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Juarez Journalist Sandra RodrĂ­guez Nieto to Win Daniel Pearl Award

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El Diario reporter Sandra RodrĂ­guez Nieto will be honored with the Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism at this year’s Southern California Journalism Awards in Los Angeles. [...]

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Roger Ebert Has Passed Away

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Legendary film critic Roger Ebert died today, days after taking a “leave of presence” from his job at the Chicago Sun-Times. More info as it comes in. *Update: The Sun-Times [...]

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<em>Slake</em> is Still Alive and Kicking

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With founding editors Laurie Ochoa and Joe Donnelly landing jobs at the LA Times and the Santa Barbara start-up Mission and State respectively, the fate of their LA-literary magazine Slake [...]

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Associated Press Removes the Term ‘Illegal Immigrants’ from its Lexicon–Draws Inevitable Conservative Blowback

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The term “illegal immigrant” will no longer be used in Associated Press stories–nor will it appear in its much-copied style book. In a blog post yesterday, AP Executive Editor Kathleen [...]

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<em>Los Angeles</em> Picks Up Two Ellie Nominations

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Los Angeles magazine continues to earn the attention of the American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME)–by earning two nominations for the prestigious ASME Ellie awards yesterday. Los Angeles is a [...]

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<em>Pacific Standard</em> Makes Two New Web-Friendly Hires

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Santa Barbara-based Pacific Standard just announced that Nicholas Jackson, Outside magazine’s former digital director, has taken on the same role at PSmag.com. Jackson was most recently an associate editor at [...]

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<i>OC Register</i> Going Behind a Paywall in April

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Following the LA Times‘ lead, the Orange County Register will put its online content behind a paywall starting next month, according to a letter to the paper’s subscribers obtained by [...]

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Phil Jackson is on Twitter… Kind Of

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Legendary Lakers coach Phil Jackson joined the ranks of the twitterati today. Based on his first and only tweet, it looks like he may have had a stroke while doing [...]

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Reporting His New PBS Special Brought Tavis Smiley to Tears

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“Education Under Arrest,” the new hour-long PBS special from Tavis Smiley, will make its debut at 8 p.m. tonight. The special will focus on how zero tolerance policies in schools, [...]

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Kerry Eleveld Rejoins <em>The Advocate</em> to Cover Landmark Supreme Court LGBT Cases

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Former Advocate Washington correspondent Kerry Eleveld is rejoining the mag as a special correspodent to bolster coverage of the upcoming Supreme Court battles over Prop. 8 and the Defense of [...]

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<em>LA Times</em> Delivery Drivers Shot by LAPD Get $40,000 in Lieu of New Truck

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Well, this was infinitely more complicated than it needed to be. After pumping 102 bullets into the truck of Margie Carranza, 47, and her mother, Emma Hernandez, 71, during the [...]

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Reuters Social Media Editor Matthew Keys Indicted for Aiding Anonymous

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OK, this is an odd one. Matthew Keys, a social media editor at Reuters and a former employee of the Tribune Company-owned Fox affiliate KTXL in Sacramento, has just been [...]

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Kevin Drum Celebrates 10 Years of Cat Blogging

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Irvine’s own political blogger Kevin Drum fielded an AMA today on Reddit. Was he answering questions about his work at Mother Jones? Sequestration? Health care? Drone strikes? His Caltics days? [...]

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Bill Simmons Suspended from Twitter by ESPN?

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Deadspin says so. And its story makes a certain amount of sense.  Simmons hasn’t tweeted since Monday, which is wildly unexpected since he is both a Boston guy and an [...]

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Keith Olbermann and Current TV Finally Come to Settlement Terms

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The Hollywood Reporter says that Current TV and Keith Olbermann have reached a settlement over his high-profile sacking last year. Not surprisingly, the terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Olbermann [...]