Save the Date: SPJ/LA’s Reporter Karaoke Night

Bad assignments?
Editors driving you crazy?
Sources not returning calls?

Confirmed: The best way to work out your reporter rage is to rock out on stage…or by having a drink (or three) while cheering on your colleagues.

The Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is hosting a night of FREE karaoke at your favorite pirate bar, The Redwood, on Wednesday, Aug. 3.

IAMNOTAKJ will be taking requests from 7 to 9 p.m. He’s got it all…torch songs, rock anthems, Spanish hits, etc.

Singers and non-singers welcome! Come catch up with fellow journalists over music, food and drinks.

WHAT:
SPJ/LA’s Karaoke Night

WHEN:
7 – 9 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016

WHERE:
Redwood Bar & Grill
316 W. 2nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 680-2600

COST:
Free of charge.

PARKING:
There’s construction on Second Street in front of the bar and on Broadway. You can park at the lot on Hill Street.

METRO:
The closest station is Civic Center/Grand Park.

RSVP:
Please RSVP at spjlosangeles@gmail.com

Save the Date: July 6 Journalism Mega Mixer

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 6 mixer will feature complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar.

The Journalism Mega Mixer is hosted by:

  • Greater L.A. chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists
  • Radio and Television News Association of Southern California
  • Online News Association
  • Asian American Journalists Association
  • CCNMA/National Association of Hispanic Journalists
  • NLGJA: the Association of LGBT Journalists
  • Los Angeles Press Club
  • National Association of Black Journalists – Los Angeles
  • Journalism and Women Symposium
  • Hacks and Hackers LA
  • 8-Ball Welfare Foundation

WHAT:
Journalism Mega-Mixer

WHEN:
Wednesday, July 6
6:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Rockwell Table and Stage
1714 N Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027

COST:
The event is free and open to all journalists.

PARKING:
Valet and street parking available.

METRO:
The Metro Red Line stop at Sunset/Vermont is walking distance.

RSVP:
Please RSVP by June 29 at spjlosangeles@gmail.com

CONTACT:
Claudia Peschiutta
spjlosangeles@gmail.com

Reporters Gone Wild

Bad assignments?
Editors driving you crazy?
Sources not returning calls?

Confirmed: The best way to work out your reporter rage is to rock out on stage…or by having a drink (or three) while cheering on your colleagues.

The Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is hosting a night of FREE karaoke at your favorite pirate bar, The Redwood, on Wednesday, June 8.

IAMNOTAKJ will be taking requests from 7 to 9 p.m. He’s got it all…torch songs, rock anthems, Spanish hits, etc.

Singers and non-singers welcome! Come catch up with fellow journalists over music, food and drinks.

WHAT:
SPJ/LA’s Karaoke Night

WHEN:
7 – 9 p.m., Wednesday, June 8, 2016

WHERE:
Redwood Bar & Grill
316 W. 2nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 680-2600

COST:
Free of charge.

PARKING:
There’s construction on Second Street in front of the bar and on Broadway. You can park at the lot on Hill Street.

METRO:
The closest station is Civic Center/Grand Park.

RSVP:
Please RSVP at spjlosangeles@gmail.com

CONTACT:
Claudia Peschiutta, SPJ/LA
claudia.peschiutta@cbsradio.com

SPJ/LA Hosts Video Editing Workshop

The Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists is hosting a free, 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, though feel free to bring your own loaded onto an iPhone. Some experience on a Mac would be helpful but is not mandatory.

WHAT:
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 (in which a photo tumbles into view)
— 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:http://bit.ly/1RWxACQ

The workshop will be led by Michael Fleeman, an associate board member and managing editor-digital for Connection III Entertainment, which produces videos for its Made in Hollywood brand on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube andwww.MadeinHollywood.tv.

WHEN:
Saturday, June 11
9 a.m. to noon

WHERE:
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)

COST:
Free for workshop; $6 parking fee

PARKING:
Go to the Information Booth #2 on Prairie Street to purchase a $6 parking pass. If the booth is closed, buy a pass from a machine on the ground floor of parking structure B3. Park in B3 and walk five minutes to the building.

RSVP:
Michael Fleeman: mbfleeman@gmail.com
Space is limited.

CONTACT:
Michael Fleeman: mbfleeman@gmail.com

Reporter Karaoke Is Back At The Redwood

Start warming up your vocal cords because it’s time for some karaoke. If you’re too shy to sing, come watch the rest of us make fools of ourselves and cheer us on!

The Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is hosting a night of FREE karaoke at your favorite pirate bar, The Redwood, on Wednesday, May 4.

IAMNOTAKJ will be taking your requests from 7 to 9 p.m. He’s got everything you could want…torch songs, rock anthems, Spanish hits, etc.

Come on by even if you don’t like to sing. It’s a fun opportunity to catch up with your fellow journalists over songs, food and drinks.

WHAT:
SPJ/LA’s Karaoke Night

WHEN:
7 – 9 p.m., Wednesday, May 4, 2016

WHERE:
Redwood Bar & Grill
316 W. 2nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 680-2600

COST:
Free of charge.

PARKING:
Please be aware that there is construction on Second Street in front of the bar and on Broadway. There is a parking lot available on Hill Street.

METRO:
The closest station is Civic Center/Grand Park.

RSVP:
Please RSVP at spjlosangeles@gmail.com

CONTACT:
Claudia Peschiutta, SPJ/LA
claudia.peschiutta@cbsradio.com