Hey folks. Free SPJ event tomorrow, 3/25 at 5:30pm, bowling to follow at 8pm. Details below. NOTE the time change for bowling.-Mia Town Hall Forum: “Your Views on Local News”
Community members will have a chance to discuss their views about the local news with a dozen leading figures in journalism, education, business and politics at a town hall meeting produced by the Society of Professional Journalists on Thursday, March 25.
*When:* 5:30-7:30 p.m.
*Where: *Koret Auditorium of the main San Francisco Public Library in Civic Center.
*How much:* Admission is free.
We’ll discuss how the current crisis in the news industry creates opportunities for the public to help shape new kinds of journalism that contribute to a vibrant democracy. The conversation will explore strategies and business models for ensuring robust and reliable news coverage in a changing economic, technological and social environment.
Participants will include:
– *Craig Aaron*, senior program director, FreePress
– *Mark Adkins*, president, the San Francisco Chronicle
– *David Callaway*, editor in chief, MarketWatch.com
– *Sandy Close*, executive director, New America Media
– *Paul Connolly*, senior vice president, the TCC Group, manager of the Challenge Fund for Journalism
– *Ron Dellums*, Oakland mayor and former congressman
– *Glenn Frankel*, Pulitzer Prize-winning Stanford professor and former Washington Post London Bureau chief
*- Lisa Frazier*, publisher, Bay Area News Project
– *Dr. Dina Ibrahim*, assistant professor for Broadcast and Electronic Communications, San Francisco State
– *Pat Kenealy*, managing director, IDG Ventures SF
– *Barry Parr*, media analyst and entrepreneurial publisher, Coastsider.com; and
– *Venise Wagner*, Journalism Department chair, San Francisco State
– ***Sandip Roy* and *Hana Baba* of public radio station KALW-FM will moderate. The program will be recorded and broadcast by SFGTV, San Francisco’s government channel.