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TIME Magazine ‘Protester’ Issue Up for Three Society of Publication Designers Awards

TIME magazine’s “The Protester” issue, with its cover inspired by photographer Ted Soqui‘s shot of OccupyLA protester Sarah Mason, has been nominated for three Society of Publication Designers awards. Surprisingly, however, “Best Cover” was not among its honors. “The Protester” is a finalist for “Photo: Feature, Profile, Non-Celebrity (single/spread),” “Photo: Feature, Profile, Non-Celebrity (story),” and “Photo: Entire Issue.”

Full list of finalists here.

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Shepard Fairey’s TIME Magazine Cover Features Occupy LA Protester

Legendary street artist Shepard Fairey designed the “Person of the Year” cover of TIME magazine, but he had some help. The image of the protester was based on a picture taken by local photojournalist Ted Soqui. Unlike the Obama poster debacle, ths photo was fully licensed for use in Fairey’s artwork.

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ACLU Sues LA Sheriff’s Department Over Photographer’s Rights

The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department has more trouble on its hands. A month after releasing a devastating report on deputy abuse of inmates in the LA County Jail system, the ACLU is now suing the LASD on behalf of several photographers who claim they were illegally harassed and detained by deputies while taking photographs in public spaces. The incident in the video above, where professional photographer Shawn Nee was detained by deputies for 25 minutes for taking shots of the Metro, is at the heart of the lawsuit.

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West Hollywood Prop 8 Rally

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Ted Soqui captured some lovely images from yesterday’s protest in West Hollywood of the California Supreme Courts decision to uphold Proposition 8. The rally for marriage equality attracted such celebrities as Drew Barrymore, George Takai, Kathy Griffin and mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. More photos from the event can be viewed in a slideshow on the LA Weekly website.

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Alcoholism Builds Community

This past Thursday your FBLA editors joined a gathering of fellow journalists at The Must bar downtown to drink, bitch, and bond.

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Jessica Stites and August Brown

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Nathaniel Page, Ayse Arf, Matthew Fleischer and Tina Dupuy

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LA CityBeat Mourned In The Blogosphere

cbcover.jpgWe’ve gathered some of the online mumblings from former employees of the now-defunct paper. On his blog LA Photo, photojournalist Ted Soqui posted some of the lovely covers he’d done over the years, and wrote:

Worked with several amazing editors, writers, and designers there, and made some life long friends. LA City Beat will not fade in my memory.

Journalist Dennis Romero wrote on DanceBlogga.com:

Although I had problems with the way the place was run in the last year, it’s disappointing to see that L.A. can’t support two weekly newspapers. More than anything, the paper’s demise is a product of the soft economy and an advertising and media world that’s migrating online.

On lytrules.com, Luke Y. Thompson vented his frustration at seeing a paper with so much talent go under:

Was it the economy, or was it the incredibly stupid move by management to fire Steve Appleford as editor/head/writer/photographer? (Firing a guy who does almost everything, and replacing him with, for example, someone who had never been an editor before…surely not the best business plan). After Steve left, the paper never recovered. An expensive “relaunch” gave the paper cosmetic changes that were all reversed a few months later, and Rebecca Schoenkopf, whose strength as a writer is first-person pieces, became editor and wrote a cover story that was just a bullet-point piece of bits of advice her mom gave her. I grant you, I would rather read that than the OC Weekly’s umpteenth report on the Capistrano School District, but it’s still not cover-story material.

Donnell Alexander noted the demise of CityBeat on his website, and posted a story he was assigned to write for a future issue of the paper. It’s a piece for which he’s yet to be paid. His closing words:

I’ll miss CityBeat even though Southland Publishing – for whom I worked as New Angeles EIC, too – is the cheapest fucking publisher ever to employ this nigga. Runaway titlist. No company has come close.