The Los Angeles Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association

SPJ-LA: Journalism Ethics in a Post-Journalism World: How to Regain Your Career Without Losing Your Soul, April 29

Society of Professional Journalists”Journalism Ethics in a Post-Journalism World: How to Regain Your Career Without Losing Your Soul”

In the continually shifting media landscape – and particularly in today’s brutal economy – more and more reporters and editors are finding themselves forced to contemplate or confront an unplanned and often unwanted change of career from professional journalism. Their skill set equips them for a variety of communications, research, political and advocacy work, but they may well be wondering how to retain and integrate into a post-journalism career the traditional SPJ values and ethics of openness and transparency, honesty and accuracy, accountability and responsibility that have been the foundation of modern professional journalism.

The Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists invites the public to join in dialogue with a distinguished panel of former journalists to address these issues:

Aaron Curtiss – member of Sitrick and Company strategic communications firm, former Los Angeles Times staff writer, editor, advertising manager, online-transition leader
Laureen Lazarovici – Senior Communications Consultant with the Kaiser Permanente Labor-Management Partnership, former staff writer for Los Angeles Weekly, communications staff member for the AFL-CIO in Washington, DC, and United Nurses Association of California
Allan Parachini – Public Information Officer, Los Angeles Superior Court; former Los Angeles Times staff writer; Director Of Public Affairs, ACLU-Southern California; Vice President For Communications for California Community Foundation
Ted Rohrlich – researcher/investigator for Service Employees International Union Local 721, former staff writer and investigative reporter for the Los Angeles Times

WHAT: Panel Discussion: “Journalism Ethics in a Post-Journalism World: How to Regain Your
Career Without Losing Your Soul”

WHEN: 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 29, 2009

WHERE: Bradbury Room, Omni Hotel, 251 S. Olive St., Los Angeles

COST: FREE! Light refreshments will be served.

RSVP: Seating is limited, so please let us know whether you’re coming by Monday, April 24. E-mail to or call (323) 259-3350.

PARKING: $12 valet available (east, enter on Olive St.), or limited meter parking on Grand Ave. (west).

Details about the event will be posted on our Web site,