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June 6, 2005 | From Associated Press
When General Motors Corp. wanted to stop speculation this spring that it might eliminate its Pontiac and Buick brands, Vice Chairman Bob Lutz took his case directly to dealers and customers who were up in arms about the possibility. He wrote about it on the company's weblog. "The media coverage on the auto industry of late has done much to paint an ugly portrait of General Motors," began Lutz's entry on GM's FastLane Blog, which the company launched in January.
January 11, 2006 | Amy Rosewater, Special to The Times
When it comes to blogging in your office, lawyer Mike Oliver has a basic premise: Don't point and click too fast. "If you're the employee and you're upset because you didn't get a raise or you're not getting along with your boss, the inclination now is to post your unhappiness on a blog," said Oliver, who has taught cyberspace law at the University of Maryland and is formulating a blogging policy for his nearly 40 technology-based clients. "But I find this highly dangerous for the employee."
March 17, 2007 | Terry McDermott, Times Staff Writer
IN a third-floor Flower District walkup with bare wooden floors, plain white walls and an excitable toy poodle named Simon, six guys dressed mainly in T-shirts and jeans sit all day in front of computer screens at desks arranged around the oblong room's perimeter, pecking away at their keyboards and, bit by bit, at the media establishment. The world headquarters of TPM Media is pretty much like any small newsroom, anywhere, except for the shirts. And the dog. And the quiet.
November 4, 2005 | Steve Johnson, Chicago Tribune
So I would have started this article last week, but there was all this interesting stuff on Romenesko, and then the Huffington Post had some delicious, pre-indictment speculation about the Plame case, and, of course, Defamer was trumpeting another snotty item about Lindsay Lohan. When will people start to give Lohan the benefit of the doubt? And why don't they show more pictures?
November 15, 2005 | Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
Why has broadcast television devoted relatively little coverage to the recent South Asia earthquake? Should the networks have done more stories about President Bush's troubled swing through South America earlier this month? And just what do viewers gain when television reporters deliver live reports while standing outside in the middle of raging hurricanes? Those are just a few of the questions that have been raised on blogs in recent weeks, but not by outside critics of broadcast news.
March 14, 2005 | James Rainey, Times Staff Writer
American consumers confront an ever-broader river of news from myriad sources, but the standard for gathering and presenting the information tends to be "faster, looser and cheaper" than in the past, according to a survey of the news business to be released today by a media watchdog group.
October 14, 2004 | Susan Carpenter, Times Staff Writer
First came pirate radio, then Internet radio. But in the last month, a new way of circumventing the big, bad broadcast corporations has emerged: podcasts.
June 2, 2004 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
Welcome to the white-hot center of Washington's most salacious gossip. Never mind that it's a blue-trimmed house with a shaggy lawn plopped squarely in suburbia -- Wonkette lives here, armed with a PowerBook and a wicked tongue. For the uninitiated, is the fearless political gossip blog generating buzz inside the Beltway and beyond, and Ana Marie Cox is the wit behind it.
July 23, 2007 | Jonathan Abrams, Times Staff Writer
"Grandpa Terrace" didn't mince words. He wanted the mayor of Grand Terrace, a small city wedged between two scenic mountain ridges in San Bernardino County, run out of office. The anonymous blogger posted documents on his website that, he said, showed that Mayor Maryetta Ferre and Mayor Pro Tem Lee Ann Garcia were beholden to developers putting up big-box stores such as Lowe's. "We need to recall them now," "Grandpa Terrace" fumed a year ago.
July 6, 2005 | Hugh Hart, Special to The Times
Before moving to Los Angeles in 1999 to pursue a career in art, London native Lisa Salem traveled alone to India and spent two winters with Irish squatters in an abandoned train car without electricity or water. But those adventures pale in light of Salem's latest expedition: She's walking across L.A. and won't return home until she's crisscrossed the entire sunbaked urban sprawl.
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