RSVP for SPJ/LA’s 2016 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 Wednesday, 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: Wednesday, Dec. 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.

RSVP: spjlosangeles@gmail.com

SPJ/LA and the L.A. Press Club Present: Horror Stories from the Campaign Trail

UPDATED INFO!

The Greater L.A. chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Los Angeles Press Club will present a night of scary stories from the world of politics on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at the Redwood Bar and Grill in downtown.

This just in … special guest appearances. You’ve seen celebrities read mean tweets on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Now get ready for the SPJ/LA and Press Club version.

Hear stories from:

  • Jessica Levinson, Loyola Law School professor and president of the L.A. City Ethics Commission
  • Conan Nolan, chief political reporter at NBC4

The evening will be hosted by KNX reporter Claudia Peschiutta.

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We’ll also be taking submissions from the audience so bring your best stories!

When:  Wednesday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m.

Where:  Redwood Bar & Grill, 316 W. 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Cost: Free and open to the public.

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

RSVP: spjlosangeles@gmail.com

Save the Date: SPJ/LA’s Distinguished Journalists Banquet Is Jan. 26, 2017

The Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will host its annual awards banquet on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel in downtown.

Local journalists will be honored at the 41st annual event. Honorees will be announced in November.

Tickets for the event are:

  • $100 for SPJ/LA members
  • $140 for non-members
  • $80 for students
  • Tables of 10 are available for $1,000

A no-host cocktail reception will begin at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. To make a reservation, please contact Alice Walton at AliceMWalton@gmail.com or (310) 595-5612.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available, as are program ads to congratulate this year’s honorees.

SPJ/LA presents the Distinguished Journalist awards to members of the profession who demonstrate good news judgment, a strong sense of ethics and a passion for getting the story right. Honorees are journalists who have achieved a record of career accomplishments. For four decades, the chapter has recognized reporters, editors and photographers in print and broadcast journalism. Since 1997, the chapter has honored journalists in four categories: television, radio, newspapers with a circulation of less than 90,000 and newspapers with a circulation of 90,000 or more.

The Distinguished Work in New Media award, now simply the Distinguished Journalist award in the digital category, was created in 2008 and is given to a journalist who uses digital media’s unique characteristics and capabilities while striving to uphold traditional journalism’s highest standards of honesty, accuracy, responsibility and accountability.

The Freedom of Information award honors a non-journalist who has helped promote First Amendment issues. Previous winners have worked in the legal profession, academia, government and nonprofit organizations.

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.

Updated Event Info: Horror Stories from the Campaign Trail

The Greater L.A. chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Los Angeles Press Club will present a night of scary stories from the world of politics on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at the Redwood Bar and Grill in downtown.

Speakers will be announced in the coming weeks.

When:  Wednesday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m.

Where:  Redwood Bar & Grill, 316 W. 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Cost: Free and open to the public.

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

RSVP: spjlosangeles@gmail.com

A Celebration of Life and Legacy for a SPJ/LA Past Honoree – Keith Goldstein

The life and legacy of the late Keith Goldstein, a past honoree of the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, will be celebrated Sunday, Oct. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. at California State University, Northridge.

Goldstein was a respected longtime staff and faculty member, as well as news director of KCSN radio, who devoted his life to teaching CSUN students the fundamentals of broadcast journalism. In 2015, SPJ/LA honored Goldstein as a Distinguished Journalist in recognition of his contributions to journalism education. Goldstein died May 18 at age 62 from complications of influenza.

The public is invited to the Oct. 16 event in the Music Recital Hall (Cypress Hall 158) in the southwest part of the campus located at 18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge. Anyone with photos of Goldstein they would like to be shared at the event should contact the CSUN Journalism Department at (818) 677-3135. Attendees should purchase a parking pass in parking lots B1 or B2 or from a ground-floor kiosk in the B3 parking structure.unnamed-1