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Veteran LA Reporter Greg Hernandez Transitions to Gaystarnews.com

Although Greg Hernandez (pictured) has logged many years as a reporter for the Daily News and LA Times, it was actually his personal blog Greg in Hollywood that led to his latest full-time gig. Since early December, he has been working out of his home office in Silver Lake as the LA correspondent for London-based website gaystarnews.com.

Hernandez, who posts an average of five stories per weekday, says a recent talk show host controversy sparked some of his biggest personal traffic stats so far. “That business about One Million Moms wanting JC Penney to fire Ellen DeGeneres as a spokesperson because she is gay was huge,” he tells FishbowlLA. “Another big story for me involved Howard Stern‘s passionate defense of Ellen and his tirade against some of the more socially conservative presidential candidates.”

On the gaystarnews.com website, there is an impressive listing of the principles anchoring the outlet’s “commitment to ethical, quality journalism.” Hernandez works via email and Skype with not just his editors in London but also some of the site’s other far-flung correspondents.

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USC Intern Graduates to Full-Time Business Journal Position

In this week’s edition of the Los Angeles Business Journal, Jonathan Polakoff writes about a pair of overseas deals scored by RealD rival MasterImage. The 3D projection battleground is one that usually focuses from a PR point of view on RealD, so it’s nice to see another local company getting some ink.

Equally cool is the way Polakoff landed his new job as media and entertainment reporter. The class of 2011 USC Annenberg School grad started at the Business Journal last summer as an intern, and when Greg Hernandez quickly came and went as the publication’s beat reporter earlier this year, Polakoff was able to jump into the vacated slot full-time in early June.

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Greg Hernandez Bolts from LA Business Journal

Like so many journalists these days, Greg Hernandez (pictured) chose the medium of social media to share a casual professional update. His Monday June 13th Facebook missive read:

“I’ve just been elected president of the Los Angeles chapter of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and will be working hard to bring our membership numbers back up. Also, I’m no longer at the LA Business Journal and am now doing all kinds of things like the attached story on CBS News that ran in the Sunday issue of Variety!”

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LA Business Journal Runs the THR Print Edition Numbers

Former Los Angeles Daily News reporter Greg Hernandez has a solid piece in this week’s LA Business Journal about the handsome, glossy, and sometimes ad-deficient weekly print version of the Hollywood Reporter.

He spoke to both THR editor-in-chief Janice Min and competitor Sharon Waxman, and shares some interesting numbers. A full-page Reporter print ad costs $32,000 and, according to Min, is not presently being discounted; circulation is at 72,000; and a January issue total of 24 full-page ads looks to be the early new-phase revenue record. Reveals Min:

“To try and pick a cover every week is brutal,” she said. “How do you make these stories travel into a wider sphere of people? That’s been one of the goals. There’s no law written into the journalism books that trade stories have to be boring. So it’s, can this magazine be fun?… It doesn’t have to be so dry that you want to shove a pen in your eye.”

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FBLA Goes to the Party: The Advocate’s 40th

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The Advocate celebrated 40 years with an splashy cover and a much splashier party last night at Republic.

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Ann Cooper, Kimberly Pierce, T Cooper, and Felicia Limas posed for the camera.

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Perez Hilton might think about dyeing the chin rug to match the drapes.

We looked around for Rex Lee, but no luck. And conspicuous by her absence was Margaret Cho–is she no longer gay-friendly?

Arts editor Corey Scholibo was easy to spot in an easily-spotted white suit. God we miss disco. Ashley Jones didn’t get our reference.
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Jane Lynch told us about her VH1 pilot, her dogs, and her new film with Eric McCormick.

Greg Hernandez chatted with Marcellos Reynolds about evil Dick winning Big Brother. Or maybe an evil dick? Not sure.
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Writer Deborah Behrens discussed the changes at Whole Life Times and we agreed that Abigail Lewis is sorely missed.

Katherine Heigl, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, editor Anne Stockwell and TR Knight were all suitable festive. Knight was like Prom King all night.
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And TMZ got suckered by a Lance Ito lookalike.

(Photos from JPI Studios and Wireimage. Thanks!)