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SPJ’s Distinguished Journalist Award Winners Announced

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The Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has picked six winners of SPJ’s Distinguished Journalist Award:

Beth Barrett, Daily News
Barrett was the first to report on Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s affair with former Telemundo newscaster Mirthala Salinas.

Bob Banfield, KABC-TV
Joined KABC-TV in 1967, works in the Inland Empire bureau.

John Rabe, KPCC
After hosting All Things Considered and reporting on health care and housing issues, Rabe now hosts his own show, Off-Ramp, a weekly program about news, arts and life in Southern California.

Tom Tugend, Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles

contributing editor for the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles and West Coast correspondent for The Jerusalem Post in Israel, Jewish Chronicle in Britain, and the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in New York.

Scott Glover and Matt Lait, L.A. Times (Freedom of Information Award)

Lait is now legal affairs editor overseeing coverage of courts and police, and Glover is an investigative reporter in the city-county bureau.

to honor at its banquet next April.

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LAT in 90 Seconds

iphone.jpgYour Crackberry is So 2006: And on the Second Day, Apple created the iPhone and gave it unto mankind. The clouds parted. The angels sang. The really annoying early adopters in your office started a spittle-in-the-corners-of-their-mouths discussion that started at 9 and will end sometime in March.

sterncash.jpgAlana You Glad, I Didn’t Say Banana? Puns and word play have their place. This lead by Alana Semuels just isn’t it: “Howard Stern is making some Sirius money on the first anniversary of his satellite radio premiere. The shock jock on Tuesday became the stock jock with the disclosure that he and his agent were awarded $82.9 million in Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. shares as a bonus for helping the company exceed a subscriber forecast made when he was lured away from over-the-air radio.”

crimescene.jpgThis Might Not End Well: Matt Lait and Scott Glover are currently covering a controversial police discipline decision. We hope they won’t soon be covering a riot.