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Last Chance to RSVP: SPJ/LA Hosts Mixer with Steve Lopez

February 24, 2015 News, SPJ Events Comments Off

It’s your last chance to RSVP for SPJ/LA’s mixer with LA Times’ Steve Lopez at Traxx Restaurant in downtown Los Angeles, Feb. 25, 2015.

Lopez is a California native who has been an LA Times columnist since 2001. He has won more than a dozen national journalism awards for his reporting and column writing at seven newspapers and four news magazines, and was a 2011 Pulitzer finalist for his columns on elder care. He is the author of three novels, two collections of columns, and a nonfiction work called “The Soloist,” which was a Los Angeles Times and New York Times best-seller, winner of the PEN USA Literary Award for Nonfiction, and the subject of a DreamWorks movie by the same name. Lopez’s television reporting for public station KCET has won three local news Emmys, three Golden Mike Awards, and a share of the duPont – Columbia University Award.

WHAT:
SPJ/LA Mixer

WHO:
Steve Lopez, LA Times Columnist

WHEN:
Wednesday, Feb. 25
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

WHERE:
Traxx Restaurant at Union Station
800 North Alameda Street, #122
Los Angeles, CA, 90012.
Phone: (213) 625-1999

COST:
The event is free and open to the public. No-host bar.

RSVP:
Please RSVP to spjlosangeles@gmail.com

PARKING:
Valet parking and convenient self-parking is available.

CONTACT:
Dan Evans, SPJ/LA
(818) 637-3234
Richard Saxton, SPJ/LA
spjlosangeles@gmail.com

SPJ/LA Hosts Mixer with Steve Lopez

February 19, 2015 News, SPJ Events Comments Off

SPJ/LA Hosts Mixer with Steve Lopez

It’s not too late to RSVP for SPJ/LA’s mixer with LA Times’ Steve Lopez at Traxx Restaurant in downtown Los Angeles, Feb. 25, 2015.

Lopez is a California native who has been an LA Times columnist since 2001. He has won more than a dozen national journalism awards for his reporting and column writing at seven newspapers and four news magazines, and was a 2011 Pulitzer finalist for his columns on elder care. He is the author of three novels, two collections of columns, and a nonfiction work called “The Soloist,” which was a Los Angeles Times and New York Times best-seller, winner of the PEN USA Literary Award for Nonfiction, and the subject of a DreamWorks movie by the same name. Lopez’s television reporting for public station KCET has won three local news Emmys, three Golden Mike Awards, and a share of the duPont – Columbia University Award.

WHAT:
SPJ/LA Mixer

WHO:
Steve Lopez, LA Times Columnist

WHEN:
Wednesday, Feb. 25
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

WHERE:
Traxx Restaurant at Union Station
800 North Alameda Street, #122
Los Angeles, CA, 90012.
Phone: (213) 625-1999

COST:
The event is free and open to the public. No-host bar.

PARKING:
Valet parking and convenient self-parking is available.

RSVP:
Please RSVP by sending an email to: spjlosangeles@gmail.com

CONTACT:
Dan Evans, SPJ/LA
(818) 637-3234
Richard Saxton, SPJ/LA
spjlosangeles@gmail.com

For more information about SPJ/LA, visit www.spjla.org

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 Greater Los Angeles professional chapter celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2009.

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Reserve Your Spot for the SPJ/LA 39th Annual Distinguished Journalists Awards Dinner

February 9, 2015 News, SPJ Events Comments Off

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.

SPJ/LA
2015 Distinguished Journalists Banquet

Sponsorship Levels

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
AliceMWalton@gmail.com

SPJ/LA Hosts Mixer with Steve Lopez

February 6, 2015 SPJ Events Comments Off

SPJ/LA Hosts Mixer with Steve Lopez

The Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists invites you to a mixer with LA Times’ Steve Lopez at Traxx Restaurant in downtown Los Angeles, Feb. 25, 2015.

Lopez is a California native who has been an LA Times columnist since 2001. He has won more than a dozen national journalism awards for his reporting and column writing at seven newspapers and four news magazines, and was a 2011 Pulitzer finalist for his columns on elder care. He is the author of three novels, two collections of columns, and a nonfiction work called “The Soloist,” which was a Los Angeles Times and New York Times best-seller, winner of the PEN USA Literary Award for Nonfiction, and the subject of a DreamWorks movie by the same name. Lopez’s television reporting for public station KCET has won three local news Emmys, three Golden Mike Awards, and a share of the duPont – Columbia University Award.

WHAT: 
SPJ/LA Mixer

WHO:
Steve Lopez, LA Times Columnist

WHEN: 
Wednesday, Feb. 25
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

WHERE:
Traxx Restaurant at Union Station
800 North Alameda Street, #122
Los Angeles, CA, 90012
Phone: (213) 625-1999

COST:
The event is free and open to the public. No-host bar.

PARKING: 
Valet parking and convenient self-parking is available.

