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Posts Tagged ‘Jennifer Medina’

Shabbat Dinner with a Side of Journalism Ethics

The Jewish Scholastic Press Association’s first-ever convention and Shabbaton is in full swing in Los Angeles. Jewish high school journalists from several cities across the country have gathered for a range of events that began Thursday and run through Sunday.

JenniferMedinaTwitterProfilePicThe convention is being held at the B’nai David-Judea Congregation in LA’s Pico-Robertson neighborhood and features a number of NYC media figures. NYT reporter Jennifer Medina (pictured) gave a speech yesterday afrternoon titled “Principles in Practice: Life as Religious Journalist at the New York Times.” There’s also this, per a rundown in LA’s Jewish Journal:

On Friday night, attendees will have Shabbat dinner at B’nai David and listen to an address on journalism ethics by Gary Rosenblatt, editor and publisher of New York’s The Jewish Week.

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Pundits Agree: National Media Can’t Get LA Mayoral Spellings Right

Hey Angelinos? Did you cast a vote on Tuesday for Wendy Gruel?

That’s of course not how you spell either Angelenos or Wendy Greuel. But as Daily News reporter Kevin Modesti and LA Observed’s Kevin Roderick respectively note, that’s the way CNN.com and the New York Times had these two items written.

The since-corrected smudge in NYT west coast reporter Jennifer Medina‘s piece is, quite frankly, tantalizing. If Greuel’s last name were indeed more closely aligned with an oatmeal breakfast, just imagine the Oliver Twist-like campaign slogans she could be readying for her May runoff with Eric Garcetti:

“You say you want MORE from your LA Mayor? Vote for Gruel and you can always count on getting MORE.”

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LA County Coroner Gift Shop is DOA

The strangest gift shop in Los Angeles evidently needs a better publicist. Despite the fact that Skeletons in the Closet was set up with the intention of putting the sales proceeds of its oddball items towards an anti-drunk driving program aimed at teens, the operation has for years now been in the red.

The latest news coverage of the store comes courtesy of The Australian‘s Jennifer Medina. As might be expected, her editors (like the author of this post) gleefully embraced some rigor mortis wordplay. The headline reads: “Coroner Kitsch Becoming a Dying Business.”

At its peak, in 2003, Skeletons in the Closet pulled in $280,000. Last year, it made $151,000…

“Everyone who comes in here is kind of weird,” said Edna Pereyda, who handles the shop’s day-to-day operations. “Why else would you come here?”

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