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Posts Tagged ‘Hal Eisner’

FOX 11′s Hal Eisner Tapped for APTRA Achievement Award

For SoCal TV news reporters and anchors, it’s always a cherished honor to be associated with the legacy of retired KTLA legend Stan Chambers. At this year’s Associated Press Television-Radio Association (APTRA) Mark Twain Awards banquet in Pasadena June 22, the Extraordinary Achievement award bearing Chambers’ name will go to KTTV’s Hal Eisner.

From today’s announcement:

In addition to his 32-year career in Los Angeles TV, Eisner is also the dean of the APTRA Academy, an annual boot camp for aspiring broadcast journalists.

“Hal’s accomplishments to journalism go beyond his ability to tell compelling stories on a wide range of topics,” said APTRA board president Robby Messer. “Hal also helps set up young journalists for a lifetime of achievement by mentoring them at the various APTRA academies he plans.”

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Janice Min’s Dismissive Remarks Anger LA Journos

Yesterday we shared with you some juicy snippets of a Mediabistro interview with Janice Min, editorial director of the Hollywood Reporter, in which she said that Los Angeles was seriously lacking in talented journalists.

“Hiring out here is hard,” Min complained. “There is not a bench out here at all. You struggle to find enough working journalists out here to staff your publication and to even interview.”

Min’s statements left many local journos rolling their eyes. “Gee, sorry we letcha down, Janice,” tweeted Jon Weisman of Variety.com. “That’s Minsanity,” quipped David Young of True Blue LA. LA Weekly‘s Dennis Romero called Min’s remarks B.S. “Tons of great journalists in this market,” he said.

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