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SPJ/LA Seeks Nominations for Annual Distinguished Journalist Awards

October 8, 2014 Awards, News No Comments

SPJ/LA Seeks Nominations for

Annual Distinguished Journalist Awards

 

The Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is seeking nominations for the chapter’s 2014 Distinguished Journalists Awards, 2014 Distinguished Work in New Media Award and 2014 Freedom of Information Award.

Nomination forms must be submitted by email to Lori Streifler or to Alice Walton, no later than Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.

The awards will be presented at the SPJ/LA annual awards banquet in the spring of 2015.

The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation’s largest and most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to promoting high standards of ethical behavior and encouraging the free practice of journalism. Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists and protects the First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press.

Download the form here: SPJ/LA Award Nominee Form

Contact:
Lori Streifler, SPJ/LA
lori@socalnews.com
spjlosangeles@gmail.com

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March 19, 2014 Awards, News, PayPal No Comments

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SPJ/LA Announces 2013 Distinguished Journalist Honorees

December 11, 2013 Awards No Comments

The Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will honor five local journalists at its 38th annual awards banquet next spring.

The Distinguished Journalist honorees include longtime regional journalists practicing in print, radio, television and new media. They are: Sandy Banks, columnist at the Los Angeles Times; Jon Regardie, executive editor for Los Angeles Downtown News; John Brooks, former reporter and anchor at KNX 1070 Newsradio and KFWB News Talk 980; and Oswaldo Borraez, reporter at “Noticias Univision 34.” Damien Newton, founder and editor of Streetsblog Los Angeles, is the recipient of the chapter’s Distinguished Work in New Media Award.

The chapter will also be recognizing Brian Humphrey, spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department, for his dedication to providing access to reporters.

SPJ/LA presents the Distinguished Journalist awards to members of the profession who demonstrate good news judgment, a strong sense of ethics and a passion for getting the story right. Honorees are journalists who have achieved a record of accomplishments over the course of several years. For the past three decades, the chapter has recognized reporters, editors and photographers in print and broadcast journalism. Since 1997, the chapter has honored journalists in four categories: television, radio, newspapers with a circulation of less than 90,000 and newspapers with a circulation of 90,000 or more.

The Distinguished Work in New Media award was created in 2008 and is given to a journalist who uses the new media’s unique characteristics and capabilities while striving to uphold traditional journalism’s highest standards of honesty, accuracy, responsibility and accountability.

The awards banquet will be held in Spring of 2014, with the date and location to be announced.

The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation’s largest and most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to promoting high standards of ethical behavior and encouraging the free practice of journalism. Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. The Los Angeles professional chapter marked its 75th anniversary in 2009.

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A Few Photos from the 2013 Awards Banquet

March 21, 2013 Awards, SPJ Events No Comments
Banquet Awardees (L-R): Beverly White (NBC4), Jean-Paul Jassy (attorney, counsel for SPJ/LA), Sharon Waxman (The Wrap), Jeff Fager (CBS News Chairman and banquet speaker), Marty Sauerzopf (City News Service), Dan Evans (Los Angeles Times community newspapers), Andy Ludlum (KNX 1070 Newsradio, KFWB News Talk 980)

Banquet Awardees (L-R): Beverly White (NBC4), Jean-Paul Jassy (attorney, counsel for SPJ/LA), Sharon Waxman (The Wrap), Jeff Fager (CBS News Chairman and banquet speaker), Marty Sauerzopf (City News Service), Dan Evans (Los Angeles Times community newspapers), Andy Ludlum (KNX 1070 Newsradio, KFWB News Talk 980)

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Don’t Miss Out on SPJ/LA’s 2013 Awards Banquet

February 19, 2013 Awards No Comments

Tickets are still available for the 2013 Distinguished Journalist Awards Banquet hosted by the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

The event will be held Thursday, March 14 at the Hilton Hotel in Universal City. The banquet speaker will be CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager. Tickets are $90 for SPJ members and $110 for non-SPJ members. A table of 10 can be purchased for $900. To RSVP, please email SPJBanquet@gmail.com or contact the chapter’s Roberta Wax at (818) 718-8184. Checks and credit cards accepted.

timewarnerlogoTime Warner Cable is the event sponsor. KNX 1070’s Frank Mottek, the voice of the KNX Business Hour, will serve as the master of ceremonies.

This year’s Distinguished Journalist honorees include longtime regional journalists practicing in print, radio, television and new media. They include: Marty Sauerzopf, city editor at City News Service; Dan Evans, editor for the Los Angeles Times community newspapers; Andy Ludlum, director of news programming at KNX 1070 Newsradio and KFWB News Talk 980; and Beverly White, general assignment reporter at NBC4. Sharon Waxman, chief executive officer and editor-in-chief of TheWrap.com, is the recipient of the chapter’s Distinguished Work in New Media Award. Jean-Paul Jassy, attorney and counsel for SPJ/LA, will receive the chapter’s Freedom of Information Award.

SPJ/LA presents the Distinguished Journalist awards to members of the profession who demonstrate good news judgment, a strong sense of ethics and a passion for getting the story right. Honorees are journalists who have achieved a record of accomplishments over the course of several years.

