Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

News Release

August 23, 2006
Los Angeles Times Readers' Representative Jamie Gold in "Conversation" at Southwestern

Jamie Gold, the Readers' Representative for the Los Angeles Times, will be the next guest in the latest installment of the law school's "A Conversation With..." series, presented by Southwestern's Biederman Entertainment and Media Law Institute. Professor David Kohler, the Institute Director, will conduct the discussion titled, "Don't Shoot the Messenger" on Thursday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Southwestern.

The readers' representative serves as an intermediary between the newspaper's readers and the editorial staff, handling everything from readers' suggestions to complaints, often centering on issues of accuracy and fairness in news coverage.

Ms. Gold, who began her journalism career in 1978 at the Washington Post, has lived in California since 1983. She was an editor at the San Diego Union Tribune and edited, wrote and produced for KOGO-AM, a news radio station. In 1992, she took a two-year hiatus from journalism to become executive director of a volunteer corps she had founded before returning to the Union Tribune.

In 1999, she joined the L.A. Times staff as Assistant Readers' Representative, a position that allowed her to combine the perspective she gained outside the newsroom with her experience as a journalist, and was appointed Readers' Representative in 2001. Ms. Gold attended the University of Virginia as well as Arizona State University, where she graduated cum laude with a B.A. in English Literature. 

The free event will be held in the law school's Bullocks Wilshire Building at 3050 Wilshire Boulevard. Reservations are requested and can be made by contacting the Institute Office. Campus parking is available for $6. For directions to campus, click here.