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March 12, 2003

From Last Night's Panel Dis...

From Last Night's Panel Discussion on Alternative Newspapers in L.A.: Moderated by Jill Stewart, featuring Dick Riordan, reported on (as usual) by Luke Ford:

Another LA Times public affairs officer, a tall black woman named Chris, angrily lectured the panel on the need to cater to its readers. And she demanded to know why Richard Riordan's LA Examiner paper billed itself as "blonde" in attitude. She clearly thought this was racist.

Most of those who questioned the panel instead gave angry speeches. One LA Press Club board member, Karen, wanted to know why there weren't more homosexuals and minorities writing for the alternative press. She said that Riordan's prototype only featured the work of two homosexuals, one of whom was in the closet. Who's that?

God, people are funny.

Posted by at March 12, 2003 04:43 PM

Jill Stewart has a blog ? I hope she's gotten over Kevin Murray.

Posted by: Steve Smith at March 12, 2003 05:10 PM

No blog yet (in fact, no *site* yet). I think it's going to be a clips & stuff page at first, though we'll talk her into a blog eventually....

Posted by: Matt Welch at March 12, 2003 05:14 PM

Jesus, I'm only homosexual on *federal holidays* ...

Posted by: Ken Layne at March 12, 2003 07:58 PM

Yes, people are funny, but more particularly people in SoCal are funnier that most because the majority don't know what they are to begin with, or they wouldn't have moved here to begin with.
Just another laughing native...

Posted by: David D at March 12, 2003 09:03 PM
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