racial justice and gender equality for almost 30 years. She has fought against sexual violence and systematic injustice affecting marginalized people — especially black women and girls. Among her many accolades and…

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RTNA condemns San Francisco Police Department Raids on Journalist’s Home

The Radio and Television News Association of Southern California issued a statement condemning the raid on San Francisco Freelance Journalist Brian Carmody’s home and the offices of North Bay News by the San Francisco Police Department. The SFPD conducted its raid after Carmody refused to identify a source who leaked to him an internal police report regarding the death of Public Defender Jeff Adachi. The Los Angeles Press Club stands in solidarity with RTNA and wholeheartedly endorse its position on the impropriety of SFPD’s tactics in this leak investigation. Reporters should…

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Creators of “Surviving R. Kelly” to Receive the LA Press Club’s President’s Award

The creative team behind the Lifetime Network documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly” has been named the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2019 Presidents Awardee for Impact on Media. “The Surviving R. Kelly team has done what every journalist aspires to do: tell a compelling story that prompts change and that also speaks to a broader issue which needs to be addressed. Their documentary is the very definition of work we want to recognize with our President’s Award for Impact on Media,” said Press Club President Chris Palmeri, Bureau Chief at Bloomberg…

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