Apr. 30, 2008  

Bill Hirschman at the SF International Press Club

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
Miami Shores Country Club
10000 Biscayne Blvd., Miami Shores

$20 for members, $25 for guests

RSVP to Ron Levitt 954-349-2596   / 305 775-2689, Andy Alpers  305 596-4228 or by e-mail to rlanetwork@aol.com

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