Turning Homelessness into Headline News

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Audrey Cooper, Editor-in-Chief, San Francisco Chronicle

Clara Jeffery, Editor-in-Chief, Mother Jones

Holly Kernan, Executive Editor of News, KQED

Gary Kamiya, Executive Editor, San Francisco Magazine; Author, Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco; Co-founder, Salon.com; Columnist, “Portals of the Past," San Francisco Chronicle 

Edward Wasserman, Ph.D., Dean, U.C. Berkeley Journalism School, Former Executive Business Editor, Miami Herald, Ph.D., London School of Economics--Moderator

On June 29, more than thirty Bay Area media organizations spanning across radio, print, online and television news will curate an unprecedented wave of coverage about homelessness in San Francisco in order to inspire a public dialogue and to force local politicians to come up with impactful solutions to this ongoing problem.

It's not often that journalists set aside their differences in order to unify behind a shared purpose, so on the day that this special media collaboration launches, INFORUM is proud to present a panel discussion featuring several journalists who are involved in this important project. You'll hear more about how this coordinated media campaign started, what the journalists hope to accomplish through their efforts and how they see the changing role of media in society.