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.
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 (