SPJ/LA’s Board Elections Are Online Dec. 16-18

SPJ/LA will conduct its election for open Board of Directors positions online.

The chapter used member information provided to national headquarters for the ballot list. Members were required to renew or sign up by Nov. 20 to be eligible to vote.

Voting will take place beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 16. Members may vote until 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18. Results will be announced the following week.

New board members will begin their three-year terms on Jan. 1, 2016.

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

SPJ Ethics Chair Addresses Journalists Entering Home Of San Bernardino Shooters

SPJ Ethics Committee chair Andrew Seaman released a statement Friday regarding journalists entering the San Bernardino shooters’ home after the landlord reportedly opened the door, allowing journalists and others to enter.

“Journalists should feel free to investigate stories when and where possible. They need to minimize harm in their reporting, however. Walking into a building and live broadcasting the pictures, addresses and other identifying information of children or other people who may have no involvement in the story does not represent best and ethical practices.”

For more information, journalists should refer to SPJ’s Code of Ethics.

RSVP Now! 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 as we gather to celebrate the season at the Shanghai Grill. The party this year includes a generous dinner buffet and a no host cash bar. Space is limited.

RSVP now to join your friends, SPJ/LA members, print, online, and broadcast journalists onWednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 in Beverly Hills.

WHAT:
SPJ/LA Holiday Party

WHEN:
6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015

WHERE:
Shanghai Grill
9383 Wilshire Blvd,
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(On Wilshire between Crescent and Canon)
Phone: 310-275-4845

COST:
$25 for SPJ/LA members
$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:
Free parking on Wilshire Blvd. after 7p.m. – Do not park on Wilshire Blvd. before 7p.m. Metered parking in surrounding area. Convenient valet parking is available right around the corner at Spago for $4 with Shanghai Grill validation. Limited parking could be found in the alley behind the restaurant.

RSVP:
Please RSVP at spjlosangeles@gmail.com

CONTACT:
Navid Nonahal, SPJ/LA President
(818) 317-2234
spjlosangeles@gmail.com

You’re Invited: 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 as we gather to celebrate the season at the Shanghai Grill. The party this year includes a generous dinner buffet and a no host cash bar. Space is limited.

RSVP now to join your friends, SPJ/LA members, print, online, and broadcast journalists onWednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 in Beverly Hills.

WHAT:
SPJ/LA Holiday Party

WHEN:
6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015

WHERE:
Shanghai Grill
9383 Wilshire Blvd,
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(On Wilshire between Crescent and Canon)
Phone: 310-275-4845

COST:
$25 for SPJ/LA members
$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:
Free parking on Wilshire Blvd. after 7p.m. – Do not park on Wilshire Blvd. before 7p.m. Metered parking in surrounding area. Convenient valet parking is available right around the corner at Spago for $4 with Shanghai Grill validation. Limited parking could be found in the alley behind the restaurant.

RSVP:
Please RSVP at spjlosangeles@gmail.com

CONTACT:
Navid Nonahal, SPJ/LA President
(818) 317-2234
spjlosangeles@gmail.com

Be Eligible To Vote For Your SPJ Officers

Elections for SPJ/LA’s open positions on the Board of Directors will be held soon.  No need to look for the car keys, these elections are online.

Eligible voters are identified by the National SPJ member roster.  Don’t miss your chance to be counted! Log onto SPJ’s website to make sure National has your current information.

Only SPJ/LA chapter members may vote.   So if your membership is about to expire, or if you joined SPJ national but haven’t yet joined the L.A. chapter, please log onto the national website’s membership page.  Dues for the Greater Los Angeles Pro chapter are only $20.

Like everything in journalism, there’s a deadline: please update your contact information before Nov. 20 to be included.

If you need to renew your membership soon, why not do it now? Get that professional business expense deduction onto your 2015 returns!

For any questions, please contact Navid Nonahal via email at navidnonahal@gmail.com.