Editor to Speak at SPJ/LA’s 41st Annual Distinguished Journalists Banquet on Jan. 26

Brooke Binkowski, managing editor at, will be the keynote speaker at the 41st annual Distinguished Journalists Awards Banquet sponsored by the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The Jan. 26 event honors local reporters in the fields of print, radio, television and digital media.
Binkowski, a longtime reporter, has worked in and around Los Angeles for more than a decade, including stints at KNX 1070 Newsradio, Southern California Public Radio and CNN. Binkowski likes to say when she is not telling people they’re wrong on the internet, she’s probably covering immigration and humanitarian issues along the U.S.-Mexico border.
The Distinguished Journalists Banquet will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. A no-host cocktail reception will begin at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. 
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
This year’s honorees 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.  

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. The three levels of sponsorship are:
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 ($1,500):  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 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. 
For details on sponsorship or to make a reservation, please contact Alice Walton at or (310) 595-5612.

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