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Guest on the Capitol Weekly Podcast


Longtime journalist Tom Chorneau joins the podcast to talk about his debut novel, Enterprise Reporting, which follows one of the state’s top political reporters and his lobbyist uncle as they game the system during Arnold Schwarzenegger’s reign as California governor. 

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Tom's Latest release, Victim Eleven 
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Event at the 

Sacramento Press Club


Holiday Mixer combined with panel discussion (Dan Morain,  Barbara O'Connor, Tom Chorneau) on

"Fake news" and the devastation of public trust.

  • Monday, December 4, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Room 500, Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building, 914 Capitol Mall

  • Light hors d'oeuvres - $12 members/$15 non-members; to purchase by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1 

  • Journalist/Author Tom Chorneau, who is donating 25% of author proceeds to the Press Club, will be signing his recent political novel

Panel members: 

Dan Morain, editorial page editor and political columnist for The Sacramento Bee. 


Barbara O’Connor, emeritus professor of communications at California State University Sacramento and chair of the California Emerging Technology Fund. 


Tom Chorneau, former Capitol reporter and editor of Cabinet Report, a public education news service, since 2008. 

Date: Monday, December 4
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Room 500, 914 Capitol Mall, Stanley Mosk Library and Courts Building
Purchase deadline: 5 p.m. Friday, December 1, 2017
Cost: $12 members/$15 non-members

Setting aside the tweets of a certain chief executive, there is a serious problem in the public discourse surrounding disingenuous news reports. This isn’t something we can blame on the Russians—try looking at the demise of your local paper where employment nationally has been cut in half since 2002.


Join the Sacramento Press Club for a discussion about the decline of the country’s major dailies as the traditional arbiter of valid news, the risks facing the American system of democracy and what the future might look like. 


The evening also features a book reading and signing by Tom Chorneau, a former political reporter with Associated Press and the San Francisco Chronicle. Tom is the author of a new political-intrigue novel set in Sacramento: Enterprise Reporting: Can anyone ever trust the news again? Tom is donating 25% of the author's proceeds to the Press Club scholarship fund. A limited number of copies will be for sale at the event. Copies are also available on Amazon for $12.99 book/$7.99 ebook.