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  • Thursday, July 07, 2016 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Islamophobia and Homophobia After OrlandoSince the tragedy in Orlando there has been a spotlight on homophobia within Muslim communities, the subsequent anti-Islam backlash, and the claim by conservative Muslim organizations that you are "either with us or against us." 
    The Los Angeles Press Club teams up with The Markaz and Muslims for Progressive Values (MPV), for this special Ask A Muslim, offfering an opportunity for an honest discussion about being LGBTQI and Muslim.

    This panel features Dr. Hamid Mavani, an Islamic scholar at Bayan Claremont, and Ani Zonneveld from MPV,  with LA Times moderator Jaweed Kaleem. The conversation will review the realities faced by LGBTQI Muslims in the U.S. and abroad, and will discuss how mainstream Muslim organizations deal with homophobia. The panel will also discuss recent revelations that there is an entire “Islamophobia industry” in the United States, funded to the tune of more than $200 million.



    Ask A Muslim is a new monthly series free and open to the public that addresses some of the most pressing questions surrounding Islam today. In a time when Islam is the subject of much discussion and controversy in the media, Ask A Muslim hopes to foster an ongoing open dialogue, in a safe space for debate. The series endeavors to promote a more informed understanding of Arab/Muslim cultures, and to engage the greater Los Angeles community across all religious, cultural and political boundaries, to foster public conversation about the Qur’an and what constitutes a compassionate, egalitarian and peaceful practice in all its manifestations, with the intention to dispel simplistic or stereotypical interpretations and vilification of the Muslim religion. 


    The Markaz is L.A.’s Arts Center for the Greater Middle East, where arts and peace give voice to our dreams for peace. MPV’s mission is to embody and be an effective voice of the traditional Qur’anic ideals of human dignity, egalitarianism, compassion and social justice.


    hamid-mavani-350.jpgHamid Mavani is an Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at Bayan Claremont—Claremont School of Theology in California. His expertise in Islamic Studies stems from both academic training at universities as well as specialized theological training at the traditional seminaries in the Muslim world. His primary fields of interest include Islamic legal reform, women and Shi‘a law, Islamic theology and political thought, Islam and secularity, intra-Muslim discourse, and environmental ethics. He is the author of a book published by Routledge in June 2013 titled, Religious Authority and Political Thought in Twlever Shi‘ismFrom Ali to Post-Khomeini. Dr. Mavani’s scholarship also includes translations of Islamic texts from Arabic and Persian into English. His most recent translation from Persian to English is a work on jihad by Ayatollah Salehi Najafabadi, providing a novel and a creative re-reading of this much misunderstood concept. He is presently under contract with the Center for Islam and Religious Freedom (CIRF), translating a ground-breaking work by Ayatollah Mohsen Kadivar on Islam, apostasy, and blasphemy.

    Ani-Zonneveld-press-image380.jpgAni Zonneveld is founder and President of MPV. Since inception, Ani has presided over MPV’s expansion to include chapters and affiliates in 12 countries and 19 cities. She has organized numerous interfaith arts and music festivals, participated in many interfaith dialogues and is a strong supporter of human rights and freedom of expression. She is the brainchild of Literary Zikr – a project that counters radical Islam on-line and co-editor of MPV’s first book, an anthology titled “Progressive Muslim Identities – Personal Stories from the U.S. and Canada”; she has contributed to many forewords and numerous anthologies and is a contributor for HuffingtonPostOpenDemocracy and al-Jazeera, and recently gave her TEDx talk titled – Islam: As American As Apple Pie. As an award winning singer/songwriter, she utilizes the power of music and the arts in countering radicalism as she speaks-sings her message of social justice and peace from a progressive Muslim woman’s perspective, and is the first woman to release an English Islamic pop album in the U.S. in 2004. Born and raised Muslim from Malaysia and based out of Los Angeles, Ani spent a good portion of her formative years raised in Germany, Egypt and India as an Ambassador’s daughter. Her exposure to different politics, religions and cultures has shaped her inclusive worldview.

    Jaweed Kaleem(Moderator) Jaweed Kaleem is the national race and justice reporter at the Los Angeles Times, where he writes about how race and ethnicity shape our evolving understanding of what it means to be American. Before joining The Times, Kaleem was the senior religion reporter at the Huffington Post for five years. From 2007 to 2011, he was a reporter for the Miami Herald. He attended Emerson College in Boston and grew up in Northern Virginia.


