Photos: SPJ/LA’s Annual Holiday Party

Fun was had by all Wednesday night at SPJ/LA’s annual Holiday Party at El Floridita in Hollywood.

 

Join us for SPJ/LA’s Annual 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, December 5th in Hollywood. Enjoy the beautiful holiday atmosphere as we gather to celebrate the season at El Floridita. The party this year includes the Jennifer York Quartet, a generous dinner buffet holiday feast and a no-host cash bar.

Space is limited.

WHAT
SPJ/LA Holiday Party with the Jennifer York Quartet

WHEN
6:30 – 9 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018

WHERE
El Floridita restaurant, 1253 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90038 (Corner of Vine and Fountain)

El Floridita

COST
$25 for SPJ/LA members and $40 for non-members (check or credit card only)
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
In Vine Fountain Plaza parking lot

RSVP
Please RSVP at spjlosangeles@gmail.com

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

SPJ/LA Hosts a Seminar on Producing 360VR and 180VR Video Content

Are you an experienced storyteller, journalist, or content creator looking to add VR to your skill-set or marketing media mix? Join the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for an introduction to producing 360VR and 180VR led by Oculus Launchpad Fellow, Marlon Fuentes. Walk away with an understanding of the equipment, software, and field-tested methods and approaches necessary to create meaningful in-headset experiences.

WHAT:
360VR and 180VR video content seminar

WHO:
Led by Oculus Launchpad Fellow, Marlon Fuentes

WHEN:
Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018
7 to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE:
Santa Monica College Center for Media and Design (CMD)
1660 Stewart Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404

PARKING:
Free parking is available after 6 p.m. in the parking garage on Pennsylvania Avenue near Stewart Street. Be sure to park head first in a space NOT marked “staff.”

COST:
The event itself is free and open to the public. SPJ/LA will provide light refreshments.​

RSVP:
spjlosangeles@gmail.com

CONTACT:
Ashanti Blaize-Hopkins
SPJ/LA
Ashanti.Blaize@gmail.com

Navid Nonahal
SPJ/LA
(818) 317-2234

Save the Date: An Expert Panel on Pay Disparities Uncovered in Top Newsrooms on Nov. 13

Since a 2016 pay disparity study revealed that female journalists at the Wall Street Journal made on average nearly $12,000 annually less than their male counterparts, a groundswell has emerged leading to similar findings at several other major news outlets. Unions at newspapers like The New York Times, The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times followed suit, discovering similar trends: women and journalists of color tend to make less than their male, white colleagues. Join the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for a panel discussion on the effort at the Los Angeles Times to close the pay gaps and how to approach pay negotiations for print, digital and broadcast news outlets.

WHAT:
SPJ/LA hosts a panel on pay disparities uncovered in top newsrooms.

WHO:
The panel is moderated by journalist and SPJ/LA board member, Ricardo Lopez. Panelists include:

  • Christina Bellantoni, USC Annenberg Media Center Director and former Los Angeles Times Assistant Managing Editor
  • Al Corral, TV news veteran and agent at Napoli Management Group
  • Jon Schleuss, graphics and data journalist at the Los Angeles Times, who helped compile the LA Times’ pay disparity report

WHEN:
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018
7-8:30 p.m.

WHERE:
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism (ASC) 207
3502 Watt Way
Los Angeles, CA 90089

PARKING:
Parking is available at the Vermont Street Parking Plaza (PSA). Enter at the Vermont Avenue Entrance at 36th Place (Gate 6).

COST:
The event itself is free and open to the public. SPJ/LA will provide light refreshments.

RSVP:
spjlosangeles@gmail.com

CONTACT:
Ricardo Lopez
SPJ/LA
Ricardo.lopez.15@gmail.com

Save the Date: A Mixer with LB Post on Sept. 6

LB Post now has the largest newsroom in the city of Long Beach. Come network with your fellow journalists and hear from LB Post Publisher David Sommers on what he and his newsroom are doing to change the way this major city is covered.

The Long Beach Post is a daily, digital-first publication covering news, life, business, placemaking, food, sports and LGBTQ issues in the city of Long Beach. The Post continues to invest in expanded coverage of the city and its people, create new technologies to increase readership and remain nimble so changing reader demands are opportunities, not threats.

WHAT:
Mixer and Q&A with LB Post Publisher David Sommers

WHEN:
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018
7-9 p.m.

WHERE:
Beer Belly Long Beach
255 Long Beach Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802

COST:
The event itself is free and open to the public. The chapter will provide appetizers.

RSVP:
spjlosangeles@gmail.com

PARKING:
A mix of street parking and paid public lots can be found within close proximity to Beer Belly. See here for rates and locations. The restaurant is also a short walk from the Metro Blue Line First Street Station.

CONTACT:
Alice Walton
SPJ/LA
AliceMWalton@gmail.com