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Saturday, October 12 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Journalists in Jeopardy: Katherine Ellison and Michael Scott Moore

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Sometimes, journalism can be life- and livelihood-threatening, as both of tonight's authors learned the hard way. Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Katherine Ellison's new memoir Mothers and Murderers revolves around a critical reporting mistake that got her sued and almost ruined her career. Journalist Michael Scott Moore's story on Somali pirates turned catastrophic when they kidnapped and held him for 32 months in captivity, resulting in the memoir The Desert and the Sea. How do journalists under fire weather the storm, come to terms with their choices, and move on? Moderated by journalist and Berkeleyside co-founder Frances Dinkelspiel. FREE, $5-10 suggested donation

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Frances Dinkelspiel

Frances Dinkelspiel is an award-winning journalist who co-founded the local news site Berkeleyside. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, People magazine and elsewhere. Her first book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named IsaiasHellman... Read More →

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Michael Scott Moore

Michael Scott Moore is a literary journalist and a novelist, author of a comic novel about L.A., Too Much of Nothing, as well as a travel book about surfing, Sweetness and Blood, which was named a best book of 2010 by The Economist and Popmatters. He was kidnapped in 2012 on a reporting... Read More →
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Katherine Ellison

Katherine Ellison covered the Philippine revolution against the Marcos dictatorship for the San Jose Mercury News in the 1980s, and won a Pulitzer for International Reporting for a series about corruption by the Marcoses. She was bureau chief in Mexico City for the Mercury News and... Read More →


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