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Archive for September, 2009

Tara Parker-Pope and the Venomous Bloggers

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

A Google search of Tara Parker-Pope generates nearly 99 thousand hits.

The New York Times health columnist clearly has a large Digital Footprint.

You can find her most recent Well blog, which she updates daily. Google also takes you to her older column at The Wall Street Journal, and her book on hormone replacement therapy.

Her expertise on health has even landed her on TV segments.

Thanks to her Twitter accounts (yes, she has more than one), we know that she completed the Philadelphia Distance Run on September 20, and that she is currently training for the New York City Marathon.

She definitely takes her health seriously.


Nuts Over ACORN

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

The Twitterverse went nuts over one news story this week.

Hannah Giles and James O’Keefe posed as a prostitute and a pimp, respectively, in an attempt to expose the dark side of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN).

Giles and O’Keefe traveled across the country to various ACORN offices asking for advice on how to obtain a loan to start a brothel. While at each office, Giles and O’Keefe secretly videotaped their conversations with the ACORN employees.


The Lie Heard ‘Round the World

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

We live in an age where Twitter can tell us more about an event or topic than many of us thought possible.The

Over three days after President Obama delivered his speech in defense of his plan for healthcare reform, the Twitterverse is still abuzz about that evening’s events. Most of the tweets, however, are not about the speech itself.



Sunday, September 6th, 2009

The act of publishing no longer is a privilege for the few. With the widespread availability of the Internet, publishing has become a right for the many.

This radical change has raised many issues and challenges for journalism.


Reflections on Fairfax

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

There’s one Los Angeles landmark that gets little sleep.

Canter’s Restaurant and Delicatessen, open 24-hours, has remained virtually unchanged since it moved to its current location on Fairfax in 1953.

A bakery counter and deli counter on opposite sides greet guests as they walk in. The lobby area is complete with a nostalgic light fixture that has a white ball-like center and spikes that spread out to create a starburst.

Los Angeles does not have many restaurants like this anymore.

The Fairfax District, particularly between Beverly and Rosewood, has many stores that somehow have managed to stand the test of time. Yet, who knows how much longer they can stand.