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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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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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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62nd SoCal Journalism Awards Winners – Art/Photography

NEWS PHOTO Gina Ferazzi, Los Angeles Times, “Rescuing the Infirmed” Judges’ comment: Ferazzi captured a strong image in low visibility as health care workers evacuate residents in a tense situation. Excellent photo. 2nd Ringo Chiu, The Associated Press, “Santa Clarita School Shooting” 3rd Ted Soqui, Freelance, “Los Angeles Teachers’ Strike” FEATURE PHOTO Ringo Chiu, Associated Press, “A wildfire evacuation” Judges’ comment: Chiu’s stunning photo taken during a wildfire easily earns him this first-place award. 2nd Jim Krantz, Tara Thompson, Rudi Uebelhoer and Peter Flax, The Red Bulletin, “Freedom by Design”…

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