SPJ/LA To Host Journalist and Author Patt Morrison For Talk and Signing Her New Book, “Don’t Stop The Presses!”

The Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists invites you to a talk and book-signing by veteran journalist Patt Morrison, award-winning reporter and columnist for the Los Angeles Times and frequent public radio and television host, who will discuss her new work, Don’t Stop the Presses! Truth, Justice, and the American Newspaper (Angel City Press, 2018).

Morrison has been widely recognized for her work with a share of two Pulitzer Prizes, along with six Emmys and twelve Golden Mike awards for her public television and radio work. She playfully describes herself as a “girl reporter,” and her lifelong devotion to her chosen profession shines from every page. Filled with vintage photos and advertising, laced with lively anecdotes, her new book vividly evokes the golden age of American journalism.

And as Morrison herself writes, newspapers are “the people’s intelligence service, dedicated first and foremost to informing, to watching, to warning about, to holding accountable to the public’s eye whoever possesses power and influence over others.” And she adds, even if the day comes when “paper” disappears and the newspaper exists only online, it “will still be as necessary in the twenty-first century as it was in the eighteenth.”

Talk and book-signing by print and broadcast journalist Patt Morrison

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
7 to 8:30 p.m.

The Association lounge, 110 East 6th Street, downtown Los Angeles.

Books will be available for purchase. The event itself is free and open to the public.

Commercial lot at 545 S. Main St., Los Angeles

You must RSVP by sending an email to spjlosangeles@gmail.com

Joel Bellman, SPJ/LA

For more information on Don’t Stop the Presses! Truth, Justice, and the American Newspaper, visit https://www.angelcitypress.com/products/stpr.

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