RSVP:
Please RSVP by sending an email to: spjlosangeles@gmail.com

CONTACT:
Dan Evans, SPJ/LA
(818) 637-3234
Richard Saxton, SPJ/LA
spjlosangeles@gmail.com

SPJ/LA Holiday Party

November 10, 2014 SPJ Events No Comments

SPJ/LA Holiday Party

 

You are invited to join the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for our festive annual holiday party in the heart of Beverly Hills. Enjoy the beautiful holiday season atmosphere of Rodeo Drive, as we gather to celebrate the season at the Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel. The party includes generously served hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, mini desserts and a no host cash bar. Space is limited.

RSVP now to join your friends, SPJ/LA members, print, online, and broadcast journalists on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 in Beverly Hills.

WHAT:
SPJ/LA Holiday Party

WHEN:
6:30 – 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

WHERE:
Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel
360 N. Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills, CA  90210
Phone: (310) 273-0300

COST:
$25 for SPJ/LA members
$15 for students
$40 for non-members
Non-members who join SPJ/LA the night of the event will enjoy the member price.
Give yourself the gift of SPJ/LA membership at www.spjla.org.
No host cash bar

PARKING:
Convenient Beverly Hills parking structure is nearby at 9510 Brighton Way. Metered parking on Rodeo Drive and surrounding area.

RSVP:
Please RSVP at spjlosangeles@gmail.com

CONTACT:
Navid Nonahal
(818) 317-2234
spjlosangeles@gmail.com

SPJ/LA Presents “Uncovering the Campaign: What the Media Missed in the 2014 Elections”

October 9, 2014 SPJ Events No Comments

 

SPJ/LA Presents “Uncovering the Campaign”

What the Media Missed in the 2014 Elections

 

The Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists invites you to attend a panel discussion, “Uncovering the Campaign: What the Media Missed in the 2014 Elections,” at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the Crawford Family Forum, 474 S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena.

The program is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Please RSVP here.

KPCC politics reporter Frank Stoltze will moderate a panel featuring:

  • Dan Schnur, Director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at USC
  • Raphael Sonenshein, Executive Director of the Pat Brown Institute for Public Affairs at Cal State LA

WHAT:   
SPJ/LA’s “Uncovering the Campaign”

WHO:  
KPCC reporter Frank Stoltze, USC’s Dan Schnur and Raphael Sonenshein with the Pat Brown Institute

WHEN: 
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014
Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Program 7:00-8:30 p.m.

WHERE:
KPCC
Crawford Family Forum
474 S. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105

COST:     
Free but RSVPs are required

RSVP:
Required as seating is limited.
Please RSVP to KPCC here

PARKING:
Street and lot parking is available

CONTACT:
SPJLosAngeles@gmail.com

For more information about SPJ/LA, visit www.spjla.org

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.

SPJ/LA and PRSA-LA Host Combined Mixer

September 23, 2014 SPJ Events No Comments

SPJ/LA and PRSA-LA Host Combined Mixer

 

You are invited to join the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, in conjunction with the Los Angeles chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, for a mixer at Angel City Brewery in downtown Los Angeles. Meet and share a pint with your PR counterparts representing L.A.-area corporations, academic institutions, government agencies and nonprofits. It’s an opportunity to have fun and connect with sources.

Enjoy the fun atmosphere of this local brewery that specializes in old world, small-batch craft brewing. The mixer includes complementary appetizers, soft drinks, mini desserts and a no host cash bar.

RSVP now to join your friends, SPJ/LA members, print, online, and broadcast journalists and public relations professionals on Thursday, Oct. 2.

What
:
SPJ/LA and PRSA-LA host combined mixer

When
:
5:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2

Where
:
216 S. Alameda St.
Los Angeles 90012
Phone: 213-622-1261
Directions: http://angelcitybrewery.com/visit/directions/

Cost
: The mixer is free for SPJ and PRSA-LA members; $15 for non-members and guests. Non-members who join SPJ/LA the night of the event will enjoy the mixer for free. SPJ/LA membership is available at www.spjla.org. No host cash bar.

Parking: 
 Free parking for this event available at the L.A. County-owned parking structure at 321 Hewitt Street (about one block east from Angel City Brewery – between E. 4th Place and Traction Avenue, across from Art Share L.A.). Click http://bit.ly/YA2dFI for map to parking structure.

RSVP
: Please RSVP at spjlosangeles@gmail.com

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

SPJ/LA Presents “Meet The Mayor”

May 8, 2014 SPJ Events No Comments

Save the Date: Monday, June 2

SPJ/LA Presents “Meet The Mayor”

 

The Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists presents an informal mixer featuring Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who will make a brief speech, take questions, and meet with journalists on June 2. His “Back to Basics” agenda is focused on job creation and solving everyday problems for L.A. residents.

