Good Grief – Who’s Going to Cover LA Now?
This year we’re focusing on a local issue: the LA Times. With the paper possibly looking at new ownership as its parent company emerges from bankruptcy, will a rumored buyout by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. or the Koch Brothers improve the paper’s news coverage? Would a different merger, sale, or consolidation better serve the community? If not, how will Angelenos get their local government news coverage – what will be the consequences of that shift?
This half day summit will study these issues and bring to light new ideas for how to make LA news better.
Former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps
President & CEO of Media Matters, Matt Butler
Huffington Post LA Reporter, Kathleen Miles
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
KCETLink Web Editor, Brian Frank