Friday, April 26, 2013

Good Grief: Who's Going to Cover LA News Now?

LA Media Reform Summit 2013

What’s the future of the Los Angeles Times and its news coverage as the paper’s parent company emerges from bankruptcy? Would a buyout by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, the Koch Brothers or local investors strengthen the paper or improve its community service? And if the Times continues its decline or shuts down, how will Angelenos get their local news?

California Common Cause, the LA Media Reform Group, Occidental College's Urban and Environmental Policy Institute, the LA Progressive and MoveOn LA invite you to learn about this issue and how to create your own impact media.

When: Saturday, April 27, 2013; 1-5 p.m.; reception to follow
Where: Herrick Chapel, Occidental College (Directions).

You'll hear from: former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps * Media Matters, Vice President, Angelo Carusone * Huffington Post LA Reporter * Kathleen Miles * Tim Rutten, former LA Times Reporter * Host of KPFK’s Background Briefing, Ian Masters * Executive Director, Media Consortium, Jo Ellen Kaiser * Publisher of Truthdig, Zuade Kaufman * The Young Turks Producer and Co-Host, Ana Kasparin * LA Progressive Co-Founder, Sharon Kyle * and KCETLink Web Editor, Brian Frank.

View the full schedule here.

**BONUS EVENT: Our friends at are hosting a screening of a new film by Robert Greenwald and Brave New Foundation entitled "War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State" at Occidental College at 7:30 p.m. after the summit and reception. Sign up for film and get free admission to the summit, see below. RSVP here for film.

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Anonymous said...

For the other side of the story:

Yes, the Times will change, it HAS to!

Edward Padgett said...

I completely agree with you that the Los Angeles Times has to change. With the majority of readers of the hard copy forty plus years in age, the Times and other newspaper publications need to connect with our youth to make them hunger to open the newspaper daily.

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Anonymous said...

Okay since you don't like right wing news, here's one from Huffpost.