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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Jobs

ABC ABC is creating an OTV Race and Culture Unit and is looking for 8 Race and Culture reporters and 2 Executive Producers. These positions can be found in the links below. Wendy McMahon is the person in charge of the ABC-owned stations. Journalist, Race & Culture Unit Executive Producer, Race & Culture CNN Senior Editor, Race Senior Writer, Police Senior Writer, Race Data and Visuals Editor, Race and Policing REUTERS Legal Reporter

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July 10 – Newsroom Leadership in the Age of Black Lives Matter

The coronavirus pandemic, economic struggles, and demands for racial justice are forcing newsrooms to account for their own failures at diversity, inclusion and representative coverage. Those shortcomings have led to resignations of top leaders at The New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, and many other publications.  The News Leaders Association and the National Press Club Journalism Institute will host regional newspaper editors in a discussion about these issues from 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ET on Friday, July 10. Register online. The conversation, moderated by Gannett executive Mizell Stewart III, will feature executive editors Katrice Hardy of the Indianapolis Star and Mary Irby-Jones of…

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Remembering Brad Pye, Jr.

We are sad to report that legendary journalist, trailblazer and former Los Angeles Press Club board member Brad Pye, Jr. has left us. He died in his sleep on July 5, at his home in Los Angeles. He was 89. Brad Pye, Jr. was the first recognized African American sportswriter in Southern California, the first Black administrator for the NFL Commissioner and the first African American public relations scout for the Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers. He served as the sports editor for Los Angeles Sentinel for three decades. He was…

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