LWV Climate Change Symposium (copy)

Long Beach's League of Women Voters hosted a symposium in January about climate change, sea level rise and how it will impact the area. The panel is, from left, Dr. Jerry Schubel, Aquarium of the Pacific president; Lynne Talley, Professor of Physical Oceanography; climatologist Bill Patzert; and Dr. Holly Jean Buck, Research Fellow at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.

Words and how they are used is a primary political topics these days, and the League of Women Voters of Long Beach will host a discussion on the matter this Saturday.

Titled "Use and Abuse of Language in Political Journalism," the two-hour discussion will focus on "the evolving role of political journalism in the age of information overload," according to Iris Yokoi, publicity chair.

Harry Saltzgaver, executive editor of the Grunion Gazette, will talk about the news industry in 2019, including how to deal with the loss of trust in the media and the new emphasis in fact checking. He'll then lead a discussion about political news coverage.

The event is free and open to the public. It is from 10 a.m. to noon at the Los Altos Library, 5614 Britton Drive.

For more information about the League of Women Voters here, go to LWVLongBeach.org.

Harry has been executive editor of Gazette Newspapers for more than 26 years. He has been in the newspaper business for more than 35 years, with experience on both weekly and metropolitan daily papers in Colorado and California.

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