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Facebook and L.A. Times on news and social media [Video]

The Los Angeles Times is hosting an event to talk about journalism, technology and Facebook tonight at the L.A. Times building in downtown L.A.

Facebook and journalists The Facebook Journalism Meetup starts at 6:30 p.m. and should wrap up around 8:30 p.m.

Vadim Lavrusik, Facebook's evangelist to reporters and news outlets, is giving a presentation titled Facebook and Social Journalism.

After that, a panel discussion on the topic of social media and journalism will get underway with Shira Lazar of CBS, Martin Beck of the L.A. Times, Mekahlo Medina of NBC L.A. and Hunter Walker of The Daily, followed by a Q&A session.

They'll discuss how journalists in Los Angeles are using Facebook for their reporting and storytelling and cover some best practices, as well as hear from journalists who are using Facebook to engage readers and viewers, find sources and experiment with new forms of storytelling.

More details on tonight's event are available on this EventBrite page.

It is free, and participants will be tweeting about the event -- search for the hashtag #fbjournalism on Twitter to follow it there.  You can also catch a live stream of the event below, starting at 7 p.m.

[Update: Since the event is now over, the live-stream isn't live anymore. Instead, you can watch the recorded event below, coming in at 104 minutes long.]


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