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ENTERTAINMENT
January 6, 2010 | James Rainey
The list of freelance writing gigs on Craigslist goes on and on. Trails.com will pay $15 for articles about the outdoors. Livestrong.com wants 500-word pieces on health for $30, or less. In this mix, the 16 cents a word offered by Green Business Quarterly ends up sounding almost bounteous, amounting to more than $100 per submission. Other publishers pitch the grand opportunities they provide to "extend your personal brand" or to "showcase your work, influence others." That means working for nothing, just like the sailing magazine that offers its next editor-writer not a single doubloon but, instead, the opportunity to "participate in regattas all over the country."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 2009 | Mike Anton
A group that includes former state lawmakers, high-profile attorneys and veteran former newspaper reporters plans to launch a nonprofit online news organization to provide watchdog and investigative journalism in Orange County. The Voice of OC, which will get its start with $140,000 from the Orange County Employees Assn., hopes to fill a void left by shrinking staffs covering the county at the Orange County Register and the Los Angeles Times, said Joe Dunn, a former Democratic state senator from Santa Ana who will chair the outlet's board of directors.
BUSINESS
November 18, 1997 | Associated Press
Newspapers seeking the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for public service will be able to include online journalism in their entries, the Pulitzer Prize Board said. The unanimous decision to allow online work in the public service competition was made at the board's annual fall meeting, held last week at Columbia University.
NATIONAL
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.
SPORTS
September 27, 2003
Not to sound too cranky, but one can only imagine what a female journalism student must think when she watches "sports journalist" Lisa Guerrero doing her sideline number on "Monday Night Football." You have your "real" reporters (such as The Times' Norwood, Dillman, Elliott, et al.) who are required to research, conduct interviews and write actual stories, and then you have fashion models such as Guerrero, who pretend to be reporters. Talk about dumbing-down a profession. David Macaray Rowland Heights
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
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