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Introducing BC2 Speaker Frances Dinkelspiel

We are proud to introduce Frances Dinkelspiel as one of this year’s BC2 conference speakers.

Frances is an award-winning journalist and author. She has written two books, both of which were bestsellers: Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California, and Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Daily Beast, People magazine and elsewhere.

Frances Dinkelspiel is a co-founder of the news site Berkeleyside. This publication is a local newspaper without the paper and it reports the news and covers the extraordinary diversity of people, issues, events, food and environment of Berkeley.  She will speak to us about making news in a turbulent era. At this talk, she will discuss the economic forces challenging the news business and share some insights of her work at Berkeleyside. Here’s an article from the Cal Alumni Association where they mention how Berkeleyside is winning awards and attracting readers by offering hyperlocal coverage of Berkeley and in this article read more on how Berkleyside aims to turn their reads into investors.

Frances will stay for the lunchtime networking hour from 12:30-1:30. Don’t miss this opportunity to have a conversation with her! You can start following her on twitter and Berkeleyside too.

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