Journalists: Vultures or Not Vultures?

Aug 31, 2011

KPCC has a lot of free, nifty public programming at their (nearly) brand new auditorium, the Crawford Family Forum. This next Tuesday (the 6th), for example, they’re having a talk about whether or not journalists are, in fact, vultures. Specifically, whether their news coverage of Southern California’s frequent disasters, natural and otherwise, is vulture-like. Exploitative, you might say. This is the first event in the new “KPCC’s Open Newsroom” series, which is part of “an effort to continue our transparent news process.” All events will start with a few panelists discussing a specific issue, to be followed by a town hall-style Q/C&A with the audience. Speaking on their own alleged vulturehood will be KPCC’s Washington, D.C. correspondent, Kitty Felde; managing editor Nick Roman; and Senior News Editor Cheryl Devall. Should be an intriguing conversation. The event is free, but RSVPs are required, here.


KPCC’s Open Newsroom: Journalist or Vulture – Covering Disasters in the Southland
Tuesday, September 6, 7 p.m.
The Crawford Family Forum
474 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena
Free; RSVP at



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