    Read an Al Jazeera article on the multimillion-dollar Islamophobia industry in the U.S. 

    Read an interview with 7 Muslim Americans.

  • Friday, June 03, 2016 6:36 PM | Anonymous

    The Los Angeles Press Club's 2016 Quinn Award for Lifetime Achievement will be bestowed on legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Nick Ut. His iconic Associated Press photo of 9-year-old Kim Phuc fleeing a napalm bombing captured the conscience of a nation during the Vietnam War. Ut did not merely snap an important historical image, he had to help and took Phuc and other burned and terrified children to an American hospital. Some 44 years later, they are still in contact, and Phuc will fly in from Canada to participate in the celebration, which promises to be an emotional reunion.

    Nick Ut, who is still working for AP, will be introduced by another media legend, his friend and Pulitzer Prize winning war correspondent Peter Arnett. 

    You have a chance to own a piece of history. A signed copy of the iconic photo will be auctioned at the gala.

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016 2:58 PM | Anonymous

    The Los Angeles Press Club's 2016 Quinn Award for Lifetime Achievement will be bestowed on legendary Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Nick Ut. Ut's iconic Associated Press photo of 9-year-old Kim Phuc fleeing a Napalm bombing captured the conscience of a Nation during the Vietnam War. Ut did not merely snap an important Historical image, he had to help and took the burned and terrified children to the American hospital.

    Nick Ut will be introduced by another media legend, Pulitzer Prize winning war correspondent Peter Arnett. 

    The award will be presented at the LAPC Gala event at the Biltmore Millennium's Crystal Ballroom on Sunday, June 26th.

  • Thursday, March 31, 2016 1:57 PM | Anonymous

    Jarl Mohn could be called a broadcasting change agent. He founded E! Entertainment Television, brought long-form programming and growth to MTV and financed KPCC’s Pasadena headquarters, among many other achievements. In 2014, he became chief executive of NPR, where he has brought new thinking to a media organization that saw eight leaders in eight years.

    For his wide-ranging impact on television and radio, Mohn will receive the Los Angeles Press Club’s President’s Award. It will be presented at the 58th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards on June 26, 2016, at the Millennial Biltmore Hotel.         

    Mohn has gone from disc jockey to media visionary. He worked for nearly 20 years in radio, notably under the pseudonym DJ Lee Masters on WNBC in New York. 

     He went on to become a general manager and owner of a group of radio stations, later catapulting to TV executive positions, including executive vice president and general manager at MTV and VH1. In the 1980s, Mohn brought big change to those brands, expanding the networks’ audiences beyond pop music fans with programming that embraced alternative music formats. Mohn was also founding president and CEO of Liberty Digital, a subsidiary of Liberty Media Group. 

    Along the way, Mohn, who reverted to his real name in 2002, was engaged in public service to his industry. He served for 12 years on the board of USC’s Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, including six as its chair. For more than a decade he sat on the board of trustees of Southern California Public Radio, whose broadcast facility bears his name.

    Now a prominent art collector and philanthropist with his wife, Pamela, this former DJ stands as an example of how one person can bring dramatic, forward-thinking change to the media landscape.

  • Wednesday, March 30, 2016 12:39 PM | Anonymous

    The visionary former L.A. City Council member who fought for the underdog was also an educator, host of public affairs TV shows and a driving force in the revitalization of the Los Angeles Press Club

    By Alex Ben Block

    Bill Rosendahl, a Progressive political leader, L.A.’s first openly gay City Council Member, an educator, Vietnam veteran and award-winning host of thousands of public affairs programs - whose vision revitalized the Los Angeles Press Club at the turn of the 21st century - passed away of complications from cancer early this morning, March 30th, 2016. at age 70. 

    Tall, occasionally loud and often opinionated, Rosendahl served as a L.A. City Councilman from 2005 until 2013, resigning after he was diagnosed with cancer. He represented Council District 11, a vast area that includes Venice and west of there to the Pacific Ocean. 

    Some called Rosendahl the “disruptor-in-chief,” because he would not just accept the status quo. Throughout his time on the Council, and in his life, Rosendahl as a champion of the poor, those who depend on public transport and those who are unrepresented, including the homeless. He was an advocate for renters rights, public transportation, paying workers a living wage and stopping expansion of LAX, helping broker a landmark dead with airport neighbors. 

