Every March, journalism organizations celebrate Sunshine Week. It is a way to enlighten the public about their right to government information and thereby strengthen communities.
The Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will celebrate on Thursday, March 16 with a no-host mixer at the Redwood Bar & Grill.
Los Angeles Times journalist Ben Welsh will join us to talk about the California Civic Data Coalition, an open-source team of journalists and computer programmers from news organizations across America. The coalition is currently working on tools to make it easier for journalists, academics and others to analyze money in California politics.
The mixer is open to all.
What: Mixer with L.A. Times journalist Ben Welsh
When: Thursday, March 16 at 7 p.m.
Where: Redwood Bar & Grill, 316 W. 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Cost: The event is free and open to the public.
Parking: There’s construction on Second Street in front of the bar and on Broadway. You can park in the lot on Hill Street.
Contact: Navid Nonahal, (818) 317-2234