Saturday, Jul 21, 6-10 PM

60th Annual Press Club Awards Gala

The Jung Hotel and Residences
Getting there
1500 Canal St, New Orleans, LA

Join us in celebrating 60 years of the excellence in journalism awards in New Orleans. A night of diamond intrigue: 6 p.m. - Complimentary cocktail hour (sponsored by Stoli)
7 p.m. - Dinner and awards ceremony
10 p.m. - Press Club sponsored after party (details TBD)
Hosted by actor Bill Slaughter
(The Magnificent Seven, The Campaign, Jack Reacher 2)
We recognize two lifetime achievement winners:
Renette Dejoie-Hall President & Publisher,
The Louisiana Weekly As both a native of New Orleans and third-generation publishing professional, Renette Dejoie-Hall has spent her life connecting communities to news that matters to them. After earning a Bachelors degree in communications from Boston College in 1976, Hall returned to Louisiana and to The Louisiana Weekly – a weekly newspaper founded by her grandfather (Constant Charles Dejoie Sr.) during the post-World War I Era in 1925 as a portal through which African Americans could express and share news important to their communities, and as a means to combat racial injustice in New Orleans and beyond. She started her career with the paper as a newspaper girl with a weekly route in her childhood neighborhood of Pontchartrain Park at the age of 8. She’s also been an office clerk, typesetter, darkroom developer, graphic designer, layout designer and salesperson. From 1976-86, Hall was the Social Editor for the paper before leaving to explore other industries, subsequently beginning a career in radio. While in the radio industry, Hall worked as a sales professional for Black-owned radio conglomerate InterUrban Broadcasting (WYLD AM/FM), as well as EZ Communications (B97) and Clear Channel (WYLD/WQUE) before eventually returning to the family business in 1997 as news editor. Today, she is the paper’s president and publisher. She has been a member of the Louisiana Press Association (LPA) board since 2008. She has served on its Executive Committee for the past four years, serving as its secretary-treasurer and president-elect. Hall is also a member of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), National Newspaper Association (NNA), Louisiana Black Publishers Association (LPBA) and the Associated Press. She is also a member of the Board of Directors at WYES New Orleans and the Dillard University Ray Charles Program in African-American Material Culture in addition to being a donor to several charitable organizations and working with not-for-profit organizations and initiatives to assist with community rebuilding in post-Katrina New Orleans. More than 90 years after its inception, Hall continues to build on her family’s legacy. Her efforts have earned her numerous honors including the Trailblazer Of The Year award from the New Orleans Association of Black Journalists, the Unity Globe Award from the National Rainbow/PUSH organization, CityBusiness’ Woman of the Year award, The Childhood Family and Learning Foundation's Outstanding Woman in New Orleans Media Award and the LPA’s President’s Award. The front-page stories of the paper have been recognized by peer publications such as The Bay State Banner in Boston – all of which are reflections of a commitment to continue serving the New Orleans Metro Area as well as state, national and international readers by bringing them stories of interest and concern to Blacks and minority communities around the globe. She was married to James C. Hall of Boston, Ma. for 36 years until his untimely death in 2016. She is the mother of Brandon D. Hall (Elizabeth) of New York, Christopher D. Hall (Tiffany), who represents the fourth generation of the family at The Louisiana Weekly; and Lauren D. Hall of Washington, D.C. She is the grandmother of Carter, Austin and Sydney Hall. Clancy DuBos Clancy DuBos is the chairman and previous co-owner of Gambit Communications, Inc., and the political editor/columnist for Gambit weekly newspaper in New Orleans. He also is the on-air political commentator for WWL-TV Channel 4's Eyewitness News, and a licensed attorney in Louisiana. Clancy and his wife Margo owned Gambit from 1991 - 2018, and he has been an attorney since 1993. Prior to 1991, Clancy was the on-air political reporter and analyst for WDSU-TV (NBC) in New Orleans for nearly 10 years (December 1981 - May 1991), then at WVUE-TV (Fox 8) through August 2007 before joining WWL-TV as the station's on-air political analyst. He now delivers his weekly "Clancy's Commentary" on WWL-TV every Tuesday during the station's 6 p.m. newscast. Clancy became Gambit's first and only political columnist in December 1981. Gambit Communications Inc. publishes Gambit (circ. 40,000, Louisiana's largest weekly newspaper), the online "" Web site and the "Blog of New Orleans" news blog ( Clancy began a civil law practice after graduating from Loyola Law School in 1993, taking time out to clerk for Chief Justice Pascal Calogero of the Louisiana Supreme Court in 1994. As a journalist, he has earned awards from the Press Club of New Orleans, the Louisiana Press Association, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies and the Associated Press Association of Louisiana and Mississippi. He also has appeared on numerous network radio and television talk shows, including "Washington Week in Review," NPR, "The Today Show," "Dateline NBC" and many appearances on local radio talk shows. Clancy and Margo were honored in 2008 with the "A.I. Botnick Torch of Liberty Award," the highest honor bestowed by the South-Central Region of the Anti-Defamation League. Clancy was named UNO's "Homer Hitt Distinguished Alumnus of the Year" in 2003. In 2012, he was named one of "Ten Outstanding Persons" by Family Services of New Orleans and "Alumnus of the Year" by Holy Cross School. Clancy was an original member of the Board of Directors of KIDsmART, a non-profit arts education organization serving inner-city youth in New Orleans. He served for nine years as a board member of the New Orleans Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau, and he served for 15 years on the board of directors of Holy Cross School, including a two-year stint as chairman of the board during and after Hurricane Katrina. He currently serves on the Visiting Committee of Loyola Law School. A native of New Orleans, Clancy is a 1972 graduate of Holy Cross High School, the University of New Orleans (B.A. History, 1976) and Loyola University School of Law (J.D., 1993). He and Margo have two sons.