“So You Think You Can’t Draw” Workshop Series

Do you believe you can’t draw a straight line, let alone a realistic image? You just need the right teacher! In September, besides our regular schedule of free art classes, Art at Work will sponsor four “So You Think You Can’t Draw” workshops (see the schedule below for details and start times). These 60-90 minute classes with head instructor Leah Kohlenberg of The Roaming Studio will teach you drawing tips and techniques. You’ll see it’s easier than you think to produce realistic drawings. Don’t believe us? Try it out for…

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ABC7’s Marc Brown to Receive the LA Press Club Lifetime Achievement Award

Marc Brown, ABC7 Eyewitness News, is receiving Los Angeles Press Club’s highest honor, the Joseph M Quinn Award for Lifetime Achievement, at the 63rd Annual SoCal Journalism Awards Gala on October 16.  “Marc has devoted his life and career to informing the community in his native Los Angeles,” said Los Angeles Press Club President Lisa Richwine. “He exemplifies the type of journalist we look to honor with the Quinn Award.” Marc is the co-anchor for ABC7 Eyewitness News at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. He joined ABC7 in 1989 as…

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Spectrum News 1 Anchor and Reporter Catalina Villegas Joins LAPC Board of Directors

Join us in welcoming Catalina Villegas to the LAPC Board of Directors! Vargas is an anchor and reporter for Spectrum News 1 in Los Angeles. She anchors Your Weekend, a one-hour news show Saturdays at 5 p.m. Catalina moved to the San Francisco Bay Area from Colombia in the late 90s. She attended UC Berkeley, earning a degree in Political Science. She has worked at the local, national, and international level for stations ranging from CNN, CBS, NBC, and Univision. Her career has taken her to Nevada and cross-country to Washington…

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Bari Weiss is the 2021 LA Press Club Daniel Pearl Awardee

Bari Weiss is the recipient of the 2021 Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism. “‘My father is Jewish, my mother is Jewish, I am Jewish. Daniel Pearl’s moving last words are true for me, too. I could not be prouder to be a Jew, and it’s impossible to express how honored I am to be receiving this prize,” said Bari Weiss when she got the news. Weiss is a journalist and the author of “How to Fight Anti-Semitism,” which won a 2019 National Jewish Book Award. From 2017 to 2020, Weiss…

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Sean Penn and Ann Lee to Receive the LA Press Club Public Service Award

Sean Penn and Ann Lee have been named the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2021 Bill Rosendahl Public Service Awardees for Contributions to Civic Life. Sean Penn and Ann Lee are co-founders of the crisis response organization CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort). Ann Lee serves as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer and Sean Penn is the board’s Chairperson. “As the world was reeling from the spread of COVID-19, Sean and Ann jumped in and mobilized a massive testing effort in Southern California and beyond,” said Los Angeles Press Club President Lisa…

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta to Receive the LA Press Club’s President’s Award

CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta has been named the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2021 Presidents Awardee for Impact on Media. “During the pandemic, it was crucial that journalists provide information that would help the public understand the crisis,” said Lisa Richwine, president of the Los Angeles Press Club. “Audiences turned to Dr. Gupta for his expertise and ability to explain the science behind a complex and rapidly evolving story that touched every corner of the world.” Dr. Sanjay Gupta is the multiple Emmy®-award-winning chief medical correspondent for CNN. Gupta, a practicing…

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The Los Angeles Press Club Announces the Inaugural Recipients of the Charles M. Rappleye Investigative Journalism Grant

The Los Angeles Press Club proudly announces the inaugural recipients of the Charles M. Rappleye Investigative Journalism Award. The grant, established in honor of longtime Los Angeles-based editor and journalist, Charles Rappleye, aims to support next-level investigative research for ongoing projects. Rappleye, who died in 2018 at the age of 62, was widely known for his work at LA Weekly and LA CityBeat, as well as his series of non-fiction books such as the 2006 work “Sons of Providence: The Brown Brothers, the Slave Trade, and the American Revolution,” which…

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Art Classes for Journalists – June Schedule

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! LA Press Club members may join any scheduled Roaming Studio online art class for free. You don’t need to register, just click the zoom link provided on the Art at Work portal, which is the same for all classes (Password: Artisfun). JUNE CLASSES Abstract Mixed Media Painting — Tuesday 3:30 p.m. Figure Drawing — Wednesday 6 p.m.…

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Help Protect Journalists from Arrest in California

Over the past year, we’ve seen dozens of our colleagues injured, detained and arrested by police in California. Last month, the Los Angeles Press Club’s board of directors unanimously voted to endorse SB-98, a bill that was written to protect journalists from arrest during protests. Endorsing legislation is an extraordinary step that we rarely take. Unfortunately, a new amendment to SB-98 threatens our safety. We are pushing back together, part of an unprecedented coalition with at least 15 journalism groups signing the following open letter. Please share this with your…

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Joint Letter to Law Enforcement and Local Governments

To Police Chief Moore, Sheriff Villanueva, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Los Angeles City Council, Mayor Garcetti and Southern California Law Enforcement: Los Angeles and other major cities have seen a resurgence in protests against police brutality over the past year, which have resulted in a series of incidents involving police officers and the journalists assigned to cover those demonstrations. Journalists in Southern California and elsewhere have been detained, tackled, sprayed with tear gas, hit with rubber bullets and arrested, preventing them from providing the public with urgently needed…

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