Bari Weiss Wins LA Press Club Daniel Pearl Award

A post from the Los Angeles Press Club:

Bari Weiss is the recipient of the 2021 Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism.

‘My father is Jewish, my mother is Jewish, I am Jewish. Daniel Pearl’s moving last words are true for me, too. I could not be prouder to be a Jew, and it’s impossible to express how honored I am to be receiving this prize, said Bari Weiss.

Weiss is a journalist and the author of “How to Fight Anti-Semitism,” which won a 2019 National Jewish Book Award. From 2017 to 2020, Weiss was an opinion writer and editor at The New York Times. Before that, she was an op-ed and book review editor at The Wall Street Journal and a senior editor at Tablet Magazine.

Weiss is the winner of the inaugural Per Ahlmark Award in recognition of her moral courage. She is also the winner of Reason Foundation’s 2018 Bastiat Prize, which honors writing that “best demonstrates the importance of freedom with originality, wit, and eloquence.”…

She is a proud Pittsburgh native and a graduate of Columbia University. She writes a newsletter at and hosts a podcast called Honestly:

Since 2002, the Los Angeles Press Club in conjunction with Judea and Ruth Pearl, the parents of slain Wall Street Journal correspondent Daniel Pearl, have bestowed the Daniel Pearl Award to brave journalists from around the globe. The 2021 award will be presented by Judea Pearl at an Awards Gala Dinner at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 16. Past recipients include Charlie Hebdo, Richard Engel, Anna Politkovskaya, Raif Badawi, Nima Elbagir and Bob Woodruff.

The other honorees are:
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN — President’s Award for Impact on Media
Marc Brown, ABC7 — Joseph M Quinn Award for Lifetime Achievement,
Josie Huang, KPCC/LAist  — Guardian Award for Contributions to Press Freedom
Sean Penn and Ann LeeCORE — Bill Rosendahl Public Service Award for Contributions to Civic Life

The evening is dedicated to the memory of Ruth Pearl and longtime Press Club member Buster Sussman.

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