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Newspaper Blogs Most Popular List by Simon Owens

n48505698_6272.jpgMedia blogger, Simon Owens over at Bloggasm…how can we put this gently…has a lot of time on his hands? In a good way…he could be putting his time toward something destructive…more so than media blogging…

Anyway, he ranked the top 50 newspaper blogs:

To determine this, I combed through the hundreds of blogs at the top newspaper sites and calculated each of their Technorati rankings. A Technorati ranking is based on the number of inbound links from separate blogs in a six-month period, and is a decent indicator of a blog’s popularity. Once I determined the rankings, I ordered them from popular to least popular. Below, you will find the 50 most popular newspaper blogs.

LA Times has nine in the top 50. In the top half are Andrew Malcolm and Johanna Neuman at Top of the Ticket, group blog LA Now, Alana Semuels, Alex Pham, Chris Gaither, David Sarno, Jessica Guynn, Jim Puzzanghera, Jon Healey, Mark Milian, Michelle Maltaisare at Technology and Sal Morgan and Elizabeth Snead at Dish Rag. Now when you see these people at cocktail parties you can intro them as a ‘high ranking blogger’ and see if they won’t try and correct you. Email us if they do.

Whole list is here.

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“Deep Throat” Dead at 95

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The unsurpassed anonymous source that brought down the Nixon administration and fueled vigorous debate for decades as to his true identity, has died. Mark Felt, the FBI’s ‘number two’ man, a protege of J. Edgar Hoover, gave information to young WaPo scribes Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein about the break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate complex.

Woodward always said that the identity of Deep Throat would not be known until after he died. Our money was on it being Pat Buchanan (but put that in the pile of things we’ve been wrong about). But in 2005 – they let the proverbial cat out of the bag and for a month all we could read about in the newspapers were the phrases ‘deep throat’ and ‘number two man’.

On a lame note, the LAT obit was written by recently laid off staffer Johanna Neuman. Cough.

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LAT In 90 Seconds — The 9/11 Edition

Mourning In America: Johanna Neuman has the unenviable task of rounding up the nation’s tributes, including speeches by Donald Rumsfeld, Barack Obama and pretty much everyone else.

41180986-23070811.jpgHuh? We had considered the lack of convictions in the London bombing plot case to be a failure. But we, apparently, are alone in that thinking. Check out Sebastian Rotella‘s story: “The trial of eight Britons charged with plotting to blow up transatlantic flights ended in London this week with a mixed verdict. But to anti-terrorism officials, two things are clear: The 2006 plot was an ambitious effort by Al Qaeda to match the carnage of the Sept. 11 attacks. And it failed.”

25333509.jpgLocal Memorials: According to the LAT‘s listing: “Two ceremonies are planned, one at 7 a.m. at the Fire Department Museum and Fallen Firefighter Memorial (1355 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood); one at 10 a.m. at the Fire Department Training Center (1700 Stadium Way in Elysian Park), with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on hand to mark the event.”

LAT In 90 Seconds — Blog Edition

violetblue.jpgWeb Scout: David Sarno gets Violet Blue‘s side of the weird BoingBoing controversy (the site scrubbed every post written about, by or containing Blue’s name.) Too bad he couldn’t get BoingBoing on the phone.

blog_photos_006.jpgThe Big Picture: Patrick Goldstein is new to blogging but has already learned the Golden Rule: Get other people to do work for you. To that end, he recruited film producer Avi Lerner to review a number of new releases. (To wit: “The Love Guru: ‘The worst movie I’ve seen in my life. It was so stupid I wanted to cry. Do I really have to say more?’”) If he’s smart, Goldstein will put this guy on retainer. (Might we recommend a MUCH smaller photo next time? The crop tool is your friend.)

joh.jpgCountdown to Crawford: In addition to having the best name of any of the LAT’s blogs, C2C wins us over with Johanna Neuman‘s analysis of Lou Dobbs‘ question: “Should Bush be impeached over tainted tomatoes?”

LAT In 90 Seconds

s15404940.jpgHello Imma. Hello Abba: Joel Stein wants us to believe that the Jews who run Hollywood all got their gigs by going to the same Jewish summer camp together — and he offers as proof a long list of names of people you’ve never heard of.

39681200.jpgIf Us Weekly Ran The Show: No offense to Johanna Neuman, who did the best she could using – you know – ethics in reporting this piece about the private meeting between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama at Sen. Dianne Feinstein‘s house, but if an Us Weekly reporter had been on the story, we’d know a helluva lot more about that meeting than the fact that the two candidates drank water and shared a laugh.

39662431-06092427.jpgWriters’ Strike Cost California $2.1 billion: According to Richard Verrier, “effects of the three-month walkout continue to ripple across the state’s economy, causing a projected net loss this year of 37,700 jobs directly and indirectly tied to the entertainment industry, according a study released Thursday by the Milken Institute.” But, then, you already knew that.