May 16, 2011

Four Monday

The Los Angeles Press Club nominees are set. Some categories look surprisingly uncompetitive, but maybe that's not new. LAPC (.pdf)

2. As public media go online, the line that used to separate public and private sometimes blurs. PBS viewers, for instance, will see 15 and 30 second commercials if they watch PBS shows online. This should worry people depend on public television and public radio to avoid the pressures private companies have as they compete for ad dollars. PBS has already gotten into trouble over commercials from Goldman Sachs. Romenesko and PBS Ombudsman

3. Joe Biden goes a courtin' in the White House press room. NY Magazine

4. Turning every experience into a digital pose. NPR

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gary, you're right. The list of finalists seems forced and sad. I'm a copy editor within LANG, and there are some real gems within the ranks, who know how to report and write great news features. These are reporters who, despite wage cuts, furloughs, and other acts of stupidity within their newsrooms, still manage to produce great work that reflect care for their community and the issues. Seems to me either editors from the PT, DN, or SGVT either didn't enter stories, or those that judged them simply picked ones that appeared important, because they were long and dull.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely agree, 7:20. I'm a former LANG editor, and my bet is that LANG didn't even bother to submit entries. They apparently don't realize that, even if they can't pay their employees, something like this is a way to get them some reward and recognition, and can do tremendous things for individual and staff morale. But, eh, it's too much trouble. Idiots.

Also, for a journalism group, what a horribly edited list of nominees. Other than the standard punctuation and capitalization errors, there are at least two instances where the same person was nominated twice in the same category -- and their name was spelled two different ways. I'll say the same thing I say about the LANG papers -- doesn't anyone read this stuff before they publish it?!

Anonymous said...

No they don't...I doubt if the few readers left in langland read the newspaper even if it happens to be delivered.

John Clifford said...

Some of us do still read LANG newspapers -- BECAUSE WE HAVE TO -- No other options to get any local news in a nice printed, edited form. The LATimes certainly isn't going to tell us about what's going on in Pomona.

Out here we don't even get a Patch as I guess we're not the proper demographic (too large? too poor? too urban?).