Meeting Report

November 6, 2009

Bob Schmidt

My Life as a Journalist

Fifteen people attended this enjoyable meeting.

HAGSA member and semi-retired journalist Bob Schmidt had a career with the Long Beach Press Telegram and with the San Jose Mercury News, for which he covered state government and politics at a time when those newspapers had a Sacramento bureau. He spoke of his career. One of the perks of being a journalist is the access one sometimes has to persons who are major newsmakers. For a political reporter in Sacramento, this means legislators and state constitutional officers, including the governor. He had occasional access to other types of newsmakers, such as actors.

Report prepared by Wayne Luney


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