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|CITIZEN JOURNALISM AND THE NEW MEDIA ECOLOGY with PETER RICHARDSON and ROSE AGUILAR|
|Date||Tuesday February 01|
|Time||7:30 PM - 9:00 PM|
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1644 Haight Street
San Francisco CA 94117
We will always have news. The question is, will we have journalism? In 1985, 25 corporations controlled everything we read, hear, and see. Today, it's only six. Because profit is the ultimate goal, hard hitting journalism for the public good is greatly lacking. Rose Aguilar and Peter Richardson review the alternatives and propose new forms of citizen journalism that depend less on advertising and more on the recognition that political information is a public good and crucial for a healthy democracy. They also argue that a healthy media ecology needs both large media outlets and savvy fringe players to keep them honest. You are invited to join the conversation.
Rose Aguilar is the host of KALW's "Your Call" and author of Red Highways: A Liberal's Journey into the Heartland. Peter Richardson is the author of the critically acclaimed A Bomb in Every Issue: How the Short, Unruly Life of Ramparts Magazine Changed America and teaches at San Francisco State University.