Reserve your spot now for the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists’ banquet on March 26.
Five local journalists will be honored at the event, which will be held at the Hilton Universal City in Los Angeles. The event starts at 6 p.m. with a silent auction and no-host cocktails; dinner will be at 7 p.m. The reservation deadline is March 20.
The Distinguished Journalist honorees include longtime regional journalists practicing in print, radio, television and new media. They are: Jacques Clafin, overnight editor at City News Service; Gustavo Arellano, editor of OC Weekly; Keith Goldstein, news director at KCSN; and Cheryl Kunin Fair, vice president and news director at KABC. Michelle Levander, editor-in-chief of ReportingonHealth.org, is the recipient of the chapter’s Distinguished Work in New Media Award.
The chapter will also be recognizing Mona Shafer Edwards, longtime courtroom sketch artist for her valued contribution to journalism. Edwards, through her illustrations, brings viewers and readers into the courtroom when cameras are not allowed.
Frank Mottek of KNX 1070 Newsradio will be the master of ceremonies.
Tickets for the 39th annual event are $90 for members, $110 for non-members; tables of 10 are $900. To make a reservation, contact Alice Walton at (310) 595-5612 or AliceMWalton@gmail.com
Below please find the banquet’s sponsorship levels. Please note that proceeds from the chapter’s annual banquet help fund Greater L.A. chapter activities, including scholarships.
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.
2015 Distinguished Journalists Banquet
Title Sponsor ($5000): Acknowledgement in the banquet program, event signage, promotional material at both dinner and reception, email newsletters, social media, logo and link on SPJ-LA website, 10 banquet registrations
Banquet Sponsor ($3000): Acknowledgement in the banquet program, event signage, promotional material at dinner only, email newsletters, logo and link on SPJ-LA website, 8 banquet registrations.
Reception Sponsor ($2000): Acknowledgement in the banquet program, event signage, promotional material at reception only, email newsletters, logo and link on conference website, 6 banquet registrations.
Distinguished Sponsor ($1500): Acknowledgement in the banquet program, email newsletters, logo and link on SPJ-LA website. 4 banquet registrations.
Table Sponsor ($900): Acknowledgement in the conference program and 10 banquet registrations.
Send sponsorship check or money order to:
Society of Professional Journalists Greater Los Angeles Chapter (SPJ/LA)
SPJ is a national registered 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit professional organization
Federal tax ID #95-6119058
Contact: Khalil Garriott, SPJ/LA, (703) 863-3777
Alice Walton, SPJ/LA, (310) 595-5612