On Tuesday night, journalists and campaign communication directors had a rowdy discussion of the 52nd Congressional District race between Scott Peters and Carl DeMaio. Arguments were had, accusations were made and there was a lot of shouting from members of the audience.
It was one of the country’s most contentious congressional races, and when Carl DeMaio finally conceded to Scott Peters, five days after the polls closed, DeMaio told the Associated Press that “all, including myself, must be wary of the state of journalism today and where electoral politics are heading.”
Please join the Society of Professional Journalists Tuesday, Nov. 18, as we discuss that state of journalism and a congressional race unlike any other. Our panel includes Peters campaign communications director Alex Roth, DeMaio campaign communications director Dave McCulloch, U-T politics editor Michael Smolens, KPBS enterprise reporter Claire Trageser and NBC 7 producer Wendy Fry. They will dissect the campaign, the coverage and the allegations that continue to surface. You don’t want to miss hearing what they have to say or asking them questions of your own.
San Diego SPJ is co-hosting its second mixer on Wednesday, November 19 with the local Asian American Journalists Association, National Association of Black Journalists, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Press Club and Online News Association chapters.
The full video of SPJ San Diego’s police body camera panel on Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Watch a few of the highlights here.
Tuesday’s panel provided a lot of new information on the San Diego Police Department’s use of body cameras.
San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman gave more details on the department’s policies for using the cameras and said she thinks the videos should not be released to the public most of the time.