Snopes.com Editor to Speak at SPJ/LA’s 41st Annual Distinguished Journalists Banquet on Jan. 26

Brooke Binkowski, managing editor at Snopes.com, will be the keynote speaker at the 41st annual Distinguished Journalists Awards Banquet sponsored by the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The Jan. 26 event honors local reporters in the fields of print, radio, television and digital media.
 
Binkowski, a longtime reporter, has worked in and around Los Angeles for more than a decade, including stints at KNX 1070 Newsradio, Southern California Public Radio and CNN. Binkowski likes to say when she is not telling people they’re wrong on the internet, she’s probably covering immigration and humanitarian issues along the U.S.-Mexico border.
 
The Distinguished Journalists Banquet will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. A no-host cocktail reception will begin at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. 
 
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
 
This year’s honorees are: Hector Becerra, editor with the Los Angeles Times; R. Scott Moxley, investigative reporter for the OC Weekly; Greg Habell, editor for KNX 1070; Adrienne Alpert, general assignment reporter for ABC7 Eyewitness News; and Ken Bensinger, Jeremy Singer-Vine and Jessica Garrison of BuzzFeed News.  


 
Sponsorship opportunities are also available. The three levels of sponsorship are:
 
Platinum ($5,000):  Acknowledgement in the banquet program, event signage, logo included on banquet website and in emails, one complimentary table at the event.
 
Gold ($2,500):  Acknowledgement in the banquet program, logo included on banquet website and in emails, five complimentary tickets to the event.
 
Silver ($1,500):  Acknowledgement in the banquet program, logo included on banquet website and in emails, two complimentary tickets to the event.


 
You can also support SPJ/LA by purchasing an ad in the banquet program:
· Full page inside program: $350
· Half-page ad inside program: $250
· Quarter-page ad inside program: $150
 
If you can’t make it to the banquet, please consider sponsoring a student. For $80, your donation will cover a journalism student’s attendance at the event. 
 
For details on sponsorship or to make a reservation, please contact Alice Walton at AliceMWalton@gmail.com or (310) 595-5612.



Support SPJ/LA’s Distinguished Journalists Banquet

It’s never been more important to support the work of journalists. You can help by sponsoring the Distinguished Journalists banquet hosted by the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists in January. The Distinguished Journalist honorees are longtime regional journalists practicing in print, radio, television and digital media. They are: Hector Becerra, editor with the Los Angeles Times; R. Scott Moxley, investigative reporter for the OC Weekly; Greg Habell, editor for KNX 1070; Adrienne Alpert, general assignment reporter for ABC7 Eyewitness News; and Ken Bensinger, Jeremy Singer-Vine and Jessica Garrison of BuzzFeed News. unnamed-1  unnamed-2 unnamed-3unnamed

Our keynote speaker is Brooke Binkowski, managing editor of Snopes.com

Three sponsorships levels are available: Platinum ($5,000):  Acknowledgement in the banquet program, event signage, logo included on banquet website and in emails, one complimentary table at the event. Gold ($2,500):  Acknowledgement in the banquet program, logo included on banquet website and in emails, five complimentary tickets to the event. Silver ($1,000):  Acknowledgement in the banquet program, logo included on banquet website and in emails, two complimentary tickets to the event. You can also support SPJ/LA by purchasing an ad in the banquet program:

  • Full page ad on back of program: $500
  • Full page inside program: $350
  • Half-page ad inside program: $250
  • Quarter-page ad inside program: $150

If you can’t make it to the banquet, please consider sponsoring a student. For $80, your donation will cover a journalism student’s attendance at the event. The awards banquet will be held Jan. 26, 2017 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. 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. For details on sponsorship or to make a reservation, please contact Alice Walton at AliceMWalton@gmail.com or (310) 595-5612.

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.