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Posts Tagged ‘James Desborough’

Getting to Know Some of This Year’s SoCal Journalism Award Finalists

Congrats to all finalists (so far) for the LA Press Club’s 55th annual SoCal Journalism Awards, to be presented at the Biltmore Hotel Sunday June 23. In perusing the honor rolls, here are some of the categories that most intrigued us:

Journalist of the Year – Print (Over 50,000 Circulation):

The name we were not completely familiar with – alongside those of Gustavo Arellano (OC Weekly), Matthew Belloni (THR), Gene Maddaus (LA Weekly) and Matthew Garrahan (Financial Times) – is U-T San Diego’s Fred Dickey (no relation to TMZ managing editor Josh). Even if this Dickey wins, he will still have a tough road to hoe in that department at home. According to his website bio, microbiologist wife Kathleen has lent her name to nine U.S. patents.

Journalist of the Year – Online

These are dark days for Patch, with a conference call last Friday as reported by Romenesko revealing more rough tactical agenda items. But here in SoCal, the sun is shining on Rancho Santa Margarita local editor Martin Henderson. He is nominated in this category together with Dennis Romero (LA Weekly), Dylan Howard (Celebuzz), Chris Hedges (Truthdig) and Catherine Green (Neon Tommy). This guy has paid his dues, winning his first journalism award in high school and starting at the LA Times all the way back in1990.

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Hollyscoop.com Gets Typoed

It’s a minor little thing, but FishbowlLA is amused.

A Guardian newspaper report about the 13th arrest in the News of the World hacking scandal praises the abilities of former Hollywood headquartered NOTW U.S. editor James Desborough to dig up deep, dirty secrets on A-list celebs. The credited source for this backhanded compliment? Hollyscope.com.

Doug Stanglin of USA Today has also run with the info stateside. Only problem is, there’s no such website. What the two papers meant to report was Hollyscoop.com.

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