The Los Angeles Press Club plans to give its second Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism to Michael Kelly, the editor at large for Atlantic Monthly and Washington Post columnist who died covering the Iraq invasion. The club is having its annual awards dinner on June 21 in Universal City.
Other honorees already announced are Laura Diaz, an anchor at CBS 2 News, who will receive the Joseph M. Quinn Award for Journalistic Excellence and Distinction, and the President's Award to L.A. Times columnist Al Martinez. A bunch of other awards will also be handed out, including L.A. Journalist of the Year. The finalists in that category are Sonia Nazario and Steve Lopez of the Times and political columnist Jill Stewart, formerly of New Times.