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Laborfest: Journalism, Labor and New Media

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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ILWU Local 34 Hall, 801 Second St., San Francisco. Next to baseball stadium. Walk the one mile from Market on Second or on the Embarcadero to 801 Second Street or take public transportation:
T or N train from Embarcadero Station to Second and King Station;
30 or 45 bus from Market and Fourth Streets (Powell Station) to end of line at Townsend between Fourth and Third, then walk one block to Second Street;
47 bus which starts at North Point at Fisherman’s Wharf, travels on Van Ness, 11th St, Bryant and ends at Cal Train Station at 4th and Townsend, then walk on Townsend 2 blocks to Second Street;
10 bus which runs from Van Ness on Pacific to Battery, on Battery to Second St to Third and Townsend, so get off at Second Street and Townsend. Also runs from 25th and Potrero, on Cesar Chavez St, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Townsend to Second Street.

Journalists, Journalism, Labor and New Media
Thousands of professional journalists have faced layoffs throughout the United States. At the same time there are only a handful of labor journalists left at major daily papers in the United Sates.
Journalists are being pressured to work for free as bloggers and the campaign against Ariana Huffington and Huff Post was an example of a political campaign to highlight the plight of journalists in the new media.
At the same time, labor does not even have a labor radio or TV channel that could broadcast 24 hours a day from the picket line, and the life and death struggles that working people are facing.
This panel will also look at the attacks on journalists by corporate America, the censoring of labor stories and the transformation of the newspaper and news industry by the Internet. What does this mean for the future of professional journalists and the relationship of organized labor to the defense of journalists and journalism?
Frank Emspak, Founder of Workers Independent News (WIN), Madison, Wisconsin
Bill Snyder, Vice Chair, Pacific Media Workers Guild Freelancers Unit,CWA 39521
Steve Early, Labor Journalist
Dick Meister, Labor journalist formerly with SF Chronicle & KQED Newsroom
Peter Byrne, Investigative Journalist, member Pacific Media Workers Guild Freelancers Unit
Sponsored by Labor Video Project, CWA-TNG Local 39521/Pacific Media Workers
See also: (Frank Emspak) (S.Early) (Steve Early)
Added to the calendar on Tue, Jun 19, 2012 5:35AM
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