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LAT In 90 Seconds

39630613-04194604.jpgRFK Remembered: Joe Mozingo‘s piece about David Steiner, former campaign manager for RFK, is incredibly compelling — especially paired with Katy Newton‘s interview with Steiner, who speaks about Robert Kennedy‘s assassination for the first time publicly since the shooting 40 years ago.

30306866.jpgFive Stages of Blogger Genius: Andrw Malcolm cleverly and intelligently dissects Hillary Clinton‘s decisions in a brilliant post about five stages of political grief. Clearly, Clinton is a bit stuck in Denial.

260175.jpgGood Intentions? Bill Plaschke has a lot of interesting things to say about the Lakers. But not so interesting that we’d want to see a video of him talking, pushed up against a dingy white wall in a room with bad acoustics. C’mon guys.

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LAT In 90 Seconds

39436848-30162456.jpgSticking To His Story: Good on Duke Helfand for following up on the story he wrote in 2004 about a group of L.A. kids who were sent to college in Iowa on a special scholarship. Today’s story was damn well poignant, and if we weren’t hardened cynics, we’d admit that we teared up a bit reading it.

universsnap.jpgReady For Its Close Up: Universal Studios is still giving tours. And Hollywood being Hollywood, the still-smoking ruins of movie sets and still-working firefighters have now become just another part of the attraction.

39548714-02185627.jpgA True ‘Hit’: We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: Katy Newton‘s ICU feature is a stroke of genius. Part reality show, part journeyman journalist piece, ICU is breaking ground (and entertaining us to boot!).

Katy Newton: LAT New Peeping Tom Dishes About Her New Gig

katynewtonmug.jpgWhen we first suggested that new LAT vid-journo Katy Newton was hired to be a peeping tom, she sent an e-mail to some higher-ups suggesting that, just maybe, their press release was “sending the wrong message.”

But after we saw the new feature, ICU, (and especially after we fell in love with it) Katy kindly agreed to tell FBLA how she came up with the idea:

1. What is the overall idea behind the feature? Basically, the idea is to meet the people behind the posts of Craigslist’s “missed connections,” open up that dialogue to our readers and learn a bit about the different ways Angelenos are trying to connect with each other.

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L.A. Times Goes From Watchdog To Peeping Tom

6a00d8341bf71353ef00e5507234978833-800wi.jpgIn a move that is innovative, interesting and downright creepy, latimes.com announced a new feature called ICU in which a vid-journo stalks the people on freeways, street corners and the “missed connections” section of Craigslist.

The idea, from what we can tell, is to allow journo Katy Newton to find the real stories of “real people.” But it sounds real prying. We’re gonna try to connect with her ourselves in a minute here and report back to you. In the meantime, here’s the press release:

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