Jan 22, 2009

Covering Obama in California

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.

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