‘The Wire’ Writer To School Journalists


He was a former Baltimore Sun reporter who got out of the business and is now helping to expose it for the black morass of despair that it truly is.

So who wouldn’t want to hear The Wire creator/writer David Simon talk about the changing nature of journalism?

Here’s the press release for the event (After reading it, one reporter responded: “I just came.” You’ve been warned.):

Doing More with Less: Journalism and the Polis

On HBO’s critically acclaimed series THE WIRE, creator/writer David Simon has tackled problems of contemporary urban life. This season, the former Baltimore Sun reporter takes a hard look at how the news media has to do “more with less” and the impact of that on the body politic. Join us as Simon speaks on the changing face and influence of journalism.

Monday, March 3, 2008

4:00 pm
LAW Room 3, 600 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles

Free and open to the public.

Reception following.
RSVP required to bakere@usc.edu

Co-Sponsored by

USC Annenberg Knight Chair in Media and Religion
USC Gould School of Law
USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture