Journalism and Democracy in California
San Jose State University Student Union
Héctor Tobar, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, moderator
Rob Kuznia, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and writer
Frances Dinkelspiel, author and journalist, co-founder of the local news site, Berkeleyside
Rachael Myrow, KQED South Bay Arts & Culture Reporter

June 16 marked our midway point on our statewide road trip, On the Road with California Humanities. This third stop in the discussion series was at San Jose State University where the speakers, led by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Héctor Tobar, shared their experience in journalism through a dramatic shift in the business and the craft of news reporting. While there was acknowledgement of the challenges of various emerging media platforms and the fear of losing the type of investigative journalism that creates accountability, there also was an underlying optimism. There are many reporters and media outlets that are creatively adapting, exploring, and embracing the flexibility and reach of new journalistic formats.

For more on this topic, please read Rachael Myrow’s opening remarks HERE
Download the Journalism Resource Guide HERE
Read a blog contribution by Frances Dinkelspiel, please click HERE

We’d love to see you at our upcoming stops:

California’s Water: Rivers, Oceans, and Our Future
August 27, 2016 – 7:00pm – National Steinbeck Center, Salinas
To register, please click HERE.

The Farmworker Movement in California: From Chavez Onwards
September 28, 2016 – 7:00pm – Fresno Art Museum.
To register, please click HERE.

In Tune: The Arts and Humanities in the Golden State
October 26, 2016 – 6:30pm – Oakland

Please support programs like our Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative forum series, On the Road with California Humanities and make your tax-deductible donation here.