Journalist Safety Reminder for Upcoming Protests in Los Angeles

Recent events in Israel and Palestine are heartbreaking on many levels. In addition to the innocent civilians lost, we mourn the deaths of our journalist colleagues who were covering the conflict. Los Angeles is home to a diverse community, with people connected to and deeply affected by these tragedies. This is one of several reasons for protests that have occurred in our streets and which may occur again in the days ahead. Last weekend, protesters in Los Angeles hit at least three local journalists with pepper spray. Our region also…

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to Receive the LA Press Club’s Career Achievement Award

PBS’ Finding Your Roots, author and Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates has been named the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2023 Luminary Awardee for Career Achievement. “What a wonderful honor, truly a lovely surprise,” said Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Gates has written, produced and hosted the popular PBS show Finding Your Roots for more than a decade. The show focuses on the work of genetic researchers, who give insights to guests about their history and that of their ancestors. “Through these fascinating DNA investigations, Henry Louis Gates Jr. has helped shed light on American…

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WSJ LA Bureau Chief Sarah Krouse Joins LAPC Board of Directors

The Los Angeles Press Club board has appointed a new member, Sarah Krouse from The Wall Street Journal. Krouse is the Los Angeles bureau chief at WSJ. She oversees reporters covering Hollywood, the music industry and gambling, and writes about streaming. “I am thrilled to join the board of an organization that champions high-quality journalism and advocates for press freedom, particularly at a time when it is under threat, as evidenced by Russia’s unjust detention of my colleague, Evan Gershkovich. A free press is key to a free society,” Krouse said. Krouse…

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Free Membership to Rolli, Where Journalists Find Experts

Rolli, Where Journalists Find Experts, is giving free memberships to LA Press Club members using Invitation Code: “LAPRESS23” at rolliapp.com. Join over 400 outlets nationwide using Rolli to accelerate their newsgathering. Discover and interview highly qualified subject matter experts, and filter by location, language, or expertise to find the perfect source for your stories. Scan the news 10x faster with Rolli’s News Scanner, sort by news source, keywords, and even article sentiment. Rolli also calculates social engagement scores for your published content and provides access to a preloaded news planning…

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Letter to President Gallagher, Chancellor Rodriguez and the LACCD Board of Trustees

May 30, 2023 Dear President Gallagher, Chancellor Rodriguez and the LACCD Board of Trustees, As a coalition of journalism organizations, press advocates and media law experts, we are concerned that the First Amendment rights of Los Angeles Collegian student journalists have NOT been respected at Los Angeles City College. We are aware of multiple incidents of student press censorship at Los Angeles City College, including: 1. On May 2, prohibiting a student photojournalist from covering a campus music event honoring the college’s outgoing president; 2. On May 19, sending armed…

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Giselle Fernandez to Receive the LA Press Club’s President’s Award

Spectrum News 1’s Giselle Fernandez has been named the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2023 President’s Awardee for Impact on Media. “Giselle has skillfully interviewed everyone from world leaders and celebrities to everyday heroes,” said LA Press Club President Lisa Richwine. “Each time, she helps uncover a common humanity that improves viewers’ understanding of Los Angeles and the world.” Fernandez is best known for her award-winning journalism with leading U.S. broadcast news organizations CBS and NBC News, where she covered major international news stories and events. Among her numerous posts, Fernandez hosted NBC’s…

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Bernard-Henri Lévy is the 2023 LA Press Club Daniel Pearl Awardee 

Bernard-Henri Lévy is the recipient of the 2023 Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism.  He is an internationally renowned philosopher, writer, filmmaker,and playwright who has written more than 40 books. His latest documentary “Slava Ukraini” is currently screening around the world. “I take great honor in presenting the 2023 LA Press Club Daniel Pearl Award to Bernard-Henri Lévy, a true champion of humanity, whose life, writings and journeys so closely personify the meaning of the words: ‘Courage and Integrity in Journalism,’” said Judea Pearl on behalf of The Daniel Pearl Foundation,…

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David Ono to Receive LA Press Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award

ABC7’s David Ono has been named the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2023 Joseph M. Quinn Awardee for Lifetime Achievement. Ono is the co-anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. He joined ABC7 in 1996 and during that time has witnessed history worldwide, covering Hurricane Katrina, Haiti’s earthquake and Japan’s tsunami. He traveled across Europe and Asia chronicling the brave acts of the Nisei soldiers from World War II. “David Ono has brought important news to Los Angeles and the world through his daily reporting and documentaries,” said Los Angeles Press…

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Alene Tchekmedyian to Receive the LA Press Club’s Guardian Award

Los Angeles Times’ Alene Tchekmedyian has been named the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2023 Guardian Awardee for Contributions to Press Freedom. “I’m deeply honored to receive this recognition from the Los Angeles Press Club, an organization that has done so much to lift up local journalists. I am grateful to my editors for their constant guidance, my colleagues who I learn from every day and all of the people willing to share stories of misconduct within the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department at great risk to themselves,” Tchekmedyan said. Tchekmedyian covered the Los…

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