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Commentary: Ride alongs are not as scary as they seem

Commentary: Ride alongs are not as scary as they seem
Natalie Veissalov, LV Life Editor Yet again, I was given an eye-opening assignment for my advanced news reporting class. This time though it rattled my nerves a bit. Our professor by night and a Los Angeles Time reporter by day, Ari Bloomekatz, told us to schedule a ride along with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. He told us to choose a city we were not familiar with. At first I was excited.... 

Gossip consumption leaves real news in the dark

Gossip consumption leaves real news in the dark
Kevin Garrity, Editor in Chief The Web site minonline.com, a marketing publication that rates successes and failures throughout the media, released their results on which magazine covers were the best and worst sellers in 2009. A year that saw continuing economic disaster, the ongoing battle of fighting two wars and relentless debate on trying to reform a major sector of our social lives, health care,... 

Web news gives small towns big boost

Web news gives small towns big boost
As part of the faculty lecture series, Elizabeth Zwerling, associate professor of journalism, gave a talk titled “Rural News Network: Web Technology Meets Citizen Journalism to Restore a Sense of Community in Rural Montana Towns,” Monday in the President’s Dining Room. Her article on the same topic was published in the Online Journalism Review in August 2009. / photo by Stephanie Arellanes Pui... 

TMZ shouldn't tee-up news

With all the controversy surrounding the Tiger Woods case, we are in a sense left to rely on one source: TMZ. Sure, it catches us up on the latest celebrity gossip, but should upstanding network, cable and print news sources rely on it as their main, if not only, source for Tiger stories and other celebrity news? That is what they seem to be doing. Fox News Network is actually citing TMZ and not... 

Doing what you love

Doing what you love
Julissa Cardenas, Web Editor Many people ask me why I choose to be in journalism when newspapers are dying and people are not interested in reading the news anymore. The reason I am in this field is because I honestly love it. Ever since I can remember I’ve loved to read and write and even though I understand that the economy has taken a toll on my chosen field, I am planning to stick with it. Call... 

Pollock outlines the future of news

Pollock outlines the future of news
Professor shows signs of optimism about changes in the world of online journalism. Don Pollock, professor of communications, spoke Monday afternoon in the President’s Dining Room about media convergence. He titled his lecture; “Media Convergence: The Future of How We (Will) Get our News and Information.” He spoke about the changes over time in journalism, media, music, and more specifically... 

Shield journalists' rights to truth

As journalists we aspire to seek truth, expose the wrong and set those within government straight, in fact it is what we spend all of our lives doing. It seems so simple, just speak out and expose the wrong. But if only it were that easy. From time to time, journalists will find information, some fact which targets an individual, a fact which they think the public has every right to hear. With some... 
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LV site embodies 'hyperlocal' trend in online journalism

Angie Marcos LV Life Editor With newspapers across the country taking a slow plunge and in some areas disappearing altogether, a new form of journalism – “hyperlocal” Web based publications have begun to fill the void – even here. La Verne Online, founded by La Verne resident Peter Bennett, follows a new trend where journalists now work as entrepreneurs. In his case, the publication is practically... 
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