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Posts Tagged ‘Sara Catania’

NBCLA Hosts Social Media Party

Last night at NBC Southern California headquarters in Burbank, several dozen invited bloggers gathered for an evening of food, drink and conference room presentations about the station’s Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram efforts tied to the London Summer Olympics.

Website editorial director Sara Catania, managing editor Jonathan Lloyd, social media lead Olsen Ebright and social media/tech on-air reporter Mekahlo Medina (pictured, above) took turns explaining how the “first social media Olympics” have been leveraged, cross-promoted and harnessed. One of the shiniest beacons of this systematic, station-wide effort is the fact that the follower count @NBCLA has zoomed in the past few weeks from around 27,000 just past the 40,000 mark.

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Halloween Hijinks at West Hollywood Patch

The commenting functionality at Patch.com is both easy to use and visually pleasing. Less clear-cut for the community news operation’s local editors is how to manage colorful citizen comments without succumbing to the temptation of simply deleting them.

After local personality and West Hollywood Patch contributor Jerome Cleary shared an item Tuesday urging all readers to show up in costume on Santa Monica Blvd. this Halloween Sunday, reader jimmy responded with some cheeky masquerade musings:

I like the really original costumes, like the priest giving birth, or the nun having an actual blood abortion, or his Holiness the Pope porking a child doll, or the rabbi molesting the airline passenger, or the Iman having a kosher meal etc. If you’re gonna dress, at least try to be original.

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Patch Hits South Pasadena, Press Club

In these times of journalistic layoffs and media conglomerate belt-tightening, the rapid, ongoing Southern California expansion of community news hub venture Patch.com seems almost surreal. Yesterday, after some last-minute technical hiccups, the AOL seed-funded enterprise turned on the newest of its area websites, South Pasadena Patch, the same day the L.A. Press Club announced that San Francisco-based Patch west coast editorial director Marcia Parker (pictured) will be flying down to address the organization’s annual meeting on Thursday, October 14th.

When a new Patch launches, one of the first orders of business for readers is to click on the biography page of the site’s local editor. In the case of South Pasadena Patch, the new hire is Sonia Narang. After receiving a Master’s in journalism from UC Berkeley, the California native honed her skills as an online video producer for PBS’ Frontline, NBC Nightly News, MSNBC.com and others.

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Urban Slaughter Covered in LA Times

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The LA Times runs two op-ed columns that are seemingly on the same subject–the mean streets of the city.

Tim Rutten on gang violence and City Hall inertia. Thoughtful, ponderous, not a quotable word. And an obvious point:

Often, both assailant and victim are gang members.

Sara Catania, who teaches journalism , writes about the carnage and slaughter in LA streets. No, she’s not writing about the same subject; she’s writing about tree trimming.

While she doesn’t actually use the word holocaust, we bet she wanted to.

She’s been writing about this since 2000. Yes, DWP tree trimmers often do a terrible job and like a bad haircut, the hack job will grow out. Unlike this one.

The DWP will also give you a tree here. Will Catania give us our time back?