Will the News Media Still Be the Public’s Watchdogs in 21st Century Journalism? –a talk Bill Hirschman
Wm. F. Hirschman has been a professional journalist since working for the White Plains, N.Y. Reporter Dispatch when he was 15 years old in 1966. He has been a reporter and editor at newspapers in New York, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas and Florida including the Sun-Sentinel, filling almost every job imaginable but primarily as an investigative reporter, police and courts reporter and education reporter. He is currently freelancing theater reviews and arts coverage to the Sun-Sentinel and writing a novel. He is the past president of both the Kansas Professional and South Florida chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists, the winner of SPJ’s national First Amendment Award in 1992, co-founder of the short-lived Florida Sunshine Coalition to fight for open records and open meetings and, for 40 years, a royal pain in the neck to those trying to close off government from the public. His career choice was somewhat hereditary. His great-great-grandfather, Kasriel Sarasohn, founded the first Yiddish-English daily newspaper in America. He has a reputation as one of the fastest and most inaccurate two-finger typists in America.
South Florida International Press Club — May 7, 2008
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