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Initial Statement by the Los Angeles Press Club on LAPD Abuse of Journalists’ Rights

The Los Angeles Press Club condemns the way officers from the Los Angeles Police Department treated journalists covering the protests at Echo Park on Thursday, March 25. This unconstitutional police conduct involved multiple reporters from local news organizations being detained and zip-tied while simply doing their job. Additional details and accusations are still being investigated. We are horrified that this has become a pattern of violating both the United States Constitution and California Constitution, and not only by LAPD but by multiple law enforcement agencies across Southern California. Law enforcement…

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Standing in Solidarity with the Asian American Journalists Association

The Los Angeles Press Club joins our colleagues at the Asian American Journalists Association in condemning anti-Asian racism and in our advocacy for enhanced, accurate coverage of the issue from newsrooms across the country. We welcome working together on a multitude of activities to help enlighten the public and our membership on this essential matter as well as ensure fair representation of communities of color. Like AAJA, we urge newsroom leaders to empower Asian American and Pacific Islander journalists in their daily work by highlighting the special skills they offer…

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‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ Wins the LA Press Club’s Veritas Award

The Los Angeles Press Club is thrilled to announce the winner of its 6th annual Veritas Award for Best Film Based on or Inspired by Real Events and People. This award is judged by the 1,000-member strong LAPC — based equally upon fidelity of subject matter and artistic excellence. The clear winner is “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” written and directed by Aaron Sorkin. The outstanding ensemble cast is led by Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Frank Langella and Michael Keaton. The powerful drama is produced by Marc Platt, Stuart Besser, Matt…

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A Note on the LAPC Emergency Fund

If you read the article in the Los Angeles Times on February 21, 2021 about the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, you might have been left with the wrong impression regarding the Los Angeles Press Club’s emergency fund. Unfortunately, LAPC was never contacted by the Times for a fact check or a comment, which would have avoided this confusion. It is true that LAPC received a grant of $125,000 from HFPA last year. With that grant, LAPC (not HFPA) created an emergency fund for journalists in Southern California. The purpose of the…

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FREE Art Classes — Specially Designed for Journalists

Here’s a reminder that your membership comes with the added benefit of FREE art classes, specially designed for journalists. So come join our community and let your creativity flow. It will help your writing too! For those of you that are new to painting, there will be two workshops on Tuesday, February 23 on basic techniques for acrylic painting (no paintings will be made, just some mark-making and color mixing). If you are not able to attend either class, they will be recorded and available online (see the end of…

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2021 Board Election – Meet the Candidates

Candidates in alphabetical order: Danny Bakewell Jr. “It has been both an honor and a privilege to have been appointed to serve on the board of the L.A. Press Club for the past six months. To now have the opportunity to be elected by the membership for another term would truly be a humbling honor and privilege. The press club plays such a significant role in the lives of journalists throughout Southern California. During both these challenging and historic times the voice of the press club is both relevant and desperately needed. As…

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Statement on the Release of Journalist Daniel Pearl’s Convicted Killer

The Los Angeles Press Club continues to extend its support for the family of Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal reporter who was murdered in Pakistan in 2002. This tragedy is foremost a human one, as no person and no family should ever endure such a heinous crime nor the insult of such a slow response. However, this tragedy is also an affront to the press, and by extension, the rights of the people of Pakistan and beyond. An informed public needs journalism, and journalists need to be able to operate without…

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Want to Shape the Future of the Los Angeles Press Club?

Interested in joining the LAPC board? We’re looking for a few good people! Email diana@lapressclub.org with your name and a short bio, as well as your title and where you currently work/freelance. Please let us also know what you want to bring to the table. You need to have been an active member (working journalist/photographer) in good standing with the club for at least one year to qualify for a board position. We are planning on sending out the ballot by the end of next week, so don’t think about it too long! The board meets once a…

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Free Art Classes for Journalists

This is the last week before we go into the new and more extensive schedule. Check it out at the Art at Work portal on Leah Kohlenberg’s website, theroamingstudio.com (password: Artisfun). Click here to join. Password: Artisfun All classes are available FOR FREE to L.A. Press Club members.All lessons can be done with a pencil and paper, but if you want to try painting, look over the supply list on the Art at Work Portal. Individual students can also join each of these classes, paying a fee to join in the class.…

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