Ah, the future of journalism. No, no, you needn’t worry about yours truly. I’m living with my mother. But the 150 reporters and editors laid off from the L.A. Times last month might not be so lucky. The panel discussion Los Angeles Without the Los Angeles Times? will ask whether the esteemed publication’s days, and pages, are numbered, bringing together various community leaders, reporters and bloggers, including: Robin Kramer, chief of staff to Mayor Villaraigosa; Geneva Overholser, director of USC’s School of Journalism; Kevin Roderick, former L.A. Times writer and founder of laobserved.com; and Los Angeles magazine editor and moderator Kit Rachlis. I should also mention that I graduated from USC’s School of Journalism. So, really, you needn’t worry.
Thu., Aug. 14, 7 p.m., 2008

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