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So What Do You Do, Sarah Fenske, Editor-in-Chief of L.A. Weekly?
The new EIC reveals whether L.A.'s alternative paper will ever go Web-only and shares why all editors should own, not erase, their mistakes.

So What Do You Do, Sarah Fenske, Editor-in-Chief of L.A. Weekly?
The new EIC reveals whether L.A.'s alternative paper will ever go Web-only and shares why all editors should own, not erase, their mistakes.

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Artie Lange on Overcoming 'Toughest' of All Addictions - Heroin - Posted November 27, 2013
Since Artie Lange miraculously walked himself back from the edge of the abyss, he has been doing a lot of interviews about his life and new book. But there's likely no more apt a place to find the one-time Howard Stern sidekick talk... [GalleyCat]

@HuffPoSpoilers Has Some Suggestions for Arianna - Posted September 12, 2013
There's a pretty funny open letter today in LA Weekly. It's by Alex Mizrahi (pictured), the cheeky operator of... [Fishbowl NY]

@HuffPoSpoilers Has Some Suggestions for Arianna - Posted September 12, 2013
There's a pretty funny open letter today in LA Weekly. It's by Alex Mizrahi (pictured), the cheeky operator of... [FishbowlNY]

Journo Challenges Courtney Love's Recollection of 'Pugilistic' Events - Posted August 30, 2013
One of the more entertaining celebrity interviews published this week was a Q&A in LA Weekly with Courtney Love. The singer-songwriter-troublemaker was in f... [Fishbowl NY]

Journo Challenges Courtney Love's Recollection of 'Pugilistic' Events - Posted August 30, 2013
One of the more entertaining celebrity interviews published this week was a Q&A in LA Weekly with Courtney Love. The singer-songwriter-troublemaker was in f... [FishbowlNY]

Hours Before Fiery Crash, Michael Hastings Asked to Borrow Neighbor's Car - Posted August 21, 2013
In the wake of yesterday's release of the Michael Hastings autopsy results, LA Weekly reporter ... [Fishbowl NY]

Hours Before Fiery Crash, Michael Hastings Asked to Borrow Neighbor's Car - Posted August 21, 2013
In the wake of yesterday's release of the Michael Hastings autopsy results, LA Weekly reporter ... [FishbowlNY]

Voice Media Group Takes on Yelp with New Mobile Apps - Posted February 25, 2013
Alternative newspapers including LA Weekly and the Village Voice are reclaiming their role as the go-to sources for recommended local events, restaurants, and bars. Parent company Voice Media Group has launched a redesigned mobile app for these ... [SocialTimes.com]

Foursquare to Syndicate Content from Publisher of Village Voice - Posted January 22, 2013
Foursquare has partnered with Voice Media Group, the publishers of alternative newspapers like the Village Voice and LA Weekly, to power its listings for local theaters, bars, and res... [SocialTimes.com]

New Owners -- Kind Of -- For LA Weekly - Posted September 24, 2012
Village Voice Media, the parent company of the LA Weekly, is dismantling. The company's 13 alternative newspapers are being purchased by a group of top VVM executives, led by chief operating officer Scott Tobias. The new owners ... [FishbowlLA]

New TV Ad by Anti-Sex Trafficking Activists Calls For Closure of Backpage.com Sex Ads - Posted July 9, 2012
Village Voice Media, the parent company of LA Weekly, continues to be targeted by activists fighting against child sex trafficking. The source of the controversy is the adult services ads on the VVM-owned classified advertising website Backpage.com. Despite numerous documented cases of pimps using the site to sell sex with trafficked... [FishbowlLA]

'L.A. Weekly' EIC Sarah Fenske Describes the Worst Pitch She's Gotten So Far - Posted June 20, 2012
Sarah Fenske, the editor-in-chief of L.A. Weekly, has held the title for less than eight months and she's already seeing considerable success at the pap... [PRNewser]

'L.A. Weekly' EIC Sarah Fenske Describes the Worst Pitch She's Gotten So Far - Posted June 20, 2012
Sarah Fenske, the editor-in-chief of L.A. Weekly, has held the title for less than eight months and she's already seeing considerable success at the pap... [AgencySpy]

L.A. Weekly's Sarah Fenske on Finding (and Keeping) Digital Journos - Posted June 20, 2012
Sarah Fenske has come a long way since she began her career as a reporter in the Midwest. Now the editor-in-chief of L.A. Weekly, Fenske handles new responsibilities, overseeing both the print and online versions of the pub. In Mediabistro's late... [10,000 Words]

LA Weekly's "Lost" Riots Issue Now Online - Posted May 1, 2012
But it can't be found on the LA Weekly website. The issue is available for download through Los Angeles magazine, thanks to editor Mary Melton, who scanned the May 8, 1992 issue after ... [FishbowlLA]

