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Daily News Talks to PayPal ‘Quadrillionaire’

The headline for Michael Walsh’s NYDN item uses the word “glitch.” But that’s not quite right.

A glitch is forgetting to include a decimal point and leaving the lunch waitress a $920 tip instead of $9.20. Logging into PayPal to find 92 quadrillion cruelly subtracted is more like a mega-glitch, a glitchasaurus, an OG (Original Glitch).

Freelance journalists currently checking their PayPal accounts for an expected payment will get a chuckle out of the hometown of 56-year-old five-comma goof recipient Christopher Reynolds. The Media, PA resident – who owns and operates PR firm Reynolds Ink with his wife Jennifer – told the paper he discovered the mistake last Friday:

“It was more funny than elating.” After receiving an email notification, Reynolds logged onto his PayPal account to find that the online-money transfer had been annulled, lowering his balance from $92,233,720,368,547,800 to $0.

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Nelson, BC: Where LA Times Print Edition Still Impresses

Although the hard copy edition of the Sunday LA Times is much lighter than it used to be, mention in the travel section can still mean a lot to those living in the profiled destinations.

Don’t take our word for it. Today, following a nice October 16 spread about the picturesque inland community of Nelson, British Columbia, a journalist for the Nelson Star is all over it. Here in LA, 900,000 Sunday readers is cause for gloomy, print-media-is-dead Op Eds; but in (more sparsely populated) Canada, it’s a reason to celebrate:

The 1,500-word piece was scribed by long-time Times staff travel writer Christopher Reynolds.

“I’ve been wanting to do it since 1986 [the year of the Vancouver Expo], when a friend and I did a long road trip that took us all over BC and Alberta,” Reynolds told the Star via email. “We heard great things about Nelson, but ran out of time to get there. Through many years as a travel writer for the LA Times, I kept Nelson in my back pocket, waiting for a chance to get there.

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LAT in 90 Seconds

iconicart.jpgNews As Art: In a thoughtful piece about museums’ slow acceptance of photojournalism, Christopher Reynolds highlights the Getty’s exploration of “the borderlands between art and news.” The story does a good job describing the consideration of Tet Offensive and the Kennedy assassination shots as museum-worthy depictions of history. But what about Britney’s crotch? 10, 20 years from now, will the work that passes for “photojournalism” also pass for art?

steinysteinstein.jpgBloggers as Prognosticators: About as fun to read as a Joel Stein column. (We’re only including the link because we have to.)

tablesetting.jpgHollywood As Politicos: Celebs heart Pelosi. Tina Daunt, spending much of her column describing the warmth and decorations at a party for the new Speaker of the House, apparently hearts Pelosi’s party planner.