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Reporter, Editor Revisit Their Coverage of Occupy LA

During a special live chat sponsored on Thursday by Poynter, LA Times reporter Kate Linthicum and reader engagement editor Martin Beck discussed the role that Twitter and Facebook played in their coverage of the Occupy LA movement.

Beck mentioned that to locate the best hashtags and thus monitor the most dynamic Twitter eyewitness accounts, one of his favorite tools was and remains whatthetrend.com. He also said that both TweetDeck and Hoot Suite were invaluable in helping parse the identified, trustworthy Tweeters.

As a reporter, Linthicum figured out ways to take full advantage of the army of Ustream-ers:

“I would walk around camp and ask the people with cameras for their Twitter handles. I’d know when they were posting videos online, and then I could monitor what was going on from my computer, even when I wasn’t at the camp…”

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Lady In Red: Much Ado About Sarah Palin’s Clothing

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Robin Abcarian and Kate Linthicum‘s take on Sarah Palin‘s Clothesgate — or whatever it’s being called — is pretty standard he-said-she-said, but we have to give them credit for ending on a kicker quote with which most people in this image-conscious town would have to agree:

“I am an Obama supporter, but when I heard that for $150,000, they dressed her, her children and her husband, I thought, ‘that’s not much,’ ” said Vicki Sanchez, a costume designer who dressed Geena Davis as the first female U.S. president on the short-lived TV show Commander in Chief.

“When you start buying $3,000 suits, boots that cost anywhere from $800 and up, and designer shoes, which cost $500 at least, it goes fast,” Sanchez said. “She looks damn good. Get over it.”

Indeed.

Earlier: FBLA’s Waredrobe-Gate Wrap Up.