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FishbowlNY’s 2009 Lists: In Memoriam

cronkite.jpgOur favorite part of any award show is the memorial montage commemorating the lives of all those who passed away in the past year. While this year’s headlines were populated by the tragic deaths of celebrities and other bold-faced names — from Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett to Patrick Swayze and Senator Ted Kennedy — our industry lost quite a few of its prominent members in 2009 as well. Here, a look back at some of the media’s brightest stars we said goodbye to this year:

Former anchorman Walter Cronkite was perhaps the biggest name in the media world to pass away in 2009, and he was honored by a star-studded memorial in September.

A number of famous columnists also left us without their prolific narratives about politics, celebrities and the English language in 2009. Conservative columnist Robert Novak died in August from a brain tumor, Vanity Fair‘s Dominick Dunne passed away later that month after a battle with bladder cancer. The New York Times‘ “On Language” columnist, William Safire, died in September from pancreatic cancer. Another columnist who we had the pleasure of working with last year, men’s wear expert Stan Gellers, died suddenly last winter, just a few months after the publication he had contributed to for more than 50 years, DNR, folded.

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LAT in 90

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The Los Angeles Times–just the good parts.

My Favorite Weekend
Evan Handler is the only celeb to make this oft-mocked feature actually funny.

Blogtrotter
La Plaza, the Latin American news blog, has some fun posts.

Jacket Copy–book news, but not it’s not Galleycat.

Woman in Progress Why is Christine Daniels the only woman at the paper with a personal blog?

Pico Rivera Mom Shot by Gang Tagger
In a story about the shooting of Maria Hicks, Tami Adbollah and Andrew Blankstein hide the nut graf:

Authorities say they are seeing more violence associated with tagging because more taggers are associated with gangs.

Hicks was shot after attempting to thwart a a teenager spraying graffiti, tagger, a vandal, a gang member. Which word is missing from the story? The headline’s misleading, too: A Life Lost to Graffiti, which sounds like she died from huffing spray paint.

LAT in 90 Seconds

stevesphone.jpgThe Stars — A Line: Cher, Madonna, even Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will have to stand in line today (or hire someone to do it for them) to buy an iPhone.

profile_kilarj.jpgAmazonian To Helm YouTube Rival: It’s gonna take a big man to take on YouTube, but NBC and News Corp. chose Jason Kilar, a little-known ex-Amazon exec to head up their joint online video venture.

christine_daniels.jpgWelcome To Womanhood: How funny that now that Mike Penner has become Christine Daniels she gets to encounter not only the wonders of uncomfortable footwear, but the joys of insulting assignments. Her new assignment is to write the “Day in LA” column. Could anything sound more toothless than “Day in LA?” Sigh. Welcome to the club, Christine. Trust us, it doesn’t get better.

Mike Penner Writes About Upcoming Sex Change Operation

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LA Times sportswriter Mike Penner is getting a sex change operation. Post-op, the by-line will change to Christine Daniels.

Penner writes that making the decision has cured his writer’s block. Reactions in the online world are mixed.

Penner’s always been a huge soccer fan, and that probably won’t change.

Note to the LAT: this is not the moment for a multi-media presentation.