San Francisco News Organizations To Offer Coordinated Coverage Of Homeless Crisis On June 29th
May 18, 2016 at 5:15 AM (PT)
Several radio and TV stations, newspapers, and other news organizations are participating in a project to offer one day of coordinated coverage of SAN FRANCISCO's homeless crisis.
The NEW YORK TIMES reports that the SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE is leading the efforts for the JUNE 29th event, with noncommercial News-Talk KQED/SAN FRANCISCO also taking a lead role among the 30 participating organizations.
KQED Exec. Editor HOLLY KERNAN told the TIMES that there was "no dissension" at the initial meeting about the proposal, although CBS RADIO News KCBS-A-KFRC-F is the lone holdout and KCBS Dir./News and Programming JACK SWANSON told the paper, "It’s not because of any lack of interest in the homeless or any perception that the story is unimportant to our listeners. Like many media outlets in the BAY AREA we cover the homeless situation in our communities and will continue to cover it, on a regular basis.”