59th SoCal Journalism Awards Finalists Announced

59th SoCal Journalism Awards Finalists A. JOURNALISTS OF THE YEAR A1. PRINT JOURNALIST, over 50,000 circulation *Hillel Aron, L.A. Weekly *Gary Baum, The Hollywood Reporter *Danielle Berrin, The Jewish Journal *Fred Dickey, San Diego Union-Tribune A2. PRINT JOURNALIST, under 50,000 circulation *Brian Hews, Los Cerritos Community News *Brent Lang, Variety *Henry Meier, Los Angeles Business Journal *Jon Regardie, Los Angeles Downtown News *Daina Beth Solomon, Los Angeles Business Journal A3. TELEVISION JOURNALIST *Mike Amor, 7 Network Australia *Kimberly Cheng, KTLA 5 News *Jim Epstein, Reason *Ernesto Torres, KNBC TV4 *Antonio…

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Dodger’s Legendary Broadcaster Jaime Jarrin to Receive the LA Press Club’s Public Service Award

Dodger’s Legendary Broadcaster Jaime Jarrin to Receive the LA Press Club’s Public Service Award Dodger’s Spanish voice Jaime Jarrin has been named 2017’s Los Angeles Press Club Bill Rosendahl Public Service Awardee for Contributions to Civic Life   Baseball Hall of Famer Jarrin has served as the Dodger’s Spanish language announcer since 1959. With the retirement of his mentor and friend Vin Scully, Jarrin is currently the dean of major league announcers. Jarrin, originally from Ecuador, has been instrumental in building the Dodger’s popularity among the Latino Community. The Public…

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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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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer Daniel Berehulak is the 2017 Press Club Daniel Pearl Awardee

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer Daniel Berehulak is the 2017 Press Club Daniel Pearl Awardee Australian photojournalist Daniel Berehulak is the winner of the 2017 Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism.   He has covered history-shaping events in over 60 countries and won a Pulitzer for his coverage of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. His recent gut wrenching and courageous reports for the New York Times from the Philippines makes him an obvious choice for this award. “Daniel Berehulak’s photojournalism brings together the visual impact of a newsworthy…

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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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Powerful Speeches Honor Charlie Hebdo, Legacy Of Daniel Pearl (VIDEO)

After a devastating terrorist attack, much of the world voiced their support for the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo with three words: “Je Suis Charlie” (I Am Charlie). Just days later, the survivors went to press with a cover that added three more words to the conversation: “Tout Est Pardonné” (All Is Forgiven). Even in their darkest hour, Charlie Hebdo provided a beacon of light for journalists everywhere. Their resilience demonstrated how violence cannot endure, while free speech must. They embodied the courage and integrity that the Daniel Pearl Award…

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An Unending Display of Courage

An Unending Display of Courage The Staff of Satirical Magazine Charlie Hebdo Accepts the Daniel Pearl Award   BY PATT MORRISON To this very day, and throughout the world—and often in the farther reaches of the world, whether a firefight in Syria or a park in Guatemala—journalists are getting murdered just for being journalists and practicing their craft. But on Jan. 7, 2015, murder happened not one by one, not in places far from the international seats of power, but to nine journalists killed at once, all shot to death,…

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Telling the Story and Being Part of the Fight

Telling the Story and Being Part of the Fight Vice News, the Recipient of the Press Club’s Public Service Award, Does Things Its Own Way, and Gets Results   BY LUCAS SHAW Shane Smith hosts a regular news show, but he has no illusions of being the next Walter Cronkite. Instead, he’s trying to create a new type of newscast, one that forgoes the longstanding tradition of dispassionate, objective reporting and replaces it with a more active style of service journalism. It’s a unique body of work that led the…

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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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