Press Reporting on Crime in Oakland

When: Thu., Jan. 10, 8 p.m. 2013

I'm probably biased because my boss, aka the ceaselessly insightful and painfully witty Robert Gammon, is participating, but really, this event should be compelling to anyone who's ever read an Oakland newspaper (note: you are doing that exact thing RIGHT NOW): A panel discussion, featuring three journalists from three different local publications -- Tammerlin Drummond of the Oakland Tribune and Chip Johnson of the San Francisco Chronicle, in addition to our own -- dissecting the quantity and quality of media coverage of crime in Oakland. With the city homicide rate having just reached a multi-year high, the Oakland Police Department at a crucial moment of truth, and the journalism industry in the midst of a contraction with no end in sight, it's a heady moment for Oakland crime reporting -- and conversations like this couldn't be more important. At Temple Sinai (2808 Summit St., Oakland) on Thursday, Jan. 10. 8 p.m., free. OaklandSinai.org

Ellen Cushing

Price: free

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