SPJ Northern California welcomes the ONA-SF community to learn how normally competitive journalists from different Bay Area news outlets learned to work together to prove how you can’t kill a story by killing the messenger. Thomas Peele, an investigative reporter for the Bay Area News Group, will speak about his new book, “Killing the Messenger – A Story of Radical Faith, Racism’s Backlash, and the Assassination of a Journalist,” with SPJ Northern California Board member Randy Shandobil.
The book tells the story of the murder of journalist Chauncey Bailey, the history of the Black Muslim movement, and the Oakland cult whose members killed him.
Peele will be joined by the two other lead reporters on the Chauncey Bailey Project: Mary Fricker, a former staff writer for the Santa Rosa Press-Democrat, and Bob Butler, KCBS Radio, Vice President Broadcast, National Association of Black Journalists, and Vice President, AFTRA. They will talk about how print journalists worked with television and radio journalists, and how this new model of collaboration is becoming increasingly common and necessary to get in-depth stories out to the public.
Please register on Meetup using the link below.