DON’T MISS: Occupy The News: Critiquing Occupy San Diego coverage Nov. 17

Occupy San Diego/Photo courtesy of San Diego Union-Tribune

Reporters and protesters will discuss the media coverage of the Occupy San Diego protest that began on Oct. 7 and has continued outside City Hall daily since then. The local angles of this global story have occupied Twitter, TV, newspapers and the Internet for weeks, involving arrests, business closures, crackdowns on camping in the area. We explore how the coverage has unfolded and discuss the story’s practical and ethical issues.

Join us in critiquing the coverage. Follow us on Twitter at @OccupyCoverage for related news before the event and follow the account for live tweets during the discussion.

What: SD-SPJ panel discussion on Occupy San Diego media coverage
When: Thursday, Nov. 17, 6:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. program
Where: Inside the San Diego Concourse, Tha Glass Room, second floor, 202 C St.
Panelists: Samuel Hodgson, Voice of San Diego photojournalist; Carlos R. Davalos, The (Chula Vista) Star-News executive editor; Frank Gormlie, occupier and editor of the OB Rag; Lorena Gonzalez, occupier and secretary-treasurer of the San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council; Mike Garcia; occupier who is serving as the movement’s city liaison
Moderator: Matthew T. Hall, San Diego Union-Tribune reporter

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