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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.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 28, 2007 | Samantha Critchell, Associated Press
NEW YORK -- So what do you really think of John Galliano's deconstructed Christian Dior ball gown or a human-hair top hat by Odile Gilbert? Inquiring curators want to know.
BUSINESS
October 5, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
Sun Microsystems Inc. Chief Executive Jonathan Schwartz has asked U.S. regulators to relax corporate disclosure rules so he can announce company news on his personal blog. "If we have material news to disclose, we have to hold an anachronistic telephone conference call or issue an equivalently anachronistic press release," Schwartz wrote in his online diary Monday. "I would argue that none of those routes are as accessible to the general public as a blog, or Sun's website."
IMAGE
March 7, 2010 | By Nora Zelevansky, Special to the Los Angeles Times
They say that if you're a new arrival, it takes four years to make a life in Los Angeles. How this axiom got started is anyone's guess. But no matter where the accepted L.A.-ism originated, the fact remains: Getting intimately acquainted with all the hidden corners of this sprawling metropolis might take a lifetime. Now help has arrived. On the recently launched website Mondette, founder Tasha Nita Adams, 35, and partners Lilliam Rivera, 39, and Christina von Messling, 36, do the heavy lifting for you, offering style-centric CliffsNotes from a local perspective about specific L.A. neighborhoods.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 2005
RE "Making Oscars a Mule Race," Nov. 29: I don't know what Patrick Goldstein is getting so lathered up about. The Oscars have always been more about politicking for awards than about recognizing great art. And to fret over blogs? Get real -- 99.9% of all blogs aren't worth the paper they're not written on. ROBERT NEWCOMBE La Canada
ENTERTAINMENT
October 9, 2005 | Gina Piccalo, Times Staff Writer
There was a time, way back in the late 1990s, when coolhunting was still cool, when nearly every Madison Avenue ad agency wanted a resident hipster to interpret the spending habits of those inscrutable Gen-Xers. Then the Internet exploded, connecting everyone to everything in an instant, and suddenly, the art of predicting the next big trend got way more complicated.
BUSINESS
March 31, 2007 | Alex Pham, Times Staff Writer
Kathy Sierra's blog, Creating Passionate Users, is filled with musings on software design. Not the kind of thing you'd expect to draw death threats. But cyber-bullies posted such vicious remarks about her on the Internet that she canceled her keynote speech at a technology conference in San Diego this week, afraid to leave her home in Boulder, Colo. "I will never be the same," she wrote, then said she had suspended her blogging.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2004 | Christine N. Ziemba
If the voices of the blogosphere could speak, they'd sound like Radio Vox Populi, a "social community" based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The project, originally launched as part of a media art installation by MIT grad student Cameron Marlow, fills an Internet radio station (www.radiovoxpopuli.org) with weblog snippets read by a text-to-voice computer program, 24 hours a day.
OPINION
January 29, 2007
In reading the postings on the Bottleneck Blog about Steve Lopez's comments on traffic, I notice that a lot of contributors bemoan the loss of the Red Cars. Yet, at the time, no one seemed to mind that they were being taken off the tracks to be replaced by buses. Now I wonder about those who currently sing the praises of obtaining their news via the Internet. Perhaps 20 years from now people will start posting lamentations on blogs about how we need to bring back the simple, reliable, tangible daily newspaper.
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