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LA Times, Roger Ebert Win Big at Society for Features Journalism Awards

The Society for Features Journalism announced the winners of its annual “Excellence-in-Features Writing Competition” today, and the LA Times did quite well for itself. Charles McNulty took first prize for “General Commentary” while his colleague David L. Ulin took honorable mention. Other nods from the Times: Catharine Hamm‘s travel section won third place for “Reader Engagement;” Christopher Goffard took third prize in the “General Feature” category; and the Booster Shots health blog and Daily Dish both earned distinctions in “Blogging.” Roger Ebert, incidentally, took home first prize in that category for his work on the Chicago Sun-Times website.

Full list of winners at Romenesko.

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Henry Rollins, Megan Mullally, Josh Radnor and More Perform The Pale King by David Foster Wallace

When David Foster Wallace committed suicide in 2008, he left behind legions of grieving fans, a gaping hole in the literary world, and an unfinished novel about agents of the Internal Revenue Service in Peoria, Illinois. That book, pieced together and published posthumously, will be brought to life this coming Thursday by a handful of Hollywood notables.

THE PALE KING: MONOLOGUES FROM THE UNFINISHED NOVEL BY DAVID FOSTER WALLACE will take place at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills on April 28. Performers include Henry Rollins, Rosemarie DeWitt, Adam Scott, Rob Delaney, René Auberjonois, and more. The event is being hosted by LA Times book critic, David L. Ulin, and sponsored by PEN Center USA.

Tickets for the event go for $25 and $65 and are available from both the Saban Theatre box office and Ticketmaster. The latter will gouge you on fees.

LAT FOB: Publishing 3.0 Panel

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The Publishing 3.0 panel was moderated by the LAT’s David L. Ulin. Panelists were Sara Nelson formerly of Publisher’s Weekly, publisher Richard Nash, goodreads.com founders Otis Chandler and Vromans’ blogger Patrick Brown.

First off, Nash clad in a tie, sporting a British accent, speaks only in sound bites. It’s kind of awesome.

When talking about the media meltdown crisis. “Writing and reading are doing just fine.” Which met applause. “It’s the intermediaries that get these two together [that are struggling].” And,”The 20th century was about supply and the 21st century is about demand.”

Nelson, whom we last saw at BEA hosting the Lewis Black fundraiser concert, agreed with Nash,”The supply chain is broken.” She added,”In 20 years of covering the publishing industry every year someone will say, ‘Last year was the golden era of publishing’.”

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