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Undercover Journalism: James O'Keefe
Date Monday February 01
Time 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Details
The Commonwealth Club Office
595 Market Street (at Second), 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorCaroline Moriarity Sacks
Emailcmoriaritysacks [at] commonwealthclub.org
Phone415-597-6705
INFORUM and The Commonwealth Club present

Undercover Journalism: James O'Keefe

A renegade insider shares his methods that revealed some unbecoming behaviors of a public-interest giant

James O'Keefe, Investigative Journalist and Filmmaker

Josh Wolf, Graduate Student, UC Berkeley School of Journalism; Blogger, Freedomedia; Freelance Journalist - Moderator

Meet the man who thrust ACORN into controversy. With a cheap video camera (and a cheaper chinchilla coat), O'Keefe captured footage of employees of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now apparently advising a pimp and prostitute (O'Keefe and an ally, undercover) to evade taxes, conceal illegal money and traffic in underage girls. With attention from blogs and TV news commentators, the scandal erupted, leading to the Congress cutting funding from the nonprofit ACORN. Join our discussion with O'Keefe and Wolf as they talk about the future of journalism and the benefits (and pitfalls) of undercover reporting. Is independent, undercover journalism an emerging trend, or will it continue to be the exception to the rule?

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. networking reception
Cost: MEMBERS FREE, $18 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Jan 20th, 2010 11:57 AM
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