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Los Angeles Press Club
A non-profit organization with
501(c)(3) status
Tax ID 01-0761875

4773 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90027
Phone: (323) 669-8081
Fax: (310) 464-3577


Robert Kovacik

Vice President
Patt Morrison
Los Angeles Times/KPCC

Anthony Palazzo
Bloomberg News

Christina Villacorte
Los Angeles Daily News

Gloria Zuurveen
Pace News

Executive Director
Diana Ljungaeus
International Journalist



Barbara Gasser
International Journalist

Jahan Hassan
Ekush News

Gabriel Kahn
USC Innovation Lab

Fernando Mexia
Spanish EFE News Service

Tony Pierce
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Carolina Sarassa

Ben Sullivan

______________________ ADVISORY BOARD

Eli Broad
Founder, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation

Rick J. Caruso
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Caruso Affiliated

Madeline Di Nonno
Chief Executive Officer, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

David W. Fleming
Counsel, Latham & Watkins LLP

Sherry Lansing
CEO, The Sherry Lansing Foundation

George E. Moss
Chairman, Moss Group

Constance L. Rice
Co-Director, Advancement Project

Hon. Richard J. Riordan
former Mayor of Los Angeles

Ramona Ripston
former Executive Director, ACLU of Southern California

Hon. Bill Rosendahl
former Councilmember, City of Los Angeles

Angelica Salas
Director, CHIRLA

Carol E. Schatz
President & CEO, Downtown Center Business Imrovement District

Gary L. Toebben
President & CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Matt Toledo
Publisher, Los Angeles Business Journal

Stuart Waldman ­
President, Valley Industry & Commerce Association

Entries Set Record for 54th Journo Awards


Record Number Enter 54th LA Press Club Journalism Awards; Finalists to Attend Awards Banquet Honoring Woodward & Bernstein on 40th Anniversary of Watergate

Southern California news powerhouses support one of the oldest and largest competitions for journalists in the country. Entries climb to a record number–over 700. Award banquet attendees to witness dramatic presentation to Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward on Watergate break-in’s 40th anniversary

Contest has attracted entries from news powerhouses in newspapers, magazines, radio & TV and online–as well as the solitary blogger”

Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2012

The 54th Annual Los Angeles Press Club Journalism Awards will be one of the most competitive in years.

The largest media contest in the Southland attracted more than 700 entries, over 100 more than last year, according to Diana Ljungaeus, the LA Press Club’s executive director.

Judging by sister press clubs around the country will begin next week. Judges will be looking for the best work in 2011 by journalists filing on all media platforms.

“The awards have attracted SoCal news powerhouses,” said Club president Will Lewis. “LA Times, KPCC, The Hollywood Reporter, KCET, Bloomberg News, Jewish Journal, KCRW, LA Weekly, Deadline Hollywood have become corporate members of the club for 2012.”

Finalists will be invited to the Awards Gala, June 24 in the legendary Crystal Ballroom at the historic Millennium Biltmore. Investigative reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein are being honored with the President’s Award for Impact on the Media on the 40th anniversary of Watergate.The Club will also commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in honor of the slain Wall Street Journal reporter.

Other honorees include David Goldstein, KCAL9/CBS2 investigative reporter who will receive the Quinn Award for lifetime achievement as well as the investigative team at KCET’s SoCal Connected who will receive the Club’s second Public Service Award for exposing lavish spending at HACLA, the agency for housing LA’s poor.

Tickets, tables and advertising for the Gala sponsored by Wells Fargo and Southern California Public Radio. KPCC 89.3 FM are available at





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