News Release| Cal State L.A.; American Communities Program

Journalists, blogger, scholar to spotlight how new ways, new tools keep knowledge flowing

Cal State L.A.’s American Communities Program presents panel Nov. 18

Los Angeles, CA –  A panel of award-winning journalists, bloggers, and scholars will discuss how new media and technologies affect how knowledge is generated and disseminated at Cal State L.A. Wednesday, Nov.18, from 6 to 8 p.m.

The free public presentation, “New Media, New Technologies, and Knowledge,” will be in the Los Angeles Room of the University-Student Union.

The panel will focus on innovations in how information is formed, gathered and shared about individuals and local and global communities. It includes Madeleine Brand, a broadcast journalist with National Public Radio; Megan Garvey, co-founder of the Los Angeles Times’ Mapping LA project; Kavita Philip, a professor of anthropology at UC Irvine and expert on new technologies; Raquel Hunter, a blogger for “Mama’s Health”; and Jon Beaupre, a professor of communication studies at Cal State L.A. and veteran radio newscaster with KPCC.

The event is presented by the American Communities Program (ACP) at Cal State L.A. and is co-sponsored by the University’s Cross Cultural Centers, College of Arts and Letters, University-Student Union, and student fees.

For details, contact ACP Acting Director Maria Karafilis at 323-343-5823 or mkarafi@calstatela.edu.

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