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Support for Journalists Singled Out by Los Angeles County Sheriff

Journalism is not a crime. Our community of journalism associations, media unions and First Amendment advocates stands in solidarity with Los Angeles Times reporter Alene Tchekmedyian and all journalists who are threatened or harassed by law enforcement. Today, the Los Angeles County Sheriff suggested that Alene is a subject in a criminal investigation into a leaked video showing a deputy kneeling on an inmate’s head. In recent weeks, Alene has reported on claims alleging that the Sheriff obstructed justice and retaliated against whistleblowers who raised concerns about the incident. This…

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Learn Procreate – Free Workshop for LA Press Club Members

Just as a reminder, your Los Angeles Press Club membership comes with the added benefit of free art classes. Not only is this a fun way to learn how to draw and paint – you will be part of a worldwide community of journalists from Los Angeles, New York, Washington, Germany, France, Poland, Italy, India and beyond. There are art classes every day of the week except Mondays (click here for the new art class schedule). Starting this Sunday, the program will host a rotating set of mini-courses, each taught by…

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Bill Whitaker to Receive the LA Press Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award

60 Minutes’ Bill Whitaker has been named the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2022 Joseph M Quinn Awardee for Lifetime Achievement. “It’s been an honor and great responsibility to have spent the last 40 years as a journalist at CBS News where we’ve shone a light on voices and stories that otherwise might have gone unheard. I’m grateful to the LA Press Club for including me in this distinguished award that has me joining CBS newsmen Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather,” said 60 Minutes correspondent and award recipient Bill Whitaker. “High quality journalism has never been more important and I’m thankful to have…

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Journalism Job Boards/Newsletters

The journalism jobs market is constantly evolving. You should check the employment opportunities posted on the websites of media companies, which may be more useful than general job listing sites. However, the journalism community has a number of unique resources to help connect people with opportunities in the industry. Here are a few that our members have found helpful. Make sure to check for “remote” as a location, both when searching and when scanning listings. For example, some newsletters list opportunities by city/region and place all “remote” jobs at the…

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Style Guides

Style guides are a handy resource for any journalist. Many newsrooms subscribe to the Associated Press Stylebook or similar, which may be supplemented by a shorter “house style” document. Larger newsrooms may develop their own guide in-house. All evolve along with society and modern language. Expert organizations often publish their own resources that help journalists cover topics that are sensitive, technical and/or overlooked by most style books. These resources can be helpful for newsrooms to update their current style guides and for individual journalists when their house style falls short.…

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Online Harassment Toolkit

Steps to Take If You’re Facing Online Harassment Make your social media accounts private. Here’s how to do that for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and TikTok. Disable location tracking on all social media accounts and other apps. This overview for iPhone and Android can help. Report online harassment to social media platforms. PEN America has a resource with links to each major platform’s reporting page. Document your online harassment. PEN America has a guide on what to record and how. You can also set up a Google Alert for your…

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Legal Hotlines and Resources for Journalists in California

This list is to assist journalists who are looking for legal help in California. The Los Angeles Press Club does NOT provide legal advice or legal services, which can only be done by a licensed member of the California Bar. Use their attorney search to verify license status and contact info or directory for a certified lawyer referral service (some can help in Spanish, Mandarin or other languages). We do not provide legal referrals, either. If not in California, contact your state or local Bar. If applicable, always consult with…

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