The rich, diverse past of Southern California print journalism and its uncertain future in the digital age will be examined by scholars and working journalists.
Journalists Jim Newton, Bill Boyarsky and Kevin Roderick – who collectively have more than 80 years of experience as reporters, editors, and columnists at the Los Angeles Times — will join such distinguished scholars as David Hayes-Bautista (UCLA), Felix Gutierrez (USC) and Merry Ovnick (Cal State Northridge) at the day-long conference at Occidental College.
“Print journalism – in English, in Spanish, and in the hands of courageous African-American editors – has played a profound role in shaping Southern California,” says Kenneth Marcus, professor of history at the University of La Verne and HSSC president. “Yet the rise of the Internet has raised fundamental questions about the future of daily journalism. These are issues we will address in what we know will be a lively and illuminating program.”
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