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A Consumer's Guide to the Media: Finding Truth in an Election Year

The Commonwealth Club

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

San Francisco, CA

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Tue, Oct 30 2012 - 6:00pm

A Consumer’s Guide to Media: Finding Truth in an Election Year     

Ronn Owens, KGO Talk Radio Host
Lowell Bergman, Logan Distinguished Professor in Investigative Reporting, U.C. Berkeley; Producer/Correspondent, PBS documentary series "Frontline"; Former Producer, "60 Minutes"
Carly Schwartz, Founding Editor, Huffington Post San Francisco
Phil Matier, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; Commentator, KCBS Radio and CBS 5 Television
Sally Lehrman, Knight Ridder/San Jose Mercury News Endowed Chair for Journalism in the Public Interest and Markkula Center for Applied Ethics Scholar, Santa Clara University - Moderator

With talking heads and TV and radio pundits feasting on the run-up to the presidential election, some observers say that claims and counterclaims by candidates have never been more sensational or confusing … and that media have often not stepped up to the plate when it comes to separating truth from inuendo. What are the ethical guidelines governing print, online and broadcast journalism, as well as talk radio? What should they be? And ultimately, how can the public be more discerning in evaluating what we read, see and hear? A high-level panel will discuss media ethics and tell us how to be better consumers.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:15 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost: $20 standard, $12 members, free for students (with valid ID)
Also know: Part of the Club’s Series on Ethics and Accountability, Underwritten by the Charles Travers Family

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The Commonwealth Club of California
595 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94104

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)


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