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Two Free Journalism Events for Students and Educators to Consider Attending

For Educators: Friday, October 19
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

What are the pressing issues for your journalism program? The California Journalism Education Coalition — with the California College Media Association and California State University, Northridge — hosts a forum for journalism educators, advisers and advocates. Share your challenges and successes, and get encouragement and advice from your colleagues and professionals. … Continue Reading

Panel: Open and Closed Doors – Access to the L.A. County Board of Supervisors

February 15, 2012 Other Events, SPJ Events No Comments

Closed-door meetings and Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky’s recent proposal to reduce the time allocated to public comments during the regular Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors sessions were covered by two separate L.A. Times pieces.

Join the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and KPCC for a moderated panel discussion of the Brown Act, its role in these proceedings, and its public impact.

WHO & WHAT:  Open and Closed Doors – Access to the L.A. County Board of Supervisors

  • Joel Bellman, press deputy for Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky
  •  Jeff Glasser, lawyer, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • Christina Villacorte, reporter, Los Angeles Daily News
  • Moderator: John Schwada, SPJ/LA board member and a veteran print and broadcast reporter

WHEN:  7 – 8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012 (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

WHERE: KPCC-89.3 FM, Crawford Family Forum, 474 South Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105

COST: The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

PARKING:  http://www.scpr.org/forum/directions/

RSVP: Due to limited space, please RSVP at http://www.scpr.org/events/forum/ by clicking on the event.

Register for the SPJ/LA Regional Conference

February 13, 2012 News, Other Events, SPJ Events No Comments

Register now of Professional Journalist’s 2012 regional conference, “Best of the West,” to be held on March 30 & 31. Hosted by the Los Angeles Pro Chapter, the conference promises to be an action-packed and informative weekend for both students and working professionals. Click here to register, and here for our special room rates with the University City Hilton. Special rate until March 1, so act now.

Check back frequently for updates on programming, events and attendees. Prices below:

  • Early Bird – SPJ Members   $100.00
  • Early Bird – Non-SPJ Members   $125.00
  • Early Bird – Student   Mar 1, 2012$50.00
  • Regular Price – SPJ Members   $125.00
  • Regular Price – Non-SPJ Members   $150.00
  • Regular Price – Student   $75.00
  • Mark of Excellence Luncheon   $40.00

Save the Date: Thursday, Oct. 20 SPJ/LA and PRSA-LA Host Fall Mixer

September 27, 2011 Other Events, SPJ Events No Comments

The Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ/LA) and the Public Relations Society of America – Los Angeles (PRSA-LA) invite you to a networking mixer where members from both professional organizations will have the opportunity to socialize and learn more about one another.

Attendees include SPJ/LA and PRSA-LA board members, and well-respected journalists, including Frank Mottek, SPJ/LA president and business news anchor for KNX 1070 Newsradio; Richard Saxton, automotive journalist; and Lori Streifler, editor of City News Service.

SPJ/LA and PRSA-LA host Fall Mixer

6 – 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011.

J Restaurant & Lounge – Patio Area, 1119 S. Olive St., Los Angeles, CA 90015. www.jloungela.com

Street and valet parking are offered. Parking is available in the structure adjacent to the restaurant (across the street from the AT&T building).  Parking validation may not be available.

The mixer is free for SPJ and PRSA-LA members; $15 for non-members and guests. Complimentary appetizers. Cash bar at happy hour rates.
For more details or questions, please contact Greg Jenkins, APR at greg@bravoevents-online.com, PRSA-LA at prsala@aol.com, and SPJ/LA at spjlosangeles@gmail.com .

Journalist or Vulture – “Open Newsroom” event in Pasadena

August 31, 2011 Other Events No Comments

In an effort to continue our transparent news process, Southern California Radio is opening the doors of our newsroom by producing an open-ended series of discussions called “Open Newsrooms”  The programs are geared to having our news team address a specific newsroom concern/issue; and sharing insights as to how we’ve tackled it in the past and what we’re working on now. Then, we plan to turn to the town hall audience for input, thoughts, and advice on ways we can improve our coverage of the topics that matter most to them.

The first program installment of the series will be “Journalist or Vulture – Covering Disasters in the Southland” and is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, September 6th at 7pm in The Crawford Family Forum.  KPCC’s Washington, D.C. Correspondent Kitty Felde will be joined by colleagues Nick Roman (Managing Editor) and Cheryl Devall (Senior News Editor) and others to kick off the series with a conversation about disasters and tragedy in the Southland.

I think the conversation would be well served by members of SPJ lending their voices and perspectives and welcome any help/support you might be in sharing the event details with your constituency.  While the program is free and open to the public, we do encourage people to RSVP.

Link to the event and RSVP page is here: http://www.scpr.org/events/2011/09/06/kpccs-open-newsroom-journalist-or-vulture-covering/

AAJA/LA Hosts Annual National Convention: Back to the Future

July 7, 2010 News, Other Events No Comments

The Los Angeles chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association will host its 21st Annual National Convention, “Back to the Future,” Aug. 4-7 at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa in Los Angeles. Participants will have access to AAJA’s Career Fair & Expo. In addition, special seminars will be offered by Online News Association, Microsoft and National Public Radio. For rates and event schedules, please visit http://www.aaja.org.

The Asian American Journalists Association is a nonprofit professional and educational organization serving Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders by encouraging journalism as a career, developing managers in the media industry, and promoting fair and accurate news coverage. AAJA is an alliance partner in UNITY Journalists of Color.

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