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Posts Tagged ‘Tracy Weber’

LAT In 90 Seconds — Sunday Edition

We’re playing catch-up with our newspaper reading this morning, and we’re bringing you along for the ride:

ornwebkads.jpgFamiliar Bylines: Former LAT reporters Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein are back — in byline only — with a ProPublica piece on nursing. The story builds on work the dynamic duo had already done while at the paper.

58292_SupremeCourt_justices.jpgSupreme Court To Drop The F Bomb: The Supreme Court on Tuesday “will discuss the F-word and its variants in a case that could determine whether these words will be heard more on television and radio.” Fuck yeah.

43153136.jpgBehind the Velvet Rope: How can nebbishy reporter-types get into the hottest clubs in Hollywood? Write about them.

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L.A. Times Runs Pro-Publica Story From Past Staffers

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You can take Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein out of the L.A. Times, but you can’t take … well, take Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein out of the L.A. Times.

After moving to the East Coast to work for ProPublica, the Pultizer-winning pair finished up a story they had started at the LAT.

The work, which was published this weekend in our local paper is being billed as a joint effort of the two news organizations. Which, when you think about it, it isn’t.

No matter. It was great seeing their names (and their work) in the paper again!

LA Times Loses Two Top Reporters to ProPublica

latimesgg.pngWe’re not sure if this is a case of following the money or just escaping the lack of it, but LA Observed is reporting that two of the LA Times‘ top reporters are jumping ship to join up with ProPublica the online non-profit investigative journalism website helmed by former WSJer Paul Steiger.

Charles Ornstein and Tracy Weber won a Pulitzer Prize in 2005 for reporting on the deaths at King-Drew Medical Center, and in June Ornstein was honored as a journalist of the year by the Los Angeles Press Club. Their departures take place in the wake of last week’s sweeping staff cuts at the LAT, which were themselves part of Sam Zell‘s intended “deep cuts” for all Tribune Co. papers. It’s a blow to the LAT newsroom, and if it becomes a trend one wonders if the deep cuts will end up being fatal ones.