TVNewser FishbowlDC AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Posts Tagged ‘Jim Mora’

Blogger Cheers LAT Decision to No Longer Cover UCLA, USC Football Practices

At this morning’s UCLA football practice, camera crews for ESPN and KTLA are said to have foolishly tried to set up shop in a restricted field area. As a result, coach Jim Mora sent them, the rest of the press corps and members of the school’s sports information department packing for the day.

Go Joe Bruin blogger Carlos Sandoval speculates that this action is directly responsible for a subsequent LA Times tweet announcement that the paper will no longer cover UCLA and USC football practices. And he, for one, is thrilled:

T.J. Simers has constantly bashed UCLA for seemingly no reason other than having an ax to grind while Chris Foster, though more moderate, has been an absolute douche while covering the team. Both act as if covering UCLA football is a labor, so I’m personally glad that they’re willfully leaving. It’s for the best, because they blow.

Read more

Mediabistro Course

Pitch Your Magazine Article

Pitch Your Magazine ArticleStarting October 1, learn how to write queries for magazines and websites! In this course, you'll learn how to write and send an effective pitch, generate pitch letters, research outlets for your articles, and follow-up with editors to ensure that your queries get results. Register now! 

UCLA’s Jim Mora Apologizes for Safety Remark

A new coach at USC or UCLA doesn’t truly earn their stripes until they take a swipe at the crosstown opposition.

Stripes earned, Jim Mora.

The new head coach of the UCLA football team joined Roger Lodge on the radio Wednesday and it appeared he took a shot at the crime that surrounds the USC campus.

“We don’t have murders a block from our campus,” Mora said regarding life in upscale Westwood.

Even though he didn’t mention USC by name, it was pretty obvious his comment was directed towards his new rival — a school that’s still coping following the murders of two international grad students in April.

Read more