    An openly gay man, he had two long-term relationships. His partner of 14-years, Christopher Lee Blauman, died in 1995 of AIDS after a long illness. For the last 20 years, his partner has been Hedi el Kholti, who works in publishing. 

    Rosendahl’s home in Mar Vista was often filled with people “Bill,” as everyone called him, befriended in the neighborhood, those who needed an assist, some who were homeless and others. 

    In a June 2013 profile, the Los Angeles Times described him: “Rosendahl holds court from a soft recliner in the living room, the ocean breeze blowing on his shoeless feet, a skinny black cat rubbing against his knees. At 68-years-old, he is a bundle of contrasts. He loves politics, which can be transactional, but also Buddha's message of transcendence. He represents some of the city's richest residents, and is friends with many of them, yet he remains firmly anti-materialistic. ‘I believe we're just passing through,’ he says. "By the time you die you should have nothing left.’"

    His life was vividly described in that same article by Kate Linthicum in the L.A. Times: “One friend affectionately describes his Mar Vista home as a commune. Another calls it a three-ring circus. Throughout the day, people stream in: caretakers, constituents, a Reiki healer. Rabbits rustle in the yard. Incense smokes. A phone rings and rings. An indoor flock of finches sings.”

    In his final years he was a strong advocate for legalizing medical marijuana, admitting he used it to treat his own health problems. 

    He had been the first openly gay person elected to the council. Two other members previously elected, Jackie Goldberg and Joel Wachs, only came out after winning the office. 

    Wachs came out on one of Rosendahl’s 3,000 cable TV news and public affairs shows , which were shown on Southern California cable TV, and often nationally on CSPAN. 

    He personally produced, wrote and hosted for over 16 years before running for office. Rosendahl always encouraged a healthy dialogue that encompassed all points of view, even with those of an opposing point of view from his own. 

    Rosendahl had first come out as gay in the 1970s at age 32 shortly after the death of his mother and long before it was fashionable. It was just before the AIDS pandemic hit.

    Why? "Honesty and integrity,” Rosendahl told the L.A. Daily News in June 2013 upon his retirement. “I don't care if it's on sexual orientation or if it's on projects you're involved in, or policy you're making, or laws you're going to enact, you have to come from that perspective to put it all out there.”

    He wasn’t trained to be a journalist but years on TV asking tough questions of elected officials, business people and celebrity journalists, made him one. 

    As he got deeper into journalism and media in the late 1990s, Rosendahl didn’t like what he saw. Media companies were being consolidated into very large conglomerates and he saw that the voice of the ethical individual journalist was being drowned out in the quest by corporations for ever-greater profits. 

    One way Rosendahl felt he could help counter that trend and give journalists a voice was his involvement in the L.A. Press Club. Although it had been around for decades, the club had lost its purpose and mission in recent years and had been taken over by corporate and public relations interests. The club had also lost its non-profit status and was running a deficit. 

    Rosendahl was elected President of the club in 1999, adding to his many other duties which included being as a vice president of Adelphia Cable (predecessor to Time Warner serving much of L.A.) – where he produced and moderated such shows as Week In Review and Beyond The Beltway – and he was teaching as a Distinguished Professor at California State University Dominguez Hills. 

    Rosendahl moved quickly to recruit new LAPC members, many of whom were top journalists and media movers and shakers. They included Patt Morrison of the L.A. Times, Ted Johnson of Variety, Chris Woodyard of USA Today, Mary Moore of the Daily Breeze, Jim Foy of NBC4, Barbara Osborne of KPFK and others, myself among them.

    Rosendahl in a 2013 L.A. Press Club profile for a tribute event said he wanted to “encourage journalists to be journalists, to give them an environment where they are supported as journalists and to give them the opportunity to survive within a world dominated by corporate interest and publicist’s interests. That is critical to keeping a democracy going. That’s my passion and my pursuit. When I was asked to take it over, that was my commitment. To put it back on its feet financially and journalistically. And to empower people who were good journalists to take this leadership after me.”
    Rosendahl also worked to make the press club membership more diversified, adding more women, all races and sexual minorities. 

    One of those Rosendahl brought in was Karen Ocamb, an openly gay journalist who is now news editor of Frontiers. 

