Given the fact that California's newsrooms are in tatters, it is fitting that the panel set to discuss how best to cover the Obama administration at a time when California's newsrooms are in tatters consists mostly of cast-offs from California's tattered newsrooms.
The discussion, hosted by the Los Angeles Press Club, begins tonight at 7:30 p.m. and will be held at the Steve Allen Theater, at 4773 Hollywood Blvd. The speakers are Beth Barrett, a reporter who left the Los Angeles Daily News in August; Susan Pinkus, a pollster who got laid off from the Los Angeles Times in December, and Jonathan Wilcox, a USC communications professor and former speechwriter for Gov. Peter Wilson. The discusion will be moderated by Ron Kaye, who was laid off as editor of the Daily News in April.