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  • When Crisis Hits: Truth, Public Trust and the Media
    July 22, 2019
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm

An anonymous phone call to Los Angeles Times reporter Harriet Ryan triggered an extensive investigation that, ultimately, led to the Los Angeles Police Department’s largest-ever sex crimes case with a single suspect. The first story, published in May 2018, resulted in local, state and federal investigations of a former USC gynecologist accused of abusing hundreds of students over 30 years. For this series reported by Ryan, Matt Hamilton and Paul Pringle, The Times won a Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, its 45th since 1942, six of which were gold medals for public service.

Join us for a conversation on “Truth, Public Trust and the Future of the Fourth Estate” with Times journalists Harriet Ryan and Sarah Parvini, who was part of the team that won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage of the San Bernardino terrorist attack, and Managing Editor Scott Kraft. Moderator is Janet Clayton, former two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editor at the Los Angeles Times, who is now senior strategist at Vectis DC.

Who would benefit from attending this program? Anyone on the front lines of crisis response, including senior executives and public relations administrators in the corporate, health care, higher education, public health, and legal sectors. This program also would benefit anyone seeking to better understand the role of news media in covering breaking news and in how investigative journalism really works.

This program is presented in partnership with Los Angeles World Affairs Council. Register early! Table sponsorships must be confirmed no later than noon on Thursday, July 11, based on availability.

***Cancellations must be received before 4 p.m. July 16 for a full refund.

TIMELINE:
11:30 – 12:00: registration & networking
12:00 – 12:30: lunch is served
12:30 – 1:30: remarks + Q&A
1:30: program concludes

Town Hall Los Angeles LA Times

Moderator, Janet Clayton, with (L to R) Harriet Ryan, Sarah Parvini, and Scott Kraft

PARKING:
$8.00 Underground valet parking with 3-hour validation.

From City Club web site:

5TH STREET: the parking entrance is on the LEFT, just past Flower Street. Prepare to turn LEFT when you see the first red sign for underground visitor parking. Valet park and take escalators up to the lobby. Check in at the security desk and they will let you up to the 51st floor.

FLOWER STREET: the parking entrance is on the RIGHT, just past 5th Street. Prepare to turn RIGHT when you see a red sign for underground visitor parking. Valet park and take escalators up to the lobby. Check in at the security desk and they will let you up to the 51st floor.

ATTIRE:
Club Attire: Business casual is acceptable. No jeans or tennis shoes.

Venue:  

Address:
555 S. Flower St. 51st Floor, Los Angeles, California, 90071