The LA Media Reform Group announces its 6th Annual LA Media Reform Summit: 

GOOD GRIEF – Who’s Going to Cover LA Now? 

With the LA Times 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 in days to come and what will be the consequences of that shift?

1pm –  Keynote address – Former FCC Commissioner, Michael Copps

2pm – Discussion on the LA Times Consolidation

  • Moderator: Ian Masters, host of Background Briefing on KPFK
  • Huffington Post LA Reporter, Kathleen Miles
  • Media Matters, Vice President, Angelo Carusone
  • Robert Scheer, former LA Times Reporter and Editor of Truth Dig

3:30pm – Panel on impact media and how we can make LA news better

  • Moderator: Jo Ellen Kaiser, Executive Director, The Media Consortium
  • Zuade Kaufman, Publisher, Truthdig
  • Ana Kasparin, Co-host and Producer, The Young Turks
  • Sharon Kyle, Co-founder and Editor, LA Progressive
  • Brian Frank, Web Editor, KCETLink

5pm – Reception 


This event is co-hosted by: California Common Cause, The LA Progressive, and the Occidental College Urban and Environmental Policy Institute.

This half day summit will take place at the Herrick Chapel at Occidental College. Directions and Parking information coming soon.

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. Click here to RSVP.