The Association for Women in Communication—Santa Barbara is sponsoring a series of events, Creating Community as Communicators in the Virtual World. The series will launch on Sept. 9th with a special presentation by Executive Editor of Mission & State, Joe Donnelly, “Mission & State: A New Model for Journalism.” This summer, Santa Barbara journalism gained a new voice with a unique business model. Mission & State is a nonprofit news website providing a venue for in-depth, long-form stories about the Santa Barbara area. Originally called the Santa Barbara Journalism Initiative, the project was conceived by as a complement to local daily news. Mission & State is unique in the way it works with other news outlets as well as the way it is funded. Please join the Association of Women in Communication on Sept. 9th to learn more about this new local resource.

Date: Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, 5:30- 7:30 PM

Location: Antioch University Santa Barbara, Community Hall, 602 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Free to Members; $20 for Non-members of AWC

Joe Donnelly, Executive Editor of Mission & State, is an award-winning journalist, editor and writer who has written for numerous national and international publications. He also is the founding publisher and co-editor of the award-winning, best-selling, long-form journal Slake:Los Angeles. Prior to that, Donnelly was the deputy editor of the LA Weekly, from 2002 through 2008, during which time the paper won a record number of awards, including a Pulitzer. Mr. Donnelly is a graduate of Colgate University and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

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