Garcetti was elected four times by his peers to serve as the president of the Los Angeles City Council, from 2006 to 2012. He served as the Councilmember representing the 13th District, which includes Hollywood, Echo Park, Silver Lake, and Atwater Village, from 2001 until he took office as mayor last year.

WHAT: 
SPJ/LA Mixer with the Mayor

WHO: 
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

WHEN:          
Monday June 2, 2014
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

WHERE:
Pour Haus, outdoor patio
1820 Industrial Street
Downtown Los Angeles, CA 90021

COST:
Free of charge.

RSVP:
RSVP required, as seating is limited.
Please RSVP to spjlosangeles@gmail.com

PARKING:
Street parking is available.

CONTACT:
Dan Evans, SPJ/LA
(818) 637-3234
Richard Saxton, SPJ/LA
spjlosangeles@gmail.com

SPJ/LA and NPPA Present “The Right to Photograph and Record in Public”

April 14, 2014 News, SPJ Events No Comments

SPJ/LA and NPPA

Present

“The Right to Photograph and Record in Public”

 

The Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Press Photographers Association, in cooperation with the Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles (PPAGLA), present a panel discussion, sponsored by the SDX Foundation of the Society of Professional Journalists, on the right to photograph and record in public.

Ever since 911, there has been a heightened awareness of anyone taking pictures or recording events in public. This issue has only been exacerbated by the widespread proliferation of cellphone cameras and the ability of everyone to post photos and recordings on the Internet. An expert panel will discuss such things as:

  • What are the rights of citizens and the press to photograph and record in public?
  • Can police seize and view those images or order them to be deleted?
  • What is some of the most recent case law regarding these issues?
  • How can we foster a better understanding of our respective rights and responsibilities in order to have a greater appreciation for the roles that everyone plays in newsgathering and free speech?

WHAT:
SPJ/LA, NPPA and PPAGLA host a panel discussion on the right to photograph and record in public

WHO:

  • Cmdr. Michael Parker, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, North (County) Patrol Division
  • Cmdr. Andrew Smith, LAPD Media Relations and Community Affairs Group
  • Jean Paul (JP) Jassy, Esq., Partner Jassy, Vick, Carolan LLP
  • Paul Buck, President PPAGLA and Staff Photographer European Press Photo Agency (EPA)

Mickey H. Osterreicher, General Counsel, National Press Photographers Association, will moderate.

WHEN:
Thursday, April 17
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

WHERE:
Deaton Hall Auditorium
Across from City Hall
100 W. First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012

COST:
Free of charge.

RSVP:
RSVP required, as seating is limited. Please RSVP at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-right-to-photograph-record-in-public-tickets-11042280759

CONTACT:
Richard Hendrickson, SPJ/LA
(323) 806-1427
Navid Nonahal, SPJ/LA
(818) 317-2234

spjlosangeles@gmail.com

For more information about SPJ/LA, visit www.spjla.org

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 Greater Los Angeles professional chapter celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2009.

 

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Ron Sylvester to Speak at SPJ/LA’s 38th Annual Distinguished Journalists Awards Dinner

March 25, 2014 SPJ Events No Comments

 

Editor of Soon-to-be Launched Los Angeles Register to Speak at

SPJ/LA’s 38th Annual Distinguished Journalists Awards Dinner

 

Ron Sylvester, editor of the soon-to-be launched Los Angeles Register, will be the speaker at the April 10, Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists’ banquet.

Sylvester, having covered just about every beat available at a newspaper, from sports writing, to arts and entertainment, medicine, health, science and technology, crime and legal affairs, is currently leading the news team of reporters and editors who will launch the Los Angeles Register on April 16.

Open records, specialty and beat reporting, writing, emerging uses of technology in journalism, and online journalism are Sylvester’s specialties, although he has extensive experience in on-line multimedia reporting and social media journalism.

Sylvester has helped develop innovative ways to cover the news including becoming one of the first to cover trials live from the courtroom on Twitter.

As SPJ’s Region 7 Director, representing Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa, between 2004 – 2008, Sylvester led efforts to revitalize dormant chapters in St. Louis and Des Moines. He started the Technolo-J blog to help others learn about online and multimedia journalism. He presented workshops and seminars about multimedia reporting and social network journalism at regional and national conferences. Sylvester was named Regional Director of the Year in 2007.

Five local journalists will be honored at the event, which will be held at the Omni Hotel in Los Angeles. The Distinguished Journalist honorees are Sandy Banks, columnist at the Los Angeles Times; Jon Regardie, executive editor for Los Angeles Downtown News; John Brooks, retired 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.

Tickets for the 38th annual event are $90 for members, $110 for non-members; tables of 10 are $900. To make a reservation, contact Roberta Wax at (818) 993-7027 or spjbanquet@gmail.com. The reservation deadline is April 5.

Purchase your tickets here:


Tickets



Frank Mottek, reporter for KNX Newsradio, will be the master of ceremonies.

Proceeds from the dinner and silent auction 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.

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