March 11

Does LA Local TV News Cover News Locals Need?
Davidson Conference Center, Figueroa Room, 10:00 a.m.
The Norman Lear Center will release its study of more than 11,000 news stories aired by eight LA TV stations. FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps – who has criticized the FCC for being “a paper tiger” on station license renewals – and a panel of media and business experts respond. Also to be discussed: What a companion study by the NLC of the LA Times found. Panelists include: Martin Kaplan, Norman Lear Center director; Kathay Feng, executive director, California Common Cause; George Kieffer, chair, Los Angeles Civic Alliance; Bob Jimenez, former NBC correspondent; and LA local anchor Marcia Brandwynne, veteran LA TV broadcaster.



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