    "I met Bill Rosendahl in the course of covering events as a freelance reporter for the gay community,” says Ocamb. “He seemed to be everywhere and liked by everybody. He was also the top executive and host of several significant talks shows on Century Cable and he often invited me to be a panelist. I wound up doing Bill's official ‘coming out’ story, which seemed to kick-start his Robert F. Kennedy/social justice conscience into an even higher gear. He became an ardent advocacy-journalist, while also being fair to most of those with whom he had profound political and philosophical disagreements.”

    Rosendahl described what he set out to do in a 2013 interview:

    “I truly was on a mission with the Press Club to bring in journalists because to be able to do journalistic work is key in America and that’s why I had such a passion and did my shows. I didn’t get paid for those shows. It was my commitment to the community.”
    “I saw the opportunity to turn it into a Club where journalists could work with each other, learn from each other, gain strength from each other, empower themselves from each other, because unfortunately in this moment in time and going forward, dating back to the 1980s, there’s no more legitimate television news. It’s all ‘if it bleeds, it leads.’”

    “Our job was to take it out of the hands of the publicists and the corporations and put it in the hands of the journalist,” he continued, “who needed the interaction and common strength to do a good job, especially now more than ever considering the respect for true journalism is not there anymore.”

    Ocamb says Rosendahl looked at the L.A. Press Club and “decided to shake up the moribund old boys club, which was living off imagined whiffs of stale cigar smoke from the black and white 1950s. He brought in a number of younger journalists, some of whom - like me - were considered suspect because we were not in the mainstream. We added color and controversy and enthusiasm. He appointed me to the board where I challenged the Press Club to add sexual orientation to their non-discrimination bylaws. The discussion got raucous since real journalists didn’t disclose such private information in the first place. Bill loved it. He was the progressive disruptor-in-chief who got results! His two-thumbs-up boisterous bravado saved the LA Press Club from sliding into bland oblivion. And he gave journalists like me a place to call home.”

    Rosendahl’s birth home was Englewood, New Jersey, and he never lost the broad Jersey accent.

    William Joseph "Bill" Rosendahl was one of eight children raised by German Catholic immigrants who had left Europe as Hitler rose to power. Rosendahl went to Catholic schools and earned a bachelor’s degree from Benedictine College (near Pittsburgh). Although he was to draw on many religions, including Judaism and Buddhism, Rosendahl always said the Catholic emphasis on love and charity was his bedrock.

    As a student, Rosendahl became active in 1960’s politics and involved in the civil rights movement. While in grad school earning a Master of Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh, Rosendahl took a leave of absence to help bring together student volunteers for the 1968 presidential campaign of Robert F. Kennedy. He was at the Ambassador Hotel on the night Kennedy was assassinated. Years later he helped turn the site of the hotel into a public school complex with a new high school named after Robert Kennedy.

    From 1969 until 1971, Rosendahl served in the U.S. Army, much of it as a psychiatric social worker who counseled soldier returning from combat. He won national recognition for reorganizing the base mental health services and boosting morale.

    After the Army, Rosendahl spent six months working for John D. Rockefeller, administering the family's endowments. However, with his opposition to the Vietnam War, he left to join the anti-war presidential campaign of Eugene McCarthy and in 1972 of Democratic nominee George McGovern. He was credited with a major role in fund-raising. He later managed Sen. Howard M. Metzenbaum's (D-Ohio) campaign,

    In 1979, President Jimmy Carter made Rosendahl, a lifelong Democrat, his chief of operations in the trade and development program. After Carter lost to Ronald Reagan in 1980, Rosendahl moved to Los Angeles and entered broadcasting. Before signing on with Century Cable, Rosendahl worked for Westinghouse Broadcasting Company.

    As an executive with Adelphia, then one of the largest U.S. cable TV companies, Rosendahl was a strong advocate of providing better customer service and more local programming. He also sought better wages and working conditions for his employees.

    His public affairs television programming is now in an archive at Loyola Marymount college, drawing on programs done for Century Communications and Adelphia Communications in L.A. between 1987 and 2006.