Venice Resident Filing Complaint Against Blogger - Posted April 16, 2012
We admit it. Sometimes bloggers can cross the line. And sometimes we need to be put in check, like Venice Beach resident Karen Wolfe plans on doing to Venice Stakeholders Association president and blogger Mark Ryavec. Ryavec (who sounds like a bit of a nutjob) listed the names and home addresses of 10 politicians,... [FishbowlLA]

Wonkette Editor and LA Weekly Reporter Engage in Twitter Blood Sport - Posted March 27, 2012
Wonkette's editor and new owner Rebecca Schoenkopf got into a tiff Monday with LA Weekly staff reporter Dennis Romero over a Tweet containing a grammatical error. Then, thankfully, things snowballed. This Fishie wandered into the flamewar a little late, and by then the catfight was in full swing. "You got butthu... [FishbowlLA]

Former Underage Prostitute Sold on Backpage.com: 'Like Going Back to Slave Times' - Posted March 19, 2012
The classified advertising website Backpage.com makes approximately $22 million a year from escort ads, and a portion of those ads are selling victims of human trafficking. Nicholas Kristof gave a voice to one of those victims ... [FishbowlLA]

Village Voice Article on Underage Sex Trafficking Victim Includes Self-Serving Disclaimer - Posted March 13, 2012
A 15-year-old girl was kidnapped, raped, and forced into prostitution by a group of New York pimps who advertised her services on Backpage.com, the classified ad site owned by Village Voice Media. It's these kind of crimes that have critics calling for the closure of Backpage.com and VVM def... [FishbowlLA]

Jonathan Gold Says Goodbye to Angeli Caffe - Posted January 18, 2012
After 27 years, Evan Kleiman's Angeli Caffe closed its doors for good on Jan. 13. LA Weekly columnist and KCRW Good Food... [GalleyCat]

Jonathan Gold Says Goodbye to Angeli Caffe - Posted January 18, 2012
After 27 years, Evan Kleiman's Angeli Caffe closed its doors for good on Jan. 13. LA Weekly columnist and KCRW Good Food... [FishbowlLA]

Cartoonist Patrick O'Connor Leaves LA Weekly - Posted December 20, 2011
Two posts dedicated to cartoonists this week? (This has to be a record, right?) LA Weekly staffer Patrick O'C... [FishbowlLA]

Photojournalist Assaulted by LAPD Still Behind Bars - Posted December 1, 2011
Freelance photographer Tyson Heder is still behind bars after he was ... [FishbowlLA]

Hungry? Jonathan Gold Has 99 Restaurants for You - Posted November 9, 2011
Just in time for the weekend, LA Weekly foodie Jonathan Gold released his list of "99 Essential Restauran... [FishbowlLA]

LA Weekly Dumps Art Critic Doug Harvey - Posted December 20, 2010
Regular freelance contributor Doug Harvey learned last week that the LA Weekly would no longer be a home for his writing. During his 13 years as an art critic for the paper, Harvey... [FishbowlLA]

LA Weekly Teases LA Times For "Anachronistic" Echo Park Coverage - Posted December 8, 2010
An article in Friday's LA Times about the gentrification of Echo Park... [FishbowlLA]

Exclusive: Senior Features Editor Tom Christie Out at the LA Weekly - Posted November 18, 2010
It's a sad day for Los Angeles--especially for the arts. The last true stalwart of the old LA Weekly editorial guard is moving on. Senior features editor Tom... [FishbowlLA]

Christine Pelisek Finds a New Serial Killer On the Loose - Posted November 12, 2010
New job, same Christine Pelisek. The former LA Weekly writer, who now writes for The Daily Beast, discovered the existence of the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer on the loos... [FishbowlLA]

Plagiarism at AOL's West Hollywood Patch - Posted September 30, 2010
When local blogger Alissa Walker of GelatoBaby.com discovered a portion of an obituary she had written for John Chase had been plagiarized by AOL-owned website West Hollywood Patch, she contacted the site's editor. The Informer at LA Weekly has published the email response Walker rece... [FishbowlLA]

Runner's World Credits Web Site For Sub Increase|LA Weekly Writer Responds To Criticism|Ivanka To Wed Jared|Brill & Crovitz Discuss Journalism Online|Praise For Andrew Sullivan - Posted July 17, 2009
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Runner's World Credits Web Site For Sub Increase|LA Weekly Writer Responds To Criticism|Ivanka To Wed Jared|Brill & Crovitz Discuss Journalism Online|Praise For Andrew Sullivan - Posted July 17, 2009
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KNBC Just Says No To MLK Parade - Posted December 19, 2008
KNBC-TV apparently isn't aware that the U.S. just elected its first black president. The local NBC affiliate decided today it was no longer providing coverage for the ... [FishbowlLA]

Nikki Finke to Return to the LAT? No, But LA Mag Thinks She Should - Posted February 22, 2007
Los Angeles Magazine has a few suggestions for "fixing" the LAT -- one of them being that the paper of record lure Nikki Finke away from her post at LA Weekly. A excerpt per Hollywood Wiretap: She isn't always accurate (but)...she is almost alone in conveying a palpable excitement about what the... [FishbowlLA]

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