So the The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence is staging an event called Truth Telling: The Media’s Role in the Conversation on Guns.
The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence & Opus2 International are pleased to present:Truth Telling: The Media’s Role in the Conversation on Guns
OCTOBER 25, 2012 | 6 – 8:30 PM
UC Hastings College of the Law
Louis B. Mayer Lounge
198 McAllister Street | San FranciscoRSVP REQUIRED
Free to Members, UC Hastings Students and Faculty
$12 All Other Students | $20 Non-Members
The Law Center reserves the right to refuse admittance.
Following an hors d’oeuvres and wine reception, a diverse group of journalists from local and national news outlets will share their perspective on the role the media plays in the national conversation on guns, particularly in an election year.As the “information age” has become incredibly fast-moving and complex, the media’s power to inform, educate, and persuade has also grown. Meanwhile, the topic of gun violence in America remains complicated and fueled by passionate beliefs from all sides.What are some of the challenges journalists and news agencies face when trying to tell the truth about America’s gun laws? What impact does the national political debate have on the media’s approach to this issue? How is “new media” affecting the way in which this conversation is cultivated?Please join us to find out the answers to these questions and more. Come and ask your own questions for our panelists!
JOINING THE PANEL:
- MARK FOLLMAN, Senior Editor, Mother Jones
- KRIS HUNDLEY, Staff Writer, Tampa Bay Times
- BOB EGELKO, Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle
- SCOTT JOHNSON, Violence Reporting Fellow, The Oakland Tribune
- ABBY STERLING, Producer, CBS 5 San Francisco
RORY LITTLE, UC Hastings Professor of Law
Did you catch this part? The Law Center reserves the right to refuse admittance.
So Josh Berger, a director at the Calguns Foundation, buys tickets. And this happens:
No dissenting opinions allowed, thankyouverymuch. We already know the truth so your version of it need not apply.
H/T to No Lawyers – Only Guns and Money.