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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

Martin Luther King Birthday

Panelists discuss "What If King had Tweeted the Movement" at the Los Angeles Press Club (Photo: Ian Foxx)

What if Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. had Tweeted the Civil Rights Movement   

On Thursday Jan. 12, the Los Angeles Press Club presented a prestigious panel discussion of how Dr. King might have used social media in the civil rights movement.

The event was in honor of Dr. King’s Birthday, Monday Jan. 16.


Diane Watson – Former U.S. Congresswoman
Robert Farrell – Former L.A. City Councilman and Freedom Rider
Rev. William D. Smart Jr. – Chair, SCLC-LA and Union Organizer
Rev. Dr. Lewis E. Logan II –Pastor & Community Organizer
Charlene Muhammad – Journalist and Blogger
Jasmyne Cannick – Journalist and Blogger

Moderated by
Dr. Anthony Asadullah Samad – Author/Columnist/Scholar

Read an account of the event and see more photos @


From left to right, formerReverend Lewis E. Logan, community organizerjournalist Jasmyne Cannick, Congresswoman Diane Watson,

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