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Posts Tagged ‘Robert Salladay’

Berkeley Journalists Shake Up California’s Public Schools

Last night, the Berkeley headquartered Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) released the first of a three-part, 19-month investigation into seismic safety at California public schools. Flanked by today’s press release, the shocking revelations are being furiously picked up by local outlets all across the not-so-Golden State.

Mark Katches, editorial director of “California Watch”, the newer CIR state-focused project responsible for the report, has blogged the fascinating background details. The intrepid author of parts one and three, Corey G. Johnson, joined the organization in 2009 from the east coast; this, it turns out, is his first byline! Notes Katches:

For months, Johnson worked on the story alone in our Sacramento bureau under the supervision of his editor, Robert Salladay. He became a virtual embed at the Division of the State Architect. Routinely, Johnson hauled our 30-pound copy machine several blocks to make copies–cutting down on copying costs…

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Last Writes for LA Times Columnists

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Farewell columns abound at the LA Times.

Al Martinez takes a cue from Goodnight, Moon.
(Martinez says he never saw his departure coming. Considering most everyone else at the LAT has been quaking in their slip-ons for months, why was he so surprised?)

Robert Salladay, the Political Muscle blogger, kept it short and sweet.

J.J. Adande links his goodbye to Kobe Bryant. Adande’s more than likely to land some biggish deal soon.