Join Us for SPJ/LA’s Annual Holiday Party

‘Tis the season… for news and good cheer!

You are invited to join the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for our festive annual holiday party on Thursday, Dec. 7 in the heart of Beverly Hills. Enjoy the beautiful holiday atmosphere as we gather to celebrate the season at the Shanghai Grill. 

The party this year includes a generous dinner buffet holiday feast and a no-host cash bar.

Space is limited.

When: ThursdayDec. 7, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: Shanghai Grill, 9383 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Cost: $25 for SPJ/LA members and $40 for non-members (check or credit card only)

Parking: Free valet parking available at Spago Beverly Hills with validation from Shanghai Grill. There is also free parking on Wilshire Boulevard after 7 p.m.


Contact: Navid Nonahal
                (818) 317-2234

Los Angeles Leaders in Media Luncheon

UPDATE: The Los Angeles Leaders in Media event scheduled for October 20, 2017, has been postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

The Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Junior League of Los Angeles invite you to a media appreciation luncheon, Los Angeles Leaders in Media, to celebrate the members of the media who work tirelessly to tell stories that effect change in our communities, particularly the challenges facing foster youth.

Christine Devine, KTTV Fox 11 News anchor, will be the keynote speaker. The program will also include speakers from JLLA.

SPJ/LA and JLLA host a media appreciation luncheon: Los Angeles Leaders in Media

Friday, Oct. 20, 2017
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. (lunch will be served)

Junior League of Los Angeles
630 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004

The luncheon is free for SPJ/LA members.

Limited parking behind the building. Street parking also available.

Space is limited. Please RSVP at by Oct. 17, 2017.

Navid Nonahal, SPJ/LA
(818) 317-2234

Learn to make short, shareable news videos using iMovie

The Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists is hosting a hands-on workshop aimed at news professionals with zero experience in video editing. You’ll sit at a Mac and use iMovie to create those lively, short, snackable videos popular on AJ+, NowThis, ATTN: and other social-media-driven news organizations.

Video clips, still photos, music and other assets will be provided. Some experience on a Mac would be helpful.


Video editing workshop that will teach you how to:

— Import video and still photos into iMovie

— Edit video clips and crop photos

— Place video and photos into a “timeline”

— Use transitions, including a dissolve, blur and spin-in

— Add the “Ken Burns Effect” panning and zooming into photos

— Make titles

— Put music in the background

— Store your video and get it onto Facebook or YouTube

By the end, you should be able to create your own video that looks something like this:

The workshop will be led by Michael Fleeman, a digital consultant and college journalism instructor.


Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017

9 a.m. to noon


Cal State Northridge

18111 Nordhoff St.

Northridge, CA 91311

In a Mac computer lab on west side of campus (exact location given when you RSVP)


Free for SPJ members; $10 for non-members. 4-hour parking pass available for purchase on campus for $6.


Go to the Information Booth #2 on Prairie Street to purchase a $6 parking pass to cover you for four hours. If the booth is closed, buy a 4-hour pass from a machine on the ground floor of parking structure B3. Park in B3 and walk five minutes to the building.

RSVP (space is limited):

Michael Fleeman:


Save the Date: Our Annual Journalism Mega Mixer Is July 11

The Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists invites you to mix, mingle, mega schmooze, socialize, have fun, and network all at the same time. The July 11 mixer will feature complimentary appetizers and a no-host bar. 

The Journalism Mega Mixer is hosted by:

  • Greater L.A. chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists
  • Online News Association
  • Asian American Journalists Association
  • CCNMA: Latino Journalists of California/National Association of Hispanic Journalists
  • Investigative Reporters and Editors
  • National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) – L.A.

Annual Journalism Mega Mixer
Tuesday, July 11
6 – 9 p.m.

Molly Malone’s Irish Pub
575 S. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

The mixer is free and open to all. Complimentary appetizers. Cash bar.

Limited parking behind the building. Street parking also available. Free parking at LACMA after 7p.m. – 5905 Wilshire Blvd. Petersen Museum parking is $12. 
Please RSVP by sending an email to:

Richard Saxton, SPJ/LA Board Member