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LAPD Media Relations Chief Falls Down Reply-All Rabbit Hole

Per an updated item today from NBC LA investigative reporter Ana Garcia, here’s how it seems to have gone.

LAPD officer Tracy Fisher, after answering NBC LA producer Robbi Peele’s inquiry about the number of arrests made in LA this year for illegal animal trafficking, forwarded the correspondence to media relations head Andrew Smith. Smith had some pointed thoughts on the matter, but unfortunately for him – and fortunately for Garcia – he hit reply-all instead of just sending a message back only to Fisher:

“This story could be a black eye for us if we don’t have a few arrests to show. The law has been on the books for months now, and the “rabbit people” are gonna scream that we don’t care. Is there any way you or your crew could make a few arrests for illegal animal purchasing so we can avoid negative coverage?
thanks,
a”

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WATCH: Emmy-Winning Reports About Wi-Fi Hacking, Small Claims Scamming & HACLA Spending

For FishbowlLA’s money, one of the very best ways to get a sense of the breadth and depth of last night’s 2012 Los Angeles Area Emmy Award honorees is to take another look at some of the victorious investigative news pieces. The full list of winners is available here; in the meantime, for your Sunday non-Olympic viewing pleasure, we recommend:

1) Ana Garcia’s NBCLA look at how easy it can be for someone at a nearby table to hack into your Facebook account over a Wi-Fi network at a place like Starbucks [Winner "Light News Story - Single Report"; Daisy Lin, producer]

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KNBC-TV is Now NBC4 Southern California

Although LA’s NBC affiliate did extremely well at this weekend’s Golden Mike Awards, sweeping the Division A newscast categories, it’s not quite as supreme in the local ratings books. Today, as part of some sweeping changes instituted by new president and general manager Steve Carlston, the channel has officially rebranded itself as NBC4 Southern California.

But that’s not all. Per a report in the LA Times by Greg Braxton, there’s also a fancy new $150,000 82-inch in-studio TV screen and other capital improvements:

The station is also beefing up its investigative unit, headed by reporters Joel Grover and Ana Garcia; replaced and upgraded 13 news vehicles in its fleet with HD design; and added two satellite trucks.

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Southern California Journalism Awards

LAPCLogo2-1.jpgThe LA Press Club held their annual awards banquet last night at the Sheraton hotel in Universal City. Winners of the Journalist Of The Year awards included David Evans of Bloomberg Markets in the Print- over 100K circulation division, Brad A. Greenberg of The Jewish Journal in the Print- under 100K circulation division, Ana Garcia and Fred Mamoun of KNBC and Eric Longabardi of TeleMedia in the Television category, and Frank Stoltze of KPCC 89.3 in the Radio category.

The winners for the event’s highest awards were Rick Orlov of the Daily News (Joseph M. Quinn Award for lifetime achievement), Robyn Dixon of the LAT (Daniel Pearl Award) and Arianna Huffington of the Huffington Post (President’s Award).

Jonathan Gold was awarded an honorable mention in the Newspaper Columnist category, which we are certain he will be displaying proudly on his mantle right next to the Pulitzer.

A complete list of last night’s winners can be viewed here.

LA Press Club–Get Your Nominations In Today!

Los Angeles Press Club is still accepting entries to the 50th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards.
Members are given an extension to Thursday evening, April 10 at 7 PM.

Download the form here.

2008 marks a milestone in the long history of Los Angeles Press Club. We are gearing up for our 50th Awards Gala, set for Saturday, June 21st at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, emceed by Harry Shearer and dedicated to Hal Fishman.