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Posts Tagged ‘Jon Weiner’

Armenian Journalist a Messenger of Weighty Global Conclusions

Tomorrow marks the release* of Kill the Messenger: The Media’s Role in the Fate of the World, a provocative new book by Armenian journalist and scholar Maria Armoudian (pictured). Along with being a doctoral candidate at USC, Armoudian hosts a KFPK radio program and freelances for major outlets.

Her Prometheus Books release takes an intricate look at the role played by the media in major international conflicts, with reporters sometimes helping (Ireland) and in other cases negatively fueling the rage and genocide (Rwanda, Bosnia). The five-part tome grew out of Armoudian’s research at USC.

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Wiener & Pals Recall the Good Old Days at the LA Weekly—It’s All Jill Stewart’s Fault

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In The Nation, Jon Wiener, the UCI prof and John Lennon expert, bewails the new era or rather the passing of the old era at the LA Weekly. He has reinforcements from Tim Rutten, Kevin Roderick, and Harold Meyerson, and to summarize: it’s all Jill Stewart’s fault.

Matt Welch, on book leave from the LAT, isn’t so sure about that or most of Wiener’s other assumptions. Bob Norman makes the point in a letter to Romanesko.

Wiener emailed Jill Stewart a pretty general question in March:

My basic question: the departure of Harold and your arrival seem to signal a major political shift in the paper. Is this correct?

And Stewart replied:

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