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Former LA Times Reporter Apologizes for His Role in Gary Webb Tragedy

No one knows the story of late San Jose Mercury News journalist Gary Webb (pictured) better than OC Weekly managing editor Nick Schou. So it’s always interesting when Schou chimes in about the matter, especially  just ahead of the production of a Hollywood movie inspired by Schou’s 2006 Webb biography Kill the Messenger.

Schou takes issue with a May 22 Los Angeles magazine article written by Jesse Katz. In that piece, Katz, a former LA Times reporter, in Schou’s opinion feebly apologizes for being one of Webb’s many media detractors. From Schou’s piece in – unusually – LA Weekly:

Katz buries and downplays his role in the debacle. Katz says he was just one of many reporters who ganged up on Webb. He apologizes only for bloating [Rick] Ross’ importance in his first Times piece on the dealer.

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LA Writers Nominated for James Beard Awards

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The James Beard Award nominations include Los Angeles writers but never as many as one might think.

MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award
Jesse Katz, Los Angeles Magazine, “Wheels of Fortune” (10/06)

Newspaper or Magazine Restaurant Review or Critique
Brad A. Johnson, Angeleno, Food Drink Review: Wilshire, Cut, Katsuya (1/06, 9/06, 10/06)

Patric Kuh, Los Angeles Magazine, “Beyond Sushi”, “Small Order”, “Beefed Up” (3/06, 9/06, 11/06)

Eater LA
has the full list.