The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation’s largest and most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to promoting high standards of ethical behavior and encouraging the free practice of journalism. Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. The Los Angeles professional chapter marked its 75th anniversary in 2009.

When

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Where
Hilton Universal City
555 Universal Hollywood Drive
Universal City, CA 91608

Cost
SPJ Members: $90
Non-members: $110
Tables of 10 available for $900


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RSVP
E-mail SPJBanquet@gmail.com or
Call SPJ/LA’s Roberta Wax at (818) 718-8184

Contact
Navid Nonahal, SPJ/LA
(818) 317-2234
spjlosangeles@gmail.com

CBS News Chairman to be 2013 Banquet Speaker

January 27, 2013 Awards, SPJ Events No Comments

cbs-news-chairman-jeff-fagerThe Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is pleased to announce CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager as the speaker for its 2013 awards banquet.

The annual event will be held Thursday, March 14 at the Hilton Hotel in Universal City. Tickets are $90 for SPJ members and $110 for non-SPJ members. A table of 10 can be purchased for $900. To RSVP, please email SPJLosAngeles@gmail.com or contact the chapter’s Roberta Wax at (818) 718-8184.

Jeff Fager became the first chairman of CBS News in February 2011, after re-shaping its flagship broadcast, 60 MINUTES, into an editorially more vibrant and news-conscious program that regularly makes Nielsen’s Top 10 and wins unprecedented amounts of awards. His efforts to improve the hit program online have also made the 60 MINUTES brand a hit on the Internet and the model of successful electronic journalism in the digital age. In January 2012, Fager guided the re-launch of the network’s morning news program, CBS THIS MORNING, into a broadcast critically acclaimed for its fresh focus on harder news and its new team of talent.

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KPCC’s Madeleine Brand to Serve as Mistress of Ceremonies for SPJ/LA’s 36th Annual Distinguished Journalists Awards Dinner

April 17, 2012 Awards, SPJ Events No Comments

Madeleine Brand, host of the innovative radio news magazine program, The Madeleine Brand Show, will be the mistress of ceremonies at the 36th annual awards banquet on May 8, presented by the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

The Madeleine Brand Show, which launched in September 2010 on Southern California Public Radio, 89.3 KPCC, is described as having an original sound that is thought-provoking and intimate. Brand describes it as “a new form of public radio journalism that combines a Morning Edition sensibility—the news and current events—with the sensibilities of Fresh Air and This American Life—the best in story-telling.”

Five local journalists and an attorney will be honored at the event, which will be held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. The Distinguished Journalist honorees are Bob Pool, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times; Howard Fine, a 10-year veteran of the Los Angeles Business Journal; Bob Moon, senior business correspondent, Marketplace; and Lisa Bartley, investigative producer at ABC7, Eyewitness News. Jesus Sanchez, editor and publisher of The Eastsider LA, is the  recipient of the chapter’s Distinguished Work in New Media Award. Don Zachary, attorney and counsel for RTNA, will receive the chapter’s Freedom of Information Award.

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SPJ/LA Seeks Nominations for Annual Distinguished Journalist Awards

October 17, 2011 Awards No Comments

The Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is seeking nominations for the chapter’s 2011 Distinguished Journalists Awards, 2011 Distinguished Work in New Media Award and 2011 Freedom of Information Award.

Nomination forms must be submitted by email to Julia Seifer at Julia.C.Seifer@abc.com or faxed to Roberta Wax at (818) 993-5971, no later than Friday, Oct. 21.

The awards will be presented at the SPJ/LA annual awards banquet in the spring of 2012.

The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation’s largest and most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to promoting high standards of ethical behavior and encouraging the free practice of journalism. Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists and protects the First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press.

Download the form here: SPJ Award Nominee Form 2011

SPJ/LA honored by Society of Professional Journalists

August 13, 2011 Awards No Comments

Noting the importance and impact of the chapter’s website, press releases and social media, the Greater Los Angeles Pro chapter was honored earlier this month with a Circle of Excellence award. From the SPJ press release:

Chapter Communications
The Greater Los Angeles Pro chapter is commended for its efforts in chapter communications. The chapter’s creative communications via email, a chapter website, press releases, standard mail and Facebook have helped make this chapter’s programming active and successful.

For a list of winners in all categories, please click here.

SPJ Announces 2010 Sigma Delta Chi Winners

May 10, 2011 Awards No Comments

INDIANAPOLIS – The Society of Professional Journalists is pleased to announce recipients of the 2010 Sigma Delta Chi Awards for excellence in journalism.

Judges chose the winners from over 1,400 entries in categories covering print, radio, television and online. The awards recognize outstanding work published or broadcast in 2010.

Dating back to 1932, the awards originally honored six individuals for contributions to journalism. The current program began in 1939, when the Society granted the first Distinguished Service Awards. The honors later became the Sigma Delta Chi Awards.

The awards banquet will be Sept. 24 in New Orleans during the joint SPJ-RTDNA Excellence in Journalism conference.

Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well- informed citizenry; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. For more information about SPJ, please visit www.spj.org.

Winners after the jump.

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