Pearl nod for Press Club

Award honors Wall St. Journal reporter killed in line of duty

The L.A. Press Club will present the first Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism to Pearl’s family at the 44th annual Southern California Journalism Awards banquet on June 22.

The award honors the Wall Street Journal reporter who was killed in the line of duty at the age of 38, as well as more than three dozen journalists killed around the world last year.

“As Daniel Pearl honored us with his sense of purpose, we now honor him with an award that bears his name and carries his mission to those who will follow him and draw inspiration from him,” L.A. Press Club prexy Patt Morrison said.

Recipients of the two other honorary awards, the Joseph M. Quinn award for editorial excellence and distinction and the Presidents Award, have not yet been announced.

The gala awards dinner at Le Meridien Hotel in Beverly Hills will include kudos for print, broadcast and online journalism.