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May 8, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
More than 300 bloggers came to Nashville for a two-day conference that was heavy on teaching techniques used by journalists in what bloggers term "the mainstream media." One class at the conference taught students how to access and analyze government statistics. Conference organizer Bill Hobbs called blogging "citizen journalism." There are more than 8 million bloggers, said Bob Cox, president of the Media Bloggers Assn.
April 17, 1993 | GEOFF BOUCHER
The 1993 Times Orange County High School Journalism Awards were handed out this week to the best and the brightest of the county's young journalists and included a special award to the newspaper staff that covered the murder of honor student Stuart A. Tay.
June 7, 1998 | From Reuters
A Mexican journalist's speech in front of the president has blown the lid off one of the country's biggest open secrets: that much of the press corps takes bribes from the government for rosy news coverage. The revelation has emboldened a few Mexican journalists to talk about how government officials dole out to certain reporters envelopes of cash, all-expense-paid vacations or nights of drinking and visits to prostitutes, according to journalists who declined to be identified.
May 9, 1988 | PATRICK McDONNELL, Times Staff Writer
The man calling the offices of the daily newspaper Al Dia was direct. "If you want money," he said, "we'll tell you where to find it. If you want to be martyrs, keep on doing what you're doing." Reporter Jose Enrique Garcia, author of a number of provocative articles about alleged links between drug trafficking and government officials, began carrying a pistol and discovered a new pastime: practicing at a local target range. In this case, there was no violence.
January 3, 2014 | By Mark Z. Barabak
Susan Rasky, an award-winning congressional correspondent who mentored a generation of young political journalists as a senior lecturer at UC Berkeley, died Sunday at her home in El Cerrito, Calif. She was 61 and had breast cancer. A graduate of Los Angeles' Fairfax High School and an alumna of Berkeley, Rasky was a familiar sight at California political events, wrestling an armload of papers and trailing a gaggle of students, whom she nudged to join in news conferences and panel discussions.
June 29, 2013 | By Elaine Woo
After graduating from Vassar College in 1966, Elisabeth Coleman sought a job in journalism "as an assistant to a smart man. " She found such a position as a researcher at Newsweek magazine in New York. In those "Mad Men" days of suffocating sexism, editing and reporting at the big newsweeklies were jobs done almost exclusively by men. Bright women like Coleman did the legwork, an arrangement she did not question - at first. Four years later, however, the revolution was underway.
November 2, 1993 | KURT PITZER
Pierce College journalism students took first place in a competition among two dozen community colleges in Southern California, raking in 37 awards for writing, editing, photography and layout. Pierce students also were awarded eight first place prizes for their weekly newspaper, The Roundup, and their twice-yearly magazine, The Bull, at a ceremony Saturday at Long Beach City College, said Mike Cornner, a journalism adviser at Pierce.
April 26, 1994 | FRANK MESSINA
Saddleback College journalism students won 19 awards at a statewide competition in Fresno earlier this month. The Lariat student newspaper was judged third-best student publication in California among two-year schools by the Journalism Assn. of Community Colleges. In addition, the school received first-place awards for front-page layout, headline writing and opinion writing.
February 7, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Vice President Al Gore taught his first class at one of the nation's premier journalism schools--but only off the record. With security keeping news media at bay, Gore delivered his first lecture at Columbia University in a graduate class titled "Covering National Affairs in the Information Age." "As I understand it, the normal policy is that the classes are usually off the record," Gore said later. ". . .
March 18, 1998 | VANESSA DERUYTER
Three members of the Esperanza High School student publication won top rankings in the regional Orange County Journalism Education Assn. competition, qualifying them to advance to the state finals. Alex Douvas, 17, editor in chief; Chris Kamen, 18, sports editor; and Jason Weinger, 17, staff reporter, will compete against other regional finalists on May 9 at Torrance's El Camino College.
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