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ComNetworkSF: Meet the Reporters

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm PDT
The James Irvine Foundation
One Bush Street, #800 | San Francisco, CA
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The ComNetworkSF Local Leadership Group and Northern California Grantmakers invites you to meet San Francisco Chronicle Editorial Page Editor John Diaz and Scott Shafer, Senior Editor for KQED’s California Politics and Government, followed by a networking happy hour with philanthropy and nonprofit communications professionals from across the Bay Area. 

Join us for a panel discussion with local reporters and editors and hear firsthand how the news environment is changing the way they work, how to more effectively communicate and build meaningful relationships with members of the media. 

Following the panel, please enjoy cocktails and appetizers during a networking reception at the Irvine Foundation.


John DiazEditorial Page Editor, San Francisco Chronicle

Before joining the opinion pages, he directed the newspaper’s East Bay news coverage. He started at The Chronicle in 1990 as an assistant city editor.

John began his journalism career as a reporter for the Red Bluff Daily News. Two years later, he was promoted to the Washington, D.C., bureau of the newspaper’s parent company, Donrey Media Group. After that, he worked as a general assignment reporter for the Associated Press in Philadelphia and as a statehouse reporter and assistant city editor for the Denver Post.

He graduated from Humboldt State University in 1977 with a degree in journalism. He received a Distinguished Alumni Award from HSU in 2009 and was the university’s commencement speaker in 2010.

Scott ShaferSenior Editor, California Politics & Government, KQED Public Media, KQED

Scott Shafer migrated to KQED in 1998 after extended stints in politics and government to host The California  Report. Now he covers those things and more as senior editor for KQED's Politics and Government Desk. When he's not asking questions you'll often find him in a pool playing water polo.

Hosted By

Eric Brown, Brownbridge Consulting

Danielle M. Dana, Science Friday

Regan Douglass, College Futures Foundation

Erin Hart & Jenny Kern, Spitfire Strategies

Minna Jung, EarthJustice

Emily Katz & Kayla Ballard, Northern California Grantmakers

Daniel Silverman & Joyce Sood, The James Irvine Foundation

Richard Tate, The California Wellness Foundation

Christina Vrachnos, Schmidt Family Foundation  

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