Sausalito, CA — March 1, 2000 — The WELL, the pioneering online discussion community presents an exploration of how the Internet is changing journalism, March 24 at the Press Club of San Francisco.

John Coate, general manager of SF Gate, Scott Rosenberg, co-founder of Salon Magazine, and Elizabeth Weise, technology writer for USA Today, will address questions such as, “Has the Net revitalized competitive zeal as online newspapers scoop not only their competitors but their own papers? Will news sites that do insufficient research and fact-checking cheapen the profession?”

Both journalists and the public are invited to attend the event, which is co-sponsored by the Press Club of San Francisco, at 155 Sansome Street between Pine and Bush, 7 p.m. March 24. Admission is $7 for Press Club or WELL members, $10 for non-members. For reservations, call 415.986.7800 by March 20.

John Coate set up and manages SF Gate, the Chronicle Publishing Company’s Website, and formerly worked in online community positions at 101 Online and The WELL. Scott Rosenberg, an editor at Salon Magazine, has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Wired Magazine and many other publications. Before helping found Salon in 1995, Rosenberg was the San Francisco Examiner’s movie and theater critic for nearly ten years. Elizabeth Weise has covered technology since 1987 and was National Cyberspace Writer for the Associated Press before accepting her current post at USA Today.

The WELL, is an online gathering place like no other — remarkably uninhibited, intelligent, and iconoclastic. For more than 13 years, it’s been a literate watering hole for thinkers from all walks of life, be they artists, journalists, programmers, educators or activists.

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