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NATIONAL
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.
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ENTERTAINMENT
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.
NATIONAL
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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, Wonkette.com is the fearless political gossip blog generating buzz inside the Beltway and beyond, and Ana Marie Cox is the wit behind it.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
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
August 7, 2007 | Michelle Quinn, Times Staff Writer
san francisco -- One of Silicon Valley's big mysteries was revealed Monday, and bloggers said it was like finding out there was no Santa Claus. The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs had become a must-read blog in the high-tech industry. Its anonymous author channeled the mercurial Apple Inc. chief executive, satirizing Silicon Valley and sending up other icons of industry. Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates was known as "Beastmaster." Jonathan Schwartz, the chief executive of Sun Microsystems Inc.
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.
WORLD
April 23, 2009 | Bruce Wallace
No sooner did Cuban American relations hit their warmest notes in half a century than former President Fidel Castro stirred from retirement to say: Not so fast. The 82-year-old Castro tossed cold water on U.S. interpretations of his brother Raul's overture to President Obama last week. His successor as Cuban president had offered to discuss "everything, everything, everything" -- from human rights to political prisoners -- with his U.S. counterpart.
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