    A 1993 L.A. Times article described his unusual power in that period of his life, as both corporate officer and budding journalist: “In addition to his moderating duties, Rosendahl serves as Century Southwest's chief operating officer and as vice president of corporate affairs for the system's parent company, Century Communications Corp., positions that lend him an unusual degree of authority and independence in shaping his public-affairs telecasts. Unhampered by the bottom-line-driven corporate mentality that has reduced political coverage at the local network-owned stations to a trickle, Rosendahl has been able to assemble a strikingly diverse range of programming.’

    That same 1993 article included a quote about his approach as a journalist: "I'm not trying to entertain you, and I'm not trying to fill your void with something you can just sit and watch as a couch potato. I'm providing you an opportunity to look at the world around you and decide if you want to get involved or not."

    Links to articles about Bill over the years:





  • Thursday, March 17, 2016 2:56 PM | Anonymous

    The Los Angeles Press Club is proud to announce that the 2016 Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism will go to Jason Rezaian, who served as The Washington Post’s correspondent in Tehran, Iran from 2012 to 2016. Rezaian spent 545 days in Evin Prison, Iran’s worst, and was released in January of this year in a prisoner exchange. 

     "It is a privilege to acknowledge Jason Rezaian with the Pearl Award.  He is a living example of the courage required by journalists to simply tell the truth as we see it, ” said LA Press Club President Robert Kovacik of NBC4 Southern California.

    Since 2002 the Los Angeles Press Club in conjunction with Judea and Ruth Pearl, the parents of slain Wall Street Journal journalist Daniel Pearl, have handed out the Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism.

    The 2016 award will be presented by Judea and Ruth Pearl at an Awards Gala Dinner at the Biltmore hotel in Los Angeles on Sunday, June 26th. Past recipients include Charlie Hebdo, Richard Engel, Anna Politkovskaya and Bob Woodruff.

    This evening environmentalist and activist Erin Brockovich will be bestowed with the 2016 Bill Rosendahl Public Service Award and Jarl Mohn, President and CEO of NPR, will be honored with the President´s Award for Impact on Media.

  • Tuesday, March 15, 2016 1:46 PM | Anonymous

    Environmentalist and public betterment activist Erin Brockovich is the recipient of LA Press Club’s new Bill Rosendahl Public Service Award for Contributions to the Public Good– named after former Press Club President and City Councilman Bill Rosendahl.

    “I am honored to accept this award and attend this event,” said Brockovich.

    “We want to salute Erin Brockovich’s efforts to protect the most vulnerable in our society. Something she has in common with Bill Rosendahl and the best investigative reporters and activists out there,” said Press Club President Robert Kovacik of NBC4 Sothern California.

    The ceremony takes place on the evening of Sunday, June 26th at the 58th SoCal Journalism Awards Dinner, which will be held at the historic Millennium Biltmore hotel in downtown Los Angeles. More than 500 journalists and media executives will attend this prestigious event. Ed Begley Jr. will present the award.

    At this same evening the Washington Post’s Jason Rezaian, recently released from Iranian prison in a prisoner exchange with the US, will be bestowed with the 2016 Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism, presented by Judea Pearl.

    Jarl Mohn, President and CEO of NPR, will be also be honored with the President´s Award for Impact on Media.

  • Tuesday, February 23, 2016 1:39 PM | Anonymous

    We are pleased to announce that the Los Angeles Press Club has a new Board of Directors. We had nine candidates running for the seven open board seats. 

    Barbara Gasser, Carolina Sarassa and Fernando Mexia left the board. We thank them for their service to the LA Press Club and welcome three all together new board members. They are:

    Joe Bel Bruno, News Director, The Hollywood Reporter
    Peggy Holter, Producer, Investigation Discovery Channel
    Elisa Ross, Sr. West Coast Producer, Telemundo

    Below is the list of the complete board of directors. Those with stars in front of their names were elected for a new two year term. All others are up for election next year. 

    The new board will be seated at the March board meeting when the new officers will also be elected. 

