Media Literacy Series | How Watchdog Journalism Shapes Your Life

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Watchdog journalism spreads light on wrongdoings committed by public figures, governments, corporations and holds them up to the public's eye. See how this function of media shapes our normal, everyday lives in this next installment of our Media Literacy series.

This virtual event features broadcast journalist LaMonica Peters of KFMB-TV moderating a panel of fellow journalists.


Panelists include:

  • Jeff McDonald, reporter, The San Diego Union-Tribune
  • Candice Nguyen, investigative reporter, NBC Bay Area
  • Mark Rochester, managing editor, inewsource
  • Mari Payton, reporter & anchor, NBC 7 San Diego


This virtual discussion is part of an ongoing series of talks brought to the public in order to increase media and news literacy education. The Media Literacy Series is brought to you in part by Jerry McCormick, Public Information Officer from City of San Diego Communications department and the San Diego Public Library.

  • The Asian American Journalists Association of San Diego
  • The San Diego Association of Black Journalists
  • The Society of Professional Journalists San Diego Pro Chapter
  • The National Association of Hispanic Journalists San Diego Tijuana Chapter
  • The Online News Association, San Diego Chapter




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