Marcia Parker, West Coast editorial director for Patch.com, AOL’s rapidly expanding hyper-local news project now in several California cities, will speak at the Press Club’s annual meeting Thursday, October 14, at 7 p.m. at the club’s headquarters in .
Whether a Press Club member or not, you’re warmly invited to hear about Journalism 2.0 — as envisioned by one of the few corporations in America currently hiring bloggers, writers and editors in .
Parker, who joined Patch from the Graduate School of Journalism at the , where she served as Assistant Dean for six years, will explain Patch’s plan to attract readers and advertisers by focusing on community news. A casual, lively Q and A will follow.
Take this opportunity to make your case for a spot on the 14-member Press Club Board of Directors, or to hear short talks from those who are running, or to weigh in on the kinds of Press Club events we should plan for the coming year.
The mail-in vote for Board of Directors will be conducted in November, and this is the only opportunity for candidates to speak and for members to hear from them.
THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO ALL MEMBER JOURNALISTS AS WELL AS ALL NON-MEMBER JOURNALISTS WHO ARE CURIOUS AND WOULD LIKE TO CHECK OUT THE PRESS CLUB.
Light appetizers, wine and beverages will be served. Parking is free.
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Los Angeles Press Club
The Los Angeles Press Club stands as an organization devoted to improving the spirit of journalism and journalists, raising the industry’s standards, strengthening its integrity and improving its reputation all for the benefit of the community at large. Serving the Southland since 1913, it is the only Southern California journalism group that speaks for all journalists working for daily and weekly newspapers, radio & TV, magazines, documentary films and online. For more information, go to http://lapressclub.org.