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Robert Downey Jr. impersonator Steve Lopez was the keynote speaker Friday at the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.

Anne Kallas at Ventura County Star writes:

Prize-winning columnist Steve Lopez said the work of newspaper columnists has become more important than ever in the wild and wooly frontier of digital communications.

“Opinions are a dime a dozen all the more reason to get up and leave the desks behind to go out and find stories,” said Lopez, a columnist with the Los Angeles Times.

Whole piece can be found here.