    For bios of the board members, please go to LApressclub.org

    *Robert Kovacik
    NBC4 Southern California

    *Adam J. Rose
    CBS Interactive

    *Christopher Palmeri
    Bloomberg News

    *Gloria Zuurveen
    Pace News

    Diana Ljungaeus
    International Journalist

    *Joe Bel Bruno
    Hollywood Reporter

    Cher Calvin

    Elizabeth Espinosa

    Mariel Garza
    Los Angeles Times

    *Peggy Holter
    Investigation Discovery Channel

    Gabriel Kahn
    USC Annenberg

    Jessica Keating
    LA News Group

    *Elisa Ross

    Ben Sullivan

    Brian Watt

    Alex Ben Block
    Ted Johnson
    Will Lewis 
    Patt Morrison

  • Thursday, February 18, 2016 8:08 AM | Anonymous


    HOLLYWOOD, CA, February 18, 2016: The Los Angeles Press Club is both proud and excited to announce the winner of its first ever Veritas Award for the Best Film Based on or Inspired by Real Events and People.  This new award is judged by members of the LAPC—based equally upon fidelity of subject matter and artistic excellence and will become a longstanding tradition. 

    The clear-cut winner for 2015, determined by a membership vote, is Spotlight written by Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy and directed by McCarthy; Bridge of Spies was voted runner-up.

    "We are honored and thrilled to have received the inaugural Veritas Award from the LA Press Club -- especially given that it’s been such a great year for films based on true stories. Of course, any award from the LA Press Club is an honor, as the club has been supporting, promoting and defending journalism in Southern California for over a century. And we're thrilled that they choose to award a film that celebrates incredible journalism. With the challenges the profession has confronted in this century, we hope this award helps to increase awareness of the need for local investigative journalism here in Southern California, around the country and around the world,” said the Spotlight filmmakers in a joint statement.

    Spotlight is the true story of how the Boston Globe's investigative team uncovered the massive child molestation scandal and cover-up within the Boston Catholic Archdiocese. The film follows the procedural and journalistic groundwork initiated by the Globe’s Editor Marty Baron (Liev Schreiber) and overseen by Deputy Managing Editor Ben Bradlee, Jr. (John Slattery) and spearheaded by supervising editor, Walter Robinson (Michael Keaton) and their reporters: Sacha Pfeiffer (Rachel McAdams), Mike Rezendes (Mark Ruffalo) and Matt Carroll (Brian d’Arcy James)—all of whom from Catholic backgrounds and having their own mixed feelings about what they’re doing. The powerful political forces trying to bury the truth are confronted and defeated by reporters doing their job in perhaps the most authentic exposé since Woodward and Bernstein's All The President's Men.

    "It seems only fitting our members would choose Spotlight for our inaugural Vertitas Award—a film based on an explosive piece of investigative journalism that explores the process to get it to print," said LA Press Club President Robert Kovacik, Anchor/Reporter of NBC4 Southern California.  

    WHAT: The Veritas Award

    WHEN: Thursday, February 25 at 6 p.m.

    WHERE: Los Angeles Press Club @ The Steve Allen Theater (4773 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027)

    WHO: The real Boston Globe heroes Sacha Pfeiffer, Ben Bradlee, Jr. and Mike Rezendes, along with Producer David Linde, CEO of Participant Media, co-writer Josh Singer and surprise guests

    HOSTS: Robert Kovacik, NBC4 SoCal and Patt Morrison, LA Times

    Hosted Bar.

    COST: Free for LA Press Club Members (Join LAPC here). $20 for all others. R.S.V.P is a must. (click here)

    PARKING: Free, enter from Berendo

    METRO: Red line, Sunset/Vermont











    The Los Angeles Press Club stands as an organization devoted to improving the spirit of journalism and journalists, raising the industry’s standards, strengthening its integrity and improving its reputation all for the benefit of the community at large. Serving the Southland since 1913, it is the only Southern California journalism group that speaks for all journalists working for daily and weekly newspapers, radio & TV, magazines, documentary films and online.

  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016 2:43 PM | Anonymous


    Members, please vote for your new board of directors. We need your vote by 5 p.m. on February 23, 2016. The result will be announced the following day. ONLY members with an A or C in front of their member number are eligible to vote.

    It is very important that you vote, as the directors set the priorities and oversee the activities of the club.

    We also hope that you read through the candidates’ bios (click here), which reflect the wealth of diversity and experience among those who are contending for the seven open seats on the board next year.

    Every year seven of the fourteen directors are up for election. Those up for election next year are: Cher Calvin, KTLA; Elizabeth Espinosa, KFI; Mariel Garza, LA Times; Gabriel Kahn, USC Innovative Lab; Jessica Keating, LA News Group; Ben Sullivan, Scienceblog.com and Brian Watt, KPCC.

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