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The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence & Opus2 International
are pleased to present:

Truth Telling: The Media’s Role in the Conversation on Guns

 OCTOBER 25, 2012  

6-7 Reception | 7- 8:30 Program
UC Hastings College of the Law
Louis B. Mayer Lounge
198 McAllister Street | San Francisco

Following an hors d’oeuvres and wine reception, a diverse group of journalists from local and national news outlets will share their perspective on the role the media plays in the national conversation on guns, particularly in an election year.

As the “information age” has become incredibly fast-moving and complex, the media’s power to inform, educate, and persuade has also grown. Meanwhile, the topic of gun violence in America remains complicated and fueled by passionate beliefs from all sides.

What are some of the challenges journalists and news agencies face when trying to tell the truth about America’s gun laws? What impact does the national political debate have on the media’s approach to this issue? How is “new media” affecting the way in which this conversation is cultivated?

Please join us to find out the answers to these questions and more. Come and ask your own questions for our panelists!


  • MARK FOLLMAN, Senior Editor, Mother Jones
  • KRIS HUNDLEY, Staff Writer, Tampa Bay Times
  • BOB EGELKO, Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle
  • SCOTT JOHNSON, Violence Reporting Fellow, The Oakland Tribune

, UC Hastings Professor of Law

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Mark Follman is a senior editor at Mother Jones, where he focuses on politics and national security. He oversaw MoJo‘s extensive coverage of the Trayvon Martin case and led an in-depth data investigation into mass shootings following the carnage this summer in Colorado and Wisconsin. Follman’s reporting and commentary have also appeared in other publications including Salon, Rolling Stone, and The Atlantic.

Kris Hundley has been with the Tampa Bay Times for 16 years, initially as a business reporter writing about the medical industry, spending the last four years as a projects reporter. The “Stand Your Ground” project was a major data-mining effort that involved about a half-dozen people in research, reporting, and web presentation. Hundley and her colleagues have been nominated for an Online News Association Online Journalism Award for the piece.

Bob Egelko has been a reporter since 1970, spending the first 30 years with the Associated Press in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Sacramento. From 1984 onward he has covered the courts in San Francisco, and has been writing for The San Francisco Chronicle since 2000. He went to night law school while in Sacramento and still keeps his inactive State Bar card in his wallet.

Scott Johnson reports on violence and the effects of trauma on East Bay inner cities for the Bay Area News Group. A former Newsweek foreign correspondent, Johnson is also the author of a forthcoming memoir, The Wolf and the Watchman.

Professor Rory Little is best known at Hastings for his courses in Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Constitutional Law, and for his wealth of public sector experience. After graduating from Yale Law School, he clerked for federal courts, including district, circuit, and supreme courts, he prosecuted labor corruption, money laundering, narcotics, and other organized criminal activity in San Francisco; and he argued more than 50 appeals before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for the U.S Attorney’s Office.



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Wine is generously donated by Green Barrel Wine Merchants.