Voice of San Diego’s Scott Lewis

The Art of Dropping the F-Bomb

Scott Lewis is the CEO of nonprofit news organization Voice of San Diego; he also hosts a weekly radio show and writes a column for San Diego Magazine. Before participating in a panel on vigilance in the post-newspaper age, he sat down in the green room to talk about being a conflicted NFL fan, why he quotes from City Slickers more often than any other film, and perfecting the art of dropping the f-bomb on Twitter.

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Political Scientist Samuel L. Popkin

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Reportero Director Bernardo Ruiz

My Top-Secret Powers of Persuasion

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Campaign Finance Expert Richard L. Hasen

The Law Professor Who Was Nearly a Law School Dropout

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Political Analyst Michael Barone

A Man Who ‘Knows Numbers to Understand People’

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Sociologist Jennifer Lee

Laughing My Way Through Near-Accidents

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