In an effort to continue our transparent news process, Southern California Radio is opening the doors of our newsroom by producing an open-ended series of discussions called “Open Newsrooms” The programs are geared to having our news team address a specific newsroom concern/issue; and sharing insights as to how we’ve tackled it in the past and what we’re working on now. Then, we plan to turn to the town hall audience for input, thoughts, and advice on ways we can improve our coverage of the topics that matter most to them.
The first program installment of the series will be “Journalist or Vulture – Covering Disasters in the Southland” and is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, September 6th at 7pm in The Crawford Family Forum. KPCC’s Washington, D.C. Correspondent Kitty Felde will be joined by colleagues Nick Roman (Managing Editor) and Cheryl Devall (Senior News Editor) and others to kick off the series with a conversation about disasters and tragedy in the Southland.
I think the conversation would be well served by members of SPJ lending their voices and perspectives and welcome any help/support you might be in sharing the event details with your constituency. While the program is free and open to the public, we do encourage people to RSVP.
Link to the event and RSVP page is here: http://www.scpr.org/events/2011/09/06/kpccs-open-newsroom-journalist-or-vulture-covering/