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Future Events of Interest to Students

PPAGLA Presents: Media Access Law with Frank Cowan
Understand the legal obligations and practices in gaining access to disaster and crime scenes. Cowan has been training Public Information Officers and working members of the media on California Laws pertaining to press access for 25 years. He is a freelance photographer and former police officer.  February 15, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Critiques of student photo and multimedia work to follow. Free and open to all students and professionals.  The PPAGLA at the Glendale Moose Lodge, 357 W. Arden Ave., Glendale, CA 91203. Free parking across the street. Bring a lunch.  RSVP to Gerard Burkhart (  Use ACCESS in subject line.  More information at

Department co-sponsors screening of new Ruben Salazar film
The Department of Journalism & Mass Communication is co-hosting the special screening of the new PBS film “Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle,” the an independent and thorough investigation of Salazar’s life and death.  The screening, co-sponsored by the Department of Chican@/Latin@ Studies, will take place Monday, March 10 at 7 p.m. at the University Theatre.  Salazar was a Mexican-American journalist killed by a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy during the National Chicano Moratorium March against the Vietnam War in 1970 in East Los Angeles. Phil Montez, a close friend of Salazar and former Western regional director of the U.S. Commission for Civil Rights, is scheduled to appear during the event.

Journalism Day 2014
The Department of Journalism & Mass Communication will be holding its annual Journalism Day event on Thursday, April 24 at the University Student Union (USU) Ballrooms.  NBCLA General assignment reporter Beverly White will be the keynote speaker.

City of Long Beach Mayoral Debate
On March 19, the Department of Journalism & Mass Communication will be co-sponsoring, with the Long Beach Press Telegram, a debate with the candidates for mayor of the city of Long Beach, at the Beach Auditorium on campus.

Screening of Senior Seminar Projects
On Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. at Room 105 in the Hall of Science Building, in an event co-sponsored by CSULB’s Multicultural Center, the Department will be hosting a screening of broadcast news pieces reported by Senior Seminar (JOUR 495) students, followed by a moderated discussion on the challenges highlighted in these stories, as well as potential solutions.

During the semester, our Senior Seminar students tell stories that raise awareness of neighborhood issues and concerns in North Long Beach; Central Long Beach; Downtown; and West Long Beach. In doing so, they strive to give voice to some of the poorest and most underserved residents of the city. The diverse communities we cover are rich in culture and history. We’ve chosen pieces that cover a range of issues: the high rates of asthma in children, the impact of murals in the city, fishing on the pier despite health warnings, etc.

Confirmed panelists include Teresa Gomez, Human Dignity coordinator for the city of Long Beach, and Norma Chinchilla, co-founder of the Long Beach Immigrant Rights Coalition and Sociology professor at CSULB.

Click here to download the official flyer for the event.

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