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The Year in Review: Ten LA Journo Feel-Good Stories

In the space of a few days this time last year, film critic Alonso Duralde went from tweeting about the vile acts of an LA arsonist, to revealing he had become a victim of carport incineration, to thanking the public at large for donations to cover the purchase of a new vehicle. As such, his experiences stand as one of the more unconventionally heartwarming news stories of 2012 involving an LA journalist.

But there were others. Here are nine more such items from this reporter’s FishbowlLA docket:

Josh Groban Serenades KCRW DJ Anne Litt
The ditty sounds as good today as it did when we first heard it.

Beverly Hills High Student Cracks Obama Press Corps
Look for this guy in the White House press conference room circa Hillary Clinton‘s second term.

KTLA Reporter Uses Old iPad to Report About New iPad
A wonderful example of field reporting iNGENUITY.

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LA High School Grad is Apple of Tech Journalism’s Eye

Thanks to a flurry of effusive media coverage, 18-year-old graduating Milken Community High School student Mark Gurman (pictured) is getting a unique sendoff as he prepares to attend the University of Michigan in Ann Abor this fall.

Gurman’s ability to publish scoop after Wall Street Journal-beating Apple scoop on the blog 9to5mac.com was first heralded this week by CNN Money/Fortune magazine. From there, he has been trumpeted by The Huffington Post, NBC Southern California, LA Weekly and The Daily Mail. With more dings sure to follow.

Our favorite perspective on what this all means for Gurman comes from LA Weekly’s Dennis Romero. At the very end of the piece, the reporter wonders if the newly anointed blogging star might continue down this path professionally:

So, is he ready for a long life of journalism? Noooo! He’s a smart kid, remember? “I want to pursue journalism as a passion in the future, but I plan on steering into business and computer science,” Goldman said.

Smart kid indeed.

[Photo courtesy markgurman.com]