NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell to Receive the L.A. Press Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award

NBC NEWS’ Andrea Mitchell to Receive the LA Press Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award NBC News’ veteran chief foreign affairs correspondent and host of MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports Andrea Mitchell has been named the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2017 Joseph M. Quinn Awardee for Lifetime Achievement.   “Andrea Mitchell’s career can be summed up in a single word: tenacity. Since the 1970’s she has been undaunted in her pursuit of journalistic truth. Most fittingly her 2005 book is titled Talking Back…To Presidents, Dictators and Assorted Scoundrels. We are honored that she…

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Willow Bay: ‘Join Me In Reaching Out To Young Journalists’

Willow Bay: ‘Join Me In Reaching Out To Young Journalists’ Never one to rest on her laurels, Willow Bay accepted a lifetime achievement award with a speech calling on her colleagues to join her in shaping the next generation of journalists.   Bay, Director of the USC Annenberg School of Journalism, was presented with The Joseph M Quinn Award by the LA Press Club on June 28. “I will take it in the spirit of investing in the future of journalists and journalism,” she told the crowd at the Millennium…

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Breaking Ground and Changing Industries

Breaking Ground and Changing Industries Quinn Award Winner Willow Bay’s Incredible Career Has Taken Her to Many Newsrooms, and Now to the Classroom   BY GRETCHEN PARKER MCCARTNEY Willow Bay, the director of the USC Annenberg School of Journalism, took a few detours before winding up in her chosen career. After a modeling career and an MBA from New York University, she finally got around to doing what she really wanted to do: reporting. Bay got her break on the NBC show “NBA Inside Stuff,” and went on to work…

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Giving a Voice to Those Who Have None

Giving a Voice to Those Who Have None Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Ann Curry Has Made a Career Out of Being Fair and Giving the World a Chance to Care   BY TED JOHNSON PHOTOS COURTESY OF NBC NEWS Ann Curry’s recent NBC News project, the digital documentary “Twitter Diplomacy,” was notable not only for the way it explored social media’s role in easing tensions between the U.S. and Iran, but in the behind-the-scenes access she and her team were granted on both sides of the negotiations. Curry, the recipient…

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Investigative in an Inventive Way

Investigative in an Inventive Way His Work Makes a Difference, Delighting Viewers with His Undercover Investigations   BY BETH BARRETT It doesn’t matter if they’re CalTrans workers guzzling beer on the taxpayers’ dime, cab drivers stealing computers mislaid by customers or university officials charging up credit cards to feast on catered meals while the state’s deficit soars, they all insist they’ve done absolutely nothing wrong. That is until CBS2/KCAL9 award-winning, investigative reporter David Goldstein offers to show them the videotape taken with a hidden camera, or the documents he’s pried…

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The Quinn Award – Outlasting the Politicians

The Quinn Award – Outlasting the Politicians As the Faces at City Hall Changed, Rick Orlov Kept Decades of Daily News Readers Informed   BY KERRY CAVANAUGH When Rick Orlov became a news reporter after graduating from Cal State Northridge in the 1970s, he expected to have fun in journalism for a couple of years before he got a real job. Nearly 40 years later, he’s one of the most respected and well-liked reporters in Los Angeles. He’s covered four mayors and five governors. He’s jetted around the world for…

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