Town Hall Forum on Local News TOMORROW – 3/25 5:30pm, BOWLING at 8pm

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,

– *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,; 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.

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