SF State Journalism Dept. celebrates 50th

By Jon Funabiki

San Francisco State University’s Journalism Department is inviting graduates back home this month to celebrate its 50-year tradition of training great newshounds.

Founded back in the momentous-filled times of the Civil Rights Movement, the Space Race and Bob Dylan, the department has enjoyed a reputation of turning out graduates ready to work in newsrooms. These days, we’re training them to be both street-smart and Web-savvy.

So, fellow graduates and friends of the department, please take note of these celebratory events the weekend of Oct. 26-27:

On Friday evening Oct. 26 we will screen Prof. Ken Kobre’s documentary, “Deadline Every Second,” which portrays a day in the life of AP photographers. Following the film, which has aired on PBS, Kobre and co-producer John Hewitt will talk about making the project.

On Saturday, Oct. 27 we will hold a day with speakers and panel discussions about the future of journalism. Speakers include Lisa Davis, author of “Sins of Brother Curtis,” David Cohn, founder of Circa, Thomas Peele, author of “Killing the Messenger,” and Lowell Bergman, investigative reporter and producer.

On Saturday evening, we will hold a reception to give faculty, graduates, students and friends a chance to mingle.

For more information and to register, please check out the event Web site. We look forward to seeing you!

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