“Cries from Syria” Screening and Q&A with Director Evgeny Afineevsky (Photos)

Last week, “Cries from Syria” director vgeny Afineevsky joined us for a screening of his film and a Q&A led by Ambassador Colleen Bell. “Cries from Syria” is a searing, comprehensive account of a brutal five-year conflict from the inside out, drawing on hundreds of hours of war footage from Syrian activists and citizen journalists, as well as testimony from child protestors, leaders of the revolution, human rights defenders, ordinary citizens and high-ranking army generals who defected from the government. Their collective stories are a cry for attention and help…

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Views on America – An Open Discussion with the 2017 Daniel Pearl Fellows (Photos)

The Daniel Pearl Journalism Fellowships, established in partnership with the Alfred Friendly Press Fellowships, brings mid-career foreign journalists from the Middle East and South Asia for nearly six months to work at mainstream U.S. newsrooms, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal. They also spend a week at the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, for which some of them still write and blog. At the end of their stay, they share their experiences at a free public event hosted by the Los Angeles…

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Exploring New Frontiers in LGBTQ Media in an Age of Resistance and Backlash (Photos and Video)

LGBTs In The News with Thom Senzee and The Los Angeles Press Club hosted a panel of America’s most interesting and influential lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender media professionals gathering for a live discussion and Q&A session titled, “Exploring New Frontiers in LGBTQ Media in an Age of Resistance and Backlash.”   The panel looked at how the queer media space has evolved from a time when readers of magazines like The Advocate appreciated their subscriptions arriving in plain, brown, unmarked envelopes in order to conceal their “controversial” content, to…

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Happy Hour Reception with Seth Meyers

Friend of the Free Press The comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, media critic and television host received the Los Angeles Press Club’s first Friend of the Free Press award.   Seth Meyers is an Emmy Award-winning writer and current host of “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” Meyers began his TV career with “Saturday Night Live” in 2001, where he was a cast member for 13 seasons. he was the show’s head writer for nine seasons and “Weekend Update” anchor for eight seasons. In 2011, Meyers won the Emmy for Outstanding…

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A Conversation with Maxine Waters

Congresswoman Maxine Waters is considered by many to be one of the most powerful women in American politics today. She has gained a reputation as a fearless and outspoken advocate for women, children, people of color and the poor. Elected in November 2014 to her thirteenth term in the U.S. House of Representatives with more than 70 percent of the vote in the 43rd Congressional District of California, Congresswoman Waters represents a large part of South Central Los Angeles including the communities of Westchester, Playa Del Rey, and Watts and…

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Veritas Awards

When Wednesday, February 22, 2017 6:00 PM Location Los Angeles Press Club at the Steve Allen Theater, 4773 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027 Registration Veritas Awards Member Registration Veritas Awards Non-member Registration – $25.00 Veritas Awards Special Guest [Registration code required] “HIDDEN FIGURES” WINS THE LA PRESS CLUB’S VERITAS AWARD HOLLYWOOD, CA, February 13, 2017: The Los Angeles Press Club is excited to announce the winner of its 2nd annual Veritas Award for the Best Film Based on or Inspired by Real Events and People. This award is judged…

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Civil Liberties And Press Freedom in The Age of Trump

When Wednesday, January 18, 2017 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Location The Association, 110 East 6th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014 This is the first of a series event at The Association bar in downtown Los Angeles. The discussion will be moderated by L.A. Press Club Board Member Saul Gonzalez from KCRW. So far, our speakers include: Jessica Levinson, professor of law at Loyola Law School and president of the Los Angeles Ethics Commission Peter Eliasberg, First Counsel for First Amendment Rights, ACLU of Southern California, 2013 “Attorney of the…

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Horror Stories from the Campaign Trail

When Wednesday, November 02, 2016 6:30 PM Location Redwood Bar & Grill Join us and the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for a night of stories from the world of politics. The event will be hosted by Patt Morrison. Speakers will be announced in the coming weeks. When: Thursday, November 2 at 6:30 p.m. Where: Redwood Bar & Grill, 316 W. 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 RSVP: spjlosangeles@gmail.com For more information, visit: www.spjla.org

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A Roast & Toast of Warren Olney

When Thursday, September 08, 2016 7:00 PM Location Los Angeles Press Club at the Steve Allen Theater, 4773 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027 Registration RSVP Event is free for all. Registration is closed We are excited to announce we are hosting a Roast & Toast of Warren Olney moderated by Val Zavala. Olney is the host and executive producer of “To the Point,” a one-hour national and international news program airing in Los Angeles, Seattle and San Diego among several other public radio markets nationwide. He also hosts and…

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The 2016 Daniel Pearl Fellow Discussion

When Thursday, August 11, 2016 6:30 PM Location Los Angeles Press Club at the Steve Allen Theater Registration RSVP Registration is closed Join us for a thought-provoking discussion as Rob Eshman, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Jewish Journal, leads an interactive dialogue with the 2016 Daniel Pearl Fellow, Amal Khan, a journalist from Pakistan who serves as features editor of The Nation, and the 2010 Daniel Pearl Fellow, Aoun Sahi, also from Pakistan, a guest panelist and recent Pulitzer Prize winner. More About the Fellows. Come meet these extraordinary individuals who…

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