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"We know you": The Nipsey Hussle story and how the L.A. Times got it right In her speech at the Free Expression Awards at the Newseum in April, filmmaker Ava DuVernay said she "gasped" when she saw the way the L.A. Times had covered the life and death of South Los Angeles rap artist Nipsey Hussle--"the way that they had honored him on the page." The National Press Club Journalism Institute invites you to a community conversation with the team behind that coverage, to discuss what it takes to represent underrepresented communities and their major figures in a way that feels right to residents. "Sometimes people would talk for hours," said L.A. Times Staff Reporter Angel Jennings. "How often do they speak with the media?" On June 10, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Jennings, Staff Writer Gerrick D. Kennedy and Assistant Metro Editor Erika D. Smith will talk about how they approached the story to produce coverage that both stood out nationally and hit home--and about the groundwork that enabled them to do it on deadline. The conversation will be moderated by Kimberly Adams, who covers politics and general news for Marketplace. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m., and the program will begin promptly at 6:30 in the Holeman Lounge. Registration is required. The cost is $5 for members of the National Press Club and $10 for non-members. Please register below.  About the panelists Angel Jennings is a reporter for the metro section of the Los Angeles Times. She covers issues that affect residents in South Los Angeles. Since joining The Times in 2011, Angel has written for the Business section and covered education.  She is a native of Washington, D.C., and graduated from the University of Nebraska. Gerrick D. Kennedy is a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where he has covered music and pop culture since 2009. He's on the frontlines at award shows, music festivals and has profiled hundreds of the music industry's biggest players including Mariah Carey, Drake, Carr
  • Start:June 10, 2019
  • End:June 10, 2019
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  • Where:National Press Club, 529 14th Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20045
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  • Event Type: Food & Dining, Festivals & Fairs
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