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ERSNews.com: Sam Zell Fires Vinnie Malcolm

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It’s nice to know that someone watches KTLA enough to care about the minutiae of our local TV station.

ERS: KTLA Gets Rose Parade Ratings Hit Post Edwards. Is Eubanks Next?

roesste.jpgERSNews.com loves pretty flowers and old ladies. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. So it makes sense that they’d be up in arms over the ouster of Stephanie Edwards from the Rose Parade two years ago. The site suggests that since replacing the chipper host, ratings for the KTLA coverage of the Rose Parade has slipped.

And here’s another interesting bit:

“It’s been widely rumored that this will be the last year long-time host of the parade Bob Eubanks. His former co-anchor Stephanie Edwards was tossed to the curb two years ago, after co-hosting the parade with Eubanks since the late 1970′s.

Edward’s fans mounted an email writing campaign to the management of KTLA when Edwards was replaced. This year, long time Edwards fans started a new email effort directed at Sam Zell the new boss at Tribune in an attempt to have Edwards reinstated to the broadcast.”

LA Times/ KTLA Launch Fire Relief Fund, Perhaps to Compensate for KTLA’s Lack of Coverage

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The Los Angeles Times Media Group today announced the establishment of the Los Angeles Times Family Fund/KTLA-5 Charities Fire Relief Campaign, a joint effort by the McCormick Tribune Foundation, The Times and KTLA. For every dollar donated, up to the first $500,000, the McCormick Tribune Foundation will donate an additional 50 cents and, along with The Times and KTLA, will also absorb all administrative costs, allowing all donations and the matching funds to go directly to agencies supporting disaster response and relief efforts for those affected by Southern California’s massive wildfires.

KTLA doesn’t actually want to cover the fires, mind you. Mike Antonvich actually issued a press release about their lack of news reporting.

Donate here, but remember, Tribune is matching only half your donation.

KTLA Fingers Brad Grey for John McTiernan

KTLA reports on director John McTiernan getting a four-month sentence on Monday for lying to an FBI agent about Anthony Pellicano.

You know, this guy:
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Or do they mean this guy:
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The gent in the first photo looks a lot like Brad Grey.

The Fishbowl has traps for the unwary.

Earlier:
McTiernan to plead guilty: LAT, AP

(and thanks to sharp-eyed reader LG)

ERSNews.com Flips LAT The Bird

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ERSNews.com mocks the LAT for its handling of the affair between Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Telemundo reporter Mirthala Salinas, taunting the paper of record for continuing to “to bring up the rear in reporting on this story.”

The fellas at ERS are making a name for themselves with this story, and they know it:

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KTLA Checks In, Asks About Mom

ktlastar.jpgWe got the sweetest little reminder note in our in-box today from someone named NewsDog who was pimping the KTLA Web site’s coverage of the Phil Spector trial.

KTLA is carrying the Spector Trial gavel-to-gavel on their web site
(ktla.com). News anchor Marta Waller, who anchored the coverage of the Simpson trial, is anchoring this coverage on the web. Yesterday, when there was no trial KTLA spent the day on their web site covering the May Day Immigration rallies in Southern California.

So, if you want to see a blow-by-blow of Phil’s latest hair-do, check them out. Thank you, NewsDog. Good boy!

It’s Spring, And Jeff Leeds Is On The Air

leeds.jpgJeff Leeds’ NYT article about how the album is falling out of favor has been the talk of music industry wonks, wonkettes and wannabes all week. But the LA-based journo’s more interesting work isn’t about the fate of music albums, but a glimpse into the future of newspaper reporters.

Last week, the NYT music writer filed a series of SXSW video packages for the NYT Web site that Leeds hinted to FBLA his paper would likely do more of.

Beats the pants off the LAT KTLA embedded videos. Know what they say: All the news that’s fit to download.

FBLA To LATimes.com: Start Hiring Video Gurus Now!

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FBLA hopes that the new web regime at the Los Angeles Times makes good use of the vast amount of talent here in the city. Arch-rival NYTimes.com is going to feature user-produced options around Valentine’s Day for couples featured in the paper’s Weddings & Celebrations section. Vivian Schiller told Rachel Smolkin of the AJR that NY Times readers are:

very creative, very smart, so what we anticipate is we’re going to get a really interesting diversity of video

Considering how lousy the official NYTimes.com videos are, Schiller better pray that every stockbroker bride hires Scorsese to shoot her big moment.

So, c’mon, LATimes. com–this is the home of film–ditch those KTLA clowns and get some real shooters and producers. Over at LAObserved , Jacob Soboroff is getting some great stuff. Hint, hint.

Chellie Campbell Offers Financial Advice For Freelancers

chellie_campbell_004a.jpgWho wouldn’t take financial advice from a former musical comedy actress?

Chellie Campbell, who has gone from hoofing it for a living to actually making money, now offers financial advice to people — people who pay for her books and seminars. But she appeared for free on KTLA earlier this month, giving her “Tips to Break Free From Financial Fear,” and this got us thinking: Who lives in more financial fear than journalists and freelance writers?

So we asked Chellie if she’d do a public service and offer our readers some hope, er, guidance.

Here’s her advice (and personal plug):

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LAT in 90 Seconds

scaredscooby.jpgRut-Ro. LAT Creeps Us Out: The one word you don’t want to see next to a link for an obit? “Video.” But we swallowed hard and clicked the link about the death of Iwao Takamoto, the creator of Scooby-Doo. We were relieved to find it was just a poorly enunciated KTLA clip about Takamoto’s career.

cameronshot.jpgKing of the World Gets Off His Duff: James Cameron is set to film his first feature since 1997′s Titanic. It is unfortunately not Aquaman, but a sci-fi film called Avatar, which uses that kinda icky performance-capture animation technique used in Monster House and The Polar Express. Titanic turned Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet into stars. So learn these names now: Sam Worthington and Zoe Saldana. You’ll probably be seeing a lot of them.

honorkillings.jpgAnd Now For Something Important: Tracy Wilkinson has one of those pieces today that remind you why anyone is in this business. She explores the topic of honor killings in Turkey — in great and sometimes gruesome detail.

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