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Posts Tagged ‘–Eric Zassenhaus’

KPCC Adds Politics, Crime Bloggers

Alice Walton, who launched her blog The City Maven in 2010 to cover the goings on at LA City Hall, is graduating to a larger audience. On Monday, she joins KPCC as the station’s politics blogger.

Also announced to staff last night by interim managing editor, digital Eric Zassenhaus is the addition on May 14 of Rina Palta as’s crime blogger. She comes to the station from KALW News 91.7 FM in San Francisco:

Rina has been the lead reporter for KALW’s Informant blog, where she’s been covering criminal justice issues in California since starting there in 2009. Rina was one of the first reporters to focus on the 2008 Secure Communities program that automatically shares the fingerprints of anyone booked in county jails with the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement. When major newspapers finally realized what was happening, they were playing catch-up with her diligent work.

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Tina Brown’s ONA Keynote: Loses Page of Speech, Not Impulse to Keep Splashy Launch Under Wraps

New York media maven Tina Brown gave this morning’s keynote address at the Online News Association’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., weighing in on some of the big-picture issues that have been braining traditional print news agencies. However, she remained quiet about her own much-speculated-upon online project, The Daily Beast, launching October 1. When a slightly frustrated audience began asking questions about her latest endeavor, the editor-in-chief was unwilling to explicate: “I’m not going to tell you our business model,” she said. To another question on exactly what The Daily Beast would be, and to whom it would speak, she responded testily, “I would actually like to not give a press conference on The Daily Beast’s strategy at this point,” at which point you could almost hear the splosh as her audience of online journalists, videographers and Web geeks rolled their collective eyes.

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