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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End of Year Message to Our Members

Looking for a last-minute tax deduction? This holiday season, please consider donating to the Los Angeles Press Club, a nonprofit that encourages serious journalism. During the pandemic, the Press Club has helped out-of-work journalists through its emergency fund, awarded cash awards to winners of its coronavirus storytelling contest, held the annual SoCal Journalism Awards through a fun and creative Zoom event, launched a $10,000 grant for reporting on systemic racism, mentored young journalists of color through its Foot in the Door program, and responded to reports of police brutality against local journalists. Your contribution will make a…

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Reporting on Systemic Racism Grant Winners

The Los Angeles Press Club is proud to announce three winners of our first-ever grant for reporting on systemic racism. Anita W. Harris and Dena Montague are both getting $2,500 each, and Taylor Walker is awarded $2,000. Anita W. Harris Anita W. Harris is a writer living in Long Beach, California. She is also an educator and editor. She covers local news and theater for the Signal Tribune newspaper. Project Summary: Her project for this Los Angeles Press Club grant focuses on how the City of Signal Hill, California, is working to address…

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Choose the L.A. Press Club on Giving Tuesday

Hello L.A. Press Club members,  We are looking forward to taking advantage of Giving Tuesday on Dec. 1. In-person events are some of our biggest income drivers and without them this year, we’ve been dipping into savings to continue and expand important programming and outreach. We understand times are tough and you’re busy, but please consider donating to the Press Club or encouraging your network to do so on Giving Tuesday. The Board has been reaching out to philanthropic organizations as well. If you’d like to connect us to a charitable fund that…

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Reporting on Systemic Racism Grant

Don’t miss the opportunity to apply for this new grant from the Los Angeles Press Club! We have extended the deadline and will accept applications through Oct. 22. The Los Angeles Press Club is funding reporting that focuses on effective responses to institutional racism. We’re looking for stories that surface and critically assess alternatives to racist structures and practices. We want stories of what is working and how communities got there. You need to live and work in Southern California to apply. You do not need to be a member…

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The L.A. Press Club Condemns the Mistreatment and Arrest of KPCC/LAist Reporter Josie Huang

On Saturday night, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department deputies attacked an innocent person and the Constitution of the United States. Video recordings leave no room for doubt about the misconduct by the LASD personnel against KPCC/LAist reporter Josie Huang, who was doing her job and documenting protests and arrests in Lynwood, CA. It’s also deeply concerning how deputies treated evidence during the incident. Video shows them abusing the recording device being used by Huang, which they later left unprotected on the public street. At best, this appears to be extreme negligence in their handling of…

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62nd SoCal Journalism Awards Winners – Journalists of the Year

PRINT — Over 50,000 Circulation Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Timeshttps://lat.ms/2v5pLIJ | https://lat.ms/2vUtMQd | https://lat.ms/2B5hDrc | https://lat.ms/2VDXjXw | https://lat.ms/2HFToTA | https://lat.ms/2Pbs7N8 | https://lat.ms/35s2Apu | https://lat.ms/31699dS | https://lat.ms/2vQQF7g Judges’ comment: With his incisive writing and observations, Randy Lewis thoroughly illuminates his subjects, whether sitting with musician John Prine during a tribute concert, describing the origins of the Coachella festival, or enduring at a theater a 65-hour, 22-movie Marvel movie marathon. 2nd Gary Baum, The Hollywood Reporter PRINT — Under 50,000 Circulation Jon Regardie, Los Angeles Downtown Newshttps://bit.ly/2SmUB8l | https://bit.ly/35j445N | https://bit.ly/2W962l8 |…

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62nd SoCal Journalism Awards Winners – All Media Platforms (Print, Radio, TV, Online)

HUMOR/SATIRE WRITING Austin Bragg and Andrew Heaton, Reason, “2020 Presidential Candidate Blowout!”https://bit.ly/2WkC9yq Judges’ comment: Bragg and Heaton’s writing is timely, balanced, well-written and laugh-out-loud funny. 2nd Rick Adams, Spectrum News 1, “Robot Banker” 3rd Joel Stein, The Hollywood Reporter, “Breakup Letter to My Agent” OBITUARY/IN APPRECIATION – Film/TV Personalities Owen Gleiberman, Variety, “John Simon: Now That He’s Gone, the Image of the Critic as Hater May Have Died Out Too”https://bit.ly/2QeJNrA Judges’ comment: Gleiberman’s wit captures a convincing vision of Simon in this excellent appreciation of his life. 2nd Alonso Duralde,…

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62nd SoCal Journalism Awards Winners – Print

HARD NEWS Hillary Davis, Daily Pilot, “Newport Beach residents ready to sue over possible homeless shelter”https://lat.ms/3eAhcI2 Judges’ comment: The tension between local residents and the homeless is depicted well in Davis’ coverage of a possible homeless shelter in Newport Beach. HEADLINE Blake Hennon, Los Angeles Times, “She is 100% that niche” Judges’ comment: Absolute cleverness! That is, of course, if you pronounce niche the right way. 2nd Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press, “Regina is Already a King, but What About President?” 3rd Chris Willman, Variety, “Barbie Gets Ziggy With It…

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