In 2008 AWC-SB honored five former Santa Barbara News-Press journalists. Do you remember the courage these women possessed over ten years ago to stand up for what they believed? AWC-SB will revisit this important time in journalism history at a movie night featuring Citizen McCaw on Wednesday, January 4, 5:30 pm.
Wednesday, January 4, 5 pm
TV Santa Barbara
329 S Salinas St,
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
AWC-SB Members Free; Nonmembers $20
Citizen McCaw chronicles events starting in July 2006, when editor Jerry Roberts and five of his colleagues left the News-Press, citing owner Wendy McCaw’s abandonment of journalistic ethics, which McCaw denied. McCaw and dozens of her former staffers engaged in a fierce clash of wills that raised important national questions of freedom of the press and media ownership.
SFGATE said about Citizen McCaw, “No screenwriter could conceive a more perfect setup for a horror story.”
Come early to network, drink wine and tour the TV Santa Barbara studios. TVSB’s nonprofit media arts center is the place for people to create media and connect with other local media makers.