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Posts Tagged ‘BrooWaha’

Tina Dupuy Wins BrooWaHa Contest

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Stand-up comic Tina Dupuy won the BrooWaHa writing contest with a nifty essay on jury duty, Stand Up, Sit Down, Do Your Civic Duty .

The notice stated that jurors should dress “business casual”. But this is LA. I’ve always considered “business casual” to be something ironed worn with uncomfortable shoes. Maybe it depends on your vocation. From the looks of some of the other jurors plodding along the halls of the courthouse their “business” was either a Crocs model, a lifeguard or an adult industry professional. It’s justice that’s blind…as for the rest of us–we see you.

Dupuy’s not exactly a novice, as she’s a HuffPoster and written for the Daily News. She also blogs.

FBLA encourages the LA Times to snag Dupuy. She’d be a welcome addition to the Op-Ed section–maybe even a replacement for Joel Stein.

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News You Don’t Want To Miss: Wednesday Roundup

roundup.jpgSome interesting tidbits from our favorite local blogs:

Defamer: E! plans a workday kegger.

BrooWaha: Citizen Journalists discover the word “douchebag,” use liberally.

Deadline Hollywood Daily: Rosie’s Off The View. Nikki’s not surprised.

BrooWaha Whips Into New York

arielsquint.jpgOur favorite homegrown citizen journalism site, BrooWaha, is expanding its reach to New York.

FBLA wrote about the 6-month-old Web site when it first launched and noted founder/editor Ariel Vardi’s desire for the site to be *the* super-local news spot of Los Angeles.

While Old Media-types scoffed, Vardi quietly met his goals. On the site he writes:

“I have personally noticed a significant increase in the overall quality of the writing on the website. For instance, BrooWaha has published several local celebrity interviews which have been picked up by other news media outlets. Some of them have also been integrated into Wikipedia, the largest free online encyclopedia.”