Nominate Someone For SPJLA’s Distinguished Journalists Awards

Did you read, see, listen to or click on a great news story this week? Maybe it’s time to recognize that reporter, broadcast anchor or editor for a career’s worth of great stories.
        
The Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is seeking nominations for the chapter’s 2017 Distinguished Journalists Awards and 2017 Freedom of Information Award.

The five journalism categories include print: 90,000+ circulation; print: less than 90,000 circulation; television broadcast; radio broadcast; and digital media. Nominees may include reporters, news anchors, behind-the-scenes writers, editors or producers. Awards recognize a body of work rather than an individual story.
 
The FOI 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.

 
Nomination forms or emails with the relevant information must be submitted to Elizabeth Marcellino at eliz.marcellino@gmail.com no later than October 15, 2017.
 
Awards will be presented at the SPJ/LA annual awards banquet on Thursday, March 1, 2018.
 
Copy the form here: SPJ/LA Distinguished Journalist Nominee
 
Contact: 
Elizabeth Marcellino, SPJ/LA
eliz.marcellino@gmail.com
spjlosangeles@gmail.com

For more information about SPJ/LA, visit www.spjla.org

2017 Distinguished Journalist Awards Nomination Form

This form may be used to nominate a candidate for the Society of Professional Journalists Greater Los Angeles Chapter’s 2017 Distinguished Journalist Awards and the 2017 Freedom of Information Award. Winners will be selected before year end and honored at the SPJ annual awards banquet on March 1, 2018.

 

In addition to filling out the identifying information, please provide a summary below describing why the nominee should be honored. Submission of links to the nominee’s work is recommended, but remember that the nomination is for a body of work, not an individual story. All submissions must be in English or include English translations.

 

Categories:

 

2017 Distinguished Journalist Awards:  Since 1997, the Greater Los Angeles Chapter has given awards for excellence in journalism. This year’s categories include print 90,000+ circulation; print less than 90,000 circulation; television broadcast; radio broadcast; and digital media. Nominees may include reporters or news anchors as well as behind-the-scenes writers, editors and producers whose achievements merit recognition.

 

When submitting a nomination, please describe what kind of work the journalist does and how long he or she has been doing it and provide samples of the nominee’s work, such as online stories or a website link.

 

2017 Freedom of Information Award:  This award honors a non-journalist who has helped promote First Amendment issues. Previous winners have been involved with a gamut of First Amendment issues and come from a wide variety of backgrounds, including the legal profession, academia, government and nonprofit groups.

 

Nominees:

 

2017 Print Distinguished Journalist Award (circulation less than 90,000; includes local or regional wire services)

 

Nominee:                                                         Affiliation:

 

2017 Print Distinguished Journalist Award (circulation 90,000+; includes national and international wire services and news bureaus)

 

Nominee:                                                         Affiliation:

 

2017 Broadcast Distinguished Journalist Award – Television

 

Nominee:                                                         Affiliation:

 

2017 Broadcast Distinguished Journalist Award – Radio

 

Nominee:                                                         Affiliation:

 

2017 Distinguished Work in New Media Award

 

Nominee:                                                         Affiliation:

 

2017 Freedom of Information Award (non-journalists only)

 

Nominee:                                                         Affiliation:

 

 

Summary of nominee’s work, work history and achievements:

Nominations may be e-mailed to: Elizabeth Marcellino at eliz.marcellino@gmail.com NO LATER THAN October 15, 2017. You are welcome to provide the same information in an email without use of this form.

Learn to make short, shareable news videos using iMovie

The Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists is hosting a hands-on workshop aimed at news professionals with zero experience in video editing. You’ll sit at a Mac and use iMovie to create those lively, short, snackable videos popular on AJ+, NowThis, ATTN: and other social-media-driven news organizations.

Video clips, still photos, music and other assets will be provided. Some experience on a Mac would be helpful.

WHAT:

Video editing workshop that will teach you how to:

— Import video and still photos into iMovie

— Edit video clips and crop photos

— Place video and photos into a “timeline”

— Use transitions, including a dissolve, blur and spin-in

— Add the “Ken Burns Effect” panning and zooming into photos

— Make titles

— Put music in the background

— Store your video and get it onto Facebook or YouTube

By the end, you should be able to create your own video that looks something like this: http://bit.ly/1RWxACQ

The workshop will be led by Michael Fleeman, a digital consultant and college journalism instructor.

WHEN:

Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017

9 a.m. to noon

WHERE:

Cal State Northridge

18111 Nordhoff St.

Northridge, CA 91311

In a Mac computer lab on west side of campus (exact location given when you RSVP)

COST:

Free for SPJ members; $10 for non-members. 4-hour parking pass available for purchase on campus for $6.

PARKING:

Go to the Information Booth #2 on Prairie Street to purchase a $6 parking pass to cover you for four hours. If the booth is closed, buy a 4-hour pass from a machine on the ground floor of parking structure B3. Park in B3 and walk five minutes to the building.

RSVP (space is limited):

Michael Fleeman: mbfleeman@gmail.com

 

Former SPJLA President Elected Director At Large to National SPJ Board

Former SPJLA President Lauren Bartlett was elected Director At Large to the national SPJ board at the 2017 Excellence In Journalism conference.

FullSizeRender

From left to right: SPJ Director At Large Lauren Bartlett, SPJLA board member Joel Bellman, SPJLA President Stephanie Bluestein, and SPJLA board member and former president Navid Nonahal.

FullSizeRender (1)

SPJLA President Stephanie Bluestein and SPJLA board member Roberta Wax.