Commonwealth National Podcast

Media Coverage of Proposition 8 and Its Aftermath (4/15/2009)

Duration: 
59:46

Rex Wockner, Gay Journalist and Blogger
Cynthia Laird, News Director, Bay Area Reporter
Cathy Brooks, Equality Camp, Founder, Other Than That Consulting
Sandip Roy, Host, “New America Now.” KALW; Commentator, “Morning Edition,” NPR
Scott Shafer, Host, “The California Report,” KQED – Moderator

A power-packed group of media insiders will look at coverage of Proposition 8 and the issues involved before the election and after, when several prominent LGBT journalists found themselves in a mediating role, taking leadership by soothing tensions between "No on 8" leadership and community organizers. Hear about the role LGBT press and activists played and the lessons learned from an unparalleled group of experts.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club on April 15, 2009.