CALmatters CEO to Address Sacramento Press Club at Sept. 29 Lunch

New Investigative Journalism Venture Focuses on State Capitol Issues and Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--()--With a sharp decline in the number of reporters covering capital policy and politics, several innovative newsgathering platforms have emerged. The latest is CALmatters, which calls itself a nonpartisan, nonprofit journalism venture committed to explaining how California’s Capitol works and why it matters, using a variety of partnerships and storytelling forms to reach audiences.

CALmatters Editor and CEO David Lesher will discuss the organization’s operations and goals with the Sacramento Press Club at a lunch on Tuesday, September 29.

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Lesher joined CALmatters in August 2015 after more than a year as a co-founder and a member of its Board of Directors. Previously, Lesher was the Sacramento-based director of government affairs at the Public Policy Institute of California, a nonpartisan think-tank focused on state policy. Lesher has more than 25 years of journalism experience, largely at the Los Angeles Times where he was a political writer, state Capitol reporter and assistant national editor for the White House campaign. He also served as editor of California Journal magazine and as California director for the New America Foundation.

Details for the Lunch:

DATE: Tuesday, September 29
TIME: 11:30 registration opens, lunch 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Capitol Plaza Ballroom, 1025 9th Street, 3rd floor.
RSVP by 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 25 at
Cost: $29 members/$40 non-members


Sacramento Press Club
Kathy Beasley, 916-234-3876

Release Summary

CALmatters CEO Dave Lesher will describe the venture's groundbreaking approach to journalism at a Press Club lunch. The deadline for RSVPs for the Sacramento Press Club lunch is 5 p.m. Friday.


Sacramento Press Club
Kathy Beasley, 916-234-3876