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ProPublica Emerging Reporters Program 2022–2023

ProPublica is looking for journalism students for its Emerging Reporters Program. The program is looking for students who will be juniors or seniors in college this academic year. What is ProPublica’s Emerging Reporters Program? The Emerging Reporters Program provides $9,000 stipends, along with mentoring and trips to investigative journalism conferences, such as the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting conference, to five students each year who work or want to work at college journalism outlets: newspapers, websites, radio stations or TV stations. Check out previous emerging reporters and apply here by Monday, Aug. 8. Click…

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One-Day Law School for Journalists

One-Day Law School for Journalists, hosted by Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, is an intensive program designed to support journalists and others in the media who face the challenge of reporting on the court system without a law degree. The topics of this year’s presentations are: A Conversation on the Federal Judicial Process Understanding & Covering Criminal Litigation 101 Understanding & Covering Civil Litigation 101 Right to Know & Open Records Access to Information & the Impact of Disinformation on the Public’s Confidence in Our Courts Although this program was designed…

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64th SoCal Journalism Awards Honoree Lineup

The Los Angeles Press Club is proud to announce our honorees for the 64th SoCal Journalism Awards Gala at the Sheraton Universal Hotel on Saturday, June 25. The Awards gala is dedicated to all brave Ukrainian journalists and independent Russian journalists. Bill Whitaker, correspondent for 60 Minutes, CBS, will receive the Joseph M Quinn Award for Lifetime Achievement. Whitaker, who has spent 40 years with CBS, will be introduced by Rita Moreno. Full bio here. Christine Devine, news anchor at Fox11, will accept the President’s Award for Impact on Media.…

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Susan E. Seager

Susan E. Seager is a veteran First Amendment lawyer and adjunct clinical professor of law at UC Irvine Law School. She and her clinic students provide free legal work for independent journalists and non-profit news organizations at the law school’s Press Freedom clinic.   Professor Seager loves fighting libel bullies, suing cops to get their misconduct records, and winning court battles to get court records unsealed Her UC Irvine law clinic has helped Knock LA reporter Cerise Castle and the prison newspaper Prison Legal News win disclosure of records about deputy shootings and…

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Marcus Yam

Marcus Yam is a roving Los Angeles Times foreign correspondent and staff photographer. Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he left a career in aerospace engineering to become a photographer. His goal: to take viewers to the frontlines of conflict, struggle and intimacy. His approach is deeply rooted in curiosity and persistence. In 2022, Yam won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for images documenting the U.S. departure from Afghanistan that captured the human cost of the historic change in the country. In 2019, Yam was awarded the Robert F.…

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Christine Devine

Christine Devine is a veteran television news anchor in Los Angeles. Christine anchors the 5, 6, and 10 p.m. weeknight newscasts on Fox 11 News (KTTV). Christine has 16 Emmys and in 2011 she received the esteemed Governors Award Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.  In 2018, she received the Lifetime Achievement Golden Mic from the Radio & Television News Association (RTNA). In 2012, Christine was named in Los Angeles Magazine among the “50 Women Changing LA” for her work with foster care. For more than…

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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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