Tickets are still available for the 2013 Distinguished Journalist Awards Banquet hosted by the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
The event will be held Thursday, March 14 at the Hilton Hotel in Universal City. The banquet speaker will be CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager. Tickets are $90 for SPJ members and $110 for non-SPJ members. A table of 10 can be purchased for $900. To RSVP, please email SPJBanquet@gmail.com or contact the chapter’s Roberta Wax at (818) 718-8184. Checks and credit cards accepted.
This year’s Distinguished Journalist honorees include longtime regional journalists practicing in print, radio, television and new media. They include: Marty Sauerzopf, city editor at City News Service; Dan Evans, editor for the Los Angeles Times community newspapers; Andy Ludlum, director of news programming at KNX 1070 Newsradio and KFWB News Talk 980; and Beverly White, general assignment reporter at NBC4. Sharon Waxman, chief executive officer and editor-in-chief of TheWrap.com, is the recipient of the chapter’s Distinguished Work in New Media Award. Jean-Paul Jassy, attorney and counsel for SPJ/LA, will receive the chapter’s Freedom of Information Award.
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 accomplishments over the course of several years.
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.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Hilton Universal City
555 Universal Hollywood Drive
Universal City, CA 91608
SPJ Members: $90
Tables